Nando Milano Trattoria
2114 W. Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
This last month was pretty stressful for me, which ended at exactly 1:30pm CDT on Friday, September 30th (not like I was counting down the minutes). So what do I do when I want to relax (other than sing-along to a Backstreet Boys song on my drive back?) This girl got her hair done and treated herself out to dinner!
My hairdresser living in UkranianVillage, and I knew that, regardless of where I went, I wasn’t going to be disappointed. So, I looked on Yelp and I found this gem: Nando Milano Trattoria. They had a lot of good reviews and, when I looked at the menu, I saw this:
That sealed the deal for me as I have a weak spot for fresh pasta.
Was I their first patron of the day? Yes. Did I care? No (especially since I didn’t have a lunch that day, this gal was starving!)
I started with the Polenta Ghiotta, which was an organic crispy polenta with mushroom, cheese fondue and a creamy porcini sauce. The polenta was firm and not soggy with that perfect crisp on the outside. It absorbed the cheese and porcini sauce beautifully.
Next, I went with their (fresh-made) Orechiette Special that had a ground wild boar ragout in tomato sauce. The wild boar was not gamey at all and it was tender. (Sometimes with the wild game meats, they can be gamey and/or chewy or tough – this one wasn’t). If you have ever had fresh pasta, you know how good it can be – you taste the freshness of the eggs and flour, which was what the orecchiette had.
I was asked if I would like dessert. Technically I was full, but I wanted to hear what they had. I heard their tiramisu, their cannoli, their profiteroles…and then I heard bombolone. When I asked what their bombolone was, it was described to me as a donut filled with Nutella and, before he could even finish the sentence, I said, “I will have that!”
It was so beautiful, it was almost a shame to eat it.
So for Nando Milano Trattoria, with this meal, it was not only fresh, delicious and flavorful, but you had also brought me comfort and soothed me after a rough few weeks. Thank you, it was a pleasure, indeed!
Bring your children, bring your husbands, bring your wives to Nando Milano Trattoria! You will be graced by, not only their authentic and flavorful meals, but by their wonderful and friendly staff as well.
Nando Milano Trattoria