Food Friday: Fanatico


The bar inside Fanatico decorated for Valentine’s Day.

By Jessica Plessner

With Valentine’s Day approaching, nothing says “love” more than Italian food.  

Fanatico, 1215 Blackhawk Road, offers authentic Italian food such as meatball parmigiana sandwiches, veal marsala, shrimp scampi and alla vodka pasta. Other menu favorites include baked ravioli, eggplant rollatini and specialty gourmet pizzas.

For your sweet tooth, you can find tiramisu, cannoli or cheesecake on the menu.

Fanatico’s atmosphere is both upscale and fun. With the different color light fixtures at the bar and the authentic Italian dining tables, it is the ideal date night or solo spot if you’re looking to treat yourself. Fanatico also delivers to a limited amount of locations.

I recommend the baked lasagna, which comes with garlic bread and your choice of meat or tomato sauce.