Around the corner from West Loop staple, Formento’s, sister concept Nonna’s whips out some of Chicago’s best sandwiches and behemoth slices of pizza to-go. Guests can enjoy people-watching on the tiny sidewalk patio or stroll through the neighborhood while noshing on the delicious Italian fare.
The small Italian eatery offers a lineup of pizzas available in New York or Sicilian styles. Grab a slice or whole Sicilian pie with just cheese or pepperoni toppings. Options open up a bit with the New York style also available by the slice or whole. Try it with Fennel Sausage, Pepperoni or Margherita toppings and make sure to get one of each of the addictive dipping sauces: Ranch, Pepperoncini Aioli and Creamy Parmesan.
Nonna’s sandwiches are something you won’t forget once you’ve had any of them and I guarantee you’ll be going back for more! Their handhelds are prepared cold or hot, below are our recs for each preparation:
Cold: Roasted Turkey - Marinated broccoli on a sandwich? YES INDEED. The sweet marination softens the florets just enough so that each bite of this cold cut sandwich is the perfect blend of texture. Layers of roasted turkey and dill havarti welcome thin slices of crunchy red onion, all dressed in a zippy Italian dressing. After the first bite, you’ll want to recreate this one at home!
Hot: Pane Mio - Available only for a limited time, Nonna’s seasonal sandwich is loaded with proscuitto and mortadella with a colorful garden of spicy house-made giardiniera and serrano peppers. Yep, there’s Italian dressing on this bad boy too!
Stay extra cool this summer with a light and refreshing Italian ice. Pucker up for the Lemon Italian Ice or seek out one of their seasonal flavors, while supplies last!
Nonna’s is located at 925 W Randolph and is open every day at 11am.