Italian cuisine carries a tradition as rich as its sauces. Spanning a history of over 2,000 years, Italian food has become synonymous with the term "comfort food." Whether it's an elegant pasta dish o...r the all American favorite, pizza, most won't hear any complaints knowing that dinner is going to be Italian style. Downtown Elmhurst's very own Two Brothers from Italy Ristorante & Pizzeria carries on this rich tradition.
In 1976, Angelo Battaglia and his wife, Rosalia, purchased an Elmhurst storefront to start their restaurant. Serving up authentic Italian dishes and pizza that is beyond praise, this little "ma and pa" restaurant became a quick neighborhood favorite and has since quadrupled in size. Now in its 34th year of business, the family restaurant is run by Angelo's daughter, Joanne, and her husband, Sam. "We still are using those favorite recipes from 34 years ago," Joanne states.
A visit to Two Brothers is highly relaxing. It's a clean, elegant, and comfortable dining experience complete with Italian dinner music. The staff is always prompt and friendly, making you feel at home the moment you walk through the door. Start off with glass of wine or one of their signature cocktails and you will remove any memory of a rough workday... Then there's the food... Two Brothers has classic Italian appetizers such as Bruschetta, Fried Calamari, and Sauteéd Shrimp to name a few. Don't fill up yet though. Their entrees include veal and chicken done in the styles Parmigiana, Piccata, Francese, and Marsala. Two Brothers also has steak, ribs, seafood, and sandwiches. If you're in the mood for pasta, select from 1 of 10 pasta noodle options and 8 different sauces. A family pizza night out is another specialty that Two Brothers can cater to. Choose from thin crust, pan pizza, or stuffed pizza with 29 different topping options. Everything is homemade and the portions are so generous that I've never been able to finish my plate. However, even with such a high degree of culinary excellence, Two Brothers is very reasonably priced.