Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Assistant Village Administrator responds to questions about Enrico'sItalian Dining.
Assistant Village Administrator Rob Piscia put a halt to rumors that one of Frankfort's favorite Italian restaurants, Enrico's, was gearing up for a move in the 2800 block of S. LaGrange Road. The beloved and historic Enrico's Italian Dining, closed its location at 21027 S. LaGrange Road in August 2012. The owners, Bob and Harry D'Ercole, had promised at the time that the restaurant would reopen. Nevertheless, that news has yet to become a reality. Piscia said he'd also heard the rumors that Enrico's would be opening in the spot currently occupied by Walt's Food Center, 20825 S. LaGrange Road. But that's all there is to it—rumors. The rumors had spread too to managers at Walt's Food Center, he said. Piscia said he talked to the management …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Brothers Harry D'Ercole Jr. and Bob D'Ercole thank the community for its support over the years at Enrico's Italian Dining's original location and look forward to opening again at a new site.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Watch Mokena resident Geno Bilotto say goodbye—but not for long—to Enrico's Italian Dining in a very unusual way. Plus, take a look at all of Patch's coverage of the closing.
Enrico's Italian Dining served its final customer's on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 15. Many residents had different ways of saying goodbye, but none was as unique as the way Geno Bilotto said farewell. Check out the video to find out what was so unusual about it. Plus, check out all of Patch's comprehensive coverage of Enrico's closing, and the events leading up to it. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from other Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Customers share their thoughts about the closing of Enrico's Italian Dining, which closed the doors on the building it has occupied for 38 years.
Saying goodbye to someone or something you love is never an easy task to do. After serving Italian food to Frankfort residents since 1974, Enrico's Italian Dining is saying farewell to its community. Patch wanted to give residents the chance to say goodbye, as well. Whether it was customers' first evening there or they had been coming for more than 30 years, they all seemed sad knowing this would be their last meal at Enrico's. Don't forget to check the transcript from Wednesday night's live blog of Enrico's last night at its current location, as well as the names of the winners who won a gift basket from Enrico's for sharing their favorite memories. What was your favorite memory at Enrico's Italian restaurant? Had a favorite menu on the…
Although it will be reopening at a yet-to-be-revealed location, Enrico's Italian Dining closed the doors of its current location Wednesday. Read the live blog from the event, check out the photo gallery and find out who won the gift baskets.
As 11 p.m. approached, Harry D'Ercole requested the handful of remaining customers and the staff—past and present—to gather in the lounge of his restaurant, Enrico's Italian Dining, on Wednesday, Aug. 15. A steady crowd of diners kept the restaurant filled and kept D'Ercole floating from table to table to visit with loyal diners and friends. He didn't work the room like a restaurateur trying to ensure repeat business. Instead, he glided through this building that's been sizable part of his life since 1974 like the host of a family dinner party, making sure everyone was enjoying themselves. And the feeling was mutual. Whether "regulars" to Enrico's, neighbors or school friends, the people who ate for the last time at the restaurant's …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Frankfort Patch will be at the Italian eatery from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday nights to tape customers saying goodbye to the village institution's old location. Find out how that could net you an Enrico's gift basket.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The last dine-in day for Enrico's Italian Dining is Aug. 15, and Frankfort Patch and the restaurant are joining forces to reward readers for their reminisces about the village institution. Find out the details.
The end of an era is coming Aug. 15. That's when Enrico's Italian Dining will be closing its doors at its current spot along LaGrange Road, a spot it's been at for almost 40 years. Although the restaurant isn't closing for good and will be moving to a as-of-yet-announced location, residents have logged a lot of memorable hours at Enrico's. READ: Enrico's Sets Last Dine-In Date at Current Location That's why Frankfort Patch and Enrico's are teaming up to let customers share their memories with everyone. And you might even be rewarded with an Enrico's gift basket for reminiscing. Here's what you need to know. Frankfort Patch editor Joe Vince will be at Enrico's from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, and Sunday, Aug. 12, to videotape …
Monday, July 23, 2012
With the Italian restaurant announcing that Aug. 15 is the last day for customers to dine in at the current spot, where do you think the Frankfort eatery should move to?
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Enrico's Italian Dining will serve its final dinner at its LaGrange Road location Aug. 15, the restaurant's owners announced Saturday. Where the Frankfort institution will be moving to after that is still a mystery.
The last day to eat in at Enrico's Italian Dining's current, historic location on LaGrange Road will be Aug. 15, although where the culinary institution will be moving to after that hasn't been revealed, according to a restaurant press release sent Saturday. In the interim, the owners—Harry and Bob D'Ercole—have been working with the restaurant's staff to find temporary work in between August's closing and Enrico's eventual reopening some time in the future, the release stated. How the catering side of Enrico's business will be affected was not mentioned in the release. READ: Land Deal Could Give Enrico's a New Location Enrico's has been in the process of relocating since the D'Ercoles finalized a land deal with the developers from Mariano…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Still have questions about the new grocery store coming to Frankfort next year? We point you to where you need to go to get them answered.
It's not often that a grocery store grabs attention past the current's week sale. But when it's a grocery store that could potentially create 400 jobs and open up an area for future retail development ... well, that tends to raise a few eyebrows. And that's certainly what's happened with the Village Board's approval for Mariano's Fresh Market to build a new location in Frankfort. READ: Want More Business News? Check Out Our Section That Focuses on Frankfort's Financial Community Village officials and representatives from Mariano's, a chain of high-end grocery stores in the vein of Whole Foods, have been working since January to figure out the logistics of bringing the store to Frankfort. That's long time to keep track of how this deal went…