Warm light spills out of the front windows of Osteria Langhe, a sliver of a place in Logan Square focused on the land of truffles and nebbiolo. Owner Aldo Zaninotto is on hand to walk diners through dishes and through his wine list, which is a virtual master class in Piedmont wines, from Contratto’s elegant sparkling rosé of pinot noir through lesser-known varieties like erbaluce and timorasso, freisa and ruché. He’s also well stocked in Barolo and Barbaresco from every commune. Most remarkably, he holds most prices below $100, which is a good thing, as the expertly prepared Piedmontese classics—like plin, diminuitive pasta pockets stuffed with melting La Tur cheese, or vitello tonnato—demand repeat visits.
2824 W. Armitage, Chicago, Illinois
This story appears in the print issue of June 2015.
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