Morton Village, Illinois, is best known for its pumpkins and the annual pumpkin festival that is held there. The community of almost 17,000 is growing fast and Morton offers its residents attractive housing, excellent schools and great shopping in nearby Peoria, Washington, and Pekin. There are a variety of restaurants of all types in and around Morton that will satisfy every kind of taste.
Carlucci Rosemont Restaurant is situated on River Road in Rosemont and is one of the few restaurants in the area that have earned a Certificate of Excellence. Carlucci Rosemont offers a fine dining experience in a beautiful setting with authentic Italian cuisine. There is a full bar service available with a separate dining area. The menu is varied with plenty of excellent food choices.
Shallots Bistro is a kosher restaurant with unusual dishes that can be enjoyed by everyone. The quiet ambiance allows for intimate conversation without having to compete with loud background music. The chef is accommodating and will prepare special requests if the restaurant is not too busy.
Gibson’s Bar & Restaurant on River Road, Rosemont, is a great place to stop off for lunch at the bar counter. The dinner menu includes classic American meat dishes like pork chops, filet mignon, and bone-in sirloin with appropriate accompaniments.
Marilyn’s Restaurant in Dempster Street, Morton Grove is a great place for breakfast that often offers unusual dishes like baked oatmeal with sliced apples and cob salad. Although popular for breakfast, Marilyn’s also serves lunch and light dinners.
Giordano’s Restaurant makes the best pizzas in town and their deep sided spinach pizza is a great favorite. If you like deep dish pizzas stuffed with ingredients Giordano’s on Higgins Road, Rosemont, is the place to go.
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse in Park Place, Rosemont, is known for its generous servings of meat dishes with fresh salads and excellent desserts. Favorites are garlic sirloin, lamb and pork dishes. The food is excellent and served by attentive staff.
Kabul House in Oakton Street, Stokie, offers diners a Middle Eastern dining experience with Afghan dishes that have exotic names like Maast O Khiar with Aphgan bread. There are many vegetarian dishes to choose from like Aushak Dumplings that are similar to ravioli, but filled with a mixture of vegetables.
The Libertad Restaurant in Lincoln Avenue, Stokie offers Latin/Spanish cuisine that includes unusual ingredients such as octopus and pulpo. With their modern spin on tapas they serve small portion and they recommend ordering a few different dishes to share.