Roots Handmade Pizza

Roots Handmade Pizza

2200 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

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Roots Chef Series Specialty Pizzas

Jesse Valencia's Unholy Mole Pizza

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

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

Butter sauce, marinated chicken, ginger, curry, onions, mozzarella, paneer, methi, chilli oil, lime.


Charlie McKenna’s Lillie’s Q BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

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

Chorizo chilli, Cheddar cheese curds, chihuahua cheese, Quad Cities mozzarella blend, pickled jalapeños, pickled onions, avocado cream, tortilla strips, black olives, & scallions.



Mozzarella Sticks

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

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

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

Pulled chicken, onions, tomatoes, tortilla strips, & pico de gallo.


Jumbo Fried Shrimp

Lightly breaded and served with marinara & creamy mustard on the side. Also available buffalo style.


Garlic Monkey Bread

Doughy & buttery garlic monkey bread served with Quad Cities garlic parmesan sauce & pizza sauce for dipping.


Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper & Artichoke Dip

Served with crunchy pita chips.


Fried Ravioli

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

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

Marinated in parmesan & herbs, lightly breaded, & flash fried. Served plain with marinara, buffalo style, or with our signature giardiniera garlic sauce.


The Fat Eddie

Salami, Canadian bacon, Quad Cities Mozzarella cheese blend, shaved Parmesan cheese, marinara sauce, French dressing, diced red onions, & chopped romaine.


The Rock Island Arsenal

Specially-seasoned Italian sausage patty, two of our award-winning & scratch-made mozzarella sticks, & marinara sauce.


Chicken Caesar

Marinated, grilled & sliced chicken breast; Quad Cities Mozzarella cheese blend; shaved Parmesan cheese; caesar dressing; & chopped romaine.



Marinated & grilled portobello mushrooms, kale, roasted cipollini onions, Quad Cities Mozzarella cheese blend, & sun-dried tomato pesto.



Greek-Ish Salad

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

Bibb lettuce topped with pistachios, sliced pears, goat cheese, roasted yellow & red baby beets, drizzled with honey-lemon vinaigrette.


Grilled Calamari & Shrimp Salad

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

Chopped romaine & red leaf lettuce, broccoli florets, red onions, shredded carrots, slivered almonds, & bacon tossed with green goddess dressing.


Northerner’s Salad

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

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

Crispy prosciutto, crispy pepperoni, chopped romaine, red leaf lettuce, garlic croutons, shaved parmesan, & creamy caesar dressing.


Tomato, Avocado, & Mozzarella Salad

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

Pulled chicken, shredded cabbage & romaine, julienne carrots, toasted ramen noodles, slivered almonds, toasted sesame seeds, & creamy sesame vinaigrette.


Southwest Salad

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

Local baby kale, roasted brussels sprouts, roasted squash, sliced granny smith apples, toasted almonds, crumbled goat cheese, & bacon vinaigrette.



Side Mac&Cheese


Sweet Potato Tots


Roasted Broccoli with Garlic Butter


Seasoned Curly Fries


Housemade Potato Chips with Dip


Housemade Spaghetti with Marinara


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

Pounded crispy chicken breast baked with Parmesan & Provolone cheese then topped with marinara.


Italian Beef on Garlic French Bread Sandwich

Housemade Italian beef with garlic au jus with your choice of sweet peppers or giardiniera.


Lock & Dam

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.


Finished with your choice of sauce. Served with garlic parmesan bread on the side.



Your choice of four-cheese or meat ravioli with your choice of sauce. Served with garlic parmesan bread on the side.


Garden Pizza

Roasted mushrooms, diced green peppers, roasted red peppers, olive mix, Roots pizza sauce, & Quad Cities mozzarella blend.


Taco Pizza

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

Seasoned ground beef, Louis dressing, Quad Cities Mozzarella blend, Cheddar cheese, diced yellow onions, shredded lettuce, & diced pickles.


Sausage Pizza

The Quad Cities favourite: specially-seasoned housemade crumbled sausage, Roots pizza sauce, & Quad Cities mozzarella blend.


Gluten Free Pizza

Housemade gluten-free dough, Roots pizza sauce, & Quad Cities mozzarella blend.


Short Rib Pizza

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

Classic: charbroiled Vienna beef on a steamed poppyseed bun topped with mustard, onion, tomatoes, relish, sport peppers, pickle, & celery salt.


Chicken Chorizo Sausage

Charbroiled chicken chorizo sausage served with pickled jalapeños, pickled red onions, scallions, queso fresco, & avocado cream.


Cheddar-Stuffed Bratwurst

Charbroiled bratwurst soaked & partially cooked in beer, topped with caramelized onions & Boetje’s stone-ground mustard on a steamed poppyseed bun.


Italian Sausage

Charbroiled Italian sausage on house-baked garlic French bread with sautéed onions, sautéed green peppers, & garlic au-jus.


Gyro Sausage

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.





Chocolate Milk


Iced Tea




Fresh Squeezed Lemonade


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