NOW OPEN IN DOWNTOWN GLENVIEW!
Forza Meats is a full-service butcher and Italian market located at
1811 Glenview Road in Glenview’s downtown merchant district.
Forza Meats offers premium cuts of beef, pork, poultry and lamb, an array of hand-stuffed sausages, deli meats and cheeses, and a wide range of prepared foods including sandwiches, salads, quick-serve meals and catering services.
FULL SERVICE BUTCHER
At Forza Meats, we are committed to providing our customers with the finest all-natural, locally and pasture-raised meats we can source. Suppliers are vetted not only on the quality of their products, but also the treatment of their animals and the sustainability of their farming practices. We believe an animal that leads a stress free life results in better meat products, and why you’ll always find meats in our store from midwestern farms run by people we know.
Our butcher counter offers everything from prime steaks and chops to hand-pattied burgers and sausages, which are ground and stuffed on-site daily. We are a whole hog butchery, bringing in pasture-raised hogs from local family farms every week. We take great pride in bringing quality products from their farm to your table, in the effort to win your trust and business as your everyday neighborhood butcher.
Our signature sub sandwiches, along with hot subs and panini, are made to order from these same selections, topped with fresh produce on Turano bread delivered every morning. We also offer a variety of salads, including five green salads made to order, along with pasta, potato, caprese and our renowned antipasto salad available in the deli case daily.
The retail grocery selection focuses on Italian specialty items like Sicilian olive oils, burrata shipped from Naples, and imported dried pastas. We also carry barbecue dry rubs and sauces, mustards, herbs and seasoning oils to complement your selection from the butcher. We’re constantly on the lookout for new sources and items, so if there’s something you’d like to see on our shelves, let us know!
KITCHEN + CATERING
Our kitchen and catering programs combine time-tested recipes with the best ingredients. Classic Italian cooking is rooted in traditions handed down over generations, and our menu reflects that. Our pasta sauces are descendants of Mama Minelli's recipes, honed in the kitchens of our 3 predecessor locations in the Chicagoland area. The Italian beef and sausage dishes feature much of the same, along with some more contemporary preparations showcasing the quality of the cuts from the butcher.
We offer packaged entrees and sides as “take-and-bake” meals made fresh daily. The selection borrows heavily from our catering menu to demonstrate our range in smaller portions. Southern Italian classics like Chicken Parmesan and Meat Lasagna are frequently available, alongside American comfort foods like Chicken Pot Pie and Four Cheese Macaroni. The kitchen is equipped for many different styles of preparation so customers will frequently see new items as specials, with only the very best making it into the regular rotation.