coda di volpe.

along came december, which meant time for the annual erin's birthday dinner extravaganza for my friend, erin (obv). per usual, i picked the place. (it's not my birthday, but we all know i like to have a say.) so i opted for the new-ish  coda di volpe in my old hood : southport corridor.

the deets : "coda di volpe is a neighborhood favorite & a dining destination serving southern italian fare." i love me some carbs, the national food of italy. so i was ready for this like woah.

my friend duarte & i decided to share our entrees so we could try more food & pretend like we were eating less. (lolz.) here's what i had ...

first off, rosé all day, y'all. 

vegetable antipasti :
pickled, marinated & grilled.
give me a plate of pickled things (esp. olives) & i'll give you an empty plate back. 

marinara pizza :
san marzano tomato, garlic & basil.
some people think pizza like this is boring ... i think those people are dumb. we say simple.

bucatini pomodoro :
fire-roasted cherry tomato & basil. 
more simplicity in the best way ... so good.

trombette trapanese :
tomato, almond, garlic & basil. 
they left the cheese & sausage on the side here ... but honestly, i can't imagine the dish needed it. it was sooo good on its own!

walking out of coda di volpe, i was already making mental plans on when i'd be back ... apparently, "southern italian fare" is code for winter comfort food ... i want to eat here every day. 

coda di volpe
3335 n. southport ave.
chicago, il 60657