According to a recent article from the Daily Herald, Giostra will open its doors at The Arboretum of South Barrington at 100 W Higgins Rd.
A representative of Giostra was not immediately available for commentary upon What Now Chicago’s request.
According to the article, “Expected to open this spring, the restaurant will serve old-school Italian recipes Viviani grew up with in Tuscany, according to Arboretum management. The concept will team Viviani, an Italian chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and “Top Chef” fan favorite, with Bill Stavrou, the founder and CEO of food delivery service Foodhaul, and the Incontro team.”
“I am bringing the best of traditional Italian food created by family recipes to my neighborhood and will pair these menu items with a curated wine list focused on exclusive wines from Italy,” Viviani said in Thursday’s announcement.”
For a more specific timeline, Incontro’s website states, “Starting Jan. 1, 2024, Fabio Viviani Hospitality will be taking over the space to transform it into Giostra. We’re excited about the change while maintaining local ownership by Barrington residents. The aim is to open the new concept in mid-March.”
The Arboretum of South Barrington describes itself as “the most exciting place to shop, dine and play. The open-air center is named for the lush treescapes and gardens of its landscape, and for the large tree farm that formerly stood on the site. An upscale mix of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues including Star Cinema Grill, the ultimate cinema experience; L.L.Bean’s first Midwest outdoor gear and apparel store and the incomparable, Pinstripes, are superior places to experience.”
“It’s all less than a ½ mile north of the I-90 interchange at the intersection of Illinois Routes 59 and 72. Stores include Arhaus Furniture, Chico’s, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, The Hampton Social, DSW, LOFT, Panera Bread, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and more. The Arboretum of South Barrington is a dog-friendly shopping center in the mall’s common areas. Please check with individual stores for specific dog restrictions.”