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Gioco, an Italian restaurant in the South Loop, has announced new Executive Chef, Jim Kilberg and his revamped menu. Chef Kilberg is back at Gioco, where he spent three years as a Sous Chef before traveling back to Italy to immerse himself in Italian culture and cuisine and returned to Chicago as Gioco’s Chef de Cuisine and later as Executive Chef.

Menu highlights include:

·Grilled Baby Octopus

·Braised Duck with House Made Pappardelle

·Wood-Fire Grilled Veal Chop

·Pan-Roasted Branzino with Tomato, Olive and Caper

·Linguini with Clams, Shrimp and Calamari

“We are delighted to have Chef Kilberg back at Gioco,” says Howard Davis, Owner. “Chef Kilberg’s love for Italian cuisine and culture provides our guests with one of the best authentic Italian dining experiences in Chicago set in a warm rustic space in an historic building in the South Loop.”

“Gioco has always remained in my heart for both its creative and intimate atmosphere, and for its owners’ dedication to the best food prepared with sustainable ingredients,” says Chef Kilberg. Something about my connection with this place is pure magic.”


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