Why aren’t you eating pizza now? Lake County Restaurant Week is the time to visit participating pizza pie parlors in the land of lakes.
There’s no escaping it. Pizza is now in our DNA. If we have pizza withdrawal for too long, we could possibly die!
No – we are not overreacting. (Yes we are). But we’re not…
The Chicagoland area is known for its pizza and that’s no different in Lake County.
Pizza’s long history begins in ancient Greece, where these people covered the bread with oils, herbs and cheese. The modern-day version of pizza originated in Naples, Italy, around the 18th or 19th century.
Apparently, the first pizza was made for the Royal Palace of Capodimonte in 1889 (which used to be where the kings and queens of Naples and Sicily resided and is now a museum/national gallery). And the rest, my friends, is history.
Well – since we’re on the subject of pizza in lake county, Restaurant Week: 10 Days to Savor is here. The delectable event runs April 1-10. These are the top pizza places in Lake County to devour a slice of pie and to scream ‘radical’ for Restaurant Week. Shout out to Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo for the shameless pizza promotion.
Bill’s Pizza & Pub is a family-friendly restaurant, since 1957, with a unique, comfortable, rustic, Northwoods-inspired dining room with incredible wildlife mounts. The world’s renowned first double-decker and famous thin-crust pizzas are outstanding! Their menu also has delicious sandwiches and desserts. Since its inception in the late 1950s, the Mundelein restaurant has achieved numerous accolades for its eats. Kick back, munch on some peanuts and toss your shells wherever you want. The Mundelein eatery also has a second location in Third Lake called Bill’s Pub North.
Chicago Woodfire Pizza Co. combines award-winning, Chicago-style pizza with wood-fired Napoli-style pizza, served up in a trendy and energetic atmosphere. The Gurnee Mills eatery was recognized as the winner of “Best Thin Crust” and “Best Deep Dish Pizza in Lake County” in 2017-18.
Disotto’s got pizza on the menu, but really you’re being transported to another place time in Highwood. This restaurant, reminiscent of vintage Italy, has a menu that includes pizza fruit dishes, salads, pasta, Piatti, contorni and a slew of other delectable items. The scent of these delicious dishes permeates through the walls of this rustic and vintage Italian establishment. The carbonara is just an eye-opening dish. In this instance of the fuel noodles, it’s spaghetti with pecorino, bacon, egg yolk and black pepper. You must visit Disotto for their divine brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays.
The eatery named after a portly gentlemen is a prime spot to get a slice of pie in the northbound land of lakes. The newly-renovated and iconic Fatmans in Gurnee is the perfect mix of casual dining, innovation and excitement. With two dining rooms, three bars, three patios, an outdoor live music stage and four outdoor volleyball courts, it’s the place to be!
A Chicago staple, the stuffed deep-dish pizza makers, are offering no contact delivery and curbside pickup. Giordano’s has received acclaim as “Chicago’s Best Pizza” by NBC, CBS Chicago, the New York Times, Chicago Magazine, the Chicago Tribune and more. The delectable Windy City restaurant has been a staple in the Land of Lincoln for nearly a half-century.
The Long Grove community hub and pizzeria dabble in Detroit-style pie and other types of our favorite bread, sauce and cheese cuisine. Joanie’s also serves roasted chicken, St. Louis-style ribs, seafood, salads and more.
Whether you crave a juicy burger, a zesty pasta dish or their famous flavor-packed rotisserie chicken, LakeHouse offers a delicious menu the whole family will love. Dine inside surrounded by cozy, warm wood and stone accents, or seasonally, al fresco on the patio. There’s also an extensive craft beer selection along with wine and specialty cocktails.
This American pub and restaurant with a Northwoods-theme serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with an array of mouth-watering dishes. The Lodge of Antioch’s delectable menu features hearty salads, seafood, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, ribs, homemade cheese curds and more. The eatery also offers drink and dinner specials, as well as Thursday Night Trivia.