our story

Our story started back in the 80’s

Paisans Pizzeria was started by Luigi as a family business in Cicero, Illinois, back in 1985. Luigi started with one small oven, filling orders one at a time. Over time, Luigi’s success with the original Paisans allowed Pete, Luigi’s son, to take over and expand operations into Brookfield, Illinois; here the reputation of our award-winning, thin crust, Chicago-style pizza grew and grew! Were now serving thousands of satisfied customers every day in-house, by delivery and at special catered events.

Paisans Pizzeria & Bar in Berwyn opened in July of 2011 and features a 20,000 square foot restaurant and banquet facility! We’ve expanded our menu and our executive chef is creating fabulous burgers, hand-cut fries, award-winning ribs, special dinner entrées every night and of course, our freshly made gelatos and desserts!


Stop in and check out our drink specials, appetizers, extensive beer selection, aquariums, custom motorcycles, cars-and bring your friends!

In November 2015, Paisans headed west, and opened our Lisle location.

We introduced Paisans famous pizza, award-winning wings, and delicious pastas to a new neighborhood of friends. The 10,000 square foot building offers a private banquet space for up to 80 people, expansive views from our indoor patios, and an incredible aquarium. Lisle has the same look and feel that has made each of our locations an area favorite!


Paisans has exciting plans for the future! Keep an eye out for our new locations in the Chicagoland area.


for your continued support. Let's Eat!