johnson pizzaria 081921LINCOLNSHIRE – Small businesses provide a space for people to come together and support their communities, inspiring State Senator Adriane Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove) to host the August edition of her monthly Coffee & Connect outreach event at a locally owned Italian eatery.

The event will take place Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Bontà Pizzeria & Restaurant, located at 430 Milwaukee Ave. in Lincolnshire.

“During a time when so many businesses are struggling, I want to put a spotlight on the shops and restaurants that make the 30th District so vibrant,” Johnson said. “That’s why I chose to host Coffee & Connect at Bontà Pizzeria this month.”

Each monthly Coffee & Connect serves as an open forum for community members to engage in informal conversations with the senator about issues facing the region and the state.

Bontà Pizzeria & Restaurant, owned by husband and wife duo Nunzio and Antonella Granito, recently celebrated its 10th year in business.

At Coffee & Connect, participants can enjoy free coffee and fresh pastries, but the mom-and-pop restaurant also serves up authentic, homemade Italian specialties, including paninis, pastas, soups, salads, pizzas and calzones, that will be available for purchase.

The event is open to any resident of the 30th District, which includes parts of Waukegan, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mundelein, North Chicago, Wheeling, Gurnee, Park City, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Beach Park.

Residents interested in more information on future Coffee & Connect sessions and other upcoming events can visit or connect with Senator Johnson on Facebook and Twitter.

“Small businesses are the heart of any community, and Bontà Pizzeria is the perfect example,” Johnson said. “I’m excited to talk with constituents about our community’s future—and maybe even introduce them to their new favorite restaurant.”