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Rosati’s Pizza Gears Up for 50-Year Anniversary

The Rosati’s Pizzas in St. Charles and Wheaton are a separate branch marking 44 years, but they share the same rich family heritage.

The four original Rosati brothers — Dick (clockwise from top) Ron, Al, and Fred. | Credit: Rosati’s Pizza
The four original Rosati brothers — Dick (clockwise from top) Ron, Al, and Fred. | Credit: Rosati’s Pizza

By Michael Sewell


lthough the Rosati’s Pizzas in St. Charles and Wheaton are an offshoot of the company celebrating 50 years in business in 2014, they still share in the history that goes back about a century — all thanks to Ferdinand Rosati, who ditched New York in the early 1900s for the more favorable pizza haven in Chicago.


Ferdinand, an Italian immigrant, opened a traditional Italian restaurant on Taylor Street and welcomed guests with a free appetizer that he called “Pizza A’Olia,” a flatbread-style dish with homemade sauce and a thin layer of cheese. It was so popular that pizza became the focus of the restaurant, and since then Rosati’s has grown into a large family business.


His son, Sam, opened a second restaurant in 1927, and in 1964 the third generation of Rosatis launched the original Rosati’s Pizza in Mount Prospect. That Rosati’s Pizza has grown to nearly 130 locations in 14 states, and in 2014 they will celebrate 50 years in business.


In 1970, however, brother Rick Rosati shared rights to the company’s name and opened his first location in Arlington Heights. That group is now 51 locations strong across the country. The two operate separately but largely share the same branding and menu.


Interested in learning more about the Rosati’s celebrating 50 years? Read more about the chain’s history on Batavia Patch.


St. Charles Rosati’s


Rosati's Pizza, 550 N. Kirk Road

Phone: 630-513-9222

Store hours:

Monday through Thursday — 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Friday and Saturday — 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Sunday — 10 a.m. to midnight.


Rosati's Pizza West, 615 S. Randall Road

Phone: 630-584-8244

Store hours:

Monday through Thursday — 9:30 a.m. to midnight.

Friday and Saturday — 9:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Sunday — 10 a.m. to midnight.


Wheaton Rosati’s


Rosati's Pizza, 1287 Butterfield Road

Phone: 630-682-3442

Store hours:

Monday through Thursday — 11a.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday and Saturday — 11 a.m. to midnight.

Sunday — Noon to 11 p.m.


Nearby Rosati’s Celebrating 50 Years


BATAVIA

Rosati's, 334 E. Wilson St., Batavia, IL

Phone: 630-879-2992


CAROL STREAM

Rosati's, 881 E. Geneva Road, Carol Stream, IL

Phone: 630-690-9494


Rosati's, 161 Hiawatha Drive, Carol Stream, IL

Phone: 630-653-9009


WARRENVILLE

Rosati's, 2S610 Route 59 #11, Warrenville IL

Phone: 630-393-9393


WEST CHICAGO

Rosati's, 177 N. Neltnor Blvd., West Chicago IL

Phone: 630-876-0606

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