50 Best Pizza Places in Chicago, Ranked

No explanation, no debate – these are the best pizza restaurants in Chicago, Illinois. Period.

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50. Pat’s Pizza

Multiple Locations

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Originating in South Loop, Pat’s Pizza quickly took over Chicago with its flavorful pies.

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49. Dante’s Pizzeria

2825 N Milwaukee Ave

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New York-style, but we’ve forgiven them.

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48. Barocco’s Pizza

Multiple Locations

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So far south, it’s almost in the suburbs. But, luckily for Southsiders, Chicago can still claim this delicious pizza place.

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47. Michael’s Original Pizzeria & Tavern

4091 N Broadway

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Nothing pairs better with a tall glass of beer than a Chicago tavern-style pizza from one of the best pizza restaurants in the city.

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46. Pizzeria Uno & Pizzeria Due

29 E Ohio St | 619 N Wabash Ave

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No, your eyes are not deceiving you — this Chicago pizza restaurant offers a specialty pizza that features Italian beef.

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45. Home Run Inn

Multiple Locations

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A Chicago original.

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44. Roots

Multiple Locations

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Damn good pizza, indeed.

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43. Beggar’s 

Multiple Locations

Finally, a place that perfectly balances the sauce and cheese proportions.

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42. Nancy’s Pizza

Multiple Locations

The stuffed pizza of your dreams.

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41. Pie-Eyed

1111 W Chicago Ave

The neighborhood spot you never knew you needed.

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40. Angelo’s Stuffed Pizza

4850 S Pulaski Rd

This Chicago pizza restaurant offers stuffed pizza, not deep dish — it’s an important distinction.


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39. Rosati’s 

Multiple Locations

We couldn’t leave it off, for obvious reasons.

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38. Warehouse

1419 W Fullerton Ave

We’ll take a slice of that action.

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37. Labriola

535 N Michigan Ave

The menu at this Chicago pizza place features deep dish and classic pizzas.

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36. Reno

2607 N Milwaukee Ave

Give us that thin crust.

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35. Salerno’s

1201 W Grand Ave

A little slice of Chicago history.

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34. Legno

4250 N Central Ave

Woodfired. ‘Nuff said.

*Disclaimer: pizzas do not actually float.

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33. Ranalli’s

1925 N Lincoln Ave | 1512 W Berwyn Ave

Serving up pies for over 45 years.

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32. Phil’s

1102 W 35th St

Cash-only heaven.

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31. My Pi

2010 N Damen Ave

Prime “cheese pull” real estate.

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30. Paulie Gee’s

2451 N Milwaukee Ave

If you’re looking for the best Brooklyn style pizza in Chicago, we recommend visiting Paulie Gee’s in Logan Square.

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29. Gino’s East

Multiple Locations

The pizza offered at this pizza restaurant in Chicago is a total classic.

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28. Dimo’s

3463 N Clark St | 1615 N Damen Ave

Your late-night pizza craving, cured.

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27. Marie’s Pizza

4129 W Lawrence Ave

There’s a liquor store next door, but people still come here for the pizza. If that doesn’t tell you anything…

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26. La Crosta Woodfired Pizzeria

2360 N Lincoln Ave

*inserts Italian chef hand motion here*

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25. Aurelio’s

1212 S Michigan Ave

Family-owned, family loved.

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24. Palermo’s of 63rd

3751 W 63rd St

Get the Beef Pizza for a good time.

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23. Bacci

Multiple Locations

By. The. Slice.

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22. Jimmy’s Pizza Cafe

5159 N Lincoln Ave

If you’re trying to find the best New York-style pizza in the Chicago area, you should travel to Jimmy’s Pizza Cafe.

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21. Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company

2121 N Clark St

Pizza pot pie, anybody?

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20. Bartoli’s

1955 W Addison St

A fork and knife kinda slice.

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19. Pizza Castle

3256 W 55th St

A Southside mainstay.

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18. Pequod’s

2207 N Clybourn Ave

The caramelized crust you crave.

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17. Homeslice

938 W Webster Ave

One pretty pie.

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16. Lou Malnati’s

Multiple Locations

An essential.

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15. Craft Pizza

1252 N Damen Ave

Artison pizza you have to taste to believe.

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14. Bungalow by Middle Brow

2840 W Armitage Ave

A neighborhood brewpub that just opened this year, Bungalow is already known more for its pizza than its beer, which is also delicious, by the way.

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13. Bob’s Pizza

1659 W 21st St

Pilsen-style pizza ain’t so bad.

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12. Sono Wood Fired

1659 W 21st St

Under the influence… of Tuscany.

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11. Art of Pizza

3033 N Ashland Ave | 727 S State St

A true masterpiece.

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10. Coalfire Pizza

1321 W Grand Ave | 3707 N Southport Ave

Burnt in the best kind of way.

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9. Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

1927 W North Ave

Pizza and beer — need we say more?

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8. Forno Rosso

1048 W Randolph St | 3719 N Harlem Ave

This pizza restaurant in Chicago offers crust just like your Italian Grandma used to make.

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7. Pizano’s

Multiple Locations

Pizano’s is supposedly Oprah’s favorite Chicago pizza place. Maybe it should be yours, too.

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6. Spacca Napoli

1769 W Sunnyside Ave

Brb, drooling too much to think of something witty.

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5. Giordano’s

Multiple Locations

Did you really think we’d skip over this OG?

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4. Vito and Nick’s

8433 S Pulaski Rd

An institution.

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3. Bonci

161 N Sangamon St | 1566 N Damen Ave

This pizza restaurant in Chicago serves Roman-style pizza as you’ve never seen before.

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2. Pizzeria Bebu

1521 N Fremont St

Real-deal Italian for the win.

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1. Connie’s

2373 S Archer Ave

A Chicago tradition since 1963.

 

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    Pádraigín
    Posted Jan 31, 2020 7:29 am 0Likes

    You missed my favorite: the thin crust at Michael’s ; here on Broadway in Buena Park/Uptown. Plus they have tator tots there too. Perfect!

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    Rose Gomez MD
    Posted Jan 31, 2020 12:25 am 0Likes

    Agree with Lou Malnatti’s being the best. Pizzeria Due should have been included. I like Pizzeria Via Stato for real thin crust pizza.

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    Sal
    Posted Jan 26, 2020 4:32 pm 0Likes

    How isn’t Fat Ricky’s Old World Pizza in this list???? Chicago Tribune, WGN TV, Chicago’s Best, Hungry Hound. Since 1963. This place is the king of scratch cooking. The BEST PIZZA! Old school authentic

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    Larry Moy
    Posted Jan 24, 2020 11:41 pm 0Likes

    Is this persons seriously from Chicago? Half these pies aren’t even tavern cut. Weighted too heavily on deep dish like some sad stereotype. Lou’s is good but so common it’s boring.

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    Barbara bell
    Posted Jan 24, 2020 5:13 pm 0Likes

    Why is Baracco’s Pizza not on the list

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    Cathi Ellingen
    Posted Jan 23, 2020 11:32 pm 0Likes

    You should do a list of the best pizza in the suburbs. My vote is Joe’s Pizza in Wheeling and Bill’s Pub in Mundelein.

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    Brian Brady
    Posted Jan 23, 2020 7:31 pm 0Likes

    Falco’s near archer and California on the SOuthwest side ( I believe BRighton PArk) LOVE IT !

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    William
    Posted Jan 23, 2020 6:19 pm 0Likes

    MICHAEL’S on BROADWAY!!!

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    Karen
    Posted Jan 23, 2020 5:29 pm 0Likes

    You missed Palermo’s on 63rd. By far the best.

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    Supavisah
    Posted Aug 24, 2019 4:37 pm 0Likes

    I can’t believe Home Run Inn isn’t on this list! I think a tourist made this list or non native Chicagoans! Native Chicagoans don’t eat stuffed pizza all the damn time like that!

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      Kali Cramer
      Posted Aug 27, 2019 4:16 pm 0Likes

      Maybe not, but they’re still delicious! Thanks for reading.

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      Andrew Palinca
      Posted Jan 11, 2020 7:10 am 0Likes

      Aurelio’s is wayyy too low on the list & how is Rosati’s not even mentioned?! This list is like all deep dish too, WE DONT EAT JUST DEEP DISH PIZZA!

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      Pete Cza
      Posted Jan 25, 2020 2:17 am 0Likes

      Um, are you high? Home Run Inn is #6

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    Angelo
    Posted Aug 24, 2019 2:44 pm 0Likes

    You hit most of the big names but ranking Uno’s so low is questionable and you didn’t even mention Gino’s East.

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    Jonas Cepkauskas
    Posted Aug 22, 2019 5:22 pm 0Likes

    MALNATI’S IS BORING

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    Andy
    Posted Apr 13, 2018 5:18 pm 0Likes

    Ok, have been to many BUT….For thin crust; Marie’s Pizza on Lawrence…Puhhh…Leeeez!!! Cmon people use your mentality, wake up to reality!

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      Francis McButterpants
      Posted May 5, 2018 10:36 pm 0Likes

      Marie’s simply doesn’t cut it. The sauce or crust. I’m sorry. It pales compared to Martino’s thin crust sausage.

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    Jim
    Posted Apr 10, 2018 9:34 pm 0Likes

    Quonset Pizza in Waukegan. I do agree with Lou Malnati’s.

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    Fern
    Posted Apr 3, 2018 4:24 pm 0Likes

    Also, try 1) D’Agostino’s on Addison and Southport and 2) Nella Pizza and Pasta down in Hyde Park.

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    Jeff
    Posted Apr 1, 2018 7:04 pm 0Likes

    Craft Pizza in Wicker Park – those are some pretty serious pizza guys…

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    Bram
    Posted Mar 30, 2018 2:44 pm 0Likes

    Union Squared anyone?

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    Mazur
    Posted Mar 30, 2018 6:38 am 0Likes

    Connie’s is the Domino’s of Chicago Style pizza. Cardboard with sauce and cheese. Gross.

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    Jesse Duran SOXSIDER
    Posted Mar 29, 2018 4:48 pm 0Likes

    You guys apparently don’t know good pizza .. Piasans Pizzaria in Berwyn il on Ogden ave by FAR THE BEST

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    Fernando
    Posted Mar 28, 2018 12:28 pm 0Likes

    You missed the best spinach pizza and very good pizza in general Bell Bacino’s!!! and Connie’s was sooo awful before and it is a little better now but no way at all should be on this list!! Bacci big slice is also not that good either….Connie’s number 2????!!!! come on man!!!

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    David George
    Posted Mar 26, 2018 9:08 pm 0Likes

    Connies at Number 2? Someone forgot to add 2 more zeros afterwards. #typo destroyed credibilty of the whole thing.

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    William Henderson
    Posted Mar 26, 2018 8:17 pm 0Likes

    How does Beggars Pizza get left off of this list considering popularity it has in the south suburbs ?

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    Angus
    Posted Mar 26, 2018 3:38 pm 0Likes

    Fat Ricky’s in Tinley, Romeoville and Plainfield would be worthy of a top 40.

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    Denise
    Posted Mar 22, 2018 11:27 pm 0Likes

    Waldo Cooneys makes a good southside pie. Haven’t found a place to replace Little Joe’s. Used to order from Pizza Castle all the time but there not consistent. A good pizza should be a thin, crispy crust & NOT greasy! Giordanos SUCKS. Nick & Vito has limited sizes & HIGH prices.

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    cee
    Posted Mar 22, 2018 7:58 pm 0Likes

    How did you miss I Monelli?

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    Grover
    Posted Mar 21, 2018 10:47 am 0Likes

    PETE’S 2 on Montrose both Stuffed and flat, the pizza had always been good.

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    Daniel Foster
    Posted Mar 15, 2018 9:18 pm 0Likes

    No love for Leona’s?

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    Meta
    Posted Mar 12, 2018 5:05 pm 0Likes

    You’re right about Connie’s on Archer.

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    Brian Adams
    Posted Mar 12, 2018 9:19 am 0Likes

    Milanos in Beverly

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    Neil H
    Posted Mar 12, 2018 5:48 am 0Likes

    ORD Pizza on Montrose is incredible. Should be somewhere on this list.

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    John Szewezyk
    Posted Mar 9, 2018 11:19 am 0Likes

    What no mention of Freddy’s Pizza in Cicero or Villa Nova in Stickney? These have been institutions in Chicago for over 40+ years. They deserve more accolades than some of these flash in the pan or corporate pizza joints. And why is New York style pizza even listed in your top 40 list? Who in Chicago wants pizza you have to fold in half? No one.

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      Jessica Hamrick
      Posted Mar 12, 2018 10:25 am 0Likes

      Hey John! Appreciate the suggestions – we’ll keep em in mind for next time!

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    Nick
    Posted Mar 7, 2018 12:30 pm 0Likes

    JB Alberto’s truly needs to be on this list.

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    Alfonso
    Posted Mar 6, 2018 12:30 am 0Likes

    This list sucks Connie’s #5 is the worst you must be either on sum hipster shit or sum surban shit this ain’t no true Chicago pizzaria list.

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    Tony Ceja
    Posted Mar 4, 2018 6:35 pm 0Likes

    Where’s Phil’s Pizza from Bridgeport? And you gotta be kidding about Giordono’s.

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    AJ
    Posted Mar 3, 2018 10:53 am 0Likes

    i Love Lou’s, but these people are right–this ranking is Way off. Giordano’s??? come on!! however, i was pleased to see non-chains like Vito & Nick’s, Pequod’s, Roots, etc. next time just call it a chicago pizza “bucket list” or something, leave out the ranking and controversy! Giordano’s? Connie’s?? in the top 5??? and my last pizza from Uno’s was Awful, (so replace them with Renaldi’s 2827 N B’way)

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    George
    Posted Mar 3, 2018 1:07 am 0Likes

    1 Loumalnatis
    2 Connies
    3 Als Cicero
    4 Paisans Cicero

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    Kerry
    Posted Mar 2, 2018 10:35 am 0Likes

    Rosati’s should be in the top 10…not even on the list. Huge oversight.

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    Guillermo Garcia
    Posted Feb 28, 2018 12:01 pm 0Likes

    I agree Garrett…this list is BS! Way better pizza places in Chicago that weren’t mentioned like Gio Gio’s, Beggars and Falcos. The writer is definitely from the Chi.

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      Jessica Hamrick
      Posted Feb 28, 2018 12:11 pm 0Likes

      Thanks for your thoughts y’all – we seriously do appreciate them! This is just one writer’s opinion but considering how strongly everyone feels maybe we’ll have to revisit.

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        Lori
        Posted Mar 11, 2018 5:58 pm 0Likes

        Thank you for attempting a list. Best Of lists are always risky because people take these things seriously. BTW, as long as Forno Rosso is in the top few, someone is doing his homework!

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    Garrett
    Posted Feb 27, 2018 12:27 pm 0Likes

    I think this list is BS as well. Arrenello’s Deep Dish is better than half the top 10’s on this list. And their thin crust is better than most of these. Girradono’s, Aurelio’s, Lou’s……seriously. Chain restaurants and everyone is different.

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    Lou Malnati's Cook
    Posted Feb 25, 2018 5:35 pm 0Likes

    friend sent me this, i thought to myself ok it better not just have “lou’s as #1” without at least entertaining the other competitors….Since ya did….. how credible are you if Pizzeria Due is not even mentioned? It’s basically a better lou’s. Even if it’s a worse lous it would belong somewhere on the top 42. Closing statement, I agree with the others that Giordanos is also way out of place though no surprise. Very safe list you get a sticker!

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    Greg H
    Posted Feb 25, 2018 9:27 am 0Likes

    This is some bull. Ginos East should have been higher. Give me a break Connie’s and Girodnos. Please

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    Maria
    Posted Feb 25, 2018 3:12 am 0Likes

    D’Agostino’s???? Def better than Connie’s

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    Chuck
    Posted Feb 24, 2018 8:10 pm 0Likes

    JB Alberto’s? Pander to chain resturaunts much or just eat what you are told to and report accordingly?

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      Alfonso
      Posted Mar 6, 2018 12:41 am 0Likes

      Love me in Uptown getting sum J.B Alberto’s

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    Hank King
    Posted Feb 24, 2018 6:59 pm 0Likes

    Italian Fiesta Pizzeria…a Southside institution for 75 years,

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      Jessica Hamrick
      Posted Feb 26, 2018 10:01 am 0Likes

      Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll have to consider it next time around!

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    Raffa Paulo
    Posted Feb 24, 2018 8:36 am 0Likes

    Giordano’s anywhere in the top 40??? What a joke. Somebody’s getting their pockets lined.

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    Pizza lover
    Posted Feb 23, 2018 4:18 pm 0Likes

    lol Lou Manatis. Should have scrolled down to see that so I didn’t have to read the rest of the list. What a joke. How much they pay you guys in ad money?

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      Jessica Hamrick
      Posted Feb 23, 2018 4:24 pm 0Likes

      None! We just love Lou’s tbh ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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        Tony
        Posted Mar 31, 2018 9:42 am 0Likes

        Missed Palermo’s Pizza of 63rd Street. The perfect balance of cheese, sweet sauce and crust.

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    Mary
    Posted Feb 23, 2018 12:40 pm 0Likes

    No Exchequer?… To have Giordano’s as top 3 is ridiculous.

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      Alfonso
      Posted Mar 6, 2018 12:44 am 0Likes

      Again great Pizza in the Loop and way better that Connie’s ? Pizza

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    Cell
    Posted Feb 23, 2018 10:53 am 0Likes

    Pequods is number one…. and to have Giordano’s in the top 3 is insane.

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      Cell
      Posted Feb 23, 2018 10:54 am 0Likes

      Top 5 i mean…

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    Vaibhav
    Posted Feb 22, 2018 12:36 am 0Likes

    Pequod’s should be in top 3. I mean, come on!

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    Marcin Cichockk
    Posted Feb 21, 2018 7:30 pm 0Likes

    Pequods beats Lou Manati’s anytime anywhere.

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    V. Muscia
    Posted Feb 19, 2018 10:58 pm 0Likes

    If this wasn’t I would agree with you but to put Connie’s pizza over half of those places you have to out of your god damn mind. Connie’s pizza is absolutely horrible.

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    Steve
    Posted Feb 17, 2018 3:52 pm 0Likes

    Beggars!! C’mon!

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      Pat
      Posted Aug 23, 2019 7:52 am 0Likes

      Absolutely Beggars!!!!!

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    Tom Look
    Posted Feb 16, 2018 12:28 am 0Likes

    Why is Gullivers not in this group?

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      Don smith
      Posted Apr 20, 2018 1:17 pm 0Likes

      Why is Palermo’s not in group best pizza in Chicago

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