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about us

Our story has been in the making for over 20 years and we are so excited to bring it to life in a city we love so dearly.

I learned from the best, working for my father and uncle as a young boy at Nonno’s Pizza in Berwyn. I knew this was my lifelong passion and I opened up Nonno’s Pizza with my brother in Countryside. We established long-lasting relationships with our customers and community, quickly becoming the number one spot for thin and stuffed pizza. Flash forward 15 years, Nonno’s Countryside continues to deliver delicious food and exceptional service.

I knew I had to bring my passion closer to home, after living in Chicago for several years. Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, and my wife and I wanted to open a restaurant close to our own home. We knew Lincoln Park was the perfect spot.

The Little Meatball was born from a dream of sharing with you delicious, fresh, premium, Italian food brought to you with love, experience, and dedication from my family to yours. We hope to see you again soon.