Venezia by PVII

Stefani History

Phil Stefani is the owner of the following restaurants in Chicago; Tuscany(5), Riva, Crystal Gardens, Chango Loco, Navy Pier Beer Garden, Castaways, Harborside 19th Hole Dining & Catering, Luigi Stefani Pizzeria, Tuscany Café at Northbridge, Stefani’s Tuscany Café at 77 West Wacker, Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush off-premise signature catering and events, and Tavern on Rush. His newest manufacturing venture is under the Tuscany label with premium products such as pasta sauces, bruschetta and giardiniera in the dry grocery segment as well as pizza in frozen food . Phil Stefani Restaurants have become a household name for top quality food and service in Chicago.

Phil Stefani, our staff, and chefs have taken frequent trips to Italy, which have enabled us to sample wines and experience the newest recipes in Italian cuisine. Our restaurants use only the freshest ingredients as well as manufacture most of the pastas at our own pasta shop. Wood burning brick ovens and grills, rotisseries, and open display kitchens are often characteristics of a Phil Stefani Restaurant. Our restaurants have all the components to guarantee every guest the best possible food, service, and all around dining experience.

Throughout the years, our restaurants have continued to maintain a loyal following and have attracted locals, celebrities, politicians, and conventioneers. President Clinton has dined at Riva, Lino’s, Tuscany and as well as having enjoyed a number of catered events that we have done. In 1998 Phil catered Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 50th birthday party. The restaurants have also served Mayor Daley, Governor Ryan, Tom Cruise, Michael Jordan, Joe Montana, and many more.