Antonio Ristorante

Antonio Ristorante Welcome to a taste of Italy! The moment you step into Ristorante Antonio - you will fall in love with the smell, the flavors and the ambiance.
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Antonio Lettieri was born in Rocca Di Neto, Calabria, Italy. He began working in restaurants at the age of 14 in Munich, Germany. While back in Italy, Antonio honed is craft in the kitchen by studying culinary arts. His love of food also inspired his love of wine which led him to become a sommelier, making him a trained wine professional specializing in wine and food pairings. In addition, Antonio is also a Maitre D’, making him knowledgeable in wait staff dining operations. Upon turning 17 years old, Antonio opened the first of what would become a 17 restaurant franchise chain in Munich. He would open and run restaurants in Germany from 1985 until the year 2000, upon which he sold his last restaurant and moved back to Italy. Two months upon his arrival back to Italy, he opened a seasonal, summer restaurant that remained opened 7 days a week from April to September, but then only opened on Saturdays and Sundays from October until March. In 2003, Antonio came to the United States for vacation and remained here ever since. He worked at restaurants in the Chicagoland area until 2007, when Antonio opened Nuova Italia Restaurant in Addison, Illinois and thereafter opened Nuova Italia Restaurant in St. Charles in 2011. As of May 2015, Antonio is no longer affiliated with Nuova Italia Restaurant in Addison. He still owns Nuova Italia Restaurant in St. Charles. His vast knowledge and expertise in culinary, wine, and restaurant operations is exceptional. He is thrilled to bring his 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry to Itasca. Antonio urges everyone to come in and try true authentic Italian fine dining. Whether you want to explore the dining room or bar area, have a corporate meeting or a party in one of the restaurant’s private rooms, Antonio will be there to make sure your experience is a memorable one.

Operating as usual

Did someone say dessert? Stop in tonight and try our Crema Catalana!
01/31/2016

Did someone say dessert? Stop in tonight and try our Crema Catalana!

The perfect weekend always includes a pizza cooked in a wood burning oven!
01/30/2016

The perfect weekend always includes a pizza cooked in a wood burning oven!

01/29/2016

Looking for a healthy alternative to dinner tonight? Try our Salmone Alla Griglia. Our salmon is grilled and reduced in balsamic vinegar and served with healthy grilled vegetables!

Pennoni Al Sugo Di Maiale is a favorite around here! With it's giant penne pasta and cooked with pork neck bones in a de...
01/28/2016

Pennoni Al Sugo Di Maiale is a favorite around here! With it's giant penne pasta and cooked with pork neck bones in a delicious tomato sauce, you can never go wrong.

01/27/2016

Have a taste for clams tonight? Try our Vongole al Forno! Our clams are baked in a white wine, butter and herb sauce. So tasty!

What delicious Italian meals are you considering for dinner tonight?
01/26/2016

What delicious Italian meals are you considering for dinner tonight?

BUT it's quite easy to eat calamari!
01/24/2016

BUT it's quite easy to eat calamari!

Whats for dinner tonight: Pollo Marsala, sweet and creamy marsala sauce with mushrooms and onions over tender sautéed ch...
01/23/2016

Whats for dinner tonight: Pollo Marsala, sweet and creamy marsala sauce with mushrooms and onions over tender sautéed chicken breast. Mmm!

Alrighty smarty-pantaloni! How well do you know your pasta...
01/22/2016

Alrighty smarty-pantaloni! How well do you know your pasta...

01/21/2016

What's on the menu tonight? How 'bout Farfalle Al Salmone! Bowtie pasta with salmon in our vodka sauce!

Looking for a spot to host your next event or party? Look no further!
01/18/2016

Looking for a spot to host your next event or party? Look no further!

Our mouths are watering! #timetoeat
01/17/2016

Our mouths are watering! #timetoeat

Care for some Calamari before dinner tonight?! #timetoeat
01/16/2016

Care for some Calamari before dinner tonight?! #timetoeat

Our lasagna, a people-pleaser, is definitely a good choice when you can't make up your mind. Hungry? Stop by for lunch!
01/15/2016

Our lasagna, a people-pleaser, is definitely a good choice when you can't make up your mind. Hungry? Stop by for lunch!

It's not too early to book your Valentine's reservation!
01/14/2016

It's not too early to book your Valentine's reservation!

Who knew healthy could be so TASTY?! Insalata Di Asparagi for din-din this evening!
01/13/2016

Who knew healthy could be so TASTY?! Insalata Di Asparagi for din-din this evening!

For those who grew up in an Italian house!
01/12/2016

For those who grew up in an Italian house!

Treat yourself and grab a cannoli for dessert!
01/12/2016

Treat yourself and grab a cannoli for dessert!

01/09/2016

It's extra toasty in the restaurant tonight friends! Come and get some hot lasagna and pasta!

01/08/2016

When it comes to Italian cooking, what's your favorite wine to pair with your meals?

Try Cozze Marinara tonight. Feel free to split this delicious dish among friends, or keep it to yourself... We wont judg...
01/07/2016

Try Cozze Marinara tonight. Feel free to split this delicious dish among friends, or keep it to yourself... We wont judge either way!

Don't forget dessert!
01/06/2016

Don't forget dessert!

Everyone loves a (cheesy) joke!
01/05/2016

Everyone loves a (cheesy) joke!

01/04/2016

QUESTION OF THE DAY: What kind of toppings makes a pizza PERFECT?!

01/02/2016

Gnocchi della casa.. Or pollo vesuvio... Or farfalle al salmone.. Decisions, decisions!

Happy New Year friends!
01/01/2016

Happy New Year friends!

Bruschetta is definitely a staple at all Italian get-togethers, considering how it's such a crowd pleaser. Do you agree?
12/29/2015

Bruschetta is definitely a staple at all Italian get-togethers, considering how it's such a crowd pleaser. Do you agree?

12/28/2015

Rain or snow... or sleet or ice - We're open today for warm, delicious Italian food!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
12/25/2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

12/23/2015

When it comes to the holidays, what's your favorite dish to make that you can't live without?!

12/22/2015

After an evening of last minute holiday shopping, we suggest stopping by for a delicious dinner tonight!

If you ask us, one of our favorite antipasti is Melanzane Rollini, grilled and rolled eggplant stuffed with mozzarella a...
12/21/2015

If you ask us, one of our favorite antipasti is Melanzane Rollini, grilled and rolled eggplant stuffed with mozzarella and prosciutto! Try it tonight!

12/19/2015

Open until 11PM tonight, stop in for your late night Italian cravings!

We agree!!
12/18/2015

We agree!!

Address

280 N Rohlwing Rd
Itasca, IL
60143

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 22:00
Thursday 11:00 - 22:00
Friday 11:00 - 23:00
Saturday 15:00 - 23:00
Sunday 14:00 - 21:00

Telephone

(630) 250-7111

Specialties

  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

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The Al Capone. So good.
The food is the best. Service excellent. Beats all the other Italian restaurants near Itasca.
Love this place! It should be packed every night! Spread the word.
Wasn't this place called some other name a while back?