Chicago-style pizza coming to Cape Girardeau

Chicago-style pizza lovers rejoice!

There’s a new pizza place coming to town and it’s sure to delight your taste buds.

Rosati’s Pizza will make itself at home in Cape Girardeau.

The pizza shop’s official address is 2136 William Street, Suite 119 (it’s going to open in Buffalo Wild Wings original location).

According to Jason Niswonger, he and other investors are aiming to open the restaurant in late January 2019.

He said he and his partners are actually in communication with members of the Rosati family as they work to get the restaurant up and running.

What’s Chicago-Style Pizza?

We’re talking about deep dish pizza! Rosati’s describes its signature dish as “pan-cooked, buttery crust that is smothered with cheese & chunky tomato sauce, then baked to perfection for over 40 minutes.”

You can also order it as a stuffed pizza.

But that’s not all. You can also get thin crust pizza, double dough, and gluten-free dough.

Family Tradition

An Italian immigrant from Italy, Ferdinand Rosati, opened a fine-dining Italian Restaurant on Coney Island in 1895.

A decade later, he moved to Chicago and opened another Italian restaurant.

According to the Rosati family, at the time, pizza was “strictly old-world Italian fare.” Ferdinand put tomato sauce on crisp bread and offered it to his customers who loved it!

Ferdinand’s son, Saverio, opened his own restaurant in 1927.

It soon became a favorite watering hole for the old Chicago society and politicians alike.

Al Capone reportedly frequented the restaurant!

The first Rosati’s Pizza opened its doors in a Chicago suburb in 1964 after Saverio retired.

His three sons moved to the suburbs and took a chance on opening a pizza place in Mount Prospect, Illinois.

Many of the family traditions remain today including not only homemade pizza dough made fresh each day, but also the sauce is from a secret family recipe that the family describes as “sweet, tangy, and flavorful.”

Not just pizza

But if pizza isn’t your thing, or you just aren’t in the mood for a slice of pie, Rosati’s has other Italian favorites on the menu.

They have all the kinds of pasta you crave including Chicken Parmigiana and fettuccine alfredo.

They also serve calzones, Italian beef sandwiches, and all kinds of sub sandwiches.

But wait! There’s more! You can also order Tiramisu and Cannoli for dessert!

CLICK HERE to browse their menu.

Stick with Heartland Weekend for updates on this new pizza place!

Rosati’s Pizza is the latest restaurant that’s decided to call Cape Girardeau home. Sugar Fire Smokehouse is set to open September 19.