Yep. We had it here first about Frankie's Scaloppine (900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-266-2500) taking over Tucci Benucch after it serves its last meal this Saturday.
And now here is the latest info: The new Italian restaurant opens in mid-February with a city-rustic interior of dark wood walls and tables with red, naugahyde chairs; light floors and accents such as dramatic wainscoting, glowing sconces and chandeliers.
Handwritten menus will offer salads such as panzanella, Italian salad and chopped; and appetizers including the signature farmer’s market antipasto plate, steak carpaccio and fried fennel. The main course scaloppine dishes are pounded thin and portioned big with items like salmon scaloppine all’ Milanese; chicken scaloppine all’ amatriciana; portabella scaloppine and calamari steak scaloppine. Seafood entrees include salmon hard char and scallops with pesto.