Vivere continues to be a Chicago landmark of contemporary Italian cuisine. Operated by the Capitanini family , Vivere has won numerous awards ranging from "Best New Restaurant" Esquire Magazine, DiRona Award , Wine Spectator and Ultimate Distinction by Wine Enthusiast. The Chef incorporates innovative dishes from his yearly travels to the various regions of Italy. A unique tasting menu in addition to the seasonal menu displays the skill and progressive nature of the restaurant. Vivere's swank design, conceptualized by acclaimed designer Jordan Mozer, applies contemporary twists to Baroque designs that are draped in plush velvets and warmed by rich gold tones.
Located in the heart of the Loop's Theater District, Trattoria No.10 is intimate and impressive with its artistic and romantic Tuscan décor and perfect for pre-theatre dining. The contemporary Italian menu changes daily. "Handmade ravioli is the kitchen's specialty; those filled with lobster or squash are particularly renowned," says Fodors. "Outstanding Italian menu and one of Chicago's 20 most popular restaurants," says Zagat. "One of the Loop's premier dining spots," says The Chicago Tribune. Private party rooms available.
Take in the panoramic view of the city from the second floor of the Renaissance Hotel while dining on contemporary American cuisine at the Great Street Restaurant & Bar. Breakfast and lunch buffets are offered along with a full menu for every meal. The Theatre Dinner Package is a great deal and making reservations would be a good idea.