Friday, July 2, 2010


Gioco is a KDK group restaurant in Chicago. The first time we went to Gioco, we really enjoyed everything we ordered, pizza being the most memorable. This time, it was still good, but not awesome. The steamed mussels were cooked well, nice marinara sauce. I really wanted to like the handmade spaghetti with braised octopus, but the sauce was a bit sour. I also realized that octopus is not good braised.. you lose that crisp, chewy texture. The garganelli pasta in parmigiano cream was too creamy... flavor was good, but it's too creamy / sweet. I muchly prefer savory. The highlight of our meal was actually the olive oil they poured for the bread. Best EVOO we ever tasted.

cozze alla marinara $12 - steamed mussels, white wine, garlic & tomato

spaghetti con polipo apeziato $18 - handmade spaghetti w/ tomato & red chili braised octopus, fresh basil, evoo, romano cheese

garganelli con prosciutto $17 - speck, fresh peas, mushrooms, parmigiano cream

1312 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-3870

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