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Acclaimed Andersonville Restaurant Passerotto Set To Close This Weekend

After three years in business and critical acclaim from both critics and customers alike, Andersonville’s Korean-Italian infused gem Passerotto (5420 N. Clark) is set to close this weekend.

Owner and chef Jennifer Kim has been the talk of the town for her unique flair to cuisine. In the few years open, she built a solid reputation which earned a prized Michelin Bib Gourmand award for 2020, 2018 Chef of the Year award from the Chicago Eater, and countless write-ups in magazines such as bon appetit and Chicago Magazine.

With all the success that it has received, Kim announced on the Passerotto Instagram page that they would be closing its doors this Saturday. She explained that though there have been many failures, her team was able to learn and grow from them to produce one of Andersonville’s most celebrated eateries.

The pandemic however, was catastrophic for the restaurant forcing Passerotto to only offer carry-out. Kim told the Chicago Eater that she thought about ceasing operations multiple times during the closure.

“These last three years have been full of warm memories, life-altering connections and so much good food and wine,” Kim wrote on Passerotto’s Instagram. “I grew immensely alongside other compassionate and passionate folks. I learned about the power of collective care. I became someone I could love because of the people here. I’ll miss this. I’ll miss all of you.”

Passerotto will be open today and tomorrow for online ordering and final farewells.


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