Pizzeria Antica serves up a menu of made-to-order pizzas, each prepared with fresh ingredients and premium italian cheeses. Muffle the moans of rapacious stomach-sirens with an order of bruschetta crowned with tomato, basil, and a drizzling of extra virgin olive oil ($4.75), before diving into the restaurant's array of specialty thin-crust pizzas ($12.95–$19.95). The Barese pizza adorns chop canvases with the colorful flavors of prosciutto di parma and panna, along with fresh ground pepper, shaved parmesan, and arugula, while Nemos of nourishment can submerge themselves in the Antico pizza, a spherical serving of tuna and capers frolicking in a cheesy pasture of mushrooms and onions. Build-your-own-pizza options are also available ($8.95–$14.95; $1–$2.50 per topping), as well as starch-surrounded fare such as the meatball sandwich or the italian beef sandwich ($4.95 for small, $6.45 for large).
Cousins Pizza Pub boasts a menu of specialty pizzas padded with sandwiches and salads. Appetizers such as fried zucchini ($6) and mini tacos ($6.25) introduce pizzas founded on a range of crusts including thin, double-dough, pan, and stuffed. The cheeseburger pizza protects its cargo from roving Hamburglars by offering a pizza disguise to beef, american cheese, mayo, lettuce, and tomato ($16.50–$24), and chicken alfredo pizza tops pies with grilled chicken and a cream sauce usually reserved for flavoring pastas and styling angel hair ($13.50–$20). The strip steak sandwich also offers an alternative delivery system for a forkable classic accented by onions and a choice of american, mozzarella, or swiss cheeses ($9.50), and the Julienne salad mingles turkey and ham with cheese and hard-boiled egg ($7.25).
Real Time Sports strives to take the idea of a sports bar to the next level with more than 40 TVs broadcasting sports and a menu of atypical bar food. Unusual dishes include smoked shrimp quesadillas, Thai peanut chicken satay, salads topped with grilled Atlantic salmon, and French dip sandwiches made with slow roasted prime rib. In addition, they offer a variety of party packages to accommodate groups of 15 and more.
Zio Giovanni's hardworking pizza architects and pasta chefs tantalize palates with savory pies and mouthwatering plates of traditional Italian cuisine. Ladlefuls of house-made sauce drape noodles in tasty coats of rich pomodoro, tangy puttanesca, and creamy alfredo, as flavorful toppings such as plum tomatoes, peppers, and artichoke hearts crown toasty pizzas. The charming interior tastefully frames Italian feasts with cloth-clad tables and mirrored walls, while facilitating human-chess tournaments with earth-toned checkered floors.
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.