Well, great. We’d never stand in between you and an Alba truffle.
But it’s good to know you’re still up for a time-honored Italian beef sandwich or just a good, hot pizza.
Because now there’s a place that serves an Italian beef sandwich in the form of a pizza.
Meet Pranzi, a nice-looking River North pizzeria that still believes there is room for innovation in the classics, now open.
Consider this place a breather from this month’s high-profile Italian spots. It’s outfitted in handsome silvers and grays, some chandeliers and Rat Pack photographs, and you’ll find the occasional Frank Sinatra on the playlist.
Glide in, grab a seat at the bar and crack open a Revolution Fiestmas or the place’s version of a classic Grasshopper made with Fernet-Branca and Italian mint. Watching the Bulls with a Grasshopper—highly recommended.
But pretty soon, you’ll be hungry. They’ve got baked mostaccioli and veal parms for you. Or when you can’t decide whether you’re in a pizza or sandwich mood, you’ll order Da Cheezy Beef, a double-crust pizza stuffed with Italian beef and gooey mozzarella.
Probably won’t be hungry after that.