Join me this Friday, November 16th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and enjoy free samples of Anto Pizza’s Roman-style pizza and pasta. Sip a complementary glass of beer, wine or a soft drink, and enjoy the indoor warmth of this fabulous little pizza spot in the heart of the Jarvis Square neighborhood.
Anto Pizza Chicago is the brainchild of Antonio “Tony” Barbanente, who also owns Via Veneto, a long-established Italian restaurant in suburban Lincolnwood. Tony hails from Mola di Bari located on Italy’s southeast coast, but his authentic Italian dishes range from Sicily, the southernmost tip of Italy, up through the Piedmont region.
Though the space is super casual, the food is definitely high-end. Tony offers eight varieties of Roman-style pizza. Check out the guanciale/pecorino/fontina, zucchini/ricotta and the anchovy/burrata. These toppings are different from your usual Chicago-style combination, but they are extremely mouthwatering nevertheless.
In addition to pizza, Tony offers up a variety of pasta dishes, salads and arancini. The homemade cheese tortellini in vodka sauce is absolutely amazing!
After you filled up on pizza and pasta, waddle across the street and work off those calories at V-Tone Fitness, 1550 W. Jarvis, a local fitness spot owned by Tony and managed by his son, Franco. V-Tone recently was rated the number 1 fitness spot in Chicago by ABC7 Hoodline.
Tony opened Anto Pizza to rave reviews about six weeks ago. The restaurant currently is BYOB and is open seven days a week–Sunday through Thursday, 12 noon to 9:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 12 noon to 10:00 p.m.
Come join your neighbors Friday and enjoy this wonderful new addition to our neighborhood!
Previous Follow Me on Friday locations include Ethiopian Diamond II, 7537 N. Clark; Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; the Caribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood; Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; La Cazuela, 6922 N. Clark; El Famous Burrito, 7047 N. Clark; The New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan; Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; Poitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis; Northside Community Resources, 1530 W. Morse; Felice’s Roman Style Pizza, 6441 N. Sheridan; Lighthouse Tavern, 1236 W. Chase; Royal Coffee Chicago, 6764 N. Sheridan; the Greenleaf Arts Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf; Taste Food and Wine, 1506 W. Jarvis; Badou Senegalese Cuisine, 2055 W. Howard; Morse Gyros and Chicken, 1335 W. Morse; Den Den Restaurant, 6635 N. Clark; Bop ‘N’ Grill, 6604 N. Sheridan, El Pulpo Loco, 6619 N. Clark; R Public House, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Glenwood Dance Studio, 7017 N. Glenwood; Twisted Tapas, 1146 W. Pratt; La Choza Mexican Grill, 7022 N. Clark; Rogers Park Social, 6920 N. Glenwood; the Pottawattomie Park Picnic in the Park, 7340 N. Rogers; Audio Archaeology, 1324 W. Devon; VZN Eye Care, 6814 N. Sheridan; Hops and Grapes, 6816 N. Sheridan; SP Kebab, 6808 N. Sheridan; Devon Heartland Health Center, 1300 W. Devon; The Oasis, 6809 N. Sheridan; Ireland’s, 6511 N. Sheridan; McDonald’s, 6740 N. Clark; Oak Street Health, 1541 W. Devon; BMO Harris Smart Branch, 6556 N. Sheridan; True Nature Foods at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood; Pub 626, 1406 W. Morse; Su Taqueria El Rey del Taco, 7138 N. Clark; The Side Project, 1435 W. Jarvis; NovaCare Rehabilitation, 1214 W. Loyola Court; Leona’s, 6935 N. Sheridan; Capt’n Nemo’s, 7367 N. Clark; Cunneen’s Bar, 1424 W. Devon; Lakeshore Community Partners, 6443 N. Sheridan; the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard; Rogers Pier, 6800 N. Sheridan; Safari Lounge & Ethiopian Cuisine, 7124 N. Clark; Clarke’s Diner, 6431 N. Sheridan; the A&T Pancake House and Grill, 7036 N. Clark; Anytime Fitness Chicago-North, 1346 W. Devon; Theater Above the Law, 1439 W. Jarvis; Blaze Pizza–Loyola, 6550 N. Sheridan; Caffé ArrivaDolce, 6451 N. Sheridan; the Rogers Park/West Ridge Historical Society, 7363 N. Greenview; the State Farm insurance office of Nick Kosiek, 7051 N. Clark; Red Sea Restaurant, 2043 W. Howard; Bulldog Ale House, 6606 N Sheridan; the Kermes Street Festival at St. Jerome Church, 1709 W. Lunt; Empirical Brew Pub, 1330 W. Morse; I Dream of Falafel, 6558 N. Sheridan; Nodd Pottery, 7063 N. Glenwood; Midnight Mac & Cheeserie, 6981 N. Sheridan; the Heartland Cafe Bar, 7006 N. Glenwood; TJam Kitchen, 1418 W. Howard; and El Garcia, 7517 N. Western; South of the Border, 1416 W. Morse; Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, 6568 N. Sheridan; Urban Warrior Fitness and Wellness, 1546 W. Howard; Argo Tea Cafe, 6576 N. Sheridan; El Campeon, 1200 W. Greenleaf, and Hampton Inn Loyola Station, 1209 W. Albion.
I look forward to enjoying some pizza and pasta with you in our beautiful neighborhood!