In 1981 ,Bruna became ill and sold the restaurant
to Luciano Silvestri, a native of Siena, Italy. Luciano has
worked extensively in London, Switzerland and the famous resort,
Villa d' Este in Como, Italy. Before coming to Chicago, he spent
time working on cruise ships sailing out of both the west and
Since both Bruna and Luciano are from the Tuscany
area of Italy, many of Bruna's recipes were maintained. Bruna's
concentrates on central and northern Italian cuisine and incorporates
many dishes from Luciano's family in Italy. Frequent trips back
to Italy are also the source of many dishes.
Bruna's is known for it's wide assortment of
pasta dishes, excellentveal and of course Bruna's original recipe
for Roast Chicken, stillserved on Sundays. We are also told
that we serve the best Tiramisuin the city.
We also have an extensive wine list featuring
mainly Italian winesas well as some California selections. We
offer a Vino Nobile diMontepulciano wine by the glass or bottle
that we have imported for us.