At Monteverde, a Spiaggia alum brings passion to pasta

Nov 26, 2015 988

by Marissa Conrad

Pasta and prosciutto butter toast await in the West Loop. "I'm getting my second espresso right now," says Sarah Grueneberg with a laugh as she bustles around the kitchen of Monteverde, her new Italian restaurant in the West Loop.

It's a busy morning: Besides the typical dough prep — most pastas on the menu are made from scratch — the chef is gearing up for a photo shoot before service. Yet, get Grueneberg talking about pasta, and it's as if there's nothing else happening in the world. Gnocchetti with basil and ricotta. 

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