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Balena

1633 N Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60614 USA

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Pricey
Closed Now
Opens Thu 5p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“Features Italian inspired cuisine”

Balena features Italian-inspired cuisine, sourced from Midwest farms by Executive Chef/Partner Chris Pandel. It offers artisanal brick-oven pizzas, hand-made pastas and spit-roasted meats, fish and vegetables prepared in a wood-fired oven and grill on the savory menu; while twists on Italian classics are the crux of the dessert program.

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Tasting Table

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  • 1,318 Reviews
  • 277 Helpful
January 14, 2015
Rated 4.0

This Lincoln Park restaurant is home to Italian-inspired cuisine passed through a distinctly local American filter. Go for lovely fresh pasta, creative pizza (topped with rhubarb in the spring and Brussels sprouts in the fall) and excellent fish from the wood-burning oven.

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Tasting Table

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  • 1,318 Reviews
  • 277 Helpful
November 20, 2014
Rated 4.0

Balena's rustic wine cellar transports you from busy Lincoln Park to a rural Tuscan winery and can accommodate up to 35 seated guests or 60 of your standing-room-only friends. Sip Italian wines, craft cocktails made with Italian bitters and scarf down a multicourse family style dinner showcasing the restaurant's modern Italian cuisine.

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Balena

1633 N Halsted St
Chicago, Illinois
60614 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Mon - Thu: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fri: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Sat: 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Sun: 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Valet Parking
  • Yes Parking

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