I LOVE Damatos. This is another place that my parents found while visiting us. Boy am I glad they did.
Charlie's and my Saturday morning tradition is to go to Damato's Bakery and pick up some goodies to snack on over the weekend.
Our favorite? The meat arancini. It's absolutely out of this world. They also have roasted vegetable, roasted red pepper, and spinach and ricotta. Meat all the way baby.
The last FOUR times we've been there they've been sold out. So this time, I woke up at 8am, called in and asked them to put some on hold for me. I've tried arancini all over Chicago. Hands down the best are at Damatos. The rice is creamy, yet light and the filling, made of ground beef, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and peas, is so flavorful. YUMMMMMM. I like to put them in our toaster oven so the outside gets really crispy and chewy. BTW - half way through typing this I got up and heated up an arancini. See what you do to me food blog? Damn you.
Damatos also makes their own bread and...PIZZA. This is a sausage and ricotta cheese pizza. Need I say more? I didn't think so. Stay hungry!