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!


It was on a family trip to Italy that Anthony Stefani first fell in love with Roman-style pizza and where the concept for Bar Cargo came to life. After months of working with local chefs, pizzaiolos, and even a world pizza champion, the dough recipe and 96-hour rise process was perfected. The result is a thicker crust that is both light and airy. Topped with fresh & fun ingredients and baked in the Castelli ovens imported from Italy, the perfect Roman-style pizza is achieved.


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