The Italian Renaissance graced history with such gifts as Machiavelli's literature, da Vinci's paintings, and Michelangelo's strategic use of pizza slices to create a more modest David. Revolutionize taste with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian cuisine and soft drinks at Benedetto's Pizza in Shorewood.
For nearly four decades, the Benedetto family has hand tossed, sauced, and sprinkled authentic Italian pies and pastas, creating a menu of traditional family recipes. Munch on crisp thin-crust pizza ($11.95 medium, $1.70 each additional topping) or gobble a doughy disk of Chicago-style deep dish ($13.25 medium, $1.70 each additional topping), both of which don dough that the Benedetto's staff makes fresh daily. Specialty pies ($16.75 medium) include piquant pesto, vegetarian, and meat classic—a mound of sausage, pepperoni, bacon, and salami securely sealed with melted mozzarella and an intricate system of alarms. Dizzy cutlery with a plate of spaghetti bathed in marinara or meat sauce ($6.95) or spurn silverware for a juicy Italian beef sandwich ($5.95) or a slab of barbecued ribs ($17.95).
Visitors dine at cozy wooden tables indoors and outdoors at Benedetto's. Eaters can also pick up their orders or call in from a home- or in-office Italian villa to have comestibles delivered alongside carbonated cola ($4.25 6-pk or $1.99 2-liter).
960 Brook Forest Ave.
Shorewood, Illinois 60404Get Directions