This is one of my favorite places to go in Chicago. Go classic with the stripped-down Nella D.O.P., with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil—or turn things up a notch with the pescatore, a pie loaded with calamari, shrimp, mussels and clams. Luckily you can order pizzas half and half, so you won’t have to stress about what to get. There’s a lot going on in this neighborhood, and deciding on a restaurant can be tough. The pizzas come out with bubbled, puffy edges, and the thin crust is just perfect. It has a buttery flavor that I dearly love. Oddly, there has never been a better time for the grab-and-go slice in Chicago. You’d think this would be easy to replicate, but far too many Chicago shops pile on the cheese and toppings, as if those were the only important components. Every Chicago neighborhood has its favored thin-crust pie, and for decades, Bridgeport’s preference has been Phil’s. Though indoor dining remains closed, Marie's offers takeout, delivery and an expansive outdoor patio that's lined with umbrella-topped picnic tables. First opened in 1943, Pizzeria Uno was Chicago’s first deep-dish restaurant. The owners took their old-school Blodgett ovens with them, and the crispy exterior crust, chewy interior crust and hunks of fennel-flecked sausage honor the tasty tradition of the original. Unlike New York, Chicago doesn’t have a lot of slice shops. But the pizza is good enough that we don’t (usually) even stop to wonder how securely that Vespa is fastened. I would check out Quartino. I wouldn’t exactly call it light, but polishing off a slice happens to be a lot easier than you might think. If you’re stuck in Chicago, but hankering for a slice of New Haven pizza — the kind of stuff served at the legendary Frank Pepe’s — you can find a pretty good approximation in Piece’s clam- and garlic-larded white pie served on a butcher-paper-lined baking tray. While no one doubts the Italian origins of pizza, serving individual slices was popularized in New York. The 19 best burgers in Chicago, according to us. The supremely gooey, decadently thick style certainly has its moments, but real Chicagoans know that the city is rife with options from near and far, like tavern, New Haven, Detroit and Neapolitan. One thing this list makes abundantly clear is that Chicago isn’t just a deep dish city - despite what the rest of the world thinks. Giordano's. Burt’s isn’t in Chicago, it’s in Morton Grove, but this is our guide, so we can make the rules. When you walk in, you can see all the slice options, which are reheated in a small oven behind the cashier. If you’re in a hurry and you don’t have time to make a stop for pizza and. 2020 © The Infatuation Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you’re looking for outstanding Northside Neapolitan pizza, Spacca Napoli in Ravenswood is where to find it. Coming here is like going to a pizza sample sale, with people in line impatiently waiting for limited availability slices. The pepperoni pizza at Pizza Friendly Pizza, which is among Chicago's new crop of by-the-slice spots. But that doesn’t mean it’s an easy or quick recipe to replicate. Lincoln Park. The space feels like it’s trying to channel Italy, with brick walls, cans of tomatoes on display, and a wood-burning oven. We're staying near Millenium Park, but open to exploring other areas. We use cookies to personalize content and advertisements, provide social media features,