We all have that friend who when they make a recommendation on where to eat, what to do or what to watch – you listen! When our Lettuce Entertain You founder, Rich Melman, tells us what he’s loving to eat this month, we recommend you do the same. Introducing, “You’ve Gotta Try,” our periodical posts from our Lettuce family to you chronicling some of our favorite, mouth-watering dishes and drinks around our restaurants, that you’ve, well, gotta try!

Rich says, you’ve gotta try… il Porcellino:

Bartender at il Porcellino handing a guest at the bar a drink

“Take a seat at the bar at il Porcellino and ask for CJ or Daniel. Tell them what you like to drink and then watch as they make you a specialty cocktail. From there, head into the dining room for dinner.”

il Porcellino's Italian Salad

“I like to start with the Italian Salad, followed by one – or all three – of these Antipasti: Peppers Carmen Fanzone, Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Stuffed Mushrooms.”

Brussels Sprouts at il Porcellino

“Lately my favorite entree is either the Pappardelle with Three Meat Ragu, or the amazing Eggplant Parmesan, which I think is one of the best I’ve ever had.”

Papparadelle with meat sauce from il Porcellino

To make your reservation at il Porcellino, click here.

Pssst, tell us about your favorite dish at one of our restaurants! Snap a picture and use the hashtag #YouveGottaTry. We’ll be re-gramming our favorites!

Stay tuned for more “You’ve Gotta Try” posts, because word-of-mouth really is the most powerful tool.