There's a new Italian tenant inside the Pork Shoppe space in Avondale. Pisolino, a fast-casual 40-seat Italian cafe should open by October at 2755 W. Belmont Ave. The owners say patrons shouldn't expect white tablecloths and marked-up bottles of wines like at some River North establishments.
"This is very much a neighborhood Italian restaurant that we want to be cozy and stylish," said co-owner Rachel De Marte. De Marte, an event planner who does food-focused weddings, will run the restaurant with her husband.