Garden of Italy (restaurant)
Submitted by liz on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:44
Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.
GARDEN OF ITALY, 10 South Clark Street
This upstairs Italian eating place, located on "Toothpick Row", is patronized quite frequently by a few of the local literary notables — Alfred MacArthur, the book collector and wit (brother of Charles MacArthur, the playwright) ; Lew Sarett, the poet; Henry Justin Smith, the novelist; Hume T. Whitacre, of the Daily News; Lloyd Lewis, the dramatic critic; Colonel Jacques Lissovoy, formerly of the Russian Army; and Theodore Seelman, the writer and explorer. The Italian food is commendable here and the atmosphere is quiet and conducive to conversation.