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Ballyhoo expands its presence in Greenleaf building with another Pizza by Sal location.

One other yr, one other expansion for Ballyhoo Hospitality, the surging restaurant group that has opened several North Shore properties prior to now 4 years.

Just after its one-month anniversary, Pizza by Sal has expanded into the adjoining space within the 1100 block of Greenleaf Avenue in Wilmette, giving Ballyhoo 4 storefronts — two taken up by Buck Russell’s Bakery and Sandwich Shop — within the one-level constructing.

The brand new digs, which opened Thursday, Feb. 15, give the pizzeria a full dining room to associate with its takeout and delivery services. Sal Lo Cascio (with scissors) cuts the ribbon on the brand new dining room at his Wilmette pizza restaurant.

Nicole Manion, Ballyhoo’s director of promoting, told The Record that the community welcomed Pizza by Sal “with open arms” over the past yr, and the restaurant group saw “an awesome opportunity” to open a dine-in pizzeria.

“We wanted to present the community a spot where they’ll rejoice the baseball win or hockey game and be a destination for birthday parties and celebrations or a family night out,” she said.

In January 2023, Pizza by Sal began serving up Recent York-style pizza for takeout and delivery out of 1133 Greenleaf Ave. round the corner to its sister restaurant Buck Russell’s.

Pizza by Sal is the most recent concept from Ballyhoo Hospitality, which has five North Shore properties, including Pomeroy in Winnetka (2021) and Sophia Steak in Wilmette (2020) and Lake Forest (2022), with not less than yet another, DeNucci’s Italian in Highland Park, on its way.

The shop is run by Salvatore “Sal” Lo Cascio, a chef formerly of one other Ballyhoo restaurant, Coda di Volpe in Chicago. Lo Cascio’s specialty is Neapolitan- and Sicilian-style pizza, and he began his culinary training in Palermo, Italy — his hometown.

Pizza by Sal offers pasta dishes, salads, soup, garlic knots, and is open day by day from 3-9 p.m. The brand new dine-in menu includes some customer favorites — akin to spaghetti limone and chicken piccata — from DeNucci’s in Lincoln Park. Pizza by the slice will even still be available.

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