Eatery featuring familiar Italian fare, from pizza to red-sauced entrees, plus live music & drinks.
Had such an amazing evening here. The vibes, the food, the aesthetics, everything was really memorable. We will definitely be back!
Etta is a cute, fun, and popular joint to get brunch with the gals. I visited with my friends and did not personally get any alcoholic beverages, but it looked like multiple other tables were participating in bottomless brunch which seemed like a good time. Etta is a bit on the pricier side and I don’t know if the quality of the food necessarily warrants the prices. I think Etta errs towards style over substance and puts a lot of effort into aesthetics. My favorite dish was the fire baked focaccia by far. It was crispy and delicious and came with ricotta and jam. All the other dishes were nothing to write home about. I will say the highlight of their customer service during our visit was when we found a hair in our salad and they replaced it with a new one AND told us it was on the house, which I thought was very nice. My overall impression is that Etta is one of those popular places that everyone goes to for the vibes, but the food is not worth traveling out of your way for. Maybe we just ordered the wrong things or maybe their dinner options are better, so keep that in mind as well.
Really good food and service!!! Thank you Santiago!! The Margherita and the wild mushroom pizza was delicious
Finally got to check out this cute little Italian spot in my neighborhood after moving here this summer – I came here on a weeknight with a friend for a little mid-week pick-me-up and boy, was it! We started off with 2 etta ritas (each… long week) which were perfectly balanced margaritas with a delightful spicy salt mixture on the rim. We shared the burrata and the chopped salad – you can never go wrong with burrata so of course we devoured that, and the salad was a unique take and very delicious. The perfect beginning to our meal! For mains, my friend got the mushroom tortellini which I didn’t try, but she ate every last bit and raved about it (I mean, it has truffles) and I got the cacio e pepe because I was feeling basic. Again, you cannot go wrong with cacio so of course I was pleased – it was very creamy! The only reason this isn’t a 5-star review is because I feel like it really ought to be a slightly lower price point based on the portions. No complaints about food quality, though. For dessert, we got one of each of the cocktails and the waiter graciously gifted us each the birthday cake macaron atop a shot of their coffee infused tequila – the perfect nightcap! While I was stuffed to the brim, I went home happy and with a pretty good idea of what I want to try next! I will be back soon 🙂
A group of us went for brunch, I recommend getting a reservation. They had a small selection of brunch options but everything we had was great! A breakfast sandwich with some potatoes and a coffee. I love the ambiance and the table settings.
I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was great! If you’re wondering what to wear, I’ve seen more people wear casual clothes than dressier clothes. Hey, if you’re out why not dress up! Fire baked Focaccia – Served with ricotta, honey and truffle – Delicious. Perfect balance of sweet to savory. Rack roasted oysters – Delicious. I’d highly recommend this if you love oysters. Bucatini cacio e pepe – Simple but delicious. Mushroom tortellini – Good but creamy. I liked the bucatini cacio e pepe a tad bit better. Fire roasted whole Branzino – Probably one of the best branzino’s I’ve ever had in Illinois. I wish they had a better wine list, but other than that, it was a great restaurant with amazing food and service.
Hands down, one of the most high-class and amazing meals. We started off with the oxtail and bone marrow appetizer that came with mash at the base with sides of toast and this itself could be a meal. When you get a bit of that oxtail, with a smear of that wonderful bone marrow and some mash right on a piece of crunch toast, it’s a medley of rich and succulent flavors. That oxtail though. We opted to share the pig picnic and honestly, we had no idea what was coming to us. The ability to put together your own bite with the different condiments and sides on either a piece of pita or lettuce using the collar or belly was a really unique experience. You could mix and match different things like taking a bit of the pork belly with some pickled fresnos, chimichurri and green onion on the lettuce cup can differ from the collar with yogurt sauce with escabeche and caper relish. Topped the night off with the celebration shot. You wouldn’t think that cold brew and tequila would go together, but surprisingly, it’s so good. Plus, it comes with a birthday cake macaron! In all, an appetizer, entree and dessert cost us just over $100 and honestly, I was a bit surprised that it didn’t cost more. I wasn’t too thrilled with the cocktail choices, but the food and service made up for it in spades.
Cute spot with great ambiance. The pasta was great even though the portions were small. We got the Cacio e Pepe the pasta was soft and had a hint of lemon Farfalle pomodoro was the second pasta this tasted great with all the spices and herbs, although this pasta was a little a la dente.
Our server Brian was amazing; so accommodating. We go at least 1-2 times a month. Have to at least get the focaccia with the ricotta/honey dip. Otherwise, you can’t go wrong on any apps/entrees or drinks. Patio is pet friendly, call ahead. Will continue to come 1-3 times a month.
I loved this place! If you are looking for a nice dinner out, I would definitely recommend etta. The ambiance is gorgeous and they have a great outdoor rooftop patio where you can eat. We split a bunch of apps and I got the burrata pasta with red sauce. The meatballs were so good too! It’s a little on the pricier side so just a heads up. Definitely a spot you want to try in Chicago if you’re visiting.