It took a family vacation for Bill Wilson to discover his passion for authentic Old World cuisine. Ironically, that vacation was to one of the least Old-World locales on earth: San Diego. During this trip, Bill tried his first wood-fired brick-oven pizza, and the memories of the smoky flavors and crispy, yet still-chewy crust stuck with him for years. Almost a decade later, Bill finally decided to bring those pies to Chicagoland at a time when brick-oven pizzerias were few and far between. Although Bricks Wood Fired Pizza blossomed from one to three locations, the restaurant remains committed to the thin-crust, Neapolitan-style pizza that Bill remembered so vividly from San Diego.
The Hungry Hound describes the unique process of how Bricks creates their dough and how they bake their signature pies as "impressive." Each pie begins as a 12-inch dough circle slathered with housemade tomato sauce. From there, diners can either outfit it with one of the pre-built specials or design their own pizza by adding any of the 36 available toppings—including everything from prosciutto and sun-dried tomatoes to italian sausage and giardiniera. Baked sandwiches made with Boar's Head deli meats, hearty salads, and appetizers of housemade meatballs round out the roster of classic Italian and Italian-American comfort foods.
Nothing says romance like a five-star Italian diner. Come to Brio Tuscan Grille for a great meal in a lovely atmosphere.
The chefs at Brio Tuscan Grille know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Reserve your own room at Brio Tuscan Grille so that you can create your own private party.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Brio Tuscan Grille.
Getting online is easy with Brio Tuscan Grille's free and convenient wifi.
Don't like waiting to be seated? Make a reservation whether it's just you or the whole group.
Brio Tuscan Grille offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Brio Tuscan Grille's tasty dishes at your next party.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
For an easy walk to the restaurant, diners can park in the neighboring lot where valet is also an option.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Brio Tuscan Grille s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
The restaurant is open from morning through evening, but the dinner menu serves the tastiest reviews.
So plan your next date night at Brio Tuscan Grille, where you'll enjoy incredible Italian cooking in a richly romantic setting.
Visit Brio Tuscan Grille for great Italian food that is well worth the price.
If you are looking for a new lunch or dinner spot, make your way over to Brio Tuscan Grille and fill up on Italian fare.
As the stewards of Armand's Pizzeria Victory Tap, the Caringellas remain faithful to decades of tradition and generations of family recipes at their collection of restaurants, which got its start in 1956. In addition to its signature thin-crust pizzas, Armand's offers hearty dishes such as baked clams, crisp artichokes stuffed with Italian cheeses, and pastas tossed in housemade sauces.
Tale of Two Owners
When childhood friends Michael Caringella and Armand Christopher decided to open a restaurant together, they let fate decide the name. After winning a coin toss, Mike dubbed the eatery Armand's Victory Tap, ensuring Armand would field more than his fair share of customer inquiries.
Aside from the name, the friends shared a common vision for that first restaurant. Mike took over the kitchen and filled the menu with recipes amassed by Grandma Caringella. As an artist, Armand lined the walls
of the main dining room with his own original work. The contributions of each founder have endured through the decades.
Making a Meal
Every thin-crust pie and square, Sicilian-style pan pizza has one thing in common: they bake to a toothsome crisp inside a traditional brick oven that can get as hot as 800 degrees. Other than that, though, diners have the opportunity to design a completely original pizza. The list of toppings features over 20 different options, ranging from fresh mushrooms and Armand's signature Italian sausage to roast beef and spicy giardiniera.
Rounds Head Pizzeria is a casual pizza restaurant that serves up fresh, hot and creative pizzas.
Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Rounds Head Pizzeria.
Cheer on your favorite team at Rounds Head Pizzeria, a local restaurant with TVs.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this pizzeria has kid-friendly food and seating.
Getting online is easy with Rounds Head Pizzeria's free and convenient wifi.
The large dining space at Rounds Head Pizzeria provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this pizzeria.
Those hoping to avoid the weekend rush will do best visiting the pizzeria during the week.
The dress code at Rounds Head Pizzeria is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Call Rounds Head Pizzeria for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Rounds Head Pizzeria is located near endless free parking options.
At Rounds Head Pizzeria, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Rounds Head Pizzeria s mid-range cuisine will please your pockets as well as your palate.
There's no better place to kick back, relax, and enjoy a tasty pizza than at Rounds Head Pizzeria.
Pizza is a food staple that is done right by Rounds Head Pizzeria.
Rounds Head Pizzeria does not disappoint with some of the best British pub food in Lombard.
Buca di Beppo does pasta right — this Lombard restaurant is known for its top-of-the-line Italian recipes.
Eat healthy and feel better with Buca di Beppo's low-fat and gluten-free plates.
This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant just as much as their parents do.
Sometimes it's annoying to plan events for big groups, and sometimes it's easy with great restaurants like Buca di Beppo helping you out.
If waiting to be seated isn't your style, plan ahead and make reservations.
Wear what you like when you dine at Buca di Beppo — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
This restaurant will deliver their delicious dishes right to your door, or you can stop in and pick up some great takeout.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Buca di Beppo.
Buca di Beppo is located near endless free parking options.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Meals at Buca di Beppo are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
Visit Buca di Beppo for great Italian food that is well worth the price.
Ready to try all the best flavors of Italy? Check out the authentic dishes at Buca di Beppo.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Sal's Pizza Pub, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
Toast your evening out at this pizzeria with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Grab the kids when you head to this pizzeria — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Sal's Pizza Pub will be able to accommodate your large party.
Reserve a table in advance and get seated when you're ready.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Sal's Pizza Pub, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
Catering from Sal's Pizza Pub will take your party to the next level.
If you're more interested in a cozy night at home, this pizzeria also offers delivery and take-out options.
Score parking in the lot adjacent to Sal's Pizza Pub, a local restaurant.
The average check at Sal's Pizza Pub will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Payment is simple and all major credit cards are accepted.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Sal's Pizza Pub come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
Not all pizzas are made the same. For a quality pie that packs in all the delicious flavors you love, be sure to stop by Sal's Pizza Pub.