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Truth Italian Restaurant Named Best French Toast in Bronzeville By Chicago Southsiders

Truth Italian French Toast
Truth Italian French Toast; Photo Credit: Rhinehart Media Group

Chicago is known for its mouthwatering food options. That’s why Chicago Southsider is going behind the scenes to unlock the best foods and restaurants one block at a time.

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This month, we are doing an exclusive feature of one restaurant on the list. This means we are going behind the scenes, connecting with the owner, and trying the best foods on the menu.

If you read the title, you probably aren’t surprised to see that we are featuring Truth Italian Restaurant this month. Surprise! Check out our Instagram page for videos and fun facts.

Truth Italian Restaurant is located in Chicago’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood at 56 E. Pershing Rd.

Celebrity actress and founder Peytyn Willborn has been whipping up creative menus and dishes for residents on the South Side of Chicago since 2015. Her vision for Truth Italian was simple: Develop a world class kitchen that produced five star Italian cuisine for everyday people.

Restaurant: Truth Italian Restaurant

Location: 56 E. Pershing Rd, Chicago, IL 60653


Breakfast: 8AM until 5PM. Last seating at 4:30pm.

Lunch: Noon until 5pm. Last seating at 4:30pm.


This Bronzeville restaurant serves Italian cuisine every day of the week in an intimate setting.

Menu Options: Berry Waffle, French Toast, and Banana Nut Waffle.

If you’re looking for creative Italian cuisine, stop by this restaurant. Truth Italian services the following items:

Breakfast Specialties

Jerk Shrimp Alfredo Omelet

Jerk Shrimp and Grits

Lamb Chop Trio

Fried Lemon Pepper Crusted Salmon

Cajun Crawfish Omelet

Taco Tuesday

Red Snapper

Salmon Sushi Roll

And much more!

At first glance, this list of breakfast items may look like an error. But if you dive into the menu, you’ll discover your traditional breakfast foods embedded in these dishes. These breakfast options may contain eggs, hash browns, and sausages.

Lunch Menu

Spicy Grilled Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Truth’s Dry-Seasoned Italian Wings

Fresh Crab Cake

Calamari Fritti

The Good Stuff: French Toast!

Volo Mega (Flight) – Fresh strawberry, lemon, blueberry, caramel, and Truth’s flavor of the Week.

Volo French Toast (Flight) – Fresh strawberry, blueberry, caramel, and lemon.

Volo Strawberry – Brioche dipped in homemade strawberry-infused batter, topped with fresh strawberries.

Volo Blueberry Crunch – Brioche dipped in blueberry-infused batter, topped with house made granola.

Di Limone Zest – Brioche dipped in lemon-infused batter topped with candied walnuts.

Mela Caramel – Brioche dipped in caramel-infused batter, sliced granny smith apples, and topped with candied walnuts.

The Show Stopper: French Toast with Peach Cobbler

Truth Italian French Toast
Photo: Truth Italian Restaurant; Image Credit: Rhinehart Media Group

If the ingredients have you drooling already, you are in for a treat. This is your chance to dip into French Toast heaven.

During our visit in April, we ordered the Volo Mega (Flight). This $15.00 menu item comes with various flavors of french toast, including strawberry, lemon, blueberry, and caramel.

You’ll also get Truth’s flavor of the Week. We were greeted with peach cobbler french toast during our visit.

Yum…yum…yum. You haven’t had french toast until you’ve had it at Truth’s. The different flavors unite and melt into your mouth like a perfect summer day.

“The french toast here is the truth,” said one Chicago Southsider.

What we love about Truth Italian Restaurant is the warm and friendly environment. The staff makes you feel right at home, and the founder does what she does best: making sure everyone who enters her restaurant leaves with a bit of Chicago South Side and Italian goodness.

For more exclusive picks and a behinds the scenes look at the restaurant, visit our Instagram Page.

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