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The 10 Best Pizza Places in Chicago

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Aidan Ryan
Written by Aidan Ryan

Particularly famous for their deep-dish pizza, Chicago, Illinois, knows their stuff when it comes to crust, sauce and cheese. Regardless of how you like your pizza, whether it be stuffed, thin, extra thin, or even made into a potpie, Chicago definitely offers some of the best slices in North America, hands down. Here are ten of the best pizza places in the windy city.

10. Coalfire

Mexican Chorizo from @publicanquality Chive/Cilantro Panna. Onion. Lots of pickled Peppers. #coalfirechicago

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Coalfire cooks their pizzas in a coal-fuelled oven. The two locations, in West Town and Lakeview, this local favorite boasts a menu that features pizza topics like lasagne, pistachio pesto, honey and salami, and meatballs in vodka sauce; all on delicious crust that is charred to perfection.

9. Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company


Located in one of Lincoln Park’s historic buildings, Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company do things a little differently, serving unique pizza potpies. The individual pies are made from scratch, with an option to order either a half-pounder or a one-pounder.

8. Giordano’s

Saucy Sundays.

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Whether you’re in the mood for thin crust or stuffed pizza, Giordano’s is a crowd pleaser. Open since the 1970s, the restaurant’s menu features the likes of fresh spinach deep-dish, chicken pesto on extra thin crust, or a ‘Meat & More Meat’ thin crust pie with pepperoni, sausage, salami, and bacon.

7. Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

Got cheese? 🧀 📷: @js_rb 👏👍

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With numerous locations across the city, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria does Chicago-style deep dish pizza the right way. You can’t go wrong when it comes to ordering off of their iconic menu, thanks to ingredients like vine-ripened tomato sauce and Lou’s lean sausage.

6. The Art of Pizza


The Art of Pizza is continuously deemed one of the top places to grab a slice in the city. The ‘Southwestern’ features BBQ sauce and ground beef. While their ‘Hawaiian’ pie is loaded with pineapple and Canadian bacon. And with numerous other topics to choose from, this place is bound to make your pizza dreams come true.

5. Piece Brewery and Pizzeria  


Piece Brewery and Pizzeria offers beers on tap, live music, and New Haven style pizza. Simplicity is key at Piece; their ‘Red Pizza’ comes with tomato sauce and mozzarella, while their ‘Plain Pizza’ is topped with red sauce, garlic, parmesan cheese, and olive oil.

4. Bar Siena  


Italian hotspot Bar Siena boasts views of the Chicago skyline and an eclectic menu that features delicious pizzas with toppings that include wild mushrooms, house made mozzarella, brussel sprouts, prosciutto, figs, blue cheese, roasted tomato sauce, and truffle oil.

3. Boiler Room

Always a good time to munch on some #veggie goodness! #regram

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Boiler Room, located in Logan Square is well known, and well-liked, for their ‘PB & J Special’; a slice of pizza, a PBR tall boy, and a shot of Jameson, for $8.50 any time of the day, any day of the week. Their long list of pies will leave your head spinning, in the best way possible.

2. Pizza Castle


Pizza Castle is as authentic as it gets. Their specialty thin-crust and stuffed pizzas are affordable and made-to-order, featuring the likes of house made sausage, shrimp, chorizo, and every other topping under the sun. Picky eaters are welcome at Pizza Castle.

1. Pequod’s Pizza

delicious! #pequods #nofilterneeded

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Beloved family-friendly restaurant Pequod’s Pizza will make you feel right at home, whether you’re from Chicago or you’re coming from out of town. Their thin crust and pan pizzas feature fresh toppings, and are famous for their “caramelized crust”, due to each pie being cooked with care and attention.

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