Pizza and pasta joint is a beloved Powderhorn Park landmark..
This old-school pizza and pasta joint is a beloved Powderhorn Park landmark. This famous Southside pizza and pasta joint is a favorite among neighborhood residents, pizza lovers, sauce-smeared kids, cops on the beat and more. Jakeeno’s is old-school in all the best ways: The baked rigatoni comes bubbly and chessy; and the pizza comes thin and crispy. Recently the Powderhorn Park neighborhood landmark got a new-school makeover: The classic red-and-white tablecloths have been replaced with wood-topped tables and wood-backed chairs; and the white walls have been recast with Martha Stewart-approved shades of olive green and tangerine. It’s an upgrade that’s warm and inviting. But the pizza and pasta will always be the same gut-filling delicacies that have made Jakeeono’s so beloved.
Welcome to the red-sauce Italian joint of your dreams.. In Short A dozen tables, all with red-and-white checkered tablecloths (and quintessential retro red-glass candleholders), fill this small eatery. The highly visible pizza makers are good entertainment for the little ones as neighborhood folk take your order. Thin-crust pizza is the thing here and pies can have any of the two-dozen toppings--even sauerkraut. The Chicago Super is your classic everything, with tons of toppings piled high but made manageable by a web of cheese. A little twist on tradition is the rosemary potato pizza.