We are delighted to have our anniversary party in the speakeasy at Gioco, a favorite restaurant located in our beloved South Loop.
1312 South Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605
Named one of Chicago Magazines "Best New Restaurants" as well as one of Bon Appetit's "Favorite Places in 2000", Gioco is a hip, Italian eatery and the latest addition to the Marché, Red Light family of restaurants. Located at 1312 South Wabash, Gioco is in an area of the South Loop once dominated by speakeasies and other prohibition-era establishments including Al Capone's headquarters.
Gioco is housed in two adjacent buildings from 1890. In historic Chicago tradition, Gioco features a Prohibition-era "speakeasy," with hidden alley entrance beneath the El tracks, allowing late-night guests to slip into the back of the restaurant. Tucked away in the "speakeasy," a former safe has been converted into an intimate table for two. Gioco also boasts a storefront that will open for alfresco dining, weather permitting.
Jerry Kleiner, co-owner and creator of Red Light and Marché restaurants and owner of Kleiner Design, designed Gioco with an amber back-lit bar; exposed original brick and plaster walls, and his beautiful hand crafted silk fixtures.
Gioco features Tuscan and Umbrian Cuisine, including a variety of the finest seafood, veal, steaks, prime beef, homemade pastas and wood-fired thin crust pizzas.
To get to Gioco, simply take the Red, Orange or Green line to Roosevelt and walk two blocks south on Wabash.