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JJ. May 16, 2007 10:39 AM

Thinking about going to Il Mulino to celebrate a wedding anniversary next Friday night.

Website does not list the prices. What does an average meal for two cost, and is it worth it?

My alternative is Green Zebra, which I know is a completely different dining experience. But, based on the lack of positive reviews of G.Z., I am thinking about making a switch. Just looking for very good food and a pleasant atmosphere to spend a night alone without our young kids.

Thanks for your thoughts.

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    SuzMiCo May 16, 2007 06:07 PM

    I haven't eaten at Il Mulino Chicago, but I walk by all the time. Prices are high here too. I believe that the pastas were in the 20s and the entrees were 30s and up.

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      Amata May 16, 2007 12:55 PM

      The post below on LTHForum convinced me that I don't need to visit Il Mulino:
      http://lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?...

      (but the amusing account is very much worth reading!)

      1. nsxtasy May 16, 2007 12:46 PM

        Chicago has so many good Italian restaurants. I've never been to Il Mulino, and I haven't heard reports about it here. But if you're in the mood for good Italian food, why not go to one of our best, places for which lots of people report back positively?

        Spiaggia - entrees around $40 - dressy and expensive - one of the best restaurants in the entire city - www.levyrestaurants.com

        Coco Pazzo - entrees around $30 - casual - www.cocopazzochicago.com

        Cafe Spiaggia - entrees around $30 - casual - www.levyrestaurants.com

        Coco Pazzo Cafe - entrees around $20 - even more casual - www.cocopazzocafe.com

        More recommendations of Italian restaurants:
        www.chowhound.com/topics/360990

        (Personally, if it's a special occasion like my own anniversary, I would pick Spiaggia.)

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          Chico May 16, 2007 12:27 PM

          Like others, I can only report that the Il Mulino in NYC is easily the most expensive italian restaurant in the country. Yes, you have enough leftovers for another decadent, garlic-fueled meal, but most 'Hounds are very very mixed on this restaurant.

          If you do not suffer from frequent sticker shock- give it a try and report back. One bonus note: Ask for the price on specials to avoid (or at least be prepared for) $60 entrees.

          Chico

          1. ChefJune May 16, 2007 11:49 AM

            The prices at the one here in New York are stratospheric. I'd rather go to Spiaggia for the money.

            1. nsxtasy May 16, 2007 11:22 AM

              You can see the menu for Il Mulino New York, including prices, on this website:
              http://chicago.menupages.com/restaura...
              Click on "Printable Menu (pdf)" (or, if you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, click on "On Screen Menu").

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