About 312 Chicago
312 Chicago features the critically-acclaimed contemporary Italian cuisine of Chef Luca Corazzina complimented by an extensive wine list, craft cocktail program with housemade limoncello, and our signature hospitality that makes you feel right at home. Seasonal menus and daily specials feature an array of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, and our staff is eager to accommodate any food allergy or special request.
Adjacent to Kimpton Hotel Allegro in Chicago’s Downtown Loop area, 312 boasts iconic views of the city’s historic Theater District and is located conveniently near the Cadillac Palace Theater, the Chicago Theater, and the PrivateBank Theater for your pre- or post-show dining.
Meet Executive Chef Luca
Born and raised in Padova, Italy, a young Chef Luca traded his childhood dream of being a spy for a spot in the kitchen next to his mother, also a professional chef. It was at her side that he learned the basics of Northern Italian cooking, and where he picked up the culinary philosophy that still informs his approach today: "The best ingredients, treated with care, can result in perfection.” When the Corazzina family immigrated to Chicago in 1986 in pursuit of the American Dream, Chef Luca got his start working in the family restaurant in Little Italy, as well as at several other Chicago eateries.
He went on to hone his chops at VIVO, Miami Beach’s critically acclaimed Pane Caldo and at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando before returning to the Windy City to open Figo Ristorante and Prosecco. At 312 Chicago, Corazzina’s menu features deceptively simple preparations that showcase the robust flavors of the freshest local Chicago ingredients—it’s an homage to his greatest culinary mentor, his mother. When not in the kitchen, he can be found eating his way through his Italian hometown, always on the hunt for fresh inspiration.