Phil Stefani expands empire in Chicagoland

Mon. April 9, 2018 12:00 AM
by Jerry Nunn

Phil Stefani's Signature Restaurants have grown into a huge success over the years and with good reason. The newest spot from the family is Stefani Prime at 6755 N Cicero Ave. in Lincolnwood, IL.

The group hosted an opening party that had the toast of the foodie scene devouring some hearty bites. Sticking to classics like prime cuts with milanese-style risotto and delicious Lake Superior whitefish has paid off for executive chef Nolan Narut.

The bar area staffs top notch mixologists with an 80 seat capacity. An outdoor patio will seat 60 when temperatures warm up.

Complimentary valet parking is offered with street parking available in the surrounding neighborhood.

The Stefanis have brought an upscale experience in a neighborhood that should thrive on it. Call 847-696-6755 or visit to make a reservation.

Speaking of the Stefani famiglia, Anthony, son of Phil and Karen, maintains his Bar Cargo location with slick style including a beer garden space.

He has some powerful brunch items on the menu at the 605 N. Wells location including the crab and avocado benedict and a french toast dish lathered in Nutella.

You will need plenty of napkins or maybe a bib when feasting on this!

The yummy mess continues with pizza as the cheese is some of the stringiest in the city. Chef Massimo Moresi brings his authenitc Roman flair into the mix with 12 different varieties to choose from.

Don't leave with out trying the coccoli with fried dough, stracchino cheese, and prosciutto. Make a little baby sandwich out of the ingredients and wash it down with a bottomless Bloody Mary from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.!

Call 312-929-0065 or visit for more information today.