Coda di Volpe

When Billy Lawless Does Lakeview...

You Get Neapolitan Pies, Prosecco Slushies and House-Butchered Pork

By Sam Eichner ·
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“Chicago has a new Italian restaurant.”

Hmm. Let’s try that again...

“Chicago has a new Italian restaurant from Billy Lawless boasting vodka-and-prosecco slushies, rosemary ham Neapolitan pizzas and local hogs butchered in-house. Also, this slideshow contains prosciutto meatballs.”

Much better.

You may now proceed to Coda di Volpe, a new establishment that’s open right now in the Southport Corridor.

More likely than not, this’ll involve you and a few good friends huddled around a tan leather booth facing Southport, sharing those prosciutto meatballs and a plate of Italian salumi (they have a curing room) before diving into the real thing.

“The real thing” being a round of good Italian beers and a pizza that’s been wood-fired in a tiled oven imported from Naples and topped with things like Calabrian chili and fennel sausage.

Or one of four deeply cared-for pastas including a squid ink garganelli with salt-cured tuna heart.

Or a Berkshire pork chop derived from a Midwestern hog they butchered right back there in the kitchen.

In conclusion: you’re never not eating Italian anymore.

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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