Ballyhoo Hospitality announces the opening of DeNuccis, an Italian-American restaurant located at Cleveland and Dickens, across the street from its flagship concept, Gemini. Inspired by classic Italian-American red sauce joints, DeNuccis brings an authentic Italian eatery to the historic Lincoln Park neighborhood.
“Our guests have long requested another Ballyhoo restaurant in Lincoln Park, and when space became available across the street, we saw a great opportunity to extend Ballyhoo’s warm hospitality and continue to create memorable dining experiences within our community,” said Ryan O’Donnell, Founder, and CEO, Ballyhoo Hospitality in a statement. “When you’re in the mood for an exceptional Italian meal or want a seat at the bar to enjoy a cocktail, DeNuccis, our second neighborhood gem, that provides the hospitality our guests know and love.”
DeNuccis’ interior evokes an inviting ambiance, old-school Italian charm, and fresh appeal. The space seats 140 guests and features reclaimed elements of the historic Four Farthings Tavern and Grill, including the original bar. The salvaged millwork, chandeliers and 110-year old revolving door remind us of the life the corner of Cleveland and Dickens had before being revived into what it is today. An outdoor dining patio accommodates nearly 100 additional diners.
DeNuccis, which is Ballyhoo’s second Italian concept to date, features classic dishes like Artichoke Vesuvio, Mozzarella al Forno, and Veal Marsala, as well as nightly specials like Chicken Scarpariello and Lasagna Bolognese. Ballyhoo’s Pizzaiolo Salvatore “Sal” Lo Cascio (Pizza by Sal, Coda di Volpe) brings his pizza recipes (including a gluten-free Sicilian style) for dine-in and takeout.
The dining experience is complemented by an all-Italian wine list with seasonal influences that were thoughtfully selected to pair with each dish. Offering wines by the glass and bottle, guests can choose between a 6oz or 3oz pour. Guests can also enjoy both classic and original handcrafted cocktails, a curated selection of Italian beers, zero-proof creations, Italian-style coffee, and aperitivo.
DeNuccis, located at 503 W. Dickens Avenue, is open for dinner seven days a week, including takeout and delivery.