Mixed greens, tomato, red onion, cucumber, crouton & choice of dressing.
Roasted peppers, red onion, bleu cheese & crispy bacon served with our poppy seed dressing.
Romaine lettuce, mandarin oranges, roasted almonds, red onion & bleu cheese topped with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
(Includes choice of homemade soup or house salad). For any pasta add grilled chicken $3, or grilled shrimp $6. Choice of: rigatoni, linguini, penne, angel hair & choice of sauce.
Fresh tomato and basil sauce.
A tangy pink sauce with pancetta.
Basil cream sauce, sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts.
Two sauce combination of marinara and creamy romano.
Fresh tomato and basil sauce with fresh mozzarella.
Broccoli, Tomato, Garlic & Oil
Creamy white sauce made with pecorino romano.
Linguine Con Pesce
Clams or Mussels
In a spicy red or white (garlic wine) sauce.
Frutta Di Mare
Fresh clams, shrimp, mussels & calamri. Served in a spicy red sauce over linguine.
Hand Made Pasta
(Includes choice of homemade soup or house salad). For any pasta add grilled chicken $3, or grilled shrimp $6.
Eight Finger Cavatelli
Hand rolled pasta.
Homemade egg noodles.
Stuffed Gnocci Asiago
Cheese filled dumpling.
Cheese filled pasta.
All pizzas are made on 10" thin crusts.
Tomatoes, basil & fresh mozzarella cheese.
(Choice of any two) sausage, pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, red onions, peppers, anchovy, zucchini, eggplant, bacon (extra ingredient $1 / prosciutto $2).
Mozzarella, provolone, asiago, & bleu cheese.
Steaks and Chops
(Includes choice of homemade soup or house salad and a side of pasta, potato or rice when not included). All steaks can be crusted with bleu cheese, horseradish, peppercorn or roasted garlic romano or served in a mushroom wine sauce, additional $2.
Double Cut Pork Chops
Your choice of: char-grilled - served with fresh julienne carrots and zucchini, blackened - spicy cajun style served with bleu cheese mashed potatoes and garlic spinach, vesuvio - finished with sauteed mushrooms, roasted potatoes and green peas in a garlic wine sauce.
Sauteed breast, fresh mushrooms in a rich marsala wine sauce.
Lightly breaded, italian herb seasoned, layered with marinara sauce, romano & mozzarella cheese.
Sauteed breast of chicken topped with prosciutto, roma tomatoes, and melted asiago cheese served with tomato basil cream sauce over a bed of linguine.
(Our cajun cousin) spicy louisiana style blackened breast served over grilled vegetable rice pilaff or bleu cheese mashed potatoes and garlic spinach.
Lightly battered breast simmered in a light tomato sauce topped with roasted red peppers and mozzarella cheese served with fresh asparagus.
A cafe zalute favorite prepared in a very light egg batter and sauteed in a lemon butter sauce.
Sauteed breast, roma tomatoes and capers in a lemon butter & white wine reduction.
Grilled Chicken Artichoke
Herb seasoned grilled boneless breast served with stuffed artichoke hearts.
Sauteed with fresh mushrooms in a rich marsala wine sauce.
Tender medallions topped with imported prosciutto, provolone cheese & fresh basil presented in a creamy gorgonzola cheese sauce.
Lightly battered medallions of veal layered with eggplant, prosciutto, creamy tomato basil sauce, romano and mozzarella cheese baked to golden finish.
Old school favorite of breaded veal seasoned with italian herbs layered with marinara sauce, romano and mozzarella cheese.
Sauteed with lemon, white wine, fresh roma tomatoes and capers.
Tender veal medallions sauteed with fresh garlic, mushrooms, green peas, roasted potato and white wine.
Tilapia Ala Zalute
Pan roasted with chopped tomatoes, stacked over garlic spinach and mashed potatoes in lemon butter basil sauce.
Topped with champagne dill sauce or blackened cajun style served with julienne vegetable & mashed potatoes.
Delicate broiled filet crusted with fresh basil pesto and imported pecorino romano cheese presented with fresh zucchini & carrot ribbons in sun-dried tomato cream sauce.
Sauteed in garlic, butter and sherry served over mozzarella cheese stuffed croustini with ribbons of fresh carrots and zucchini.
Try one of our fresh seafood offerings - ask your server for details.
Includes choice of homemade soup or house salad and a side of pasta, potato or rice when not included.
Thin sliced layers of eggplant, marinara sauce, italian herbs, romano & mozzarella cheese.
Hickory smoked & char-grilled, our best kept secret. Half slab & full slab.
Italian Sausage, Peppers & Potatoes
Tangy italian sausage, sweet red & green peppers & roasted potatoes.
Cafe Zalute & Retro Bar features superb Italian dishes as well as fresh seafood, prime steaks, mouth-watering chops, and excellent BBQ Ribs. We offer an extensive wine and martini list.We are open for lunch and dinner. Free wireless internet is provided.Dine inside or outside on the patio and be sure to try one of the sinful homemade desserts. Dine upstairs and then dance the night away downstairs with Chicagoland's hottest DJs in the "Retro Bar" featuring Motown, Classic R&B, and disco music.