Some dining places, together with Italian American pink sauce joints, are so embedded in this country’s eating society that the foods comforts practically all who take in it. That nostalgia operates as a result of the menu at DeNuccis, a new Italian restaurant and pizzeria from the staff powering Gemini and Outdated Pueblo Cantina.
The workforce from Ballyhoo Hospitality took in excess of the former 4 Farthings Tavern & Grill which is proper throughout the street from their first restaurant, Gemini, which opened in 2009. The staff has accrued a legion of loyal customers about the very last 14 several years which is why they pursued this 2nd undertaking at 503 W. Dickens Avenue.
The cafe at Lincoln and Dickens opened around the weekend and was open for takeout in July serving the exact same pizza as Pizza by Sal’s, Ballyhoo’s consider-out operation in suburban Wilmette. There’s even a pickup window on Dickens exactly where clients can decide up their orders without the need of venturing inside of.
The Lincoln Park group shares significantly of the exact same demographics as the suburbs. So DeNuccis is family friendly with an all-day lineup that plays the hits. There are 16-inch white and pink pizzas with a tinge of New York model — topping solutions incorporate New Haven clams and spicy pepperoni, respectively — and Sicilian gluten-free pies produced by pizzaiolo Salvadore “Sal” Lo Cascio (Forno Rosso). A notable part of the menu is devoted to pasta these types of as lobster mezzaluna and Ragù alla Joe, red sauce pasta studded with beef short rib, meatballs, and Italian sausage. The pasta won’t be manufactured on-site, as Ballyhoo founder Ryan O’Donnell informed Eater in April that his staff is sourcing the ideal dried pasta obtainable.
The gravy educate retains rolling with a handful of entrees such as veal scallopini (piccata, marsala, or parm) and branzino livornese, supplemented by a rotating every day entree unique. Mondays, for instance, portend eggplant parmesan, whilst Fridays will aspect lobster fra diavolo.
O’Donnell experienced long eyed 4 Farthings, started in 1963 with a title lifted from Lord of the Rings, from his vantage place across the avenue at 13-year-aged community standby Gemini. The tavern improved arms several occasions during its tenure prior to closing completely through the early stages of the pandemic. His tolerance compensated off when he snagged the lease on the corner area that workers have since gutted aside from the bar’s old millwork. They also moved the entrance from Cleveland to Dickens and created a 96-seat out of doors patio.
Ballyhoo hopes that DeNuccis will be in a position to replicate what Gemini has achieved — a loyal contingent of shoppers in the space who prevent in once, or even several periods, for every 7 days. O’Donnell has even referred to the restaurant as an “Italian Gemini.”
This is Ballyhoo’s ninth cafe.
DeNuccis, 503 W. Dickens Avenue, open 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday by way of Thursday and Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.