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New River North Italian spot Torchio Pasta Bar opens its doors

Hungry? A new neighborhood Italian spot has you covered. Located at 738 N. Wells St. in River North, the fresh arrival is called Torchio Pasta Bar.

This new business specializes in fresh pasta that's made in-house. From spaghetti to rigatoni to orecchiette, this spot hopes to satisfy your pasta and Italian food cravings. In addition to pasta, the menu features cheese boards, salumi boards and other Italian entrees.

With a five-star rating out of 18 reviews on Yelp so far, Torchio Pasta Bar has already made a good impression.

Aaron P., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on June 15, wrote, "If you're eating pasta anywhere else, you're making a terrible mistake. Recipes and methods directly from Italy ... The flavors get better with each bite."

And Malavika C. wrote, "Okay, I am a sucker for pasta, but this new pasta bar in River North takes fresh pasta to a new level. Shout out to Bill, the owner of this joint, who takes extra care in preparing the dishes and will always stop by to say hi."

Intrigued? Stop in to try it for yourself. Torchio Pasta Bar is open from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 4–9 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday and 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. (It's closed on Monday and Sunday.)

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