A New generation

Anthony Stefani, Phil and Karen Stefani’s son, returned to the restaurant business full time in the summer of 2017 after a successful career with the Chicago Blackhawks and Breakthru Beverage (formerly Wirtz Beverage). He created Bar Cargo after a lifetime of dining in Rome’s best restaurants and perfecting the Bar Cargo concept. Anthony grew up in the family business, working his way up from the pasta shop at the original Stefani’s on Fullerton to summer’s working every position at Castaways on North Avenue Beach. Now, with years of marketing, hospitality and business experience, Anthony presents Bar Cargo — Chicago’s best Roman pizza restaurant!

Chef Massimo Moresi “Max”

Consulting Chef Massimo “Max” Moresi comes to Bar Cargo to ensure that our pizza is delicious and authentic, after spending his entire career working in some of Rome’s finest restaurants. It was in Rome that Anthony Stefani first sampled Chef Max’s pizza and where the concept for Bar Cargo came to life. Chef Max is a 1998 World Pizza Champion and has spent months perfecting the 96-hour rise crust used in Bar Cargo’s 12 varieties of Roman pizza. In addition to his famous pizza, Chef Max also created a full menu of Roman bar bites, Italian favorites, salads and sandwiches.


Located in River North, 605 N Wells St Chicago, IL 60654 | 312-929-0065