Marconi’s Ristorante originally opened in 1959 on Oakley Street in the Little Village area of Chicago. In 1997 they moved to LaGrange, IL currently giving it LaGrange’s best Italian restaurant option.
On a Friday night we went to celebrate a dear friends birthday, Ron Damasauskas. Every table in the restaurant was booked. A great group of friends gathered at this family owned authentic Italian restaurant. The food and service were outstanding.
The grilled calamari appetizer was tender to perfection and robust with fresh garlic. The calamari was served in endive. The presentation and taste were amazing. The salad was freshly cut and not from a bag. The house made vinaigrette was so good. The chicken risotto was flavorful with a little kick. The penne with spicy marinara was hands done the best pasta dish we’ve had in the Chicagoland area. You can’t go wrong with any dish at the restaurant.
Also, don’t let it get out…1/2 priced bottles of wine on Mondays and Fridays! We had a bottle of red and a bottle of white on the table. OK. Let’s be real. We had several bottles of each!
To be safe, make a reservation in advance so you aren’t cramped waiting by the small entrance.
Jordan & Marks