Cuzzo’s Pasta, Pizza, Panini & More is celebrating its third anniversary in Oak Park, Illinois. “It has been a privilege to serve the best pasta, pizza, panini and more to the people of Oak Park and beyond for the past three years,” said William Sasso, who opened the Italian eatery when he was 21, using his mother and grandmother’s Sicilian recipes.

The name Cuzzo’s is derived from the term “cousins,” which suggests that everyone is family. “Our goals go beyond providing exquisite food and quality customer service, as we promote togetherness in all that we do,” added Sasso, who was born and raised in Marsala, Sicily, and came to the US in 1998.

Today, Cuzzo’s is revered for its handcrafted cuisine made from the finest and freshest ingredients available; from classic Italian pizzas and pastas to its one-of-a-kind favorites, such as caprese prosciutto panini and arancini, rice balls filled with ground beef and parmigiano cheese breaded with homemade breadcrumbs and lightly fried.

“We strive to ensure the customer walks out with a smile on their face,” concluded Sasso. “Our recipes are set to a tee, so nothing will ever taste different when you come to Cuzzo’s.”