Pizza. Mmm… Pizza…

Okay, maybe we should all lay off the pizza, but Chicago and pizza are nearly synonymous in the eyes of much of the world. So when I saw The Great Pizza Debate over at mmmChicago.com I couldn’t resist putting in my two cents…

I love pizza. My wife loves pizza. We probably eat it once a week–sometimes more. And I don’t discriminate against any crust… I like it thick and I like it thin. Speaking of which, anywhere in town you can get an actual NY slice? Sometimes I crave that… but I digress.

Of the more well known Chicago places, I’ve always been partial to Lou’s. I think Lou’s puts Gino’s, Uno, or Genero-dano’s… to shame any day of the week. That is, until I discovered Pequod’s up on Clyborn, near Webster Place. Yummmmm….

Pequod’s thin crust isn’t sacrilege… the pepperoni gets all nice and crispy… but their deep dish, with it’s burnt cheese crust, oh man, I’m droolin’ right now!!! Best pizza in town, sez me.

So what’s your fav Chicago pizza joint?

11 Comments so far

  1. Elizabeth (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

    The Art of Pizza. Hands down. It’s on Ashland just north of Diversey, and is the very best pizza I’ve ever had.

    I’m waaay over Lou’s. Gino’s is downright vile. But I promise, based on your glowing review, Dave!, to try Pequod’s.


  2. K. (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 12:46 pm

    I beg to differ on Gino’s, which is my favorite of the Chicago-style pizzerias, thanks to the cornmeal used on the bottom of the crust.

    thin crust: D’Agostino’s, at Southport and Addison. Heavenly. It’s not for everybody, as the crust is cracker thin, and they use a sweeter sauce, but it is my favorite pizza in the whole world.


  3. mar (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 1:57 pm

    For something a little different, Angelo’s Pizza and Mi Rancho (two names, same restaurant) on Montrose makes a pretty mean taco pizza.


  4. Diana (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 4:25 pm

    Pie Hole at 739 W. Roscoe. Made to order slices…yum. :)


  5. Tim (unregistered) on January 7th, 2006 @ 10:00 pm

    I *totally* agree with Elizabeth on this one.

    Just thinking of Art’s makes my mouth water.

    I’ll have to try D’Agostino’s next time I’m in the mood for thin. Cracker thin sounds great!


  6. steven (unregistered) on January 7th, 2006 @ 11:31 pm

    2 votes for piehole. and one for papa johns. nice sweet sauce.


  7. Katie (unregistered) on January 8th, 2006 @ 6:02 pm

    Lou’s…buttercrust…mmmm…


  8. Scott (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 12:10 pm

    Pizzeria Aroma at Berwyn and Broadway in Edgewater. Incredibly fast delivery, and I love how they cut the round pizza into a grid, so I can sample it first by eating a tiny piece, then work my way into the crustless middle rectangles. Gives each piece its own character and texture.


  9. nikkos (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 12:19 pm

    Surprised no one’s mentioned Pat’s Pizza- great Chicago style ‘za!


  10. Dave! (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 12:23 pm

    Ironically, I love Pat’s *thin* crust, but their Chicago style I could take or leave… :)

    There’s also another place my wife and I used to get delivered when we were in Logan Square–Salernos. Very decent thin or thick delivery pizza.


  11. nikkos (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 12:28 pm

    Also, for those in the Bucktown/Wicker Park area, Barcello’s has a good pie, and it’s pretty cheap. Consider this your everyday pizza, not the one you wow out of towners with, but serviceable nonetheless.



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