When we tour recruits for local companies and have new clients to the area we often get asked " Where's a good place to eat?"

So The Knell Group thought we would compile a few posts of great places to eat in Peoria and Central Illinois. We are blessed with many local restaurants, eateries and even amazing dives! We hope you find this information mouthwatering.... bon appetit!


We asked The Knell Group and here is our FAVORITE PLACES in Peoria for a slice.

AMY WEAVER: Agatucci's Pizza

Location: 2607 N University St, Peoria

Why Amy Loves it: "Their tiger sauce is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G."

Trip Advisor Rating: 3.5 / 5


MARK FERRILL: Oliver's Pizza & Pub

2 Locations: 1231 E Samuel Ave, Peoria Heights AND 3300 W Willow Knolls Rd, Peoria

Why Mark Loves it: " They have the best bar style pizza- thin & loaded with toppings."

Trip Advisor Rating: 3.5 / 5


KENDRA SIPES: Sugar Wood-Fired Bistro


Location: 826 SW Adams St, Peoria

Why Kendra Loves it: " The energy & atmosphere of the Warehouse district and their outdoor dining is awesome."

Trip Advisor Rating: 4/ 5


MATTHEW KINDRED: Bellacinos


Location: 1200 W Main St, Peoria

Why Matthew Loves it: "The meat-eater is to die for!"

Trip Advisor Rating: 4/ 5


KARI DALPIAZ: Peoria Pizza Works


Location: 3921 N Prospect Rd, Peoria

Why Kari Loves it: "I love their sauce and their crust is not greasy, you can tell their ingredients are fresh."

Trip Advisor Rating: 4.5/ 5


MOLLY HEINOLD: Monicals Pizza


Locations: 4408 N Knoxville Ave, Peoria - 4100 W Willow Knolls Rd, Peoria - 6 Cherry Tree Center, Washington - 1067 W Jackson St, Morton- 111 S Parkway, Pekin

Why Molly Loves it: " The thin crust sausage pizza is amazing with French dressing."

Trip Advisor Rating: 3.5/ 5


VALERIE DUNCAN: Brienzo's Wood Fired Pizza


Location: 5901 N Prospect Rd Suite 2, Peoria

Why Valerie Loves it: " I love the wood-fired flavor."

Trip Advisor Rating: 3/ 5


DREW SCHLINK: Firehouse Pizza


Locations: 1320 Washington St, Washington and 240 S Main St, East Peoria

Why Drew Loves it: " Chicken. Bacon. Ranch thin crust pizza-- the BEST!"

Trip Advisor Rating: 3.5 / 5