Via Ventuno, Jerry Kleiner‘s Italian redo of his Prohibition-themed Room 21, opened tonight under executive chef Jim Kilberg (Coco Pazzo Cafe, Bice, Gioco), and the menu looks pretty appealing–especially the antipasti, which include arancini, stuffed rice balls, and cinghiale, wild boar-cranberry sausage with cannellini beans; you can also get a chef’s selection of olives and white anchovies for $3. Other starters include seven varieties of bruschetta and seven salumi.

Primi include handmade pastas like chitarra (“guitar strings”) and capellacci (“bishops’ hats”) stuffed with cauliflower, pancetta, and bread crumbs. Secondi–most in the range of $18-$22–include a 30-ounce porterhouse for two, tagliata with wild mushrooms and spinach, and a pan-roasted sea bass with rapini and anchovy sauce. There’s also a children’s menu with meals between $7 and $10 that include gelato or sorbet for dessert.

Wines range from a $26 sparkler to a $260 1989 Phelps cab, with glasses mostly between $10 and $14. Specialty cocktails–for example, the West Egg, with green Chartruese, Scotch, Galliano, and peach bitters–are 11 bucks a pop.

According to the PR, “a collection of treasures are displayed throughout the restaurant and bar, allowing guests to get a first-time glimpse into the ‘life of Kleiner.'”

Via Ventuno, 2110 S. Wabash, 312-328-1198, dinner daily.