Elia - a stunning new Modern Mediterranean restaurant and cocktail and wine bar - is now open in the heart of Wicker Park at 1938 W. Division St.
Elia (Greek for “olive tree”) pulls inspiration from Greece, Italy, France, Spain, and other Mediterranean countries. Elia culinary director Ezgi Bozdas translates those Mediterranean flavors and techniques into Elia’s soups, salads, spreads, small plates, mains, sides, and desserts.
Beverage-wise, Elia boasts 12 handcrafted specialty cocktails, 24 wines sourced from around the world available by the bottle and glass, 10 craft draft beers,100+ spirits spirits, and non-alcoholic offerings as well.
Elia features 90 interior seats - including a glassed-in private dining room that doubles as the restaurant’s wine cellar - along with 60 seats on the restaurant’s sidewalk patio.
Sprawling imported Mediterranean wall murals of golds, blacks, and off-whites; original imported artwork; and mid-century modern lighting round out the restaurant’s stunning interior.