Chrissoulas restaurant featuring Greek cuisine, which was the dream of two hometown brothers, is expected to open in early October at School Street and Milwaukee Avenue in downtown Libertyville. The spot was last occupied by Salerno’s Ristorante & Pizzeria.
“That’s why we went to (culinary) school together. This ultimately was the end game,” explained Nick Dimitriou, who with brother, Theo, is putting the finishing touches on Chrissoulas on the northeast corner of School Street and Milwaukee Avenue.
The new venture is replacing Salerno’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, which opened in 2015 but closed this year. The menu will feature Greek fare using sustainable local products and a focus on seafood and chef-driven specials. Classics like octopus, pastitsio, moussaka and souvlaki are on the developing menu, and a selection of about 30 Greek wines also is planned.