Housing whiz-bang activities sprung to life from the mind of owner and game designer J. Richard Oltmann, Enchanted Castle coaxes thrills from the young and young at heart. As bumper cars clunk together and a game room rings with the peal of 250 pay-as-you-play games, Enchanted Castle’s 60,000 square-foot space fills with scenes fit for dream-like days of timeless tomfoolery without a fee for admission. A laser tag arena hosts light-based combat, a miniature golf course tests putting mettle, and an indoor go-kart track lets driver reenact the time that the Indianapolis 500 was hosted inside a local gymnasium. Platefuls of wings, pizzas, and sandwiches dot tabletops in the dining area, where visitors can feast in front of karaoke, big screen TVs, and an animatronics stage show featuring in-house band the Jammin’ Jesters.
When it's not hosting weddings and other monumental events in its elegant banquet hall, Villa Nova treats everyday diners to a taste of celebration with a menu of traditional Italian cuisine served in its dedicated restaurant. Beneath the dark beams of a vaulted ceiling, diners cozy up to white-clothed tables to savor steaming platters of saucy pastas, veal and chicken parmigiana, and pizzas adorned with traditional toppings such as tomato and basil or modern ingredients such as barbecue chicken and emoticons. Guinness and Blue Moon pour from taps in the softly lit bar, where drink specials and arcade games keep revelers entertained into the night.
Specializing in thick, deep–style deep-dish pizza, Jet's has indulged palates since 1978, when the eponymous Jetts brothers opened the first joint in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Crusts buckle under the weight of mozzarella cheese and toppings such as grilled chicken and black olives, accompanied by sides such as wings, Cinnamon Stix, or Jet's Bread topped with cheese, garlic, and butter. Stacks of meat and veggies pile onto piping-hot subs, and a variety of healthy salads helps to avoid the wrath of the Food Pyramid's ancient golems armed with giant wooden tongs.
At six locations dispersed throughout the Chicago suburbs, Old Town Pizza Co.'s dough doyens handcraft an array of Italian edibles, including four styles of pizza—signature thin crust, double dough crimped with a hand-rolled edge, Chicago-style deep dish, and Sicilian-style stuffed pizza. Specialty pies, which comes in such varieties as the Florentine and The Butcher Block, arrive adorned with fresh spinach and spices or a choice of four meats. Chefs also tempt carb cravers with pastas, calzones, and sandwiches, including italian beef.
Roundhead's Pizza Pub keeps head holes stuffed with an assortment of menu items as patrons affix their sight-spheres on one of the sports bar's more than 28 TVs. Roundhead's special pizza, packed with sausage, green peppers, onions, and mushrooms (12", $16.25+), silences the grumbling bellies of Blackhawks and Bulls supporters as they argue about whether hockey players or basketball players make more capable museum docents. Kick off a Thursday night trivia session in Lombard with a generous portion of meat-filled homemade lasagna ($11.59) or an order of ultimate nachos, an assortment of cheese, chili, sour cream, and jalapeños perched atop a tortilla chip-mountain like a gooey, amorphous Sherpa ($9.49). Roundhead's also offers a formidable lunch buffet ($7.99), served weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., which turns growling midday munchies into whimpering afternoon siestas.
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.
Michael's Pizzeria has always done things a little differently. Since 1978, the chefs have referred to one other as “Dr. Gonzo” and topped specialty pies with unexpected toppings such as spaghetti, ranch, and cheddar cheese. The menu also showcases a spread of other Italian dishes, from baked lasagna and veal parmigiana to panzeroti—dough stuffed with your choice of toppings, then deep-fried.