While I was compensated for this post, the thoughts and opinions are my own.
Being a youngest child, I am very much in tune with my inferiority complex. In the course of my life I have been known to say things like, "but I never get anything!" and stomp my feet. I haven't done this recently as I am now a mature adult trying to set an example for three children.
However, once you are a youngest child, you are for life. So, I am also highly attune to unfairness, injustice, and when I don't get my way. Therefore, there have been times in my adult life when I am slightly jealous when other areas of Chicagoland get a cool store or restaurant before the southland. This time though, Italio, picked nearby Orland Park to place a restaurant, and I couldn't be happier (no whining or stomping here).
A few weeks ago, all five of us made our way to Italio for dinner and we enjoyed every part of our meal. From the salad to the pasta, from the bread to the canoli chips there wasn't one part of the meal that we didn't like.
Italio can only be described as a build your own Italian experience. There are different options on the menu like chicken or meatballs, different sauces and other toppings to mix in with your white or whole wheat pasta. If pasta is not your jam, you can make a custom salad complete with fresh vegetables, protein, and delicious italian cheeses. There are also wraps called piadinas that look delectable and would be perfect for a picnic dinner at the soccer field.
In the past I have talked about how sometimes my kids can be picky. If you have that kind of family, Italio is wonderful as you can customize each person's dish to what's suits him or her (this also contributed to no whining or stomping from my children). Everyone was so friendly and accommodating and was willing to offer an extra set of hands with carrying or dinner to the table.
We will definitely be heading back.
Thank you Italio for a wonderful and much needed night out!