Ah, yes. It would appear that Nonnina—the just-opened total revamp, re-concept, re-everything of Piccolo Sogno Due—has you surrounded.
Now, please stay calm as we equip you with an arsenal of facts designed to help you navigate this overwhelmingly Italian predicament.
First, a general note about the food. The Piccolo Sogno folks enlisted a new chef to create a new menu inspired by grandma-approved recipes. The result: meatballs for lunch, pancetta-topped bucatini carbonara for dinner and wood-fired baked clams for whenever you want wood-fired baked clams.
About the new space… Sure, it’s still an airy, white-tablecloth situation at its core. But now, they’ve upped the handsome retro vibe with a semiprivate dining room, modern-looking portraits of the owner’s grandmother and the like.
Also, there’s a lounge. Velvet semicircular booths. White bean pizza. A few classic drinks. You. Your date. Textbook River North.
And a sub shop. It’s your new spot for to-go steak sandwiches, prosciutto-and-buffalo-mozzarella paninis and other Italian comestibles.