Tuesday, December 4, 2007

BYOB, baby

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With so many Italian options around town, it's difficult to choose only one, but this friendly Uptown restaurant is one to consider for a BYOB outing.

Consider Caro Mio (1827 W. Wilson Ave., 773-275-5000) when you've got a large group and need a family-style situation. Portions are hearty, traditional and almost everything is made on premises. You'll get gleeful over traditional Italian fare like the homemade meatballs, Italian sausage and pastas like the tri-colored rotolo (baked tri-colored pasta stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach, topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese), Agnelotti Rossini (half-moon pastas stuffed with ricotta cheese in a delicious creamy tomato sauce with prosciutto and peas) or the risotto Milanese seasoned with saffron.

Oh, and there's no corkage fee.

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