the papa saverio’s story
The Papa Saverio’s story is filled with family, tradition and the perfect recipes for bringing the both of them together. Papa was born in Naples, Italy and came to America in the early 1900s, bringing with him his most treasured possessions and his passion for food.
Papa’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren grew up with memories of him chopping fresh tomatoes, onions and garlic in the kitchen. A home filled with laughter and the heavenly aroma of Papa’s latest creation was the norm. His recipes became a treasured secret, passed on from generation to generation. Friends and neighbors continued to request Papa’s food and in 1997, the first Papa Saverio’s restaurant opened in Lake in the Hills, Illinois.
The local community immediately embraced the family-owned brand and over time, more Papa Saverio’s locations were opened. Today, there are 16 restaurants in the greater Chicago area. What began as one man’s humble joy of cooking for his loved ones turned into a dining experience enjoyed by countless individuals. Without a doubt, Papa would be proud and he would most definitely invite you to pull up a chair and enjoy!