Joe's on Higgins, a family-owned pizzeria with a history dating back to 1952, recently relocated to a larger space on Higgins Road. Known for their tavern-style pizza, Joe's has been praised for their Chicago thin crust. Originally on the South Side, the family moved to the North Side in the 60s and eventually settled in a small brick building on Higgins in 1983. However, due to increased competition and changing consumer habits, it became necessary for Joe's to make changes to attract more customers. The old location had poor visibility and lacked curb appeal, causing potential customers to overlook the pizzeria.
Now, under the management of Frank DeMonte, the grandson of the founder, and his wife Gina, Joe's on Higgins has undergone a transformation. While the cherished pizza recipes have remained unchanged, the family recognized the need to adapt to the evolving neighborhood. One of the planned changes includes the addition of a patio, creating a welcoming and enjoyable outdoor dining experience for patrons. “We’re going more Italian, not as much pizzeria,” says DeMonte.
Upon entering the restaurant, visitors are greeted with a combination of industrial and traditional design themes. The brick walls and exposed ceiling piping provide a nostalgic touch of old Chicago factories, while the chairs and tables adopt a timeless, classic style.
The fusion of traditional black vinyl chairs and polished solid wood table tops, complemented by wine racks on the walls and cloth napkins, cements the identity of this space as a genuine Italian eatery. With its storied history, Joe’s strives to be known as the go-to place for authentic Italian food and ambience.
Ethan Upholstered Chair & Bar Stool
Both the Ethan Metal Chair and Bar Stool have a timeless and classic design that perfectly matches a traditional decor theme. The elegant curves, traditional upholstery, and attention to detail bring a sense of sophistication and refinement to the space.
Our Ethan Metal Chair is an industrial and classic addition to any venue. With its premium vinyl upholstery available in a choice of 4 colors, it is a versatile fit for a range of commercial applications. Its strong steel frame in black finish ensures long lasting use in high-traffic areas. The channeling on the padded back and seat offers a traditional touch, easily blending into the décor of a variety of venues. With a 1-year warranty against defects, this chair is a perfect for demanding commercial environments.
Designed with versatility in mind, the Ethan Metal bar Stool provides the option to choose from four distinct vinyl colors, allowing for seamless integration into a variety of environments. The fully upholstered seat and back in premium vinyl not only guarantee exceptional comfort but are also built to withstand the demanding conditions of commercial use. With a sturdy steel frame boasting a sleek black finish, this bar stool effortlessly merges strength and elegance.
Rustic Patina Solid Wood Table Tops
The Rustic Patina Solid Wood Table Top harmonizes with the traditional decor theme of the space by capturing the rustic charm, warmth, and durability that embody the traditional aesthetic. It brings a touch of nature and sophistication, enhancing the overall dining experience for customers.
Our Rustic Patina Solid Wood Table Top is a stunning piece, crafted from solid beechwood in a rustic walnut finish. Due to its handmade nature, no two tables are the same, ensuring each customer will receive a truly one-of-a-kind piece. Boasting a substantial 1 1/2" thickness, this table top is as sturdy as it is beautiful. Another feature that sets this table top apart is its customizable size and shape, allowing customers to create the perfect fit for their space.
For an authentic Italian experience, drop by Joe’s. It’s a meal you won’t forget.