Business Overview

Great little neighborhood Italian place. Featuring delicious hand-tossed pizzas, as well as mouthwatering stuffed and pan/deep dish pizzas, along with homemade pasta, seafood and house specials, plus tasty panzerottis and Italian sandwiches. In addition to ice cold beer and a nice selection of wine.

Full service. Dine-in or out, as well as carryout, curbside pickup and delivery, plus catering. On-line ordering also available. Open for lunch and dinner. Boasts a recently expanded kitchen!

Sales dramatically increased in 2020 when they added covered outdoor dining, complete with lights and heaters. And sales continued to increase another 10% in 2021! Also, great for hosting large gatherings and parties.

2020 gross sales $838,798 and 2021 gross sales $928,885!

Well established for over 34 years. Family owned and operated since 1988. All recipes included!

Location: Prime corner retail space in an historic one-of-a-kind freestanding building on a high trafficked main street across from the busy Metra station. Ample street and train station parking. Surrounded by many homes. And near the high school!

Perfectly situated in an award-winning western suburb, regularly featured in publications such as West Suburban Living and Chicago Magazine. Recently was named by 24/7 Wall Street as the best place to live in Illinois and 12th best in the nation!

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: $350,000
  • Cash Flow: $179,065
  • Gross Revenue: $928,885
  • FF&E: N/A
  • Inventory: $10,000
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1988

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:Own
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:2,602
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:14
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

Lease for $4,000/mth. Owner/seller offering a new lease with options. Property Information: A mixed-use building with a 1,302 sqft restaurant on the 1st floor with a full basement and a 1,300 sqft 2-bedroom rental apartment on the 2nd floor. Plus, on-site parking for 5 cars. 2019 real estate taxes $7,166. Also, the opportunity to purchase the property for an additional $575,000. Square Feet: 2,602 (1,302 sqft Restaurant + 1,300 sqft Apartment Upstairs). Seating: 25 Inside & 70 Outside. Days/Hrs of Operation: Tu-Th 11a-9p, Fr 11a-10p, Sa 1p-10p, Su 1p-9p. Value of FF&E: Included In Asking Price (Valued at $100,000).

Is Support & Training Included:

One week on-site comprehensive training.

Purpose For Selling:

Other job opportunity.

Pros and Cons:

Authentic Italian at its best. You can taste the tradition. Like great Italian food from the old neighborhood. Lots of old-world flavor. Everything prepared from scratch in-house with only the finest ingredients using family recipes brought from Italy - all their meats, sauces, dough, desserts and more. Outstanding food. Out-of-this-world hand-tossed pizzas. Fantastic pie - crispy crust, homemade sauces and perfectly caramelized cheese blend. Amazing homemade pasta dishes. Fresh bread. Ice cold beer. And wines that pair well with everything on the menu. A wonderful mom & pop Italian restaurant. A charming old fashion place. A quaint casual eatery. Cozy neighborhood setting. Relaxed ambiance. The perfect spot for family dinners, a date, meeting up with friends and celebrating special occasions. And now offering dining alfresco! Also, experienced and loyal staff. Extraordinary service. Everyone treated like family! Ideal location. Great corner spot. Busy street and busy train station. Conveniently situated. Close to many homes! Voted “Best Pizza”. “Best Italian” in the western suburbs. Rated “3 Forks” by Chicago Tribune and “4 Stars” by the Chicago Sun Times.

Opportunities and Growth:

A very special place. Local favorite for generations. Neighborhood gem. A staple in the community. An area mainstay. Tons of regulars. Loved by many. THE place for pizza. The “go-to” Italian place. Highly rated and recommended, great reputation to continue to build upon!

Additional Info

The venture was established in 1988, making the business 34 years old.
The transaction doesn't include inventory valued at $10,000*, which ins't included in the asking price.

The company has 14 employees and resides in a building with estimated square footage of 2,602 sq ft.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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