Vinci, and recently things fell together in such away that it was to my advantage to go for dinner. Vinci is located down the street from Steppenwolf Theater and are a pretty good choice for a pre-theater meal. It very much has an old school look with hanging lights, candles, and walls that appear water stained (they aren't, it just seems that a lot of Italian restaurants go for a look that is very weathered and worn). The menu is divided into Antipasti, Pizza, Pasta, Secondi, and Dolci. If yoou tried to order something from every section though, you would be beyond stuffed. For drinks, they have a nice selection of Italian Wines, as well as beer and cocktails. I started things off with a pasta that was actually listed in the Antipasti section, Baked "Roman Style" Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms, Shallots, Cream, and White Truffle Oil. Unlike regular gnocchi, which is made from potato, Gnocchi alla Romana is an earlier style which was made with semolina flour, butter, egg, and Parmesan Cheese. It is much lighter and fluffier than the gnocchi that I am used to and it had a light cheese crust. The mushrooms had a hearty flavor which was added to with the truffle oil, with the gnocchi though, it was lighter and very good.