Business Overview

Specializing in delicious pan and stuffed pizza, as well as amazing thin and specialty pizzas. Along with awesome pastas and other Italian favorites including the best appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and chicken, ribs & seafood dishes. Plus, desserts and daily specials. BYOB beer and wine.

Full service. Currently pickup and delivery only! Plus, catering. Can seat up to 75 customers in its spacious dining room and private party room, great for all occasions including birthdays, showers, holidays, sporting or corporate events, business meetings and presentations. Also, a huge basement, great for storage.

And a fully equipped kitchen with large exhaust hood, 6-shelf rotating pizza oven and much more. But no POS system.

Well established for over 52 years. With the current owners for over 28 years. And at the current location for over 13 years.

Independent, no royalty, advertising or transfer fees. Family owned and operated

# Of Employees: 3 Employees + 5-6 Family Members (not staying) + 8-9 Drivers

Location: Prime corner retail space in a freestanding building with great signage, visibility, access and parking near the corner of W Ardmore Ave and N Austin Ave. On busy Milwaukee Ave, a major thoroughfare with high traffic counts. Near William Howard Taft High School and Edgebrook Golf Course. Close to I-90.

Surrounded by a dense residential area. Perfectly positioned between Norword Park and Jefferson Park neighborhoods!

Feel free to stop by the location as a customer first. This is a highly confidential listing, please DO NOT talk to any of the employees or patrons. If interested, contact EatZ for more information. Showings by appointment only.

Listed By Tom Traina at EatZ & Associates / EatZ Real Estate Group LLC


  • Asking Price: $1,094,000
  • Cash Flow: $136,763
  • Gross Revenue: $795,609
  • FF&E: N/A
  • Inventory: N/A
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1970

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:Own
  • Property Included:Yes
  • Building Square Footage:6,000
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:N/A
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

6,000 SqFt one-story masonry freestanding building with large basement (1/2 the building). Built in 1950. New HVAC. On .14 acres. Real estate taxes $33,809. Square Feet: 6,000. Seating: 75. Days/Hrs of Operation: Tu-Th 4p-10p, Fr-Sa 4p-11p, Su 3p-11p (Closed Mondays). Owners Role: Working owner. Value of FF&E: Included In Asking Price.

Is Support & Training Included:

Two weeks on-site comprehensive training

Purpose For Selling:


Pros and Cons:

A pizza experience unlike any other. Real Chicago style pizza. Awesome pizza. Excellent pie. Amazing pasta. Crispy crusts. Flavorful sauces. Superior sandwiches. Authentic time-tested recipes. Uses only the freshest high-quality ingredients. Homemade food. Consistently great. Everything baked to perfection. A menu that bursts with flavor. Gluten-free menu also available. Comfortable, warm and welcoming interior. Family friendly atmosphere. Nice place to watch the game. Perfect party room. Great service. Wonderful attentive and knowledgeable staff. Professional drivers. Fast and friendly delivery. Food is always hot, delivery is always speedy and order is always right. An all-around hard-working crew! Simply the best: By far the best pizza in the neighborhood. Best pizza in the hood. Best pizza in both Jefferson Park and Norwood Park. Best pizza on the northwest side. Best pizza in Chicago. Best pizza place in Chi-Town. Best pan, stuffed and thin crust pizza in the city. Best pizza you will find. Hands down the best pizza you will ever eat. Best pizza ever! Also: Best fried calamari. Best mozzarella sticks. Best soup. Best sandwiches. Best food around. And best customer service. Rated 5.0 TripAdvisor, 4.8 Facebook, 4.6 Google and 4.0 Yelp!

Opportunities and Growth:

Local gem. A staple in the community. Neighborhood pizza joint. The “go-to” pizza and Italian food place. One of the finest pizzerias in the city. A classic Chicago restaurant. Addicting. Adored by many. Tons of regulars for generations. Fans come from near and far. Highly rated and recommended, great reputation to build upon! Can also re-open the dining room and party room, increase hours and add on-line ordering to further increase sales.

Additional Info

The company was established in 1970, making the business 52 years old.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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