Food & Drink

A pasta haven on Damen

Published On 11/02/2011 Published On 11/02/2011
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1. Ripasso 1619 N Damen, Chicago, IL 60647

From the team that once presided over Terragusto, Ripasso's making its pasta fresh each morning, then converting the two long worktables into communal seating in the walnut-decked dining room, where patrons can nibble on daily antipasti before hitting up pappardelle with a four-meat ragu (lamb, beef, pork, veal), and brown-buttered squash-filled pasta called Cappallacci, which literally translates to "Pope's hat", so it must be worth pontificating on.