In the early 90s while in Chicago in August for the Hardware Show a large group of us decided to go out for dinner and the maitre d' at the Marriott was able to get us into Da Nicole at the last minute. Subsequentl we used to go back whenever in Chi. It was some of the best Italian food I've had. Last time I was there was in 95. I recall the area wasn't that great and they'd call cabs for us.
Is it still there?