Our Story

Our Story

Opening in 1997, Little Italian Pizza was the first and only pizzeria in south Naperville and “grew up” with the neighborhood. In the two decades since the first pizza hit the oven there were a lot changes – a construction boom,  Neuqua Valley High school opened, and the town grew to more than 150,000-plus residents. But in the midst of all this change, one thing remained the same: Naperville residents stayed loyal to Little Italian Pizza and the owner, John Pendexter’s, commitment to quality service, fresh ingredients and the community he still calls home.

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Adding to the family atmosphere is the employees who have been with the restaurant for years. With a manager who has been with Little Italian for 22 years, and several delivery drivers who have been with us for over 15 years, it’s a good chance that you know their name and they will know yours.

“We believe in quality and taking care of our customers. If you come to Little Italian you know you’ll get good service, an exceptional pizza and a fair price.”

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The Word on the Street is...

Excellent pizza! Not from this area, stopped by on a whim late in the day. Got by the slice. Staff was extremely friendly.

Tim M.

I simply loved their food. I always get fantastic customer service here. The place is always clean and the employees are always kind. Highly recommended.

David S.

We have been enjoying their pizza for almost 25 years. Always fresh and delicious. I think they make the best take out pizza in all of Chicago. Highly recommended.

Ed H.

I’ve been in Naperville most of my life, about 6 months ago I tried this Little Italian and wow. It is absolutely my go-to for some quality pizza around here. It’s consistently excellent.
If you’re looking for a good thin crust, this is the place.

Nick F.

I am a regular. Thin crust and regular crust are my favorites. Thin sliced in squares and regular in triangles is the way to go depending on mood. Fresh ingredients, great sauce and nice crust. Support Local Business and enjoy a great pizza at the same time.

Andre M.

Have been coming here for over 20 years and they are my family's number one friday night pizza place. I personally think that the buffalo chicken pizza is the best but honestly every pizza weve got from here has been amazing. Greatest pizza around.

Zach W.