CiCi’s Pizza combines the variety of a family-friendly buffet with the thrill of bottomless pizza. Each pie is crafted with dough made from scratch daily and then slathered with homemade marinara and showered with toppings ranging from traditional pepperoni and Italian-style sausage to creative combinations including buffalo chicken and mac 'n' cheese, resulting in more than 28 signature pizzas. The buffet is stocked with a plethora of fresh pastas, such as cavatappi noodles with classic marinara or alfredo sauce, as well as fully customizable signature salads. After they've feasted on savory options, diners can revisit the buffet for dessert including freshly baked brownies, slices of apple pizza, and cinnamon rolls drizzled with icing—or they can eat dessert first, thereby tearing an irreparable hole in the space-time continuum.
Featuring homemade, fresh Italian dishes, Anthony's menu comforts rumbling stomachs with starters such as bruschetta with hearty toasted bread ($5.59) and crispy eggplant fries ($2.99). Make your mouth an offer it can't refuse with Anthony's Godfather, a mix of two fresh beef patties topped with provolone, ham, and bacon on a toasted bun ($5.99), or punch up palates with pasta plates such as the aglio olio, spaghetti served with Anthony's butter and garlic sauce ($6.99) as well as the fettuccini with alfredo sauce ($9.59). Then, cleanse your esophagus with a bevy of bottled and tap beers or specialty cocktails such as the Moscow mule, a mix of Vodka, ginger beer, and a fresh squeezed lime over crushed ice and served in a copper mug.
Tomato-orange walls line East of Chicago Pizza Co, an homage to the tangy sauce nestled beneath pizzas' gooey mozzarella layers. In the kitchen, cooks mix fresh dough each day, sculpting it into five types of crust that hold a choice of 14 toppings, such as pepperoni, black olives, and mild banana peppers. They stuff loaded crusts with pepperoni and cheese and mold Chicago-style crusts as deep as Descartes's diary entries.
Most pizzas come in six round sizes, and thin-crust varieties can be ordered as 16-piece squares. The crew also builds sub sandwiches from savory meats and coats buffalo wings with succulent barbecue and garlic sauce. Dutch-apple dessert pizzas end meals on a sweet note, with a hint of satisfying crunch far superior to the sound of Cap'n Crunch eating his own hat.
Winner of multiple awards, Steel Trolley Diner's succulent stable of signature burgers ($6.29 each) is enhanced by symphonic sauces and fresh-cut fries ($1.20 extra). The Marley burger bathes a patty in Jamaican jerk sauce and orange-chipotle mayonnaise, and the Elvis burger derives its flavor from the same bacon, peanut butter, and banana-jam recipe the King used as shampoo. The eatery's kitchen craftsmen traditionally mold each burger's midsection with a half-pound ground-beef patty but will gladly supplant meaty disks with a vegetarian Boca burger, tasty turkey burger, grilled chicken breast, or a printed-out photograph of a burger for no extra charge.
Simply Delicious directs its flavor-antennae into a far-reaching frontier of classic, casual eats to delight any number of picky tongue critics. Everything is made to order, from the substantial sandwiches made from the molds of actual submarines to the pizzas that weigh as much as an asteroid. Start serious with a full rack of St. Louis–style ribs ($19.95) or an order of chicken fajita quesadillas ($7.95). Yam-and-walnut pierogies ($9.95) make for an unusual addition, while a 12-piece broasted chicken meal ($20.45) welcomes the recurrent fowler with open wings. Satisfy a hydra's seven finicky palates with selections from a list of 13 lucky sandwiches, including the meatball classic ($5.95), classic Greek gyro ($6.95), and battered Icelandic fish 'wich ($7.75).
Since 1966, Italo's Pizza has presented diners with authentic Italian cuisine crafted from timeworn family recipes. Crust craftsmen knead and flatten fresh lumps of dough to remove pesky air bubbles and ensure slices don't levitate over dinner plates. Next, cooks swathe the pie foundation with sauce that contains a spice blend made especially for the restaurant, before festooning cheesy canvases with the customer's choice of topping. Italo's offers diners more than 15 pizza ornaments, including pizzeria fixtures such as pepperoni and mushrooms, as well as unique options including tuna and jalapeño peppers. Italo's meticulous pie prodigies also allow patrons to decide how their pizza should be cut, be it in slices, squares, or letterboxed director's versions.