The first European explorers set sail to find new, exotic spices to please their hungry monarchs, but all they discovered were heaps of inedible gold. Broaden your mouth's horizons with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for $25 worth of Italian food for two or more
- $20 for $40 worth of Italian food for four or more
Homemade Italian dishes include baked mostaccioli ($12), 12-inch Chicago-style pizzas ($12.50+), chicken cacciatore ($16; dinner only), and an Italian sausage panini ($7; lunch only). See the full menu.
Aliano's Ristorante is open Christmas Eve, and recommends booking in advance, especially for holiday parties and New Year's Eve celebrations.
When Mario Aliano set out to start his own restaurant, he kept three simple principles in mind: pizza, pasta, and friends. Today, that triumvirate remains on the crest of Aliano’s Ristorante, emblazoned across an Italian flag that symbolizes their dedication to old-country recipes and hospitality.
Though the piles of pasta, piping-hot pies, and pressed sandwiches evoke the flavors of the distant Italian countryside, all of the dishes are homemade with fresh ingredients. They also look closer to home for inspiration, drawing on Italian-American inspirations to concoct Chicago-style pizzas famous for thick crusts that stay anchored to the ground on windy days. Occasionally, guests can enjoy occasional live entertainment from musicians and comedians—if they can pry their attention away from the veal cutlets or pastas piled on their plates.
Pizzas were nice and thin and had that crispy burnt feel from a true pizza oven.Brian L., Yelp, 3/5/12
Everything that I have tried there has been delicious. I especially loved the gnocchi while my husband prefers the veal.Anna R., Yelp, 7/18/12
“Super delicious food... can make anything you want but might cost more”
“Plan on a long meal. Wasn't crowded at all, but we waited a long time between courses! Sauces are so fresh that it's worth the wait.”
90 N Island Ave.
Batavia, Illinois 60510Get Directions