Ciccio Mio translates to ‘My Fat’ in English, but hold your judgement on this new Chicago Italian eatery and wine bar. Once you visit, you’ll see the playfulness of the name, and be swept away by the fine dishes and expert drink offering. The interior couldn’t be cozier, with plush velvet seats and gorgeous lighting. Come sit at the bar for classic cocktails, the signature Amaro shaved ice, or a selection from the masterfully prepared wine list. The antipasti is a lovely option if you’re sitting at the bar, but you’ll be hard pressed not to ask for a table once you see specialties like truffle bucatini, shrimp scampi, and coal fired ribeyes being ushered out of the kitchen.
Ciccio Mio makes a perfect date night spot with its luxurious setting and classy menu, especially during the blustery Chicago winter. As soon as you step in, the warm atmosphere and comforting dishes feel like an oasis from the cold. Ciccio Mio offers dinner service Wednesday through Sunday. Be sure to make a reservation via the website.