(2nd contribution from our Chicagoland reporter, thanks!)
In the far Northwestern suburbs of Chicago, Algonquin is a sleepy burg, with its share of housing divisions and strip malls. In one such mall, on Algonquin Road, you’ll find Nero’s Pizza and Pub, a full menu restaurant and bar, open from 11AM daily.
On the Monday nite following Superbowl, we expected to find the joint deserted, but the bar was busy with the local regulars, and the restaurant had several tables taken as well.
Our waitress was friendly and helpful.
My guest went with an Italian Beef/Sausage combo (2nd foto below), accompanied by fries and slaw. It was excellent. I went with the thin crust pizza, sausage and pepperoni, also excellent. There was a slight char on the crust, which didn’t put me off.
The tomato sauce was a bit sweeter than East Side Joey’s, down the road, but nice nevertheless.
While I would say I preferred Joey’s toppings, either pie is worth going to if you are in the NW burbs.