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The Best Pizzerias In Chicago, Illinois

The Best Pizzerias In Chicago, Illinois

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Updated: 27 November 2016
Chicago is widely known for its delectable pizza. It is imperative not to miss the chance to try this Chicago staple while visiting the Windy City, so the Culture Trip has compiled a list of the best places to grab a slice.

Pequod’s Pizza

Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, Pequod’s Pizza has been serving their unique pan-style pizza to loyal customers for over 20 years. The difference between Pequod’s and other pan pizzas in Chicago is their caramelized crust, which adds extra flavor and crispiness to each savory bite.

Lou Malnati’s

Open since 1971, Lou Malnati’s has been making pan pizzas from recipes passed down for generations, and is still family-run today. The pizza chefs strive for quality and make everything from scratch to create the gorgeous flaky and buttery crust that makes their pizza stand out among the rest.

The Art of Pizza

A small pizza restaurant with counter service, The Art of Pizza is the place to go for a quick bite of no nonsense Chicago pan pizza. The restaurant also provides a variety of thin or stuffed crust pizzas at affordable prices for visitors on a budget.

Bartoli’s Pizzeria

The savory aroma hits visitors like a wall upon entering Bartoli’s Pizzeria, causing stomachs to rumble in anticipation. The restaurant specializes in deep dish pizza with a light crunchy crust, topped with homemade sauce and lots of herbs and spices.

Pizzeria Uno

It is widely believed that deep dish pizza was invented in 1943 by Ike Sewell, founder of Pizzeria Uno. He believed that pizza could be a hearty meal to share with the family and not just a simple snack, and opened his restaurant in order to make pizza a dining experience. Visitors to Pizzeria Uno and its affiliate, Pizzeria Due, are in for a historic treat and the chance to try the original recipes of Chicago’s iconic cuisine.