1201 W. Grand Ave. (Google Maps)
CPC invaded Salerno's on 2/23/06
Located in the trendy River West area, Salerno's gives you the impression it's not too happy about all the new people moving in despite the higher disposable income they bring to the neighborhood and their own coffers. Just to the south are warehouses (abandoned and functional) and to the north old apartments and new condos. Inside, it's like a lounge from the 70's except that the smoke isn't so thick.
This place is surprisingly large on the inside and had a few families dining when we arrived. We kept hearing random words coming form the bar and we discovered that on Thursday they play a Chicago trivia contest. No word on what the winner receives, but it's probably secondary to knowing you are a Chicago expert and the jealous and hard looks from your defeated competitors are likelyto be sufficient. Of note, they have a nice take out window adjacent to main dining area where jokes are cracked.
Ok, the food:
- Regular Crust, artichoke and mushrooms
- Regular Crust, pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, mushrooms, and onions
- Thin crust, roast beef and zucchini
Petey gives Salerno's a score of 4.2
The Roast Beef and House Special pizzas
The Mushroom & Artichoke pizza
Noam has trouble digesting his cheese...
Kate enjoys a slice
"Pizza goes in here..."
Stelio contemplates Roast Beef...
Where it all went down