The last few times I've walked past Trattoria Caterina on Dearborn, it appears to be closed. There isn't a sign in the window with any information that they are closing, but the drapes are all pulled. Does anyone know if they closed down??
The sign has been up there for awhile. I agree that the food was about the worst Italian I've ever had. We live very close and gave it several tries before deciding the food was just inedible. Too bad, since a decent neighborhood Italian joint would do well in that location.
Interesting development. The liquor licence has been applied for under the name Sofi, LLC, and the principal is listed as Maurizio Michi who's behind Riccardo Trattoria/Riccardo Enoteca on North Clark:
Trattoria Caterina was........inconsistent. A few of their dishes (bowtie pasta with asparagus, garlic & tomatoes) were very good, others were extremely greasy. The red sauce, which defines a southern italian restaurant, was so-so. Meatballs were about 75% filler. They did just fine when there was no competition in the neighborhood, like 12-15 years ago.) But I'm very glad that it will be replaced by another, hopefully superior, Italian restaurant (or at least a new chef.)