Monical’s Pizza

Written by on April 4, 2013 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Fairbury, Illinois

Monical's Pizza

How I heard of this place: Our family of locals, my brother-in-law used to eat here after high school football games. We made sure to sample its thin-crust goodness.

Type of cuisine: In 1959 the Monical family started making pizzas in the little town of Tolono, Illinois. Before long, their recipe became a hit with many of their local friends and neighbors. Thus was born Monical’s Pizza®, a name that over the years has become synonymous locally with the very finest thin crust pizza.”


Ambiance: The stand-alone building welcomes patrons into an unpretentious, family-friendly space with comfortable booth- as well as wooden chair-seating for parties of all sizes. Place your order at the counter as you enter the premises,

Monical's Order Counter

and find your way back to the dining area, where a friendly server will greet you with your beverages, salads and pizzas, in that order.

Monical's Indoors

What I ordered: Being a family of four, we decided to order The Family Pleaser ($29.01, including tax), which offered a pitcher of Root Beer (our pop of choice), a Garden Salad with iceberg lettuce, shredded carrots, diced tomatoes and grated cheddar cheese,

Garden Salad

and a 16″ thin crust pizza topped with our selection of minced garlic, sausage, green bell peppers, and mushrooms.

Family Thin Crust Pizza

What I loved: The local favorite: red sauce in a squeeze bottle to enjoy on salads, pizza, and presumably anything else that makes its way out of the kitchen!

Salad with Red Sauce

Why I loved it: A true local space, where the old ladies meet to play bridge and the servers are high school teenagers earning a dollar on their days off. Friendly service and delicious food to boot!

Flour Frame

Cost: Average to high ($8 – $20 per pizza)

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