Capri's Pizza opens in Crown Point

Capri's Pizza opened a new location in Crown Point.

Capri's Pizza and Broasted Chicken has opened in Crown Point.

The 62-year-old family-owned pizzeria specializes in square-cut tavern-style pizza and Chicago-style stuffed pizza. The latest output in the small local chain is at 1234 N. Main St. next to Jewel-Osco in Crown Point.

It had a soft opening in April and hopes to cater to a lunchtime crowd, in addition to a pizzeria's typical evening business.

Ben Ciannamea, the owner of Capri's Pizza Schererville, opened Capri's third location. The original South Chicago restaurant at 8820 S. Commercial Ave. that his grandfather Tony Ciannamea started in 1955 also remains open and is now run by his father Len Ciannamea. 

“While our Schererville restaurant has a large dining room, our Crown Point location is primarily carryout and delivery, but we do have some high top tables and stools for those who want to stay and eat a quick bite," Ben Ciannamea said. “What we do boast in Crown Point is a huge kitchen, to accommodate our catering services.”

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The menu includes broasted chicken meals, Italian beef sandwiches, Italian sausage sandwiches, pasta, seafood, chicken and ribs. Pizzas options include Buffalo Chicken, BBQ, Hawaiian, Margherita, and the Capri Special with sausage, pepperoni, mushroom, green pepper and onion.

Gluten-free crusts are also available, as are customizable toppings like pepperonicini, Jalapeno peppers, garlic, pineapple, tomato and Alfredo sauce.

The Crown Point restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit caprispizza.com or call 219-661-2300.


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