I love taking a night off from cooking during the week. Sometimes I just don’t want to be bothered turning on the oven. I’m fairly certain that I’m going to be making Tuesdays my weekly night off with my new discovery, D’Agostino’s Pizza in Wrigleyville. Not only do they have great pizza but on Tuesday nights they have the best balloon artist to entertain kids! It’s the easiest, greatest weeknight dinner with the kids that I’ve had since school began.
D’Ags (as those in the know call it) has actually been around since 1968, but I’d never been or even heard of it until last week. They are a family owned and operated pizza & pub restaurant with 6 locations throughout Chicagoland. The concept is simple: great pizza, big salads, hearty pastas, and other tasty apps and sandwiches. It’s all served in a homey atmosphere, with TV screens showing Chicago games and a fully stocked bar. And then on Tuesday nights (Wrigleyville location) and Thursday nights (at Park Ridge) they up the ante with Mr Smarty Pants and his over the top balloon creations. Dracula, Spider-Man, pirate hat… Just let him know your preference. He’s charming, funny and a great entertainer.
D’Ags takes reservations (huge plus); they have both thin and thick crust pizza, and the thin crust pizza is cooked in under 15 minutes, so there’s no endless waiting like with other places. When you sit down at your table on family night, they’ll give you a balloon number so there’s no chasing Mr Smarty Pants through the restaurant. So grab the kids and take a night off!
Not surprisingly he also does birthday parties. Look at how cool these balloons are!
Family Nights with Smarty Pants:D’Agostino’s Pizza – Wrigleyville Location – 1351 W. Addison, Chicago IL
Tuesday 5:45 – 7:45 D’Agostino’s Pizza – Park Ridge Location – 742 W. Higgins, Park Ridge, IL
Thursday 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm