Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan at Riva Crab House on Navy Pier. Menu items include premium seafood, steaks and daily specials, as well as extensive wine selections. Proud to be Chicago's only seafood restaurant on the waterfront!
Luigi Garcia has a wealth of education and experience in culinary arts with Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants. During the 15 years he has worked for Phil Stefani’s he has immersed himself in all aspects of the kitchen and formed relationships with local and international chefs. Through these relationships he has obtained direct and incomparable experiences. He observes food trends and Italian traditions related to seafood and apply them in continued pursuit of perfection and development of new dishes and Riva classics. Chef Luigi is always conscious of those around him, and is focused on education and teaching his cooks and restaurant staff about the food, presentation and efficiency in the kitchen.
As the Executive Chef at Riva, Chef Luigi makes all customers feel welcomed through his knowledgeable servers greeting them in a friendly and warm manner and through his experienced kitchen staff cooking dishes that will delight their palate. Chef Luigi makes a point to listen to customer’s inquiries, by preparing food that will meet their demand. He strives to have Riva’s food recognized and remembered.
Now open in the West Loop, MAD Social, a neighborhood kitchen and gathering place, is Gina Stefani's own restaurant vision come to life. Here you'll find all the traditional family values that still drive Phil Stefani's iconic brand, but with Gina's fresh perspective and casual approach. Take a seat in one of the cozy booths or high-top tables in the rustic interior designed by Adolfo Garcia with the intention of staying true to the industrial past of the West Loop. Original Timber Ceilings and hardwood floors provide natural elements within the space, and reclaimed wood gains new life on the bar and in the banquette seating. Mad Social also serves a wide selection of craft beer, wine, and classic cocktails.
Located in the heart of Little Italy, Tuscany is the hottest spot on Taylor Street. With its engaging décor and personable service, you will never want to leave this Phil Stefani classic.
Tuscany Wheeling truly captures the warmth of North Shore dining. The beauty of the restaurant is the perfect complement to the enticing cuisine.
Chef Bolla Loza is a 30-year veteran of Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants. He began his career with the company 1984, the original Stefani’s on Fullerton Ave. in Lincoln Park. Under the direction of Claudio Ulivieri and many trip to back to Italy, Chef Bolla moved up the ladder and on to Tuscany Clark where he spent 3 years overseeing its kitchen. In 1999, Bolla was the opening chef at Tuscany Wheeling. He has spent the past five years perfecting the menu there and bringing a whole new level of Northern Italian cuisine to the North Shore area.x
Across from the Oak Brook Shopping Center, Tuscany is the perfect place for a break in your shopping or a wonderful meal after work.
Tavern on Rush is a "hot spot" for locals and visitors alike. This upscale, contemporary Chicago Steakhouse boasts an extensive menu of classic American fare, including prime steaks and chops, fresh fish, pasta and daily specials prepared by Executive Chef John Gatsos.
For the past seven years, John Gatsos has been the executive chef at Tavern On Rush restaurant in Chicago. Tavern offers a wide selection of steaks, as well as seafood and other special season ingredients that allow John to explore his interest in other cultural cuisines, especially Asian and Mediterranean inspired entrees. Prior to working at Tavern, John spent ten years as the Executive Chef at Chicago Yacht Club, Monroe and Belmont Harbors. John attended Washburne Culinary Institute in Chicago for his training as a chef and has been a member of the Chicago Culinary Federation for several years. John lives in Brookfield, with his wife and eight year old triplets, Christian, Jordan, and Alexandra.View Full Bio » x
The Crystal Gardens is a perfect and unique location to host your event. The Crystal Gardens is a beautiful indoor, one-acre – botanical garden. This six-story glass atrium with a 50 foot arched ceiling holds over 80 live palm trees, lush foliage, hanging twinkle lights and dancing leapfrog fountains.
Open to all ages, the Miller Lite Beer Garden is located outside on the East End of Navy Pier and offers unparalleled views of both the Chicago skyline and lakefront. The Miller Lite Beer Garden is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing day or evening filled with entertainment and ambiance that cannot be found anywhere else in Chicago.
Castaways Bar and Grill is the best location on North Avenue Beach for great food and ice cold drinks. The first level features an ice cream cafe and beachside burgers with casual walk-up stands. The rooftop features tasty appetizers, sandwiches, fresh salads and refreshing desserts.
Newly helmed, inspired catering & events seeks to bring a different approach to the chicago catering scene. Mother daughter team, karen and gina stefani, head up this newly inspired endeavor with world class service and unrivaled cuisine.
Chef Elizabeth J. Tokarczyk received her culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu, where she received intensive and practical hands on training in classical French Cuisine. Liz began her career in the off premise catering world shortly after graduation at Limelight Catering. During her tenure at Limelight, Liz quickly worked her way up the corporate kitchen ladder until she was the Head Chef and solely responsible for creative menu development and Kitchen Management.View Full Bio » x