Café Amano summons patrons to its elegant, warmly lit interior with the savory aromas of gourmet small plates, salads, pastas, entrees, and more. Warm up over a plate of warming gnocchi di pesto, potato dumplings chaperoned by apple-and-gouda chicken sausage ($17), or sink your teeth into an elegant entree such as the oven-roasted rack of Australian lamb chops, enrobed in a shiitake mushroom port wine reduction ($29). A menu of decadent handmade desserts sports sweeties such as the chocolate l’orange torte, infused with Grand Marnier and tipsily donning a lampshade-style hat of chocolate ganache ($9). Relax in the cream and black accented dining room with a correspondingly hued Intelligentsia café au lait ($3), or sip on an imported dessert selection from the wine list such as the French Pineau des Charentes ($7 per glass). View the full menu here.
In 1976, an empty Elmhurst storefront became the conduit for chef Angelo Battaglia’s culinary dreams when he founded Two Brothers from Italy Ristorante & Pizzeria with his wife, Rosalia. Now grown to four times its original size, the restaurant still serves up Angelo’s original recipes, prepared under the guidance of the Battaglias' daughter, Joanne. The voluminous menu swaps between pizzas peppered with 29 different toppings and pastas served with your choice of 10 noodles and eight sauces. Waiters ferry each plate beneath rounded archways into a dining room whose white tablecloths and floral accents radiate refinement. Private party specials, including a seven-course family-style meal, feed clusters of 25 or more without the need to pry off an asteroid-sized chunk of the moon's cheese.
The owners of Fratello's Family Restaurant and Pizzeria make themselves as visible outside the restaurant as they do inside. Take, for example, their support of Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 by entering a buffalo-chicken pizza in the district office's 2012 Top Pizza Night, where it won Best Specialty Pizza. They also build Fratello's image through similar efforts, from serving as the exclusive caterer of Pump It Up Elmhurst to bringing concessions to local events, such as hockey games or family comedy roasts. Back at the restaurant, chefs mold dough into the bases of thin-crust, pan, or stuffed-crust pizza, and prepare classic Italian and American dishes.
The chefs at Michael Anthonys Pizza sprinkle more than two dozen ingredients atop pizza crusts to ensure that no taste buds are left unsatisfied. Toppings include pineapples for those who love sweet things, jalapenos for those who love spice, and Canadian bacon for those who love a good John Candy joke. While thin crust, pan, and stuffed pizzas bake to a golden finish, the chefs busy themselves layering cheese and sauce with lasagna noodles or slathering barbecue sauce onto full or half slabs of baby back ribs. A number of sandwiches also festoon the menu, including housemade Italian beef and char-grilled Italian sausage on fresh baked French bread.
La Tosca features authentic Italian cuisine and pizza made using the highest quality and freshest ingredients. Italy is known for more than just the cuisine, which is why we offer the finest Italian wines to compliment your meal.
The chefs at Mr. G's Restaurant work from an extensive menu of house-made American comfort fare. All day, they dole out classic breakfast dishes such as omelets, skillets, and waffles, sating early risers, late risers, and seasonal hibernators. For lunch and dinner, the chefs adorn thin-crust pizzas with fresh meats and vegetables and make sandwiches cushioned by onion rolls and seven-grain bread.