Business Overview

Serving delicious traditional Italian cuisine. Featuring handcrafted pizzas, savory pastas, mouthwatering sandwiches, 1/2-pound burgers, tasty appetizers, fresh salads, indulgent desserts and more. Daily and weekly specials. Kids menu.

Full-service restaurant and bar. Dine-in, carryout and delivery, plus catering for all occasions. Open for lunch and dinner.

Full bar. Spacious dining room. Ample seating. Large fully equipped kitchen.

Independent, no royalty, advertising or transfer fees. Potential to add video gaming. Family owned and operated.

Well established for over 15 years! Sales increasing yearly!! 2021 sales up over 14%!!!

Location: Prime retail space in a busy neighborhood plaza surrounded by an industrial park and many homes. Across from the high school.

Perfectly situated in a friendly city north of Rockford. A great place to live, work, learn, and play. Features good schools, beautiful parks and easy access. Located on the border of Illinois and Wisconsin along the scenic riverfront of the Rock River and Turtle Creek, the city is easily accessible off interstate highways I-90, I-39, and I-43. Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison are all within 90 miles.

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


  • Asking Price: $1,095,000
  • Cash Flow: $348,705
  • Gross Revenue: $1,834,976
  • FF&E: N/A
  • Inventory: N/A
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 2007

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:N/A
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:4,600
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:22
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

Leased space $4,859/mth gross. Current lease expires Nov 2023. Square Feet: 4,600. Seating: 170. Days/Hrs of Operation: Su-Th 11a-9p & Fr-Sa 11a-10p. Owners Role: Owner operated. Value of FF&E: Included In Asking Price (Valued at $100,000).

Is Support & Training Included:

Two weeks on-site comprehensive training

Purpose For Selling:

Moving to Florida.

Pros and Cons:

Authentic traditional Italian cuisine. Everything homemade with time-honored family recipes. Like Nonna’s cooking. Top notch customer service. Friendly staff. Everyone treated like family. Charming décor. Outstanding catering. Super-fast delivery. Everything packaged beautifully and arrives piping hot. Best place in town. By far the best pizza in the area. Best Italian food around. Known for their amazing food and excellent service! Rated 4.5 TripAdvisor, 4.3 Google, 4.2 Facebook and more. Voted Best Of Stateline 2021!

Opportunities and Growth:

The “go-to” local Italian restaurant. Area gem. Neighborhood spot. A frequent stop. Tons of regulars. Loved by many. Highly rated and recommended, great reputation to continue to build upon!

Additional Info

The business was established in 2007, making the business 15 years old.

The company has 22 employees and resides in a building with approx. square footage of 4,600 sq ft.
The real estate is leased by the company for $4,859 per Month

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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