Talk about a transformation. Less than three months ago, the building at 3028 W. Armitage Ave. looked a little neglected and obviously in need of work. Now it’s a Dante Alighieri-themed restaurant with a passion for New York-style pizza. Dante’s Pizzeria — see, we weren’t kidding about the literary influence — officially opened to the public on Monday, and we stopped by yesterday for a look at the menu.
All of the pizzas are extra large 20-inch pies, and the plain cheese costs $18. But why stop there? Eight speciality pizzas are also available, all of which seem to be named after creatures or characters from Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. (Our favorite: The Beatrice, which is named for the woman who led Dante through paradise, is loaded with garlic sauce and mushrooms.) As for individual slices, you can score cheese, sausage, and pepperoni slices every day, while one of the speciality pizzas will be available as slices each day.
Along with pizza, Dante’s also features a range of fried appetizers — including chicken wings and mozzarella sticks — along with strombolis, subs, and salads.
The shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. everyday, and will also be taking delivery orders until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. UrbanDaddy managed to get their hands on a JPEG of the menu, which luckily meant that we didn’t have to write this thing all out by hand. Check out the menu below.
Dante’s Pizzeria Menu [JPEG]
Dante’s Pizzeria, 3028 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60647; 773-342-0002