Italian Restaurants in Crest Hill

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Giovan's Restaurant & Pizzeria piles tables high with fish-, chicken-, and steak-infused entrees, house-made pastas, protein-packed sandwiches, and a 28-inch party pizza that feeds 10?15 people. The eatery's exposed-brick bar and neutral-hued walls surround lunch and dinner patrons, and those at home can peruse a catering menu.

1804 N Larkin Ave.
Crest Hill,
IL
US

Chef and owner Gaetano Turi has fed his Italian feasts to such celebrities as Bill Cosby and Brad Garrett inside Barolo Ristorante. The Italian-born Turi learned his culinary skills with formal training in Rome, and now stamps his own twists on classic dishes, including homemade gnocchi stuffed with spinach and risotto drizzled with merlot. Fresh seafood, flown in daily, transforms into bay scallops dunked in a brandy cream sauce and New Zealand orange roughy baked with garlic and white wine. The restaurant itself oozes of old world Italian. The dining room’s recessed ceiling is painted in gold and red hues, while the bar sits under golden tin-plated ceiling tiles. Warmly lit chandeliers and tabletop candles and strobe lights offer a cozy dining experience.

2765 Black Rd
Joliet,
IL
US

Between ornately tiled ceilings and gleaming hardwood floors, D’Bellagio Spa and Salon's stylists enhance images with facial threading, waxing, chip-resistant Shellac manicures, and massages. In a technique rooted in Indian and Asian cultures, the spa's threading specialists uproot unwanted hair by ensnaring it in twists of cotton string, much like the skincare practices of newborn kittens. Staffers transform hair and nails with acclaimed products by Shellac and Moroccanoil and test-drive all-new beauty products before applying them to clients’ physiques.

116 S Larkin Ave
Joliet,
IL
US

The mexican taco sounds self-explanatory, but at Pizza for U, the moniker refers to a specialty pizza. Crowned in refried beans, taco meat, and tortilla chips, it evokes Mexico without abandoning the menu’s bedrock dish. Other specialty pies, such as the sauce-less white pizza and a meat lover’s pizza with two types of sausage, round out the selection, along with build-your-own variations in thin crust and deep-dish styles. Meanwhile, burgers, gyros and three types of chicken wings suggest an alternative to pizza, much like the Ninja Turtles’ personal trainer.

4 N Midland Ave
Joliet,
IL
US

Gnarly’s Eatery flavors each of its pizza pies with just a hint of the mythical with the apocryphal Legend of Gnarly, the cheese-riddled epic story of their founding. The myth translates into truth, though, in their fine pies paired with craft beers and topped with premium dairy products. To whet appetites for their oven-baked, golden disks of bread, butter, and cheese, the cooks craft deep-fried Gnarly nuggets sprinkled with parmesan cheese and the Apollo, a quarter-pound mozzarella stick.

1019 Plainfield Rd
Joliet,
IL
US