• Three Friends Are Bringing Northern Italian Cuisine To The Former Parkside In North Center

    by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / April 21, 2023

    The three longtime chefs and friends planned their menu to highlight Italian fare from Piemonte, Lombardia and Veneto.

    NORTH CENTER — Three friends with years of experience preparing traditional Italian cuisine are bringing their food to North Center. 

    Riccardo Michi, Massimo Di Vuolo and Carlo Maggi took over the former Parkside, 4356 N. Leavitt St., last fall to transform it into Il Milanese Ristorante. It opened last week.

    Il Milanese is open 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 5-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 5-9 p.m. Sundays.

    The trio met about 30 years ago, when they worked at the Gold Coast’s now-closed Bice Ristorante. They kept in touch as their careers in the restaurant industry took them in different directions, Maggi said. Read more HERE



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