For centuries, pizza and pasta battled for the title of Italy's most beloved dish, an honor that was ultimately bestowed upon Sophia Loren. Enjoy Italian excellence with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for $20 worth of Italian food at dinner
- $7 for $15 worth of Italian food at lunch
The lunch and dinner menus both feature specialty sandwiches such as the grilled breast of chicken with provolone, roasted red peppers, and giardiniera ($9.75 for lunch; $10.75 for dinner), along with classic Italian entrees such as seafood ravioli with vodka aurora sauce ($14 for lunch; $19 for dinner). Items from the in-house pizza menu—such as Riggio's special combination with sausage, pepperoni, bacon, and veggies ($15.50 for an individual)—are available for both lunch and dinner.
After opening Riggio's with her husband, Pasquale, Adreana Riggio became well known to the residents of Chicago's North Center neighborhood, who called her Mama. The year was 1952, and the scent of pizza was still unfamiliar in the city. Though the restaurant has since moved to Niles, customers are still treated like family. Diners can dig into savory Italian classics such as veal parmigiana and American dishes such as chopped steak with housemade mushroom gravy. The pizza menu brims with three sizes of thin-crust pies as well as deep-dish pan pizzas, which can be customized with ingredients such as pepperoni, spinach, or pineapple.