At Alfano’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant in Carthage, IL, we may change with the times but still love to cook pizza, pasta, and all-time Italian favorites the old-fashioned way. Through all these years since our family first set foot on American soil, we have remained faithfully Italian. We pick only the freshest ingredients and follow food preparation techniques handed down to us by our Sicilian ancestors.
Flavor and Quality
The Alfano’s story begins in the late 1950s, when Pete Alfano left his hometown in Sicily, Italy to pursue his passion as a pizza maker in the United States. He began making pizza in Chicago before pizza chains made their appearance. In those days pizza was all about flavor and quality, two priorities that Alfano’s has maintained through the years.
When Pete Met Janet
The first Alfano’s pizzeria came to be after Pete married Janet Hertner. Pete and Janet cannot count the amount of pizza dough they kneaded by hand, nor the number of pizzas they rolled out, long before mixers and sheeters became an option. Pete and Janet soon passed on the art of making pizza from scratch to the children, using fresh ingredients only.
The Alfano's have six children and five of them run their own pizzerias in Carthage, Bushnell, Monmouth, Galesburg, and Knoxville. Along with pizza, Alfano’s specializes in a variety of pasta dishes, dinners, and desserts that remain faithful to the taste of traditional Italian cooking.
Savor authentic Italian cooking at Alfano’s today. Call us at 217-357-9951 for catering services and available menu options.