Ristorante Al Teatro (Christine Harrell photo for RedEye)
In previous posts, I sang the praises of Ristorante Al Teatro’s pizza and drink selection for vegans. I also liked that it was a classy alternative to greasy pizza joints and dime-a-dozen Mexican restaurants. Well, “classy” compared to some of the other places in Pilsen. I guess the decor is a little much.
Now I feel like a prize idiot.
I recently checked out the Pilsen hashtag on twitter. Yes, I am a typical “millennial” and get the bulk of my news via tweet feeds. Anyway, something’s up at Teatro. Something very not-classy.
Like brawls in the street and the restaurant being used as a nightclub not-classy. Like the owner getting hit with lawsuits not-classy. Like the owner having millions of dollars yet asking the public to donate money so he can renovate Thalia Hall not-classy.
Is Teatro known by people in-the-know as a skeezy place? How clueless am I?
Check out the comments on this article and this video showing patrons leaving Teatro on a late night in September. I know there are two sides to every story, but maybe I won’t be buying any pizza from there for awhile…
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