our weeknight dinner this month will be at Via Veneto, 6340 n Lincoln, Chicago, [masked], http://viavenetochicago.com/ . reservation will be under the name of Rick Malkowski, in case you can't find us, or call my cell phone at [masked]. There is a map in the website. please let me know if you plan to come.
to make things run more smoothly, I strongly recommend that you have enough cash to pay the bill: some restaurants don't like splitting up credit card charges.
we try to get separate checks when possible, but if not, just figure what your order cost (don't forget beverages, desserts, and your share of appetizers), add about 1/3 of your total for tax and tip, and contribute it to the pot.
If you have a coupon you’d like to use at this or any other dinner, please check with me first. If I have a coupon for the whole group to use, and there is a limit of one per table, the group coupon will take priority. If not, feel free to use yours.
hope to see you there and buon appetito,
interesting factette—the Via Veneto (more properly the Via Vittorio Veneto) is a famous (and expensive) shopping street in Rome featured in Fellini’s 1960 film La Dolce Vita . the street is named after the last battle on the nightmarish Italian front in the First World War, resulting in the rout and demise of the Austro-Hungarian army, which outlasted the Austro-Hungarian state by a few weeks. It was pretty much the only Italian victory in the war.