Petterino’s

On Monday April 8 and Monday April 15 from 7:30-9:30 pm, Petterino’s is celebrating the 500th edition of Monday Night Live by offering guests $5 drink specials, a complimentary glass of champagne, a serving of the celebratory cake and discounted valet parking after 7pm, all in addition to a special menu ($19.95) focused on the best of the Monday Night Live dishes.

Call 312.422.0150 for a Monday Night Live reservation.

Petterino’s, 150 N. Dearborn St. 312.422.0150

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Saranello’s

Saranello’s is hosting an Old School Italian Dinner ($79.95), complete with live entertainment, on Thursday, April 18 from 7-10 pm. Singer Tony Ocean will serenade guests with music typical of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin,  Tom Jones and a host of others. Chef Michael Bonner will be serving a four course meal composed of classic Italian dishes accompanied by beer and wine.

Saranello’s, 601 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling 847.777.6878

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Il Porcellino

Together with the James Beard Foundation (JBF), Il Porcellino is celebrating the Negroni, Italy’s most iconic cocktail, on Wednesday, April 17 beginning at 6:30 pm. The bar team will be talking about the cocktail’s history, in addition to giving a tutorial on the proper way to concoct, stir, and pour the perfect Negroni. Guests will also have an opportunity to design their own Negroni, while enjoying a seasonal selection of classic antipasti.

Price: $45 for JBF members, $55 for non-members

Il Porcellino, 59 W. Hubbard St. 312.595.312.595.0800