Phil and Karen Stefani, along with their children, Gina and Anthony


our recipe for success

The story of Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants began in Chicago in 1980 when Phil and his Uncle Lino opened their flagship restaurant, Stefani’s, in the heart of Lincoln Park. The commitment to hard work & integrity combined with the passion for serving authentic Italian food were the guiding principles that Stefani’s was founded upon. These very same values have formed the foundation for each and every new venue in this storied restaurant group. The traditions span multiple generations, as evidenced by the launch of MAD Social and Bar Cargo, concepts created from start to finish by Phil & Karen Stefani’s children, Gina and Anthony. The newest venture by the Stefani Family is in Lincolnwood, where Phil & Karen have lived since 1985. Stefani Prime Italian, the 10th restaurant in their profile, is an upscale meeting place between the city and the suburbs where you can expect to find prime cuts, the freshest seafood, authentic Italian dishes, and of course – that Stefani Family hospitality. 

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