New restaurant Tria, opens in Bridgeport
March 30, 2019

The Bertucci family, owners of Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery in Bridgeport, has opened a new, full-service regional Italian dining concept, Tria, located a level above Freddies restaurant at 701 W. 31st St.

Tria’s take on Italian food touches on authentic dishes from different regions of Italy. The inspiration for Tria came after a Bertucci family trip to Italy turned into a culinary adventure in which they curated Tria’s menu based on the best and most interesting dishes they experienced in different regions of the country.

Freddie and Denise Bertucci opened their first Chicago-based food business over 30 years ago and have since grown into a family of entrepreneurial restauranteurs including their three daughters, Christie, Stephanie, and Brittany. The sisters have together spearheaded Tria, which translates to “three” in Italian, and have chosen to celebrate their family’s Southern European heritage through the restaurant’s weekend brunch and week-long dinner menus which include such items as arancini—fried risotto and marinara; braciloa—polenta and san marzano; hrvatska frittata—cevapcici, feta, and onions, served with a side of potatoes; buon giorno breakfast panini—fresh mozzarella, pesto, tomato, fried egg, and prosciutto; and red velvet mascarpone crepes—mascarpone, berries, Nutella, and banana.

My sisters and I are really looking forward to bringing a great regional Italian dining experience to our Chicago neighbors—one that celebrates family and the next generation’s appreciation for the traditional dishes of our past, while also looking toward the future through new creative menu specials,” said Brittany Bertucci. “We’re especially excited to offer the area a new Italian-inspired weekend brunch option.”

Tria’s 48-seat venue is open Monday through Friday for dinner at 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m., as the restaurant serves weekday dinner as well as weekend brunch.

“We want Tria to be a place where everyone can find something delicious to eat and feel comfortable—whether you’re enjoying a group dinner with friends, family brunch with the kids, or a girls’ night out,” she added. “We’re here to accommodate all of your needs by providing handcrafted specials, authentic Italian dishes, and classic and specialty cocktails.”

For more information or to schedule a reservation, visit or call (312) 344-1876.