One of a pair of casual, counter-service Italian spots (its mate is in South Elgin), this location serves pizzas, sandwiches, pastas and salads. No guess work here: The food is on display as you walk in. Order one of three chicken or two fish options, eggplant parmigiana or thick, square Sicilian pizza. Consider a side salad or pasta and desserts like cannolis, brownies, cheesecake, biscotti or pane fritto, fried dough sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Then have a seat and a server will bring you food.
Don't have so long? Drop in for a glass of wine. At one end of the dining room, you can relax on leatherlike loveseats with small tables near an attractive white-brick fireplace.