11 Top Pizza Places FOODIES Must Try in Chicago

Foodies, listen up. You’re going to want to take some notes. Here are the top 11 best places to get pizza from. You won’t be disappointed.

Now us Chicagoans we know it’s not all about the deep-dish, but we do love it so we know where to stop. Be sure to stop and visit some old classics during your next trip to the city.

11. Forno Rosso Pizzeria Napoletano

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3719 N Harlem Ave
Chicago, IL 60634

Forno Rosso serves wood-burning Naples style pizza. The restaurant utilizes a giant red oven that heats up to 1000 degrees. This creates a chewy and charred crust. There are many flavors to choose from. And if you are gluten-free, a 24-hour notice is required.

10. Bonci

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161 N Sangamon St
Chicago, IL 60607

Pronounced “Bahn-chi”. This pizzeria is a haven for those looking to try pizza in every flavor. All you have to do is come in, choose the pizzas you want to indulge in, and let the staff cut the pizza slice to your wanting. Next they weigh your pizza slices and you pay for the weight of the ingredients. That’s all! They heat up the pizzas so they are nice and hot. Highly recommended place!

9. Dimo’s Pizza

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3463 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657

Dimo’s Pizza has two locations that serve pizza by the slice. They have over 20 different flavors to choose from and some of the flavors will blow your mind. There’s even a chicken and waffles pizza. Yes, you heard right. Definitely a place you should scope out.

8. Homeslice

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938 W Webster
Chicago, IL 60614

Homeslice has all the feels. Its atmosphere and ambiance are immeasurable. The restaurant has an indoor/outdoor patio to sit and enjoy a thin crust pizza. So come and enjoy the fun-filled atmosphere and delicious pizza.

7. Coal fire Pizza

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1321 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

These pizzas are made with a whopping 1500 degree oven fueled with real burning coal. This makes the crust bubbly, charred, and crispy with a hint of chewiness. With over 13 different types of flavors to choose from, Coal fire Pizza will not disappoint.

6. The Art of Pizza

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3033 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Deep dish pizza is what The Art of Pizza does best. But most importantly, they can serve you by the slice whereas most deep-dish pizzerias serve you by the pie. But don’t fret, they also have pan and thin crust as well! Just choose the size from a 12,14, 16, or 18-inch pizza and enjoy.

5. Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company

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2121 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

If you are looking for a different style of pizza, then Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company is the place to eat. These pizza pot pies will blow your mind. They make every individual serving from scratch. The bread is made of Sicilian type dough that covers the bowl of cheese and other goodies. Once the bread is ready, the waiter flips over the bowl upside down and serves you the pizza pot pie.

4. Giordano’s

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130 E Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601

Famous for its deep-dish pizza, Giordano’s gathers people from all over the world to try Chicago style pizza. Stuffed with cheese sauce, and meat, this pizza will satisfy your soul. This pizza has been around since 1974 and since then has over 40 locations.

3. Piece Brewery and Pizzeria

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1927 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

Are you craving that thin crust pizza? The Piece Brewery and Pizzeria can certainly satisfy that craving. They specialize in New Haven-style thin crust pizza. And also serve award-winning beer that is brewed right there on-premises!

2. Pequod’s Pizzeria

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2207 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

Pequod’s Pizzeria is legendary for their caramelized pizza crust and pepperoni that curls into a cup, holding that wonderful pepperoni juice, also known as pepperoni grease. Do you want a deep pan AND a thin crust at the same time? They’ve got it!

1. Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

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439 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654

Lou Malnati’s is by far the most well known deep-dish pizzas in the Chicago area. Established in 1986, still to this day has the best deep dish around. If you are unsure what to order, the Malnati Chicago Classic is definitely a favorite. So put on some comfortable clothes and eat some delicious pizza! Trust me, your gonna need that extra stretch in your pants.