The downtown Evanston restaurant Va Pensiero has closed.

Owners Jeff and Maureen Muldrow announced the closing this week on the restaurant’s website

The upscale Italian eatery, located in The Margarita European Inn at 1566 Oak Ave., had been in business for 21 years.

In a message on the the website, Maureen Muldrow said she and her husbant poured their hearts and souls into the business and thanked customers for their support and the restaurant’s staff.

“It breaks our hearts to part with all of you,” she added. 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. restaurants
    Speaking of restaurants:

    The weather has been really nice recently. I see that Cosi and Celtic Knot have set up their outdoor dining.

    But what I really want is a nice enchilada, some chips and salsa, and a margarita.

    When will the Las Palmas Sidewalk Cafe reopen?

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  2. Por supuesto
    I’m craving enchiladas and Margaritas tambien.

    Is Las Palmas any good? “That Little Mexican Cafe” was very disappointing.

    Also, is there any place in Evanston to get fresh hot tortillas?

    1. Mexican Restaurants in Evanston
      You would need to check if this is still true.
      La Choza use to be at Howard and Paulina in a run down area, was not fancy [plastic table clothes] but was widely said to be some of the best Mexican food around.

      La Choza
      Neighborhood: Rogers Park
      7022 N Clark
      (between Greenleaf Ave & Lunt Ave)
      Chicago, IL 60626
      There use to be several more Mexican restaurants in Evanston.

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