The
Quonset

Vintage pizzeria serving
thin-crust pies, toasted subs & Chicago-style
Italian beef plus a full bar.

847-623-7115
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Our History

By Virginia Mullery. Special to the Tribune.

When Steve Mirretti and Joe Ambrogio were discharged from military service in 1946, they returned home, bought a government-issue Quonset hut and opened a tavern, adding the food10 years later. The same long bar runs the length of one side, booths line the other. A package goods store and carryout counter eventually were added at one end, then a dining room at the opposite end.
The outside was bricked over, and the roof line no longer resembles a Quonset hut, and for a time neither did the interior. But in a remodeling, according to Joe Mirretti, who became his father's partner when Ambrogio died in 1984, the original arc ceiling was uncovered. Floral drapes, de rigeur for lounges in the '50s, were added to recapture the original ambience of the Quonset.
The carryout counter has the look of a modern kitchen, with bright red, green and white tile, but the dark red booths in the main room are pure nostalgia.
The food has remained consistent, and Joe Mirretti laughs when asked if they use an old family recipe for the pizza.
"Although my dad is first-generation Italian, he never heard of pizza until he was in the Army and saw it in New York," he said. "He and Joe (Ambrogio) experimented until they came up with the recipe we still use today!
 
 
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Homemade
Thin- Crust Pizza 
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  1. Italian Beef
    Italian Beef
    1
    Our Italian beef is a sandwich with thin slices of seasoned roast beef, dripping with meat juices, on a dense, long Italian-style roll.
  2. Plain cheese pie
    Cheese and sausage
    2
    Our classic thin crust cheese and sausage, A hometown favorite!
  3. Cheese, Sausage, Mushroom
    Cheese, Sausage, Mushroom
    2
    You have to taste our classic Cheese, Sausage, Mushroom
  4. The Bomber Sandwich
    Italian Meatballs on French Bread
    4
    Homemade meatballs on french bread with our homemade red sauce
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I can't say enough great things about this place! The ambiance is 50's diner meets Chicago pizza place, and I wouldn't change a thing. It was like going back in time and experiencing a slice of my Mom's childhood. A memory I will never forget. 
James M.
Los Gatos, CA
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(847) 623-7115
Address:
2602 Grand Ave
Waukegan, IL   60085  
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