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.
The prices at the one here in New York are stratospheric. I'd rather go to Spiaggia for the money.
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.
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:
(Personally, if it's a special occasion like my own anniversary, I would pick Spiaggia.)
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.