What to Eat at Italian Superior Bakery, Open Now

Photo: Courtesy Anthony Buccini

Italian Superior Bakery, at 933 S. Western near Taylor Street, is the kind of vintage neighborhood bakery that could easily have vanished into history when its owners reached retirement age a few years ago. Instead, new owners retained the old bread recipes and equipment, and have now added a sunny cafe where they serve muffuletta sandwiches (on their own bread, of course), salads, traditional-style sheet pizza, and pastas, as well as a complete range of pastries baked in house. It’s a cheerful example of how you can update an old business while still keeping plenty of Italian neighborhood atmosphere and flavor. Here’s what you can grab for lunch just a few minutes from the Loop, yet a million miles away at the same time.

Muffuletta Sandwich

Served on a traditional 6” round Italian bread. Prosciutto, capicola, sopressata, provolone. Topped with our giardinera.
Sandwich alone/Hot or mild:
Half 5.00
Whole 8.75

Sandwich combo (drink + chips or $1 pastry):
Half 6.00
Whole 9.75


Tossed Green 5.00
Salad, cucumber, olive, tomato, croutons
Dressing: creamy garlic Caesar, balsamic vinaigrette

Add a warm spinach or bacon quiche: 8.50

Caprese Salad 8.00
Sliced tomato, mozzarella, fresh basil in balsamic and olive oil dressing

Fresselle 5.50
Wheat or white fresselle, fresh tomato, cucumber, fontina cheese, basil with balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil


Slice 2.80
1/2 Pan 11.25
Full Pan 22.50

One Topping
Slice 3.10
1/2 Pan 12.50
Full Pan 25.00

Slice 3.45
1/2 Pan 13.75
Full Pan 27.50


Cold pasta 1.50
Olive oil, fresh garlic and basil

Bean salad 1.50
Flavorful blend of mixed beans, red onion in a balsamic vinaigrette


What to Eat at Italian Superior Bakery, Open Now