Our Story

openingIn 1952 Adreana Riggio, with her husband, Pasquale, two sons and two daughters opened a little storefront pizzeria in the Northcenter neighborhood of Chicago. It was an era when, hard as it is to believe, pizzerias were not on every corner. In fact, Riggio's was one of the first pizzeria restaurants to open in Chicago.

Today fifty-six years later, the family carries on the proud heritage of the woman who everyone called "Mama." Many of those neighborhood children return, enjoying those original recipes, remembering the deliciously familiar tastes and smells of Mama's cooking. Our customers are our family, dining on Riggio's both traditional and innovative dishes inspired by La Terra del Sole: The Land of the Sun.

Riggio's Today

tony kellyWe feature regional Italian cuisine, host fantastic banquets and cater your events. With a full lunch and dinner menu, free parking and enthusiastic service, you will leave our restaurant sassy and satisfied. Our quality and value are mixed in the perfect pasta bowl.

OUR COCKTAIL LOUNGE is a comfortable spot to socialize with friends (or make new ones). Enjoy our full selection of wines, mixed drinks and both domestic and imported beer while you chat or watch the latest game. The full fare of our menus are also available in the lounge.

PRIVATE BANQUET ROOMS are available for groups from 20 to 70 guests.