Rex Italian Foods has been a cornerstone of exceptional Italian cuisine in the Chicagoland area for generations. While there may not be a literal “Rex,” the name embodies the regal quality and rich tradition of our offerings. Originating in the late 1960s by the Cinquino brothers on Chicago’s west side, Rex quickly became synonymous with premium Italian deli fare. After relocating to the north side, we’ve upheld 4431 N Harlem Ave since 1993.
At Rex, authenticity is our hallmark. We meticulously craft our own Italian beef and hand-stuffed sausages, ensuring each bite is a taste of tradition. Our selection boasts premium Italian lunch meats, specialties, and a distinctive line of homemade pastas. For those with a busy schedule, we offer a diverse array of prepared, ready-to-serve items including lasagnas, chicken entrees, salads, and desserts.
Rex Italian Foods has earned recognition beyond our loyal customer base. We’ve proudly been featured on TV in WGN’s “Chicago’s Best” and “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” showcasing our commitment to excellence in every dish. As the Pinello family now owns and operates this cherished Italian establishment, we invite you to experience the timeless blend of quality food and service that defines Rex. Whether you’re dining in, grabbing takeout, or planning a catered event, join us and become part of our enduring tradition.