Big Sammy’s Italian Eatery brings top-notch Italian food to Plainfield


Delaney O'Sullivan

Big Sammy’s offers a wide variety of great Italian food for the Plainfield Community to enjoy. It also adds a new tourist spot for the historic district of Plainfield.

Delaney O, Editor in Chief

Big Sammy’s Italian Eatery opened this past January, located on Lockport Street in Downtown Plainfield. This highly recommended restaurant offers an array of options ranging from pasta, pizza, sub sandwiches, gelato, and more.

Walking in, I was greeted by very friendly staff and a counter-style service. After ordering my food, I did not have to wait very long to receive my order and the staff was happy to answer any questions about the menu.

Inside, the menu is written on a vibrant chalkboard and black and white photos hang on the walls. It is reminiscent of a traditional Italian eatery, with their motto “Just like the old neighborhood” displayed proudly on the back wall. The restaurant is very clean and well kept and patrons can either order to go or eat at the counter inside.

I really enjoyed the variety of menu items and the quality of food is fantastic. From pizza by the slice to pasta dishes and gelato, there is something for everyone. Everything was delicious and I highly recommend the chicken parmesan or the gnocchi. The portions are very large and the entrees come with bread and a side salad.

The quality of food at extremely reasonable prices makes this place a must-try. Entrees range from ten to fourteen dollars, which is great for high school students who want to eat out with their friends on a budget or a large family who wants to get takeout. Additionally, gelato costs four dollars and fifty cents for two scoops, pizza by the slice ranges from four dollars and fifty cents to five dollars and fifty cents, and subs and other sandwiches range from six dollars to fourteen dollars.

Big Sammy’s is the restaurant Downtown Plainfield needed. Although there are many great restaurants on Lockport Street, not many compare to the quick service of Sammy’s. This family owned business gives Plainfield residents the opportunity to enjoy phenomenal Italian food at a great price.

Big Sammy’s Italian Eatery is open Mon. through Sat. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. To learn more about the restaurant and menu, visit their website