Where to Eat in Itasca: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Enriqueta Cusson

Itasca /aɪˈtæskə/ is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. It is located approximately 27 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. It is close to O'Hare International Airport, major expressways, and rail transportation. The population was 8,649 at the 2010 census. In 2009, BusinessWeek rated Itasca as the 'Best Affordable Suburb' in the state of Illinois.
Things to do in Itasca

1. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

1 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193-1638 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 847-985-1525
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 699 reviews

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Reviewed By Dave P - Costa Mesa, United States

Calling it pizza is a misnomer.

Who the heck makes pizza without sauce?! I specifically asked for specific order any cool included sauce.

I had a pie delivered to my hotel room it took over an hour and 15 minutes for delivery.

I tried to call the company right away but because it was after midnight they were not answering phones.

With over 100,000 views, I try to be very objective with my reviews. I feel I’m being more than fair with this one. Even the spinach tasted like MOLD!

Like I said, “worst pizza ever!”

2. Christy's Restaurant Pancake House

200 E Irving Park Rd Apt 1, Wood Dale, IL 60191-2064 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 630-595-4845
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Christy's Restaurant Pancake House

Reviewed By raya_01 - United States

Christy's is an adorable local diner in Wood Dale. Upon entering, we were greeted by head of the restaurant, and a waitress immediately got us a table. She was very kind, helpful, and polite, as were the other waiters and waitresses, who made sure the coffe mugs were always full. I ordered a ham and American cheese omelet and pancakes on the side. The omelet was delicious, and not overly greasy. The pancakes were good too, and had there own sweet flavor I knew I could only taste in Christy's. My omelet came with hash browns, which were absolutely irresistible. The bathrooms were very clean and nice. All in all, I loved the homey diner feel of Christy's, and the amazing food. It was a bit difficult to get to the restaurant due to construction, but not overly difficult if you have a phone GPS. Christy's was a good start to the day!

3. Portillo's Hot Dogs

100 W Lake St, Addison, IL 60101-2720 Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 630-530-8440
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Portillo's Hot Dogs

Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.

Reviewed By Harmony5757 - Dallas, Texas

Ok first time here. I was not expecting a real diners look. Hard to decide what to eat it all sounds good so went with the Italian beef and fries. Good flavor on the beef had spicy peppers with it, the fries are the old fashion kind and nice and crispy. Overall was very good. I will go back

4. Jarosch Bakery

35 Arlington Heights Rd, Elk Grove Woods Plaza, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1405 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 847-437-1234
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 153 reviews

Jarosch Bakery

Reviewed By SwSe86 - Michigan

Went a little crazy and bought a bunch of things. Everything was absolutely delicious!!! Especially good was the custard filled donuts. They have the best donuts I've ever had.

5. Kean's Bakery

217 N Walnut St, Itasca, IL 60143-1730 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 630-773-0339
Excellent
61%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 29 reviews

Kean's Bakery

Reviewed By Rusty M - Lafayette, Indiana

We went in to buy donuts and left with a box of donuts and a coffee cake that we ate for five days and it was incredible. The donuts were also great.

The bakery had a wide selection of baked goods from cookies to cakes. We were traveling through town and were very happy with our purchase and the service.

6. Tree Guys Pizza Pub

101 E Irving Park Rd, Itasca, IL 60143-2902 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 630-773-4990
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Tree Guys Pizza Pub

Reviewed By Frances M - Itasca, Illinois

We went to Tree Guys right before it was to close for the night. Didn't know if they served Brandy Alexander or Brandy Ice drinks, but got a real nice surprise. The bartender was kind enough to make us an absolutely great Brandy Ice big enough to share. Great service along with great food! Ya gotta try it, you'll like it!

7. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

1050 E Higgins Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1590 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 847-439-2000
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 428 reviews

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Reviewed By Chris M - Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Lou Malnati was a pioneer in creating Chicago deep dish pizza. A fantastic butter crust, fresh toppings and great service! Great for families, as well as couples.

We frequently visit the one in Schaumburg. Located on the corner of two busy intersections and in a building that was once a very large home. Unique in its atmosphere and decor.

A nice relaxing bar area while waiting for your order, or waiting for friends.

Just a great place for a great dinner, spent with great friends!

8. Starbucks

102 E Irving Park Rd, Itasca, IL 60143-2118 +1 630-773-4705
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By Dave K - Seville, Spain

It is a quick walk across Irving Park Road to their door. I did notice they do have quite the abundance of parking spots in the immediate vicinity. They have more than adequate room for patrons to sit, charge electronic devices, and even have a few stools at the bar in front of the baristas as well.

The particular Saturday I visited I had a couple of hours of free time before my train, and I most certainly was not disappointed, the people are extremely friendly and happy, and genuinely courteous and polite, which is very refreshing.

9. Portillo's Hot Dogs

1500 Busse Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-5421 Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 847-228-6677
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 218 reviews

Portillo's Hot Dogs

Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.

Reviewed By Ron780 - Sydney, Australia

Wow...what a place. Wonderful atmosphere and very good fast food! I would highly recommend trying this restaurant. I look forward to returning on my next visit. Happy to know they are finally expanding throughout United States. Thank you!

10. U Gazdy Polish Restaurant

270 W Irving Park Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60191-1321 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Polish, Eastern European, European, Central European Lunch, Dinner +1 630-694-5840
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 57 reviews

U Gazdy Polish Restaurant

Reviewed By MissPriss234 - Marshfield, Wisconsin

Pork shank is big portion. Dark polish beer is 8%. Décor is similar to that found in the back woods of the Tatra mountains shared by Slovakia. Giant white pine slabs cut on no longer found circular saws compose the table tops. Basswood floors. Heavy deer hoof-shaped potato dumplings with dill weed in the white mushroom sauce. Staff speaks Polish. So do most of the customers. Authentic, no matter what you choose. Fresh whole wheat with lard drippings to start. Quick trip to southern Poland if you need a nostalgia fix and have an appetite to match. Packed, but full of quiet conversations.

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