Owner & Chef | Stefano Roman

 Born and raised in Venice, Chef & Owner, Stefano Roman, arrived in Chicago at the age of 33. Brought up by the rich traditions of European home cooking, PR Italian Bistro specializes in rustic, bistro-style, award-winning global cuisine. 

Stefano's talents are further showcased in his nightly 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.

Exceptional weekend brunches feature delicious sweet and savory breakfast dishes, hearty lunch plates, pizzas, and pastas; plus, bottomless mimosas, all-natural "Gazpacho" Bloody Mary's (made famous at Bloody Mary Fest Chicago), and a gourmet Bloody Mary bar. 

With Stefano's creations at the forefront, the Bar at PR, headed up by partner & wife, Juliana Montebello-Roman, offers a highly curated international wine list, an impressive beer selection, award-winning original cocktails, and the absolute best Happy Hour drink deals.

Knowledgeable, courteous, attentive service. Warm, inviting atmosphere. Inspired culinary events year-round. Beautiful outdoor café and Fall campfire s'mores.

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