Rosati's Pizza to open second Schererville location

Pizzas cook at Rosati's Pizza in Schererville in 2013. The Chicago deep dish chain will open a second Schererville location at Shoppes on the Boulevard.

Jonathan Miano, The Times

Rosati's Pizza, known for its thin-crust and deep-dish Chicago-style pizzas, will soon open a second location in Schererville.

The Warrenville, Illinois-based chain, the second-largest restaurant chain in the Chicago area after Portillo's, has a sit-down family-style pizzeria that seats 100 at 5504 Lincoln Highway in Schererville. It plans to add a second, smaller Schererville location at Shoppes on the Boulevard on Indianapolis Boulevard, near the borders of Highland and Munster.

The new shopping center is currently under construction just south of Steak & Shake. Rosati's will lease space in the new development, which also will include a McAlister’s Deli and a Buona Beef.

“We are excited for Rosati’s to join the already strong lineup of tenants within the development," Latitude Commercial Senior Vice President Brett McDermott said. "This leaves us with about 4,000 square feet remaining in which we are in talks with a few potential tenants on."

The new Rosati's leasing space next to the McAlister’s will focus mainly on takeout and delivery, according to a Latitude Commercial press release. Customers will be able to order pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads and appetizers like garlic bread and fried ravioli.

The existing Rosati's Pizza on U.S. 30 in Schererville focuses more on the dining-in experience and offers beer and wine.

Rosati's, which has been "keeping it real since 1964," also has Northwest Indiana locations in St. John, Munster and Valparaiso.

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