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Enrico's, Frankfort--only for pizza

Mugs | May 27, 200410:35 AM

I recently gave southwest chow leader dickson d a bum steer to Enrico's, the Italian family restaurant on the NE corner of US 30 and Rt 45 (LaGrange Rd.) in Frankfort. The Dickson family found the pasta bad.

Last night my wife and I hit Enrico's for just pizza (and a nondescript salad 'cause I like a vinegar and oil salad with pizza), and I contend that pizza is the reason to eat at Enrico's.

Thin crust, not cracker thin, consistently slightly chewy with no burnt edges or bottoms. A wee bit of spice in the tomato sauce. Cheese that didn't taste made by DuPont. Diced onions and black olives on my half, sausage on my wife's half, and while my side tasted good, the other side tasted really good with the sausage. No oregano, pepper, or olive oil taste to the pizza, like some great thins have (think Zaffiro's in Milwaukee), but an overall fresh and pleasing taste.

Enrico's gets crazily busy. When we left, the wait for a table was one hour--on a Wednesday evening. Be prepared for noisy babies and kids amusing themselves with complimentary dough balls, too. But that's life in these suburbs where much of the South Side seems to have moved.

427 N. LaGrange Rd.

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