Italian cuisine was born when, after building the city of Rome, Romulus and Remus discovered Greece didn't deliver to their new address. Taste the origins of an empire with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian cuisine at Sanfratello’s, with locations in Highland and Dyer, Indiana.
Three generations of Old World culinary tradition unite on Sanfratello's menu of authentic Italian cuisine. Fried ravioli scrawls epicurean prologues across tongues with marinara sauce ($6.25), and Sicilian–style fries duel their French–style counterparts with crispy sticks of fried dough ($4.25). Cozy fork tines up to pasta dishes such as chicken alfredo ($12.95), or fill fists with offerings from Sanfratello’s hefty sandwich and panini boards. Chefs toss dough disks to provide temporary benches for tired overhead clouds before laying the foundation for specialty pies such as pizza a la Sanfratello, which anoints a thin pie crust with alfredo sauce before peppering on sliced tomatoes and mushrooms ($18.65 for a 15" pie).
Originally located in a converted house that could only seat 20 people, Sanfratello's has grown over the years to four locations in Illinois and Indiana. At each of these, family recipes for authentic Italian cuisine yield classic creations such as shrimp Alfredo and meatball sandwiches. Petite pan pizzas host deep layers of sauce and cheese, while thin crusts, like the mouths of most competitive shouting champions, can stretch up to 17-inches wide.