Business Spotlight: Rosati’s Pizza

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer

Editor’s note: This article is not sponsored by Rosati’s Pizza and is not an endorsement from the Northern Star as an organization.

Since 2021, Rosati’s Pizza in DeKalb has been serving up a wide selection of pizzas, calzones and wings.

Though the location is a fairly recent addition to DeKalb, former CEO Rick Rosati opened the first Rosati’s restaurant in Mount Prospect, Illinois, in 1964. With its authentic-style dishes, the popular chain has been expanding ever since. Prior to its first location, the family business had roots going all the way back to the 1890s in Coney Island, New York, where Rosati’s great-grandfather Fred Sr. owned an Italian restaurant.

Now, with nearly 200 locations across the country, Rosati’s has proven itself to be a longstanding favorite, bringing Chicago style pizza to customers far outside the Windy City.

The DeKalb location is currently offering a 20% off coupon, as well as daily buy one get one free specials which, depending on the day, include pasta, pizza, wings and calzones.

Rosati’s, located at 456 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 815-981-9188 or email