The ratings are out, and two Uptown restaurants have earned prestigious Bib Gourmand designations, which go to "delightful little restaurants selected by MICHELIN guide inspectors for their very good value for money."
Of Munno Pizzeria & Bistro (4656 N. Clark), Michelin inspectors say,
"A laid-back neighborhood spot at heart, the interior here is unfussy, with wood paneling and exposed ceilings. And although the vibe is relaxed, the cooking is anything but, thanks to top ingredients and careful techniques.
The "Neapolitan-inspired" pizza may not be made in the traditional wood-burning oven, but those electric deck ovens still manage to turn out deliciously puffy and lightly charred crusts. They are a nod to Naples, but don't forget to sample the rotating selection of pastas, which hail from Sicily to Umbria (from whence the parpardelle alla Norcina with a sauce of cream and sausage originates).
The compact menu features pizzas and pastas as main attractions, but desserts too impress, as in the fior di latte sundae or classic tiramisu."
Munno is open Wednesday/Thursday 4pm-8:30pm and Friday/Saturday 4pm-9pm. It's currently doing pickup and delivery only, with the patio open during nice weather. According to Munno's website, COVID compliant indoor dining will resume on May 5th.