By W. A. Muller
Jack Weiss solidified his love affair with Italian cuisine and established his business further by opening Tre Soldi in the summer of 2013. Tre Soldi is also located in Streeterville, but distinguishes itself as a pizzeria and trattoria, focused on the Lazio region of Italy.
Tre Soldi (meaning three coins) garners inspiration from the Trevi Fountain, made famous in the 1954 movie Three Coins in the Fountain. Murals of the iconic fountain and the rooftops of Rome bring a warm ambiance to the casual, contemporary atmosphere. Glass tiled pillars, an open kitchen and large windows that open to the neighborhood create a lively surrounding that’s perfect for gathering with friends. With over 20 Italian wines available by the glass, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Tre Soldi’s Roman pizza is a continent away from Chicago-style pizza. It is hand tossed, with a thin, crisp crust and tender edges. They pizzas are topped with various Italian cheeses, homemade sausage, fresh tomato sauce, and herbs, amongst other seasonal ingredients. Tre Soldi caters to the casual wine drinker as well as the sophisticated connoisseur with their value-driven wine list. The diversity of their wines allows diners to match wines to courses. The cocktail menu plays on the classics such as the Manhattan, Spritz and Negroni. Two of Tre Soldi’s signature cocktails are the Blush Negroni and the Roman Spritz. Spritzes are light and refreshing in summer, very big in Italy and are often ordered after work and before dinner. The beer menu reflects the micro-brew scene that is heating up in Italy including the popular large format pours. The staff is happy to recommend the best choices to pair with each menu item or to make suggestions based on your price point.
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