A little of Italy right in Cicero

Today after work I met my cousin for dinner out in Cicero. After fighting the nasty traffic along Cicero Ave. during rush hour, plus a slight mix-up with my GPS (Hello GPS voice, I cannot turn right down a one way street going in the opposite direction), I finally managed to arrive at what my cousin was touting as one of the best places in the area to get Italian food: Freddy’s Pizzeria.

A tiny space filled with Italian groceries, an over-the-counter style of ordering and a dining area that you have to walk outside to get to, Freddy’s isn’t much to the eye. But the moment you see the food, you know you’re in for a treat.

Two salads, one order of pasta salad, a prosciutto and cheese covered tomato, one very large piece of bread and a free order of gnocchi later, we were stuffed. In fact, we were so stuffed, we didn’t even have room to eat what Chicago Magazine calls “the best gelato in all of Chicago.” Hmm. I guess a return trip is in order.

Plus, I didn’t have to parallel park. Doesn’t get much better than that.

[images via Road Food]

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2 responses to “A little of Italy right in Cicero

  1. Kelly

    I love this…but isn’t that second one exactly what I ate? Did you take that picture?

    And yes, we’re going back. Just remember cash this time :)

  2. hahaha, no i found the pic online! but i chose and recognized it immediately. next time we go to a cash only place, tell me BEFORE im two minutes away.

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