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Roots Handmade Pizza

1924 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

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Menu
specialty-pizza
Quad Cities Style.
Sausage Pizza$16.50 +
The quad cities specialty: crumbled sausage, roots pizza sauce, and mozzarella.
Garden Pizza$20.50 +
Roasted mushrooms, diced green peppers, roasted red peppers, olive mix, red sauce, and mozzarella.
Vegan Pizza$20.50 +
Ground seitan, smoked seitan bacon, red sauce, vegan mozzarella, and vegan cheddar. Topped with lettuce, pickles, and vegan ranch.
Charlie McKenna's, Lillie's Q & BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza$25.00 +
Pulled pork smoked at Lillie's Q over peach wood for eight hours, hot smoky BBQ, and mozzarella. Topped with Carolina dirt BBQ rub and slaw.
Bangers & Lace, Duck Sausage BLT Pizza$27.50 +
Duck & pork sausage, bacon, tomatoes, arugula, garlic aioli, red sauce, smoked gouda, and mozzarella.
Brian Fisher's, Entente & Korean Fried Chicken Pizza$27.00
Red pepper sauce, garlic puree, kimchi, mozzarella, smoked gouda, Korean fried chicken, scallions, sesame seeds, and cilantro.
Joanna Stachon's, Pub Royale & Butter Chicken Pizza$27.00
Butter sauce, marinated chicken, ginger, curry, onions, paneer, methi, chili oil, lime, and mozzarella.
Taco Pizza$22.50 +
A Quad Cities original: taco-seasoned crumbled sausage, red sauce, mozzarella, and cheddar. Topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and taco-seasoned chips.
Short Rib Pizza$24.00 +
Braised short ribs, giardiniera, roasted corn, pickled fennel, ricotta, red sauce, and mozzarella.
McDowell's Pizza$20.50 +
Seasoned ground beef, Louis dressing, mozzarella, and cheddar. Topped with onions, lettuce, and pickles. The national pizza of Zamunda.
Rick Ortiz's, Antique Taco & Chili Cheese Curd Pizza$23.50 +
Chorizo chili, cheddar curds, chihuahua cheese, mozzarella, pickled jalapenos & onions, avocado cream, tortilla strips, black olives, and scallions.
Jimmy Banos Jr's, Purple Pig & 'Nduja Sausage Pizza$26.00 +
Nduja sausage, tetilla cheese, giardiniera, and mozzarella.
Jesse Valenciana's, Goose Island Tap Room & Unholy Mole Pizza$28.00 +
Unholy mole sauce, BCS braised short ribs with Dark matter unicorn blood coffee rub, smoked gouda, mozzarella, and sesame seeds.
Rick Ortiz's, Antique Taco & Chili Cheese Curd Gluten Free Pizza$24.50
Chorizo chili, cheddar curds, chihuahua cheese, mozzarella, pickled jalapenos & onions, avocado cream, tortilla strips, black olives, and scallions.
Jimmy Banos Jr's, Purple Pig & 'Nduja Sausage Gluten Free Pizza$27.00
Nduja sausage, tetilla cheese, giardiniera, and mozzarella.
Jesse Valenciana's, Goose Island Tap Room & Unholy Mole Gluten Free Pizza$29.00
Unholy mole sauce, BCS braised short ribs with Dark matter unicorn blood coffee rub, smoked gouda, mozzarella, and sesame seeds.
Sausage Gluten Free Pizza$17.50
The quad cities specialty: crumbled sausage, roots pizza sauce, and mozzarella.
Garden Gluten Free Pizza$21.50
Roasted mushrooms, diced green peppers, roasted red peppers, olive mix, red sauce, and mozzarella.
Vegan Gluten Free Pizza$21.50
Ground seitan, smoked seitan bacon, red sauce, vegan mozzarella, and vegan cheddar. Topped with lettuce, pickles, and vegan ranch.
Charlie McKenna's, Lillie's Q & BBQ Pulled Pork Gluten Free Pizza$26.00
Pulled pork smoked at Lillie's Q over peach wood for eight hours, hot smoky BBQ, and mozzarella. Topped with Carolina dirt BBQ rub and slaw.
Bangers & Lace, Duck Sausage BLT Gluten Free Pizza$28.50
Duck & pork sausage, bacon, tomatoes, arugula, garlic aioli, red sauce, smoked gouda, and mozzarella.
Brian Fisher's, Entente & Korean Fried Chicken Gluten Free Pizza$28.00
Red pepper sauce, garlic puree, kimchi, mozzarella, smoked gouda, Korean fried chicken, scallions, sesame seeds, and cilantro.
Joanna Stachon's, Pub Royale & Butter Chicken Gluten Free Pizza$28.00
Butter sauce, marinated chicken, ginger, curry, onions, paneer, methi, chili oil, lime, and mozzarella.
Taco Gluten Free Pizza$23.50
A Quad Cities original: taco-seasoned crumbled sausage, red sauce, mozzarella, and cheddar. Topped with lettuce, tomatoes, and taco-seasoned chips.
Short Rib Gluten Free Pizza$25.00
Braised short ribs, giardiniera, roasted corn, pickled fennel, ricotta, red sauce, and mozzarella.
McDowell's Gluten Free Pizza$21.50
Seasoned ground beef, Louis dressing, mozzarella, and cheddar. Topped with onions, lettuce, and pickles. The national pizza of Zamunda.
build-a-pizza
Make your own quad Cities-style pizza. Pick out your favorite fresh ingredients and we'll throw them on our hand-tossed malt crust with roots pizza sauce and quad cities mozzarella blend.
Cheese Pizza$14.50 +
Classic cheese or create your own pizza.
appetizers
Mozzarella Sticks$12.00
Made completely from scratch. Housemade & hand-stretched mozzarella, herbed breadcrumbs, marinara.
Garlicky Monkey Bread$9.00
Pizza and garlic parmesan sauce.
Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper & Artichoke Dip$10.00
Crispy or grilled pita chips.
Panza Bread Sticks$9.00
Quad Cities mozzarella blend, garlic parmesan sauce, pizza sauce.
Fried Ravioli$8.00
Choice of four cheese or meat filling. Marinara on the side.
Loaded Hummus$9.00
Sun-dried tomato pesto, pita crumbles, roasted red pepper puree. Choose grilled or crispy pita chips or vegetables.
Fried Calamari$16.00
Choice of plain with marinara, buffalo style, or giardiniera garlic sauce.
Jumbo Fried Shrimp$16.00
Five U-12 shrimp. Parmesan panko breading with marinara, and creamy mustard on the side. Also available Buffalo style.
Lollipop Chicken Wings$10.00
Choice of buffalo, smoky bbq, or Korean red pepper glaze. Bleu cheese or buttermilk ranch dressing dipping sauce.
Popcorn Chicken Bites$10.00
Buffalo, ranch blend, honey.
Chicken Tortilla Soup$7.00
Pulled chicken, onions, tomatoes, tortilla strips, and pico de gallo.
side-orders
Seasoned Curly Fries$5.00
Sweet Potato Tots$5.00
Spaghetti with Marinara$7.00
Roasted Broccoli with Garlic Butter$6.00
Macaroni & Cheese$7.00
Chips with Dip$4.00
salads
Greek Salad$12.00
Romaine & red leaf lettuce, kalamata & green olives, roasted red peppers, feta cheese, pine nuts, crunchy pita, cucumbers, red onions, pepperoncini, and Greek dressing.
Roots Caesar Salad$12.00
Romaine & red leaf lettuce, crispy prosciutto, crispy pepperoni, garlic croutons, shaved parmesan, & creamy Caesar dressing.
Tomato, Avocado, & Mozzarella Salad$14.00
Romaine and red leaf lettuce, cherry tomatoes, avocado, roasted corn, housemade mozzarella, sunflower seeds and cilantro vinaigrette.
Goat Cheese & Baby Beet Salad$14.00
Bibb lettuce, pistachios, sliced pears, goat cheese, roasted yellow and red baby beets, and honey-lemon vinaigrette.
Sesame Chicken Salad$13.00
Shredded cabbage & romaine, pulled chicken, carrots, toasted ramen noodles, almonds, toasted sesame seeds, and sesame vinaigrette.
Grilled Shrimp & Calamari Salad$14.00
Romaine & red leaf lettuce, pickled vegetables, kalamata & green olives, tomatoes, asparagus, garlic croutons, housemade mozzarella cheese, crispy shallots and creamy Italian vinaigrette.
Southwest Salad$11.00
Romaine & red leaf lettuce, avocado, garbanzo beans, black beans, jicama, tortilla strips, queso fresco, sunflower seeds, and roasted corn vinaigrette.
Grilled Chicken Southwest Salad$16.00
Romaine & red leaf lettuce, avocado, garbanzo beans, black beans, jicama, tortilla strips, queso fresco, sunflower seeds, and roasted corn vinaigrette.
Green Goddess Salad$11.00
Romaine & red leaf lettuce, broccoli, red onions, carrots, almonds, bacon and green Goddess dressing.
Kale & Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad$13.00
Roasted squash, granny smith apples, toasted almonds, goat cheese, and bacon vinaigrette.
Northerner's Salad$11.00
Romaine, mixed greens, dried cherries & cranberries, granny smith apples, bleu cheese, candied walnuts, and maple vinaigrette.
Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon Salad$17.00
Arugula, rainbow carrots, radishes, asparagus, roasted corn, quinoa, lentils, almonds, and Italian herb vinaigrette.
sandwiches
Choice of seasoned curly fries, housemade potato chips, or sweet potato tots.
Italian Beef Sandwich$12.00
Housemade Italian beef, garlic au jus, choice of sweet peppers or giardiniera.
The Fat Eddie Sandwich$12.00
Salami, Canadian bacon, quad cities mozzarella cheese blend, parmesan, marinara, French dressing, red onions, and romaine.
Veggie Foldover$11.00
Portobello mushrooms, kale, cipollini onions, quad cities mozzarella cheese blend, and sun-dried tomato pesto.
Chicken Caesar Foldover$11.00
Chicken breast, Quad Cities mozzarella cheese blend, parmesan, Caesar dressing, and romaine.
Chicken Parm on Garlic French Bread$13.00
Crispy chicken breast, herbed mozzarella, parmesan, and garlic butter on french bread.
The Rock Island Arsenal Sandwich$13.00
Specially-seasoned Italian sausage patty, two of our award-winning mozzarella sticks & marinara.
Bettendorf Steak Hoagie$13.00
Chopped sirloin, sauteed mushrooms, crispy shallots, provolone, parmesan cheese wiz.
Lock & Dam No.15 Sandwich$12.00
Meatballs, parmesan bechamel, marinara and provolone on garlic french bread.
sausage
Choice of seasoned curly fries, housemade potato chips, or sweet potato.
Chicago Style Dog$7.00
Charbroiled Vienna beef, mustard, red onion, tomatoes, relish, sport peppers, pickle, and celery salt on a poppy seed bun.
Italian Sausage$10.00
Sautéed onions, sautéed green peppers, and garlic au-jus on garlic French bread.
Gyro Sausage$11.00
Feta cheese, marinated cucumbers, sun-dried tomato & red pepper pesto. Choice of grilled pita or French bread.
Chicken Chorizo Sausage$11.00
Pickled jalapenos, pickled red onions, scallions, queso fresco, and avocado cream.
Cheddar Stuffed Bratwurst$9.00
Caramelized onions, Boetje's stone-ground mustard on a poppyseed bun.
pasta
Pasta sauces: Marinara, bolognese, alfredo, garlic alfredo, or Pappy's sauce.
Spaghetti Marinara$10.00
Served with garlic bread.
Spaghetti Bolognese$10.00
Served with garlic bread.
Spaghetti Alfredo$10.00
Served with garlic bread.
Spaghetti Alfredo & Garlic$10.00
Served with garlic bread.
Four Cheese Ravioli$12.00
Served with garlic bread.
Meat Ravioli$12.00
Served with garlic bread.
Sunday Night Lasagna Special$15.00
Fresh pasta, parmesan bechamel, and a secret blend of four whipped cheeses. Choice of sauce.
beverages
Soda$3.50
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Dr Pepper, Mountain Dew, Orange Crush, Ginger Ale.
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade$4.00
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice$4.00
Iced Tea$3.50
Coffee$3.50
Milk$3.50
Chocolate Milk$4.00

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