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Openings: Ristorante Al Teatro

By Chuck Sudo in Food on May 4, 2009 4:40PM

We're certain this is on Pasquale's short list. Opening Wednesday in Pilsen is Ristorante Al Teatro, an Italian restaurant in the neighborhood's legendary Thalia Hall. Thalia Hall was built by Pilsen's original Bohemian settlers in 1892 and incorporated retail space in order to support the hall's theatrical programming.

Ristorante Al Teatro boasts a brick oven pizza, homemade gelatos and sorbets, and a basement-level lounge . The photos accompanying this post are of the main entrance and side dining room, with the tin ceiling painstakingly restored to complement the restaurants dark woods and marble.

Ristorante Al Teatro, 1223-27 W. 18th St., 312-784-9100.