Celebrate Valentine's Day at Azzurra

Not sure yet where you are spending Valentine's Day? This press release just arrived in my inbox. Take a look at these beautiful menu offerings in a lovely setting. Great way to celebrate!

What better way to celebrate love this Valentine's Day than over fresh, house-made Italian cuisine in a warm, neighborhood setting? From Thursday, February 13 through Saturday, February 15, Azzurra (1467 N. Milwaukee Ave) invites guests to enjoy flavorful fare while cozying up for a savory celebration of amore.

Valentine's Day diners can start their meal off with one of Azzurra's specialty cocktails including Sgroppino, a frothy cocktail made with housemade lemon sorbet, prosecco, vodka, and mint ($9) or Bacio, made with Hendrick's Gin, Thyme simple syrup, blood orange, soda ($9). Azzurra will also present its seasonal a la carte menu - featuring favorites such as Grilled Octopus with potatoes, red onion, chilis, lemon and olive oil ($11), Bucatini Amatriciana with guanciale, chillis, tomato, red onion pecorino ($14) and Chianti-Braised Beef Short Rib with Brussels sprouts, pancetta, soft polenta($19) - as well as a special prix-fixe menu ($30 per person), which will include:

First Course
Choice of:
Spinach Salad with Roasted Mushrooms & Pancetta Vinaigrette or
Tuna Carpaccio

Second Course
Choice of:
Lobster Bisque or
Beet Ravioli with Butter, Parmigianino & Black Sesame Seeds

Third Course
Choice of:
Veal Saltimbocca with Spiced Potatoes or
Crab, Fregola, and Spinach-Stuffed Rainbow Trout with Preserved lemon vinaigrette

To finish off the meal, Azzurra will be serving Zuccoto for the weekend, a traditional dome-shaped chocolate cream-filled cake ($7).

Reservations for Valentine's Day are highly recommended and can be made online or by calling (773) 278-5959.

About Azzurra
Azzurra is an authentic and seasonal Italian restaurant located in the heart of Wicker Park from restaurant veterans Marty Fosse (Anteprima, Ombra and Acre) and Ron DiNella (DiNella Hospitality, Go Roma, Morton's Restaurant Group).  With a passion for honest, house-made Italian cooking, the team at Azzurra welcomes guest to stop by for dinner seven days a week. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30 to 11 p.m., and Sundays from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Every Saturday and Sunday, Azzurra serves brunch beginning at 10 a.m. For more information about Azzurra, please call (773) 278-5959, visit http://azzurrachicago.com  or view the restaurant's Facebook and Twitter pages.