Acanto, 18 South Michigan, Chicago

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Average Price: $30 and under
Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Smart Casual
v 0.2 miles from Chicago center (as shown on map)
Across from Millennium park and along Chicago’s Cultural Mile, Acanto Restaurant + Wine Bar is a treasured destination for those who appreciate authentic and approachable Italian food in a conversation-friendly atmosphere. Acanto serves seasonally-driven Italian cuisine from both regions of Italy utilizing artisanal ingredients from Midwest farmers and producers. Acanto boasts one of the most lauded wine programs in the US, including a 3-star rating by World of Fine Wine and a two-glass “Best of Excellence” rating by Wine Spectator. The libations menu is rounded out by Italian classics including spritzes and negronis along with craft cocktails, beer, and spirits.

The word Acanto is the Italian translation of Acanthus, the flowery leaf featured prominently in Roman architecture. Famed architect Louis Sullivan used Acanthus in his distinctive terra cotta ornamentation found on the facade of the historically-landmarked building that houses Acanto.

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Acanto is #87 of 9959 things to do in Chicago

5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: viganiko, Monterey, Massachusetts
Sun 15 Mar, 2020
l The food is excellent, very nicely presented Italian style. The nutty desserts were all amazing as well as the arancini. The kids loved everything too.

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5 of 5 stars5 out of 5
By: Maciek R
Tue 18 Feb, 2020
l Had the pork chop and the capelleti and both were fantastic. Strongly recommend anyone that says otherwise was probably dining somewhere else.

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2 of 5 stars2 out of 5
By: K2224XDdavidp, Pearl City, Illinois
Fri 14 Feb, 2020
l We went during restaurant week, and it was not what we expected. Food needed more salt to bring out the taste. They say the spaghetti is home made, well it tasted store bought. I have had home made...

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Acanto 18 South Michigan, Chicago