1329 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
Hours | Mon – Sun : 5pm – 1am
The new concept, from the owners of Three Aces, brings locally sourced, modern Italian inspired fare – with local brews, hand-crafted cocktails, and an Italian and American wine list to West Town.
CHICAGO, IL September 15, 2014 – Charlatan (1329 W. Chicago Ave) is pleased to announce its DOORS ARE OPEN in the heart of the West Town neighborhood.
Though an English word, Charlatan was born in Cerreto di Spoleto, a town in Italy once known for the wackiness and quirkiness of its natives. Charlatan to many is a huckster, a mountebank, an impersonator. To us he is a showman, who does much with little. Turning flour, water, and egg into spaghetti, lumache, and bucatini. Tomato, garlic and basil into a beautiful pomodoro, bruschetta, or acqua pazza. Taking a lesser cut of meat and turning it into a red wine-braised pork cheek with polenta, oxtail agnolotti, or roasted pig head in all its glory. Using a case of in season cherries, a bottle of high proof, and a bag of sugar and making a house made Cello. A bottle of wine, a simple pasta, and attentive friendly service makes for a magical evening.
The team behind Three Aces, Executive Chef Matt Troost along with Co-Owners and Chicago industry vets Lyle Aker and Anthony Potenzo carry successful histories in the nightlife and dining landscape in Chicago, bringing a combined 65+ years of experience to the table and together they make Charlatan.
For press inquiries about Charlatan please contact Lyle Aker at lyle@CharlatanChicago.com.