Chicago Prime Italian - Schaumburg Unveiled 

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kathleen Tempesta
May 13, 2014
Chicago Prime Italian - Schaumburg Unveiled
Former Italian Restaurant Re-Opens As Chicago Prime Italian
Schaumburg, IL – Independently owned, Chicago Prime Italian, is a new upscale casual restaurant located at 1370 E. Bank Drive in Schaumburg, Illinois, just west of Woodfield Mall.
Chicago Prime Italian is the independent venture of local businessman Andy-John G. Kalkounos, Managing Partner of Schaumburg’s Chicago Prime Steakhouse, a fine dining institution a few short miles to the north.
The Chicago Prime Steakhouse reputation serves as an archetype for Kalkounos’ own brand of upscale Italian dining by creating an approachable, casual, and relaxed ambience.
“We’re very excited that the Chicago Prime Family is expanding their restaurant business in Schaumburg with a new concept,” stated Village President Al Larson. “The Chicago Prime Italian will be a great addition to the Meacham Road ‘Restaurant Row’ and add to the vibrancy of the Schaumburg business community. With over 200 restaurants and 25 hotels, Schaumburg continues to attract quality businesses to serve our residents, businesses, and visitors,” Larson stated.
Chicago Prime Italian’s menu focuses on the bold flavors and simple comforts of classic Italian fare and rare wines. Kalkounos recently acquired acclaimed Chicago chef Javiel Villalobos, former Executive Chef of Giannotti’s, and together they have crafted a menu of generous portions, fresh ingredients and personal touches such as house-made pastas and sauces. Chicago Prime favorites such as steak, chops, veal, fresh seafood and signature Italian dishes are complemented by a carefully selected wine and classic cocktail menu. Most entrees range from $15-25 making Chicago Prime Italian an affordable option for group events, family and business dinners.
Guests can enjoy seasonal seating on the spacious and romantic outdoor patio The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
“It was important to me that no one lost a paycheck due to the change of ownership, especially after the holidays” said Kalkounos who took possession on the first of the year. “The entire staff at this location chose to stay on with our new company and that stability is something I believe will benefit the restaurant, staff, and the community.”
Chicago Prime Italian
1370 E. Bank Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Twitter: @ChiPrimeItalian
101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193-1899
P: 847.895.4500

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