List of What to Expect at Bar Toma in Streeterville
Bar Toma NOW OPEN in Streeterville!
The much-anticipated and newest Tony Mantuano endeavor, Bar Toma, has officially opened its doors TODAY and is already making noise around Michigan Avenue and Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. Just on Facebook alone, I’ve seen several articles about the brand-new Streeterville restaurant and even a great interview on ChicagoMag.com with Tony Mantuano, the chef behind so many fabulous Chicago eateries and now the trendy 250-seat Bar Toma. Given the tremendous 110 E. Pearson Street address, the location alone should give Bar Toma a great jump on business, but given the restaurant’s unique style and mouth-watering dishes such as the Insalata di Mare or the Seared Mortedella with homemade Giardinera, it’s likely this new Magnificent Mile hotspot, named after Tony Mantuano himself (Toma being the first 2 letters in his first and last name) will be a favorite among Streeterville residents and Chicago tourists alike. So, what can you expect from Bar Toma? Below are just a few of the key bullet points:
- According to the interview from ChicagoMag.com, Tony Mantuano wanted Bar Toma to have more of an Italian-style bar atmosphere than a general pizzeria bar. Although a pizza bar is a definitive aspect of Bar Toma, other authentic Italian features include customers having the option to walk inside each morning, grab an espresso or a house-baked cornetto, and have a quick breakfast standing up; just as they do it in Italy.
- The pizza at Bar Toma will be a unique style that differs from both the traditional deep dish Chicago pizza and also the pizza you’d expect to see in Italy. Instead, special attention is paid to the flour and crust of each pizza, making for each piece to be especially delicious from end-to-end! That being said, I can’t wait to try it!!
- It’s not all about the pizza! Tons of salads, wines and authentic Italian small dishes will be offered, making for a complete menu that’s sure to please just about anybody!
- The prices are moderately low and the atmosphere is completely casual-a combination that I’m sure nobody will mind. So if you’re a tourist sporting jeans or a local Chicagoan looking for a quick bite after work, Bar Toma may just be the newest place for you to give a shot.