Our much-requested private pasta making classes are back!  During this highly intimate hands-on class in our pasta-making window, Tortello’s professionally trained Head Sfoglina (pasta maker) Alex Mulgrove teaches a small group of 4-5 people the art of handmade pasta -- from creating your own volcano of dough, to shaping 4 different forms.  You'll learn about the origins and various techniques, and go home with a box full of your hard work.  

Following the hands-on portion of the evening, you'll  enjoy a generous family-style meal, giving participants the opportunity to experience the spirit of true Italian hospitality at the best seats in the house, our pasta counter.  You'll indulge in dishes from Tortello’s rotating menu of fresh pasta such as tortelli di burrata and chiusoni alla gallurese, along with a selection of seasonal verdure (vegetables) and dessert.  Guests will receive a welcome glass of prosecco along with a bottle of our house wine for the group.  

Due to the small intimate space of our pasta window in a post-covid world, we require a full buyout of the class for a single group of 4 people for $490, with an option to add a 5th person.  We are unable to do partial bookings at this time.  

We follow city and CDC covid guidance, including masks for anyone who is not vaccinated.  
This event is ages 21+.

If you ever want to experience the heart of Italy, find yourself a local sagra -- a no-frills small-town festival with folk music, dancing and of course - food! Join us for our annual Sagra di Tortello, October 27th-29th.  Autumn in northern Italy immediately takes you to the smell of roasted chestnuts filling every piazza. These village festivals celebrate whatever the local agricultural star is, and bring together food, music, and community. We can't wait to honor chestnuts again this year and bring the sagra from the small towns of Italy to the streets of Wicker Park.


Featuring Italian imported chestnuts (castagne) roasted outside by Dario and a chestnut inspired 4-course menu designed by Chef Annie to warm your soul. Reserve your seat for a feast of food, live music and fun. October 27 - 29, with two seatings per evening both indoors and on our soon-to-be covered patio



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