The town of Elmhurst is among the top suburban downtown areas in Chicagoland. It's a delightful town center with worthwhile walking sidewalks. Roberto's Ristorante & Pizzeria is an authentic and homey Italian center of edible treats. The menu offers up a wide assortment of intensely Italian specialties; and one can also indulge in excellent meat and seafood offerings that aren't necessarily in the Italian vernacular.
We were all fully engaged in the superb dinner menu that also included near perfect bread options and excellent appetizers. Roberto's provides a downright suave menu punctuated with elegance and yet still streetside. Risotto specials are flavorful and undeniably first-rate. Pastas are tender and the capellini was spot-on in cooked perfection. Lasagna is wide, long and top flight. Italian food is inevitably about the sauces and the sauces here are superb. Top ranking goes to the marinara. A tasty pesto was quite good as well.
The highlight appetizer was the Fiore Di Latte featuring a hardy Mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, olive oil, fresh basil and some roasted red peppers. The peppers were unexpected and now I don't know if I would want it any other way.
The service is impeccable and we even had an Italian (yes, a server born and raised in Italy) server which managed to extend the concept of Italian dining to a level rarely achieved.
Roberto's Ristorante & Pizzeria
483 Spring Road
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