A cozy cafe made for, family, friends, and memories

We specialize in authentic Italian food, award-winning gelato, and fresh roasted coffee

  • M - Th 11am - 10pm
  • Fri - Sat 11am - 10:30pm
  • Sun 11am-9pm

The Massa Cafe Experience

We’re dedicated to giving you an authentic Italian experience without the cost of a pricey plane ticket. You’ll be greeted with the smell of fresh roasted coffee, a rainbow of gelato, a wide variety of genuine Italian dishes, and, most importantly, a smile. Your Massa experience isn’t complete without excellent customer service. If you’re not completely satisfied with your visit, we haven’t done our job.

At Massa, we feel that food is not something that should be mass produced or frozen. Instead, we take what we like to call “the artisan approach”. Our food is made-to-order using only the highest quality ingredients and handcrafted with the attention to detail that it deserves. You’ll taste the difference!

Premium Ingredients

Fresh Food

Quality Service

Premium Ingredients

Fresh Food

Quality Service

Authentic Italian Cuisine

We use our old family recipes to deliver a genuine Italian dining experience. We don’t compromise on quality. Our food is never frozen and handcrafted using only the finest ingredients. We guarantee we’ll satisfy your need for fresh, flavorful, authentic Italian food.

Award-Winning Gelato

Our gelato was voted “best in America” during the 2016 Gelato World Tour. It is made daily using traditional Italian techniques. Each heavenly flavor is crafted using all-natural, imported fruits, berries, and nuts to create a mouthwatering, creamy experience that your taste buds will rejoice in.

Fresh Roasted Coffee

Our premium coffees and espressos are roasted locally to ensure a consistently full-flavored taste. We import high quality beans from all over the world and roast them to perfection each morning. Be prepared to indulge in a smooth, aromatic explosion of flavor that you’ll want to experience again and again.

What Our Customers Say

The best "fast food" Italian joint in Chicago! Fresh, high quality ingredients, delicious, mouthwatering pizza, sandwiches, pasta, salads, and gelato that will send you to heaven! I eat there at least once or twice a week! My addiction is their homemade fried dough with powdered sugar!

Rachelle M.

This place is amazing! The staff is friendly and often remembers you. Their gelato and pasta is delicious, and the cafe has a very casual ambiance. The best part is that they are local and have very affordable prices. This place is a must visit and worth the drive. Oh, and the fried dough is amazing!

Annette N.

Authentic Italian atmosphere that's so warm and fun. From lunch to dinner to dessert, they have endless choices! Everything is absolutely delicious! Oh, and they have catering too! What a dream for a hostess to kick back and watch their guests enjoy genuinely good, homemade food!

Joann M.

Event Catering

Serve your Massa Cafe Italiano favorites at your next event! Our handcrafted Italian food, award-winning gelato, and specialty desserts will make your event one to remember!

We can accommodate all of your special events:

  • Birthdays
  • Weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Family Reunions
  • Retirement Parties
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Corporate Events
  • Graduations
  • Fundraisers
  • Festivals
  • Fundraisers
  • Graduations
  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Festivals
  • Corporate

A Tradition of Passion

Angelo Lollino

25 Years Mastering the Arts of Italian Cuisine, Gelato Making, and Coffee Roasting

Having grown up in a family-operated coffee roasting and gelato manufacturing business as well as successful Italian restaurant, Angelo’s focus remains on sourcing the highest quality ingredients and providing the highest level of customer service possible. Whether through food-service establishments, roasting fine coffees, manufacturing gelato or consulting to the food-service industry, he strives for quality. Angelo feels blessed that he gets to wake up and love what he does each day!

Giovanna Lollino

20 Years Making Massa the Best It Could Possibly Be

As operations manager of Massa, Giovanna plans and coordinates all internal operations. This includes daily responsibilities of improving performance and profitability. She has nearly 20 years of experience implementing effective methods and strategies like book-keeping and scheduling, examining financial data/statements, contributing to day-to-day success of operations, and recruiting, training and supervising the human resources department.

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  • Mon-Thurs 11am - 10pm
  • Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm
  • Sun 11am - 9pm

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