Bombacigno’s J and C Inn

Restaurants, Delis West Loop
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Bombacigno’s J and C Inn
Photograph: Max Herman Bombacigno's J & C Inn

The J is for Joe, the C for Claudette, and if the battered bar and nostalgia-covered walls haven’t tipped you off already, they’ve been at this for a while. Since 1972 she’s worked the register while he’s churned out house specialties like Italian Beef Pizziola, a big, wet, mess of an Italian beef with mozzarella and tomato sauce that’s so flavorful it reminds us why this sandwich became famous in the first place. The signature cold pasta—angel hair tossed with romano, basil, garlic and olive oil—is a side we can’t pass up. And the cottage fries are crisp, thin and golden, but they arrive unseasoned so sprinkle some Parmesan on them while they’re still hot.


Venue name: Bombacigno’s J and C Inn
Address: 558 W Van Buren St
Cross street: between Clinton and Jefferson Sts
Opening hours: Lunch (closed Sat, Sun)
Transport: El stop: Blue to Clinton. Bus: 56, 125.
Price: Average main course: $7
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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This restaurant goes above and beyond to keep the same great taste day after day. The smoked turkey focaccia special is an amazing sandwich that I highly recommend.