Italian Restaurants in Pleasant Prairie

Up to 50% Off at La Rosa Pizzeria & Restaurant

Vernon Hills

$20 $11

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Homestyle Italian food such as chicken alfredo and margherita pizzas, asiago-stuffed gnocchi, homemade lasagna, and capicola sandwiches

45% Off at Calzone & Macaroni Co.

Vernon Hills

$20 $11

Design your own calzone or macaroni dish or pick a signature option such as lobster mac; gluten-free options available

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Casa Di Giorgio

Casa di Giorgio

$20 $10

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Authentic Italian pasta, pizzas, and specialties pair with fine wines amid chandeliers and vibrant oil paintings

Up to Half Off at Wa-Pa-Ghetti’s Pizza

Wheeling

$10 $5

Diverse menu with handcrafted pizzas, classic American dishes, and items inspired by Italian and Mexican cuisines

43% Off at Wayne's Pizza

Arlington Heights

$25 $14.25

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Since 1964, Wayne's has used secret family recipes and fresh ingredients to craft high-quality pizzas, pasta, and classic Italian dishes

47% Off Italian Food at Cucina Bella in Algonquin

Algonquin

$30 $16

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2010 Best of the Fox winner layers homemade lasagna, drizzles beef medallions in gorgonzola cream & stirs handcrafted sauces in open kitchen

45% Off at Italian Express

West Allis

$20 $11

Housemade pastas are served with breadsticks and salad, and pizzas come in a range of varieties such as chicken alfredo and veggie deluxe

45% Off Pizza and Burgers at CravePizza

Mount Prospect

$20 $11

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Wings dressed in five types of sauce ready appetites for thin-, pan-, or stuffed-crust pizzas, chicken caesar salad & bacon-topped burgers

50% Off Pizza and Burgers at Ye Olde Town Inn

Mount Prospect

$30 $15

Casual eatery filled with live music and a 120" screen serves up stuffed pizzas with three layers of cheese, pasta, and stacked burgers

Up to 50% Off Pizza at Tarantino

Fairview

$31 $16

Shrimp and black olive specialty pizza highlights a menu of pizzas, pasta, hot sandwiches, and appetizers

$11 for Italian Food at Joey Buona’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

Juneau Town

$20 $11

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Italian eatery serves up family-style dishes such as oven-baked rigatoni, baked lasagna, and traditional thin-crust style pizza

Half Off Pizza Meal from Pizzeria Scotty

Milwaukee

$19.18 $9.50

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Carryout or delivery pizzas served with deep-fried garlic bread sticks and soda

45% Off Pizza and Bar Food at Happy Tap

West Allis

$20 $11

Neighborhood bar serves thin-crust pizza and garlic, cheesy, and pizza bread while games play on flat-screen televisions in the background

50% Off Pizza and Italian Cuisine at Rustico Pizzeria

Historic Third Ward

$30 $15

More than a dozen specialty pizzas and various pasta dishes, all of which can be made gluten-free, along with fresh salads

50% Off at Michael's Italian Restaurant

Waukesha

$30 $15

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Homemade pizza crusts and pastas topped with ladles of scratch-made sauce; fresh fish flown in from Chicago every morning

Up to 50% Off at Giacomo's Ristorante Italiano

Des Plaines

$40 $20

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Family-owned restaurant serving authentic Southern Italian cuisine in a casually elegant space; try the eggplant parmigiana and tiramisu

50% Off at Ti Amo Cafe Italiano

Hoffman Estates

$30 $15

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Upscale Italian cuisine served on white tablecloths at eatery with weekly live music performances

Up to 43% Off Italian Food at Father & Son Italian Kitchen

Skokie

$20 $12

Italian eatery in business 60+ years makes all items in-house; flatbread pizza, pan pizza, pastas, fresh salads and Abbe's gluten-free menu

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Jimano's Pizzeria's deft dough-tossers craft homemade crusts, succulent sauces, and pies layered with fresh ingredients for an oven-fresh menu of Chicago-style pizzas. Top a thin-crust cheese pizza ($15.80 for a 16") or piñata-pack a pan-baked deep-dish cheese pizza ($17.95 for a 16") with a panoply of ingredients, such as pepperoni, mushrooms, bacon, or pineapple ($2.10 per ingredient for a 16" pizza), ensuring that modest pizzas don't have to arrive at the table undressed. Cooks also create stacked delights such as the italian beef ($5.85) or the crispy buffalo chicken sandwich ($5.99); baby back ribs ($16.99 for a full slab, $14.99 for a half slab) offer carnivorous sustenance coated in a homemade St. Louis–style barbecue sauce. The pizzeria's famed bread sticks ($3.99) satisfy carb cravings alongside a slew of pasta dishes, which arrive with sides of saucy banter and cheesy dialogue.

417 E Il Route 173
Antioch,
IL
US

Chef David Maish trained at Chicago's Washburne Trade School, worked corporate events and banquets, and cooked at casual dining restaurants before opening the first David's Bistro in 1997. That Des Plaines location was open for nearly a decade, and after a brief break from business, David reopened his namesake restaurant in 2009, this time in Antioch. At the new location, David stresses the importance of hospitality and employs a knowledgeable wait staff, as highlighted by NBC5's Street teamer, Hungry Z, who said, "Chef David goes out of his way to ensure his staff knows the menu as well as he does."

The menu features a lot of the same contemporary American recipes David prepared at his last restaurant, such as the maple-glazed salmon. But the number of dishes has expanded to include more international ones, such as new zealand lamb chops, as well as vegetable-filled pastas and pizzas topped with buffalo mozzarella and baked scallops. There’s also a kids’ menu filled with child-sized portions of spaghetti and meatballs and grilled cheese paninis, as well as pages where kids can color or practice their long division.

883 Main St
Antioch,
IL
US

The dough wizards at Papa John's hand toss circular masterpieces with original and thin crusts made from high-protein flour to support warm bouquets of toppings. Hand-cut produce crowns all of Papa John's pizzas, mingling with the sun-soaked sweetness of sauce made from fresh, California-grown tomatoes. By adhering to its brand promise of "better ingredients, better pizza," Papa John's grew from a back-tavern pizzeria into more than 3,500 restaurants within three decades' time, or the amount of time it takes to grow a single pizzeria from a small seed.

1321 N Green Bay Rd
Waukegan,
IL
US

Stuffed deer antlers, a large canoe suspended from the ceiling, and carvings of bears surround diners at Bill's Pizza & Pub. The northwoods seeps indoors at the venerable pizza place, which exhibits the idiosyncratic decor of a lodge. The wood-grained eatery first established its novel dining room more than 50 years ago, when its founder and namesake converted a garage into a roadside pizza joint. There, Bill and his wife, Pat, devised the double-decker pizza that still emerges piping hot from the kitchens at two locations. Both locales exhibit the same relaxed setting, in which families can scarf double-decker slices and freely toss peanut shells to the floor or out windows at mounted policemen.

18945 W Washington St
Grayslake,
IL
US

At Spring Grove Family Restaurant & Pizzeria, the chefs specialize in comfort. All-day breakfast selections share menu space with dinners of fettuccine alfredo and half-pound burgers layered with bacon and cheese. From the pizza ovens emerge pies in both thin-crust and deep-dish variations, with ingredients added to emulate classic dishes such as tacos, reuben sandwiches, and the traditional delicacy known as "pizza." For sweeter cravings, the chefs bake tart cherry pies and top slices of molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and a chocolate drizzle.

2508 U.S. 12
Spring Grove,
IL
US

In 1966, taxi drivers Sam Levine and Fred Bartoli finally became fed up with their stop-and-go lives full of honking horns and rush-hour traffic. So they shut off their engines, handed in their keys, and took root. Along with pal George Loverde, they invested in property just off the bustling Magnificent Mile, but then didn’t know what to do with it. According to a 2004 profile in the Chicago Tribune, they got their direction when someone finally said, “Put pizza in it.”

Though the rest is history, it wasn’t quite easy. Bartoli and Loverde came from Italian and Sicilian backgrounds, but neither knew the key to a good pizza. It wasn’t until they hired Alice Mae Redmond, the woman responsible for the dough at Pizzeria Uno, that the Gino's East Chicagoans know and love was truly born. Although Alice Mae retired back in 1989, the recipe for her flaky, golden deep-dish pizza crust lives on.

Today, Gino’s still stands at its original spot on Michigan and Superior but has also stretched to 10 other city and suburban locations. Whether dining downtown or in St. Charles, customers find Alice Mae’s signature crust piled with mounds of cheese, sauce made from vine-ripened tomatoes, and plenty of fresh toppings—from sausage and pepperoni to jalapeños and ground beef. Hot from the oven, pizzas arrive at tables snuggled inside seasoned deep-dish pans, ready to welcome a fork and knife. Thin-crust varieties are also available for those who don’t know how to work silverware, as is a bounty of sandwiches.

820 S Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville,
IL
US