Roots Handmade Pizza

2200 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

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  • Jesse Valencia's Unholy Mole Pizza $28.00 +
    Unholy Mole sauce, BCS braised short ribs with Dark Matter Unicorn Blood coffee rub, smoked gouda, mozzarella, & sesame seeds.
  • Bangers & Lace Duck Sausage BLT Pizza $27.50 +
    Duck & pork sausage, crispy bacon, diced tomatoes, arugula, garlic aioli, Roots pizza sauce, smoked Gouda cheese, & Quad Cities Mozzarella blend cheese.
  • Joanna Stachon's Pub Royale Butter Chicken Pizza $27.00
    Butter sauce, marinated chicken, ginger, curry, onions, mozzarella, paneer, methi, chilli oil, lime.
  • Charlie McKenna’s Lillie’s Q BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza $25.00 +
    Award-winning pulled pork smoked at Lillie’s Q over peach wood for eight hours, Lillie’s Q hot smoky bbq sauce, & Quad Cities mozzarella blend. Topped with Lillie’s Q Carolina Dirt bbq rub & a bit of coleslaw.
  • Rick Ortiz’s Antique Taco Chili Cheese Curd Pizza $23.50 +
    Chorizo chilli, Cheddar cheese curds, chihuahua cheese, Quad Cities mozzarella blend, pickled jalapeños, pickled onions, avocado cream, tortilla strips, black olives, & scallions.
  • Mozzarella Sticks $12.00
    Five of our award-winning mozzarella sticks made completely from scratch, including housemade fresh mozzarella & garlic-herbed breadcrumbs. Served with marinara on the side.
  • Panza Sticks $9.00
    A blend of garlic, Quad Cities mozzarella blend, parmesan, & spices in delicious, loaded breadstick form. Served with garlic parmesan sauce & pizza sauce on the side.
  • Loaded Hummus $9.00
    Housemade hummus topped sun-dried tomato pesto & pita crumble & served with a side of spicy roasted red pepper pureé. Choice of grilled or fried pita chips or seasonal fresh vegetables.
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup $7.00
    Pulled chicken, onions, tomatoes, tortilla strips, & pico de gallo.
  • Jumbo Fried Shrimp $16.00
    Lightly breaded and served with marinara & creamy mustard on the side. Also available buffalo style.
  • Garlic Monkey Bread $9.00
    Doughy & buttery garlic monkey bread served with Quad Cities garlic parmesan sauce & pizza sauce for dipping.
  • Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper & Artichoke Dip $10.00
    Served with crunchy pita chips.
  • Fried Ravioli $8.00
    Your choice of either housemade four-cheese or housemade meat ravioli that are lightly breaded & deep-fried. Served with marinara on the side.
  • Lollipop Chicken Wings $10.00
    Five jumbo lollipop chicken wings tossed in buffalo, smoky bbq, or Korean red pepper glaze. Choose either Bleu cheese or buttermilk ranch on the side. Served with celery.
  • Fresh, Never Frozen, Calamari $16.00
    Marinated in parmesan & herbs, lightly breaded, & flash fried. Served plain with marinara, buffalo style, or with our signature giardiniera garlic sauce.
  • The Fat Eddie $12.00
    Salami, Canadian bacon, Quad Cities Mozzarella cheese blend, shaved Parmesan cheese, marinara sauce, French dressing, diced red onions, & chopped romaine.
  • The Rock Island Arsenal $13.00
    Specially-seasoned Italian sausage patty, two of our award-winning & scratch-made mozzarella sticks, & marinara sauce.
  • Chicken Caesar $11.00
    Marinated, grilled & sliced chicken breast; Quad Cities Mozzarella cheese blend; shaved Parmesan cheese; caesar dressing; & chopped romaine.
  • Veggie $11.00
    Marinated & grilled portobello mushrooms, kale, roasted cipollini onions, Quad Cities Mozzarella cheese blend, & sun-dried tomato pesto.
  • Greek-Ish Salad $12.00
    Chopped romaine & red leaf lettuce tossed with mixed olives, roasted red peppers, crunchy pita, cucumbers, red onions, pepperoncini, & Greek dressing. Toasted pine nuts, Feta cheese, & a hint of fresh mint top it off.
  • Goat Cheese & Baby Beet Salad $14.00
    Bibb lettuce topped with pistachios, sliced pears, goat cheese, roasted yellow & red baby beets, drizzled with honey-lemon vinaigrette.
  • Grilled Calamari & Shrimp Salad $14.00
    Chopped romaine & red leaf lettuce tossed with sweet pickled vegetables, olive mix, vine-ripened tomatoes, asparagus, garlic croutons, & housemade fresh Mozzarella cheese. Topped with roasted garlic shrimp, grilled calamari, and crispy shallots. Finished with a creamy Italian vinaigrette.
  • Green Goddess Salad $11.00
    Chopped romaine & red leaf lettuce, broccoli florets, red onions, shredded carrots, slivered almonds, & bacon tossed with green goddess dressing.
  • Northerner’s Salad $11.00
    Chopped romaine & baby greens tossed with dried cherries & cranberries, sliced granny smith apples, & maple vinaigrette. Topped with crumbled Bleu cheese & candied walnuts.
  • Honey Mustard Glazed Salmon Salad $17.00
    Shaved rainbow carrots, sliced radishes, chopped asparagus, roasted corn, quinoa, lentils, slivered almonds, arugula, & Italian herb vinaigrette. Topped with honey mustard glazed Atlantic salmon.
  • Roots Caesar Salad $12.00
    Crispy prosciutto, crispy pepperoni, chopped romaine, red leaf lettuce, garlic croutons, shaved parmesan, & creamy caesar dressing.
  • Tomato, Avocado, & Mozzarella Salad $14.00
    Mighty vine tomatoes, diced avocado, roasted corn, & housemade fresh Mozzarella cheese tossed with sunflower seeds & cilantro vinaigrette. Served on a bed of chopped romaine & red leaf lettuce.
  • Sesame Chicken Salad $13.00
    Pulled chicken, shredded cabbage & romaine, julienne carrots, toasted ramen noodles, slivered almonds, toasted sesame seeds, & creamy sesame vinaigrette.
  • Southwest Salad $11.00
    Chopped romaine & red leaf lettuce, sliced avocado, garbanzo beans, black beans, julienned jicama, tortilla strips, queso fresco, sunflower seeds, & roasted corn vinaigrette.
  • Kale & Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad $13.00
    Local baby kale, roasted brussels sprouts, roasted squash, sliced granny smith apples, toasted almonds, crumbled goat cheese, & bacon vinaigrette.
  • Side Mac&Cheese $7.00
  • Sweet Potato Tots $5.00
  • Roasted Broccoli with Garlic Butter $6.00
  • Seasoned Curly Fries $5.00
  • Housemade Potato Chips with Dip $4.00
  • Housemade Spaghetti with Marinara $7.00
Both foldovers & sandwiches are served with seasoned curly fries, house-made potato chips & dip, or sweet potato tots.
  • Chicken Parm on Garlic French Bread Sandwich $13.00
    Pounded crispy chicken breast baked with Parmesan & Provolone cheese then topped with marinara.
  • Italian Beef on Garlic French Bread Sandwich $12.00
    Housemade Italian beef with garlic au jus with your choice of sweet peppers or giardiniera.
  • Lock & Dam $12.00
    Meatballs, parmesan bechamel, & marinara sauce topped with Provolone on garlic French bread.
Our pasta are fresh and made in-house daily using semolina flour. Gluten-free spaghetti is also available.
  • Spaghetti $10.00
    Finished with your choice of sauce. Served with garlic parmesan bread on the side.
  • Ravioli $12.00
    Your choice of four-cheese or meat ravioli with your choice of sauce. Served with garlic parmesan bread on the side.
  • Garden Pizza $20.50 +
    Roasted mushrooms, diced green peppers, roasted red peppers, olive mix, Roots pizza sauce, & Quad Cities mozzarella blend.
  • Taco Pizza $22.50 +
    A Quad Cities original: taco-seasoned housemade crumbled sausage with Roots pizza sauce, Quad Cities Mozzarella blend, & Cheddar cheese. Topped with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and taco-seasoned chips. Served with taco sauce on the side.
  • McDowell’s Pizza $20.50 +
    Seasoned ground beef, Louis dressing, Quad Cities Mozzarella blend, Cheddar cheese, diced yellow onions, shredded lettuce, & diced pickles.
  • Sausage Pizza $16.50 +
    The Quad Cities favourite: specially-seasoned housemade crumbled sausage, Roots pizza sauce, & Quad Cities mozzarella blend.
  • Gluten Free Pizza $16.50
    Housemade gluten-free dough, Roots pizza sauce, & Quad Cities mozzarella blend.
  • Short Rib Pizza $24.00 +
    Braised beef short rib, spicy giardiniera, roasted corn, pickled fennel, house ricotta, Roots pizza sauce, & Quad Cities mozzarella blend.
Served with seasoned curly fries, house-made potato chips & dip, or sweet potato tots.
  • Chicago Style Dog $7.00
    Classic: charbroiled Vienna beef on a steamed poppyseed bun topped with mustard, onion, tomatoes, relish, sport peppers, pickle, & celery salt.
  • Chicken Chorizo Sausage $11.00
    Charbroiled chicken chorizo sausage served with pickled jalapeños, pickled red onions, scallions, queso fresco, & avocado cream.
  • Cheddar-Stuffed Bratwurst $9.00
    Charbroiled bratwurst soaked & partially cooked in beer, topped with caramelized onions & Boetje’s stone-ground mustard on a steamed poppyseed bun.
  • Italian Sausage $10.00
    Charbroiled Italian sausage on house-baked garlic French bread with sautéed onions, sautéed green peppers, & garlic au-jus.
  • Gyro Sausage $11.00
    Charbroiled gyro sausage with Feta cheese, marinated cucumbers, sun-dried tomato & red pepper pesto. Served on your choice of a grilled pita or house-baked French bread.
  • Coffe $3.50
  • Chocolate Milk $4.00
  • Iced Tea $3.50
  • Milk $3.50
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade $4.00


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