By: Jen Russon
There are two kinds of Chicago pizza in this world, the deep dish most people are accustomed to, and thin-crust or “tavern-style” pizza cut into squares.
Early this March, a new restaurant that serves both is opening in the Turtle Crossing shopping plaza of Coral Springs.
According to resident Sam Poulos, Rosati’s Authentic Chicago Pizza is a sight for sore eyes.
“As a Chicago area transplant in Coral Springs, I can tell you I’ve grown tired of the 657 New York-style pizza joints in our fair town. Admit it. There are a lot,” said Poulos, adding that he is excited to be getting a Rosati’s.
Poulos said he moved to Coral Springs six years ago and has missed Chicago pizza ever since. Poulos and others who love this style of pie are getting a staple in the pizzeria business.
The very first Rosati’s opened on Coney Island in 1895 and came to Chicago a decade later. Ever since, the restaurant has stayed true to its Italian roots, using the freshest ingredients and authentic family recipes.
The result of the Italian immigrant, Ferdinand Rosati’s deep devotion to deep dish pizzas, the restaurant chain is also known for “Build-Your-Own” pasta, chicken parmigiana and meatball sandwiches, wings, entrée salads, and classic Italian desserts.
That Chicago-style deep dish people have craved for a century is available as both a thin-crust, and double-dough pizza, and made in an oven, specifically designed to turn out a unique, crispy crust.
While the restaurant can make a gluten-free pizza, they do alert customers to the fact they are not a gluten-free environment. A Rosati’s complete nutrition guide is available on their site, as well as a link to order online.
While some Rosati’s are sports pubs, the Coral Springs Rosati’s is a sit-down restaurant, ideal for hungry families to sit and stay awhile.
Rosati’s Franchising, Inc. in Schaumburg, Illinois, confirmed the Coral Springs location could open as early as the weekend of March 1.
Hours are Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., located at 4320 N. State Road 7.