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Vegan cheesesteaks, desserts, and more
Gianna's Grille, named after the owner's daughter, has a wide selection of pizza and subs, including vegan, vegetarian, and omnivorous options. They also have a large selection of desserts, all of them vegan, including soft-serve ice cream, cake, cheesecake, and cannolis.
They offer both a non-vegan soy cheese, and a vegan soy cheese. Please be careful in your ordering, as Gianna's will not replace a mis-ordered pizza.
on Feb 11 04
(last updated Sep 9 10)
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Gianna's is a hole-in-the-wall pizza joint with impressive vegan options. At first, I was intimidated by the signs that explain how to order ("First, decide whether you are an omnivore, vegetarian or vegan... Order vegan items using their exact names. No substitutions or refunds for items that you thought were vegan/vegetarian but aren't labeled as such"). However, the employee who took our orders was really nice and was more than happy to tell us which items could be made vegan.
I was a somewhat disappointed by the fact that Gianna's was out of mock chicken when I was there, but the quick service and reasonable prices more than made up for it. No more than 3 minutes after ordering, I had a plate of cheese fries and a vegan philly cheese steak in front of me. The cheese steak was very authentic-tasting. It was so large that I was only able to finish half of it. I was a little less excited about the cheese fries, mostly because the vegan cheese was runny.
I've ordered desserts from Gianna's on multiple occasions and I've found that they range from incredible to mediocre. I absolutely love the peanut butter bomb, but I have been a little less than thrilled with the cupcakes (the icing tastes like whipped soy margarine). The cheesecake has a wonderful texture and the flavor is pretty decent compared with other vegan cheesecakes.
I don't like Gianna's food. That being said, I like the atmosphere, and my husband likes it there, so we go once in awhile.
I find all of their mock sandwiches to be BEYOND salty. This is not something I am normally picky about, but its like they take some kind of soy stuff that tastes like crap and cover it in some salty sauce to make it taste *okay*. Just...gross.
My husband has gotten their cheesesteak and their burrito. I always end up with the "chicken", so maybe that is my problem.
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Between South and Lombard
Not Wheelchair Accessible
$ - inexpensive
- Italian (Southern)