Now That's Italian

Wed. October 23, 2019 12:00 AM
by Jerry Nunn

Giglio's State Street Tavern opened recently in the South Loop at 825 S. State Street. Boxing promoter Bobby Hitz has essembled a staff that's top notch and instead of having a big party at the beginning, he wanted to spread the word slowly over time.

He makes diners feel right at home with his hopsitality and warm atmosphere as soon as guest enter the establishment.

Start off with the fried calamari that is some of the best in the city. This calamari was not the chewy kind, but was instead a smooth bite that slides down easy.

Follow that with the chicken parmesan. It's a meal for two with lightly, breaded chicken breasts served with a side of pasta.

Plan on wrapping up the leftovers to make room for the dessert! Masterchef season nine's Julia Danno is the perfect match for Hitz as she was a professional wrestler before taking over the world of pastries.

The tiramisu tower elevates the usual coffee dessert to a new level. Danno is presenting a Chicago style cheesecake that is not dense, like many other cheesecakes, and must be tried first hand to know what I mean.

Make a run for the South Loop to Giglio's and skip some of the other Italian local fare by trying something fresh and new.

Visit or call 312-957-0095 to learn more and visit today!