Plainfield CiCi's Pizza to Reopen

Pizza buffet could reopen by mid-June and is looking for staff.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
More than a year after closing up shop, a Plainfield pizza place will reopen.

CiCi's Pizza, 11830 S. Route 59 near 119th Street, will reopen under new ownership, Plainfield Village Planner Michael Garrigan confirmed Wednesday. He said new owner Bob Rinaldi has applied for a business license.

Rinaldi, who also owns a CiCi's location in Niles, said he is shooting to open in mid- to late June and is looking to recruit staff. Two managers have already been hired for the Plainfield restaurant, he said.

"We're repainting the entire place in a new color scheme," Rinaldi said, in addition to adding new booths, new equipment and doing what he called a light remodeling. "We're modernizing it," he said.

For more information on the location or to apply for a job, email the location at
Sheila Raddatz May 29, 2014 at 07:14 AM
This is the BEST. NEWS. EVER. for anyone with kids.
Joel Craig May 29, 2014 at 09:23 AM
Agree with Sheila. Was shocked they closed in the first place as it seemed they were always busy. Happy to have another affordable option for the kids.
JeffK May 29, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Are you mad at your kids? It always amazes me when it comes to the essentials in life like clothes, phones, tablets parents find a way to get their kids the best. When it comes to nutrition it's bargain basement. I'm not knocking pizza, my family loves it. While there is no healthy pizza there are better options in my opinion.
Vicky Polito May 29, 2014 at 11:26 AM
I was only here once and I honestly don't remember the food, although many friends tell me it was a good, affordable option when out running around doing errands, shopping, etc., especially with their kids in tow. I do remember that the atmosphere felt bad to me, sort of like sitting on the floor in a dingy basement cafeteria and eating. So, I think it sounds very smart of Mr. Rinaldi to do a little revamping of the lights and decor. (Lighting makes a big impact.) It doesn't have to be fancy, but it was just sort of depressing and gave me the feeling that I should hurry up, eat, and get out of there as fast as I could and I never stopped back again because of that impression. I certainly don't remember it being BAD food and I remember that if you asked for a certain pizza to be made up, they would do it and put it on the buffet with the rest, which is sort of a nice option. Good luck to Mr. Rinaldi for the re-boot of CiCi's, that's the bottom line.
Barb June 01, 2014 at 05:11 PM
While it was not a good place for me to find things to eat my kids loved it. It was a good option for hungry teen boys that are active and bottomless pits for food.


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