Sams on Harlem Italian Restaurant

Italian Dishes, Pizza, Pasta, Salad, Steak, And Chicken

Exceptional Italian Dining Composed Of Many Homemade Family Recipes. Authentic Italian Dishes, Pizza, Pasta, Salad, Steak, And Chicken.

Let Us Do The Cooking

Dine-in, Carry-Out, or Delivery Available

Monday – Thursday : 3:30 pm – 12:30 am
Friday – Saturday 3:30pm – 2am
Sunday : 3:30pm – Midnight

November Grand Opening Specials

Grand Opening Specials

Dine-In

BOGO ~ Buy One – Get Free Entree

(Value up to $12.00) – One coupon/promotional offer per table. Not valid with any other offers specials or promotions.

Valid thru Nov 1 – Nov 22nd. *Dine-in Only

Carry Out or Delivery

$15 (reg. $21) Large 1 Topping Pizza, Special Salad & 2 Liter Pop

Until 9pm

Valid thru Nov 1 – Nov 22nd. *Carry Out or Delivery

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The Menu

Exceptional Italian dining composed of many homemade family recipes. Authentic Italian dishes, pizza, pasta, salad, steak, and chicken. We have a full bar. Sams is available for off-site catering, dine-in, and carry-out. We have banquet rooms available for hosting your next company party, gathering, wedding, or event.

Large Groups Welcomed!

Events, Catering And Banquets

Sam’s offers elegant yet relaxed dining, a lounge area, and a banquet hall for up to 200 guests. We also offer carryout, catering, and delivery services. Large groups are welcomed. We look forward to serving you at Sam’s!

For employees working overtime during emergencies

ComEd Provided Meals

Sam’s On Harlem is proud to partner with ComEd in providing meals to those employees working overtime during an emergency situation. If you work for ComEd and are eligible for this, we invite you to take advantage of it and join us for dinner, dine-in, or carry-out. If you know someone who works for Comed, please let them know. Thank you.

Tasty Pizzas and Pasta

Try Our Delicious Recipes

What’s not to love about pizza? It offers ample carbs, gooey cheese, tangy tomato sauce, or any of your favorite ingredient combinations. Whether you like yours with fresh veggies, sausage, or anchovies, you can customize a pizza to include flavors you love. This may explain why pizza ranks as America’s preferred comfort food, with chocolate coming in a distant second. And we’ve got that covered as well with a variety of homemade desserts.
Mobile Modern Italian Dining

UZZO'S Street Kitchen

Executive Chef Sal, and his wife, Brigit Galluzzo had a dream to bring modern Italian food to the streets. They invite you to enjoy the modern Italian Dining experience on wheels around the Rockford, Chicago and Northern Illinois area. Or you can book the truck for your next event.

Sams on Harlem

Our Story

Because no amazing restaurant is complete without an amazing story behind it. Meet Chef Sal Galluzzo. Sal was born in 1978 and is the youngest of 4 siblings. Sal’s parents Mike and Maria are Italian immigrants that came to America for a better life. Mike worked hard in the restaurant business and eventually established himself at Sam’s on Harlem. Sal was eager to learn the business so he began helping his Dad out at the restaurant at the young age of 10. Sal would bus tables and vacuum for some of the servers’ tips. This is where he learned the value of a dollar and that hard work really does pay off. 

Mike continued to follow his dream of opening another restaurant and that’s when Sam’s on Riverside débuted in 1993. All of the children were involved in the day to day operations at the restaurant and this is where Sal learned that cooking was to be his passion. After graduating from Cooking Hospitality Institute of Chicago with his culinary degree, Sal became the Executive Chef at Sam’s Ristorante and Pizzeria on Riverside. 

Sal has lived in the Rockford area his entire life and met his wife Brigit in 2005. They were married in May of 2007 and have 2 wonderful children, Ava and Gianni. Sal continued to work at Sam’s Ristorante for over 20 years developing his passion for cooking and working with some wonderful chefs who taught him numerous cooking styles and techniques, which would eventually lead him to his dream of one day owning his own restaurant. 

Today that dream has finally become a reality with Sal’s Kitchen now at Sam’s on Harlem. We hope you enjoy the casual atmosphere and amazing food that Chef Sal is so passionate about because he truly feels that “the good ole’ days are still to come”.

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