Filini, Chicago

Filini: 221 N. Columbus Dr. Chicago, 60601

Filini is in the lobby of the Radisson Blu Hotel, which is in the famed Aqua Building in Chicago.

Very modern, open, airy, and pretty, with excellent food and drinks and good service.

We went here and sat in the bar when my parents and my brother and sister-in-law came to visit from L.A. in September. They stayed in a condo in the Aqua, so we went to Filini a couple times while they were visiting. We drank a lot of wine! Then we had a lot of food! It was really fun and a great experience.

David and Sarah at Felini in Chicago
David and Sarah at Filini in Chicago

We started with a cheese plate. David had a beer and Sarah had some sort of sparkling wine, which is all the rage with the young people these days, I’ve noticed.

Cheese and breadsticks at Felini Chicago
Cheese and breadsticks at Filini Chicago

Then we had the delicious creamy, cheesy artichoke and spinach dip with some flatbreads. Mom and I shared a bottle of Sicilian red wine.

Artichoke and spinach dip
Artichoke and spinach dip
Sparkly and modern ambience at Felini
Twinkly and modern ambience at Filini

We ordered a couple of pizzas including a margherita and a sausage, but this one rocked my world! It was sauteed exotic mushrooms, spinach, taleggio cheese, and truffle oil. It was the best thing I’ve eaten in a long time. I might have to go get one right now.

Mushroom spinach pizza from Felini, Chicago
Mushroom spinach pizza from Filini, Chicago

We finished the evening with some Italian cookies.

Italian cookies at Felini, Chicago
Italian cookies at Filini, Chicago

I love Filini and will go back soon!