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  • Post #31 - October 25th, 2011, 9:45 am
    Post #31 - October 25th, 2011, 9:45 am Post #31 - October 25th, 2011, 9:45 am
    Sam Ricobene Sr., 1931-2011. Restaurateur helped build Ricobene's into chain.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loca ... 3847.story
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  • Post #32 - October 25th, 2011, 1:13 pm
    Post #32 - October 25th, 2011, 1:13 pm Post #32 - October 25th, 2011, 1:13 pm
    I am not much of a steak sandwich person but I will stick up for the location on Pulaski. Went there a few times over the summer and I thought their pizza by the slice was pretty good, not greasy at all and not nearly as disgusting and bland as a lot of places I have gotten pizza from. But the star of the show is actually the Italian ice. My husband didn't care for the pizza much but he loved the ice. Pina colada and the peach were quite yummy.
  • Post #33 - October 31st, 2011, 3:30 pm
    Post #33 - October 31st, 2011, 3:30 pm Post #33 - October 31st, 2011, 3:30 pm
    Many years ago I was introduced to the breaded steak sandwich at a tiny, corner restaurant called La Milanese, at 32nd. and May Sts. This place, with the grandparent owners, easily into their late seventies, made a spectacular sandwich. It was pounded very thin, super tender, with a flavorful breading and it was easily the size of a dinner platter. The sandwiches were made to order, with all of the usual suspects available as add- ons. Any friend that I introduced to this place were grateful for the recommendation. And then, one day, I tried Ricobene's. Some of the above posters were right. It should be called a Breaded Bigelow Sandwich.
  • Post #34 - November 3rd, 2011, 12:45 am
    Post #34 - November 3rd, 2011, 12:45 am Post #34 - November 3rd, 2011, 12:45 am
    I'm glad I rolled across this thread. I first had this sandwich in 1988 when I was 18 and thought it was total crap while everyone RAVED about it. At 18 I would have eaten ANYTHING and I thought this was the worst thing ever. Even the sauce didn't help. Had it once or twice since then thinking maybe I got a bum one. Nope. Terrible food. Somehow the McRib is the greatest sandwich on earth compared to this place.
  • Post #35 - November 9th, 2011, 5:10 pm
    Post #35 - November 9th, 2011, 5:10 pm Post #35 - November 9th, 2011, 5:10 pm
    AS most places expand --you'll find differences in those locations.

    I've been to The Pulaski, Weber Road and the former Wells street locations and
    STILL prefer to make the trek to the Original on 26th ! ! ! !

    BTW ... And if you want the same taste but not as filling ...
    try the Breaded Eggplant sandwich... Its just as GREAT as the Breaded Steak.
  • Post #36 - November 9th, 2011, 5:59 pm
    Post #36 - November 9th, 2011, 5:59 pm Post #36 - November 9th, 2011, 5:59 pm
    Not so fond of the breaded steak bu I love the combo sandwich with mozz and giardiniera.
  • Post #37 - November 16th, 2018, 1:25 pm
    Post #37 - November 16th, 2018, 1:25 pm Post #37 - November 16th, 2018, 1:25 pm
    Does anyone know if there is anything similar to this in the western suburbs? Bensenville, Elmhurst, Addison area

    Searched but couldn't find anything.
  • Post #38 - November 16th, 2018, 4:03 pm
    Post #38 - November 16th, 2018, 4:03 pm Post #38 - November 16th, 2018, 4:03 pm
    Eric wrote:Does anyone know if there is anything similar to this in the western suburbs? Bensenville, Elmhurst, Addison area

    Searched but couldn't find anything.

    Not quite where you requested but worth the drive...

    Casciani's Pizzeria
    9200 Joliet Rd, Hodgkins
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #39 - November 25th, 2018, 2:51 pm
    Post #39 - November 25th, 2018, 2:51 pm Post #39 - November 25th, 2018, 2:51 pm
    Eric wrote: Does anyone know if there is anything similar to this in the western suburbs? Bensenville, Elmhurst, Addison area..
    Searched but couldn't find anything.
    Panther in the Den wrote:Not quite where you requested but worth the drive...
    Casciani's Pizzeria
    9200 Joliet Rd, Hodgkins
    Whoa, whoa, whoa. I didn't expect to see this here. :o
    I've been to Casciani's twice now. I probably would go to it more, but, it has been the refuge of something to eat when I go to the Blue Nose Brwy. down the road in Hodgkins. Oh, and I got there via the Pace route #330 bus. :lol:
    I got the italian beef both times. You're informing me I should try the breaded steak? I've had the italian beef at Ricobene's, and I've had the breaded steak at Duke's on N. Harlem Ave. In each instance, I should have remained with the alternate (original) selection.
    What lets you perceive it is a solid-enough breaded steak that compares with Ricobene's?
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  • Post #40 - November 25th, 2018, 9:55 pm
    Post #40 - November 25th, 2018, 9:55 pm Post #40 - November 25th, 2018, 9:55 pm
    pudgym29 wrote:
    Eric wrote: Does anyone know if there is anything similar to this in the western suburbs? Bensenville, Elmhurst, Addison area..
    Searched but couldn't find anything.
    Panther in the Den wrote:Not quite where you requested but worth the drive...
    Casciani's Pizzeria
    9200 Joliet Rd, Hodgkins

    What lets you perceive it is a solid-enough breaded steak that compares with Ricobene's?

    Because it’s awesome!

    Often I will get it with cheese and they run it through the pizza oven. Fork friendly as it does get messy.

    It has always been one of their specialties (even when they were in Berwyn). Maybe you missed the big (and repeated) signs outside? :)

    I worked in the area a few years ago and it was the first place everybody recommended.

    The second place that was recommended (no breaded steak though) was...

    Buck's Pit Stop
    6501 Kane Ave, Hodgkins

    ... which is right around the corner from...

    Blue Nose Brewery
    6119 East Ave, Hodgkins
    "Make Lunch, Not War" ~ Anon
  • Post #41 - November 27th, 2018, 7:56 pm
    Post #41 - November 27th, 2018, 7:56 pm Post #41 - November 27th, 2018, 7:56 pm
    Hi Folks,

    We removed a few posts here, the first of which erroneously referenced a closing that had not taken place. We apologize for the collateral damage but since we don't edit posts for their content, we had no choice but to remove the entire sequence.

    I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to not mention a closing unless you are 100% certain about it. Such posts can do irreparable damage to the establishments in question, and they should not be made in our forums. Ever.

    Thanks,

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