Ian & Kye’s Pizza in Jensen Seaside provides Chicago-style Italian

Suzanne Dennis
| Treasure Coast Newspapers

Ian & Kye’s Pizza is all about family and a passion for authentic Chicago-style cooking. Located right on Indian River Drive in downtown Jensen Beach, the location is fantastic. Enjoy a taste of the Windy City with ingredients shipped straight from Chicago. Choose to sit on the outdoor patio or in the cosy, rustic dining room.

While most people associate Chicago with deep-dish pizza, Ian & Kye’s serves it tavern-style on a thin, crispy cracker crust that’s just salty enough to offset the sweet tomato sauce. The cake is cut into squares while generous amounts of topping are stacked to the brim.

The menu also offers appetizers, salads, hot sandwiches, wings and desserts should you have room for them.

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We watched as an appetizer of cheesy garlic bites ($5.50) was delivered to another table. They looked amazing, but we had already ordered our large Chi Town Sausage Pie ($20.25) which arrived piping hot. Because the cake is cut into small squares, it’s easy to buff half of it away without even realizing it. (OK, it was me!) I wish it could have been a little crunchier, but the flavor was definitely there, and that meaty, savory sausage was amazing.

My husband was busy diving into his Chi-Town World Famous Italian Beef Sandwich ($9.50) to which he added melted provolone cheese. Tender, piping hot roast beef, thinly sliced ​​and soaked in a flavorful jus, stacked on top of Chicago French Bread. I got the side eye when asking about my obligatory bite. I could understand why as it was so delicious it melted in your mouth.

The dessert menu featured cheesecake ($4), tiramisu ($5), and zeppoli, which we just had to have half a dozen of ($2.50). The piping hot and sugar laden fried dough was a treat.

Kye Maiolo’s dream of owning his own pizzeria in his hometown has come true. With an emphasis on quality, passion and family, there is a story here. Some magical, some tragic, but the mood is consistently positive.

Ian & Kye’s Pizza

Cuisine: Chicago-style Italian

Address: 3310 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach

Phone: 772-334-5074

Hours: 11:30am to 9:30pm Tuesdays to Thursdays and Sundays; 11:30am to 10:00pm Friday-Saturday; closed on Monday.

Alcohol: beer and wine

Online: www.iankyepizza.com

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Portillo’s now serving Chicago-style meals at Orlando location

It was a long wait, but hopefully it was worth it: Portillo’s is now officially open in Orlando.

The Chicago-style restaurant celebrated its grand opening Tuesday, making its newest location official and ready for business.

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer attended the official opening of Portillos Tuesday. Restaurant officials said the site brings about 100 jobs to the area and they are ready to hire even more people.


“There are a lot of vacancies, especially in the tourism and hospitality industries, so it was a bit strange coming back as a lot of restaurants and hotels are being prevented from opening fully because they can’t fill all of the positions,” said Dyer.

Portillo’s Orlando general manager Jeremy Sasso said they have employment signs inside and outside the restaurant.

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“We also want managers and team members who believe in our core values, family, fun, energy and greatness,” said Sasso.

Portillo fans waited patiently as the restaurant’s opening was postponed several times before it became final on June 15th.

You can eat Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, burgers, and famous chocolate cake at the 7,800-square-foot restaurant, which has two walkways and two covered outdoor patios, officials said.


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The location is in the Village at O-Town West at 7715 Palm Parkway in Orlando, which is also where the new White Castle is located. Other restaurants and shops in the Village of O-Town are also under construction.

“We’re very lucky that Orlando is where everyone wants to be,” said Dyer.

Portillo opens office in Orlando (Image: Bob Kotek) (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando – All rights reserved.)

Inside the restaurant, the theme is that of a diner with an “Ode to Rock ‘n Roll with an electric guitar ceiling installation”.

If you’ve never had Portillo and wondered? what’s good on the map, a News 6 manager shared his inside knowledge and rated the menu items you need to try. He also explained the different ways to order the Italian beef sandwich.


The Orlando location is the fast-casual chain’s first restaurant in central Florida and the third in Florida after Tampa and Brandon.

Portillo opens office in Orlando (Image: Bob Kotek) (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando – All rights reserved.)

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From Chicago-Type to Napoletana: The place to Get Each Type of Pizza in Sonoma

Neapolitans– –Campo Fina, Healdsburg: Wood-fired pizzas are all the rage in the wine country, and there are as many styles as Mugnaini ovens. But too often, crusts crust and burn, and carbon is only tasty in marshmallows around the campfire. In Campo Fina, simple mushrooms, sausages or margheritas get the kiss of the oven without being suffocated. 330 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, 707-395-4640, campofina.com. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat)

Neapolitans– devil Pizzeria & Salumeria, Geyserville: Fresh slices of homemade lardo on a wood-fired pizza. Throw up some tomatoes and you’ll never look at a piece of mushroom and hot peppers the same way again. And it’s just one of the devilish pizzas in Dino Bugica’s rustic Pizzeria Diavola. 21021 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville, 707-814-0111, diavolapizzeria.com. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Neapolitans– –Jackson’s Bar and Oven, Santa Rosa: The pizzas range from simple margherita to ham with mascarpone, pear and rocket. mixed mushroom with truffle oil; Daily specials and even a gluten-free version. The house favorite is the homemade sausage (tomato sauce, provolone, olives, goat horn peppers and oregano). Are you feeling adventurous? Go for the undecided and let the chef surprise you. 135 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, 707-545-6900, jacksonsbarandoven.com. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Neapolitans– –Red, Santa Rosa: Fresh, organic, from the region and seasonal. The Funghi di Limone with oven-roasted mixed mushrooms, Taleggio and Fontina cheese, shaved artichokes, lemon oil and fresh thyme is a favorite (picture). Creekside Center, 53 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa, 707-544-3221, rossopizzeria.com. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

Neapolitans– –Franchettis’, Santa Rosa: Choose your own pizza combination or try a German-style tarte flambée with crème fraîche, homemade burrata, thinly sliced ​​onions, larded bacon and a spring onion finish. 1229 N. Dutton, Santa Rosa, 707-526-1229, franchettis.com. (Erik Castro / for The Press Democrat)

Neapolitans– –Pizza Zimi, Petaluma: The pizzas just opened by the owner of the Dino’s Greek food truck at The Block in Petaluma are clearly Neapolitan, but we love the sophisticated toppings, which include garlic confit, crème fraîche, pickled shiitakes and even figs. 20 Gray St., Petaluma, 707-559-5338, eatzimi.com. (Courtesy photo)

Neapolitans– –Wild Goat Bistro, Petaluma: Thin and crispy pizzas lead the charge in this hidden gem in Petaluma. The stone and wood interior of the historic Great Petaluma Mill gives the restaurant an Italian flair. Fresh ingredients from the region give the Neapolitan-style cakes a special touch. There is even a seasonal pizza. Another favorite, the fig and pork pizza, is topped with homemade fig spread, ham, fontina, Grana Padano, goat and blue cheese and topped off with baby rocket. 6 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, 707-658-1156, wildgoatbistro.com. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Neapolitans– –Glen Ellen Star, Glen Ellen: Chef Weiswasser’s specially made 650-degree wood-burning stove perfumes the entire block with its smoke. Pizzas steal the show at this Wine Country classic, with a simple margherita or white pizza with guanciale and arugula easily feeding two. Try the tomato cream cake with espelette chilli. 13648 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen. 707-343-1384, glenellenstar.com. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Neapolitans– –Huria, Bodega Bay: Pizzas that come in such dreamy flavors that it’s hard to decide. Start with the margherita, the standard of every great pizzaiolo, with simple San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, oregano, and olive oil. We continue to the bodega with bechamel sauce, mussels, mozzarella and garlic and to the Chateau Rouge (picture) with Havarti, fresh mozzarella, smoked and caramelized onions, cremini mushrooms, parmesan and dried herbs with garlic oil. Take away only. Inside Pelican Plaza, 1400 N. Highway 1, Bodega Bay, 707-377-4721, hurias.com. (Courtesy photo)

Sicilian– –Pizza Leah, Windsor: Leah Scurto goes out of her way to make dough, sauce and cheese as perfect as possible. Their pizzas are limited to a handful a day and as good as they can get. We love The Besto with red sauce, mozzarella and nut-free pesto. 9240 Old Redwood Hwy., Suite 116, Windsor, 707-620-0551, pizzaleah.com. (Beth Schlanker / The Press Democrat)

Detroit style– –Acre Pizza, Sebastopol: A deep, crispy crust and melting cheese for victory. We especially love the caramelized edges and the light, fresh tomato sauce. 6760 McKinley St., Suite 150, Sebastopol. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 707-827-3455, acrepizza.com. (Heather Irwin / Sonoma Magazine)

Roman style– –Red grape pizza, Sonoma: Crisp thin and incredibly tasty. Pizzas come in white (olive oil and garlic) or red (tomato sauce), and even the cheese version is special, with aged parmesan and gouda. A personal favorite is pear and gorgonzola. Dine in or pick up only at 529 First St., West, Sonoma, 996-4103. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

Tony’s from North Beach, Rohnert Park: Hit the jackpot with a pizza from cake master Tony Gemignani – a 13-time pizza world champion. Gemignanis pizzas – from a simple margherita to progressive Roman pizzas with a thin crust (savory to sweet slices) – have just the right amount of crispy and gentle char to make you swear off pizza delivery on Friday evening forever. Graton Casino, 630 Park Ct, Rohnert Park, 707-588-7741. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

Psychic Pie, Santa Rosa: This cannot be explained, but it is square and made in the Roman style. What makes these cakes special is the sourdough crust and toppings, which range from simple tomatoes to artichokes to fontina. The pizzas are made at home for a perfectly hot and crispy crust. Currently only 30 pieces are made per week so you need to get your order early. psychicpie.com. (Courtesy Psychic Pie)

Chicago style– –Old Chicago, Petaluma: This 40+ year old Petaluma staple serves up serious deep dish pizza that even a Chicago native will appreciate. You’ll find a range of cakes, from double crusts to thin crusts, and loads of toppings here. 41 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, 707-763-3897, oldchgo.com. (Courtesy Old Chicago)

Chicago style– –Mad Sicilian, Petaluma: New to Petaluma, this family business has almost every type of pizza on this list, but we love their extra cheesy tomato sauce on a deep dish. 203 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, 707-766-8600, facebook.com/madsicilian. (Courtesy Mad Sicilian)

New York style– –Chicago’s pizza with a twist, Santa Rosa: The variants are Indian-inspired pizzas such as butter chicken, paneer, tandoori chicken or even lamb kabob with pineapple! 2780 Stony Point Road Suite M, Santa Rosa, 707-606-1000, chicagospizzatwist.com. (Courtesy Chicago’s Pizza With A Twist)

New York style– –NY Pie, Santa Rosa: The place to go for desperate pizza fixes until 3am Try the “Paten” with sausage, artichoke hearts and garlic or the lighter “Neapolitaner” with fresh garden tomatoes and basil. NY pie pizzas require the Manhattan-style crease to stuff a piece in your face, and they’re uniquely Italian-American. 65 Brookwood Ave, Santa Rosa, 707 526-9743, new-york-pie.com. (Courtesy photo)

New York style– –Urban Pizza, Santa Rosa: The family-run pizzeria serves hand-thrown cakes with high-quality ingredients. Try the Thai One On with peanut sauce, chicken and fresh coriander. 500 Mission Blvd, Santa Rosa, 707-978-4668, urbanpizzasantarosa.com. (Heather Irwin / Sonoma Magazine)

New York style– –Mombo, Sebastopol: Giant slices of giant cake and anything a good New York style pizza should be. The Santa Rosa site is currently closed, but the Sebastopol site is still bouncing. 560 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, 823-7492. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

New York style– –Papa’s Pizza Cafe, Cloverdale: Looking for pizza and financial advice? You can get both at Papa’s Pizza in Cloverdale. Owner Mike Nixon, a longtime financial planner and cake lover, runs a pizzeria and financial services business under one roof. Don’t worry, you won’t receive a tax form for your cake, however. The bear (hot peppers, pineapple, jalapenos, garlic, and sausage) is a local favorite. 105 North Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale, 707-894-4453. (Beth Schlanker / The Press Democrat)

Chicago-style pizza chain Lou Malnati’s confirms 86th Avenue location

Chicago-style pizza parlor, Lou Malnati, has announced that its second Indianapolis location will open this spring at 2902 W. 86th St. in the Willow Lake West Mall east of Michigan Road.

The Northbrook, Illinois-based chain confirmed to IBJ In March it was planned to open a pizzeria at this address. However, at the time, the company also said it didn’t know when it would open this store as the pandemic brought uncertainties.

The 86th Street location will be 1,600 square feet and will only offer roadside pickup, pickup, and delivery.

Lou Malnati’s opened its first local store on The Bridges development in Carmel at 11435 Spring Mill Road in October.

“We’re excited to be bringing our authentic deep dish pizza to West 86th Street and making it our second home in the Indianapolis area,” said owner Marc Malnati in a written statement.

Malnati also said that a previously announced full-service pizza place in Broad Ripple will open later this year. The restaurant will be located in a 5,145-square-foot building at 6320 Ferguson St., north of the Central Canal.

Malnati is the son of Lou Malnati, who founded the company with his wife Jean and opened his first restaurant in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnwood in 1971.

Today the company has 57 locations in the Chicago area, four in Arizona, three in Wisconsin, one in Schererville, northwest Indiana, and one in Carmel.