Northern Italian-inspired, Global Cuisine  |  Chef Owned  |

One of "Chicago's Best Bistros" - CBS Chicago


3908 N. Sheridan Rd., Lakeview

773.404.8955

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Chef Stefano Roman

What's the PR referencing? It's our way of paying homage to our roots, our original name, Pizza Rustica, a small trattoria opened in 2005 that has grown into the internationally recognized bistro we are today.


Born and raised in Venice, Head Chef & Owner, Stefano Roman, arrived in Chicago at the age of 33. He began cooking professionally simply because his natural, incredible talent enabled him to do so. 


Brought up by the rich traditions of European home cooking, PR Italian Bistro specializes in rustic, 'bistro-style', Italian-inspired, global cuisine. Stefano's talents are further showcased in his daily blackboard menu, where his creativity shines and dishes are composed based on his imaginative cravings and local market availability. His goal is to bring unique, creative, exceptional meals to the plate in a way that will keep you coming back for more.


With Stefano's creations at the forefront, the Bar at PR, headed up by partner and wife, Juliana Montebello-Roman, offers a hand-picked selection of world-class brews, a global wine list, top-shelf spirits, & original recipe, hand-crafted cocktails. 


Knowledgeable, courteous, attentive service. Warm, inviting atmosphere. Culinary events year-round. Seasonal outdoor café.