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Located in the bustling Loop on the 2nd floor of the JW Marriott Chicago, The Florentine showcases modern, seasonal Italian cuisine, in a warm, inviting environment.

Characterized by elegant simplicity and paramount ingredients, the chef-driven menu boasts an extensive selection of classic antipasti, wood-fired thin-crust pizzas, handmade pastas and top imported Italian cheeses & meats. Desserts are modern interpretations of Italian classics.

The Florentine offers a variety of draught beers, ciders and craft cocktails alongside an affordable wine list, which highlights Italian and domestic wines. Diners can enjoy wine by the bottle or by the quartino (1/3 bottle).

Enjoy a variety of breakfast specialties daily,  liven up weekend brunch with optional bottomless beverages or simply drop in during the week to experience The Florentine's Italian happy hour at the bar!

MATTHEW WILLIAMS

Chef de Cuisine

Chef Matthew Williams, a Chicago native, brings 10 years of industry experience to his position as executive chef at The Florentine.

Upon graduation from Kendall College with a degree in culinary arts, Williams kickstarted his culinary career at Hogsalt Hospitality, where he quickly became executive sous chef to several concepts, including Gilt Bar and Costello.

In 2015, Chef Matt left Hogsalt to help open Barcocina, a chef-driven restaurant that fuses traditional Mexican cuisine and various multicultural cooking techniques into modern Mexican fare. 

Since, he has worked in the kitchens of Bar Siena, a rustic Italian restaurant in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood, and Mino's Italian, an authentic upscale Italian restaurant located in Chicago's North Shore. Williams joined The Florentine's team in the summer of 2020.