Home of the world's largest deliverable pizza, Big Mama's & Papa's serves mammoth slices of Italian pie made fresh, with preservative-free dough and California cheese. At 18 inches across, the extra-large pizza provides an ample space to decorate with toppings such as artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, eggplant, and meat, and when rolled up, is big enough to occupy most of an NBA center's shoe.
For 51 years, the pizza aficionados at Round Table Pizza have been mixing, kneading, and rolling out their pizza dough from scratch every morning. Cooks sling pies throughout the day, an aromatic process that begins when they slather disks in zesty tomato sauce, followed quickly by the application of premium aged cheeses, and finally a trip into the super-hot ovens that shimmer with heat and pride as they create a browned, bubbling masterpiece. The menu includes signature specialty pizzas such as the King Arthur's Supreme, a Mediterranean-inspired assemblage of pepperoni, green peppers, and italian dry salami unimpressed by its neighbors' slapstick antics. The Wombo Combo quickly earns a pass for its bizarre name with a mouthwatering combo of bacon, roma tomatoes, and artichoke hearts.
Brando's combines all the sports-soaked trappings of a neighborhood pub or sports bar with a traditional pizzeria, serving piping-hot Chicago-style pizzas ($12/$15), stromboli ($9.50), and ricotta-rich calzones ($10.50). Build a mozzarella-stick log cabin for deep-fried settlers ($6.50), or complement the glow emitted from TVs during March Madness with a hearty handful of homemade potato chips ($5). A savory steak salad piles on blue cheese and thinly sliced flat-iron steak ($10), and the italian sausage ($8.50) or italian beef sandwich, with hot giardiniera pepper ($8), deliver Windy City standbys. Brando's also dishes out build-your-own burgers ($8, $0.50 per added topping), pastas ($9), and a full omelette ($6, $0.50 per added topping), and a breakfast menu for those who wake up early to watch soccer, cricket, and European baseball, which is also know as American tennis.