Pizza in Oak Park

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Leonardo Toia “desperately discouraged” his kids from going into the family business, but their passion won him over, and now they help run numerous locations of the family-friendly neighborhood pizzeria. While adults peruse a menu of American and Italian favorites, such as half-pound burgers or housemade pastas smothered in tomato sauce or cheese and bacon, children 8 and younger pick anything from a free menu. Clients who wish to dine inside the comfort of their own home or submarine can have Leona’s food delivered within 60 minutes of ordering.

848 Madison St
Oak Park,
IL
US

“If we weren’t so stubborn we would have quit a long time ago.” That’s what Brian Mahoney told MySuburbanLife.com’s Adam Rosen, in 2010, shortly after he and childhood pal Gianni Pincente opened Brando’s Beef in the historic depot district of Berwyn. After a lifetime of wanting to yell out gibberish from their own hot-dog stand, and plenty of trials with building codes and repairs, the duo finally opened the doors to their family-friendly eatery. Today, the best buds serve up decadent italian-beef sandwiches and sausages, hot dogs, and fresh-cut fries—all at prices that earned them a nod as a bargain eatery from Chicago's Best. The menu includes other Chicago favorites, such as thick-crust pizzas and fresh-made lasagna. Beyond serving their typical lunches and dinners, the Brando’s crew heads to special events, alleyway meet-ups, and fundraisers with trays of beef, chicken parmesan, and mini subs.

6838 W Windsor Ave
Berwyn,
IL
US

Benny's Pizza

Benny’s Pizza’s bill of fare is a celebration of both hearty American party food and Italian cuisine, with meals ranging from finger foods such as breaded zucchini to classic Italian comforts such as savory chicken parmigiana or baked lasagna. Guests happily create their own pizza by choosing from a litany of toppings such as Canadian bacon, giardiniera, and sliced beef or sate larger appetites with stuffed pizzas overflowing with fillings of sausage, mushrooms, and green peppers. In addition to in-house pizza parties and handy delivery services, Benny's turns routine workplace functions and birthdays into memorable feasts with off-site catering, and enlivens social gatherings around the big screen with special pizza combos that keep bellies full throughout football games or televised readings of War and Peace.

6806 26th St
Berwyn,
IL
US

The cooks at Lou's Pizza & Beef prepare a spread of Italian and American favorites, crowning pizzas with custom topping combinations, such as italian sausage and jalapeños, and stirring pots of housemade chili to pour over hot dogs. Patrons may opt to call ahead so they can take their italian-beef and meatball sandwiches home for dinner without losing their stride during marathon training.

6333 Ogden Ave
Berwyn,
IL
US

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