Sinatra, De Niro, LaMotta, Marciano, Humperdinck, Holmes and Cooney… What Do They All Have In Common? Giglio’s Chicago – Restaurant Review

Jul 10, 2019 266

BY: “Bad” Brad Berkwitt

What do Frank Sinatra, Robert De Niro, Jake LaMotta, Rocky Marciano, Engelbert Humperdinck, Larry Holmes and Gerry Cooney all have in common? They adorn the walls of Bobby Hitz’s new restaurant Giglio’s Chicago at 825 S. State Street in Chicago Illinois. Hitz 56, a born and bred Chicago guy whose half Italian and German, has brought his magic touch to his new Italian restaurant that had their Grand Opening this past Friday. Debbie and I attended Bobby’s Grand Opening. From the minute we walked in, we were greeted by the hostess who immediately seated us in a booth.

As we looked around, you could feel the excitement in the room from the outstanding staff and Hitz himself, who is always on the premises. We ordered our appetizers (Deb had Sausage and Peppers – which she loved and you can see in the picture with her smiling) and I had the fried calamari. Being a lover of all things Italian, being that I am half, calamari is always one of my favorites. Many times, though, I find in restaurants it’s over fried or has far too much batter on it. At Giglio’s, it was on the money as you can see in the picture of me devouring it!

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