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Highwood restaurant Buffo’s thin crust Buffo’s Special pizza ($22.45 for a large) includes sausage, onions, mushrooms and green peppers. PHOTOS BY CHRIS PULLAM/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Buffo’s barbecue baby back ribs ($17.95 for a full slab) come with french fries and coleslaw.
The Italian beef sandwich ($7.45) is topped with green and red peppers and comes with a side of au jus.
Buffo’s fried shrimp ($9.45) includes jumbo portions and sides of french fries and coleslaw.
Courtney Jacquin, Contributing Editor
2:53 pm CDT July 3, 2017
When Leonard Innocenzi told his dad he wanted to open his own restaurant, his dad called him a “buffo” — Italian slang for clown. In his 20s at the time, Innocenzi didn’t know much about the restaurant business, but he wanted to bring a casual hot dog joint to Highwood, offering locals something different from the fine dining establishments such as Nite ’N Gale and Del Rio.