Seven Days a Week
Bar Roma, located in Andersonville, offers a daily happy hour in the tavern area from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Guests may enjoy all appetizers and specialty meatballs at a 50-percent discount, and sip eight ounce pours of red wine for $6. Chef Fred Ramos' new fall dinner menu features an array of antipasti freddi (chickpea puree and tahini bruschette; fall farmer's market salad; burrata with soppressata), antipasti caldo (carnaroli rice croquettes; braised honeycomb tripe; crispy Jewish-style fried baby artichokes; wood-grilled Spanish octopus and shrimp spiedini), specialty meatballs (ground beef and braised beef cheeks; spicy pork belly; chicken with pistachio and caramelized onions) and more. The complete happy hour menu is outlined below.
Bar Roma is open Sunday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5-11 p.m. An unlimited bubbly brunch is offered every Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For table reservations, please visit BarRomaChicago.com or call 773-942-7572.
Happy Hour at Bar Roma
5-6:30 p.m.; menu prices reflect a 50% discount
Red Wine, by the glass
vineyards and varietals vary, 8 ounces, $6
Polpette "The Balls"
Manzo: ground beef, braised beef cheeks, pomodoro, whipped herb ricotta, $4.50
Maiale: spicy pork belly, Calabrian pepper, crispy applewood bacon $4.50
Pollo: chicken, pistachio, caramelized onions, lemon white wine sauce, ricotta salata, $4
Verdura: "impossible" meatballs, lentils, arugula, pomodoro, $6
Bruschette con Pomodori: vine ripe tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil and balsamic topped with fresh mozzarella, $5
Bruschette con Ceci: chickpea puree, tahini, lemon, parsley, $5
Insalata di Misticanza: mixed greens, tomato, chickpeas, pecorino, pepperocini, boiled egg, Italian vinaigrette $4.50
Rucola e Mela: Farmer's market apples, baby arugula, chive, toasted pumpkin seeds, ricotta salata, apple cider vinaigrette, $5.50
Liuzzi Burrata: Italian creamy cow's milk cheese, soppressata, sweet onion jam, wood-grilled crostini, $7
Antipasto Misto: chef's selection of meats, cheeses, pate, olives, fig spread, taralli, $8
Zuppa del Giorno: chef's seasonal soup of the day, $3.50
Suppli al Telefono: Carnaroli rice croquettes stuffed with wild mushrooms, fresh buffalo mozzarella, pomodoro sauce, $5
Trippa alla Romana: braised honeycomb tripe, tomato sauce, pecorino, wood-grilled bread, $5
Carciofi alla Giudia: crispy Jewish-style fried baby artichokes, spicy giardiniera mayo, $5.50
Polpo e Gamberetti: wood-grilled Spanish octopus and shrimp spiedini, red pepper pesto, mesclun greens, $7.50
Fritto Misto: crispy calamari, shrimp, smelt, spicy giardiniera mayo, $6