• Pizzeria Portofino Is New On The Waterfront

     
    POSTED August 6, 2019
     
  • Pizzeria Portofino Is New On The Waterfront

     
    POSTED August 6, 2019
     
  • Pizzeria Portofino Is New On The Waterfront

     
    POSTED August 6, 2019
     
  • Pizzeria Portofino Is New On The Waterfront

     
    POSTED August 6, 2019
     

This summer, the Chicago riverfront welcomed its newest restaurant: Pizzeria Portofino

The sun-drenched casual restaurant is filled with breezy decor that will instantly transport you to the Italian Riviera. Inside, guests dine amidst white-washed wood, colorful shutters, and playful striped booths as they look out onto the beautiful water and Chicago’s historic architecture outside.  

Pizzeria Portofino's coastal Italian cuisine is present throughout every inch of the restaurant. Guests can feast in the 2,000-square-foot, 108-person dining room or the expansive 1,600-square-foot outdoor patio that hosts an additional 80 people.  

Smaller events are scattered throughout the main dining room and patio, allowing for guests of smaller events to enjoy the energy and atmosphere of the restaurant. While there are not separate private event spaces or rooms at Pizzeria Portofino, large groups can buy out the entire space.  

Pizzeria Portofino has opened in a location that is central to several of Chicago’s greatest neighborhoods including the Loop and River North, and with everything it has to offer, the restaurant is sure to make a name for itself amid the culture, history and water.  

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.