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42 of Chicago’s Best Pizza Places, Ranked

42 of Chicago's Best Pizza Places

42 of Chicago’s Best Pizza Places, Ranked

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

 

42. Uno

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Photo Credit: Uno’s Instagram

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

 

41. Punky’s

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Photo Credit: Punky’s Instagram

That crust though.

 

40. Warehouse

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Photo Credit: Warehouse Instagram

We’ll take a slice of that action.

 

39. Roots

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Photo Credit: Roots Instagram

Damn good pizza, indeed.

 

38. Angelo’s Stuffed Pizza

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

 

37. Labriola

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Photo Credit: Labriola Instagram

Deep dish or classic, they’ve got it all.

 

36. Reno

Give us that thin crust.

 

35. Salerno’s

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Photo Credit: Salerno’s Facebook

A little slice of Chicago history.

 

34. Legno

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Photo Credit: Legno Instagram

Woodfired. ‘Nuff said.

 

33. Burt’s Place

Deep dish for dayssss.

 

32. Barnaby’s

This pizza restaurant in Chicago, Illinois offers corn meal crust. It sounds weird, but it was delicious

 

31. Ranalli’s

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Photo Credit: Ranalli’s Instagram

Serving up pies for over 45 years.

 

30. Longacre

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Photo Credit: Longacre Instagram

Who knew square pizza could be so good?

 

29. My Pi

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Photo Credit: My Pi Instagram

Prime “cheese pull” real estate.

 

28. Homeslice

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Photo Credit: Homeslice Instagram

One pretty pie.

 

27. Pizzeria Bebu

Real-deal Italian for the win.

 

26. Gino’s East

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Photo Credit: Gino’s Instagram

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

 

25. Dimo’s

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Photo Credit: Dimo’s Instagram

Your late night pizza craving, cured.

 

24. La Crosta Woodfired Pizzeria

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Photo Credit: La Crosta Instagram

*Inserts Italian chef hand motion here.*

 

23. Aurelio’s

Family owned, family loved.

 

22. Bacci

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Photo Credit: Bacci Instagram

By. The. Slice.

 

21. Jimmy’s Pizza Cafe

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Photo Credit: Jimmy’s Facebook

Some the best New York style pizza in the Chi.

 

20. Home Run Inn

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Photo Credit: Home Run Inn

A thin crust favorite since 1947.

 

19. Nancy’s Pizza

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Photo Credit: Nancy’s Instagram

The stuffed pizza of your dreams.

 

18. Pie Eyed

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Photo Credit: Pie Eyed Instagram

The neighborhood spot you never knew you needed.

 

17. Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company

Pizza Pot Pie anybody?

 

16. Bartoli’s

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Photo Credit: Bartoli’s Instagram

A fork and knife kinda slice.

 

15. Pizza Castle

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Photo Credit: Pizza Castle Facebook

A Southside mainstay.

 

14. Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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Photo Credit: Piece Pizzeria

Pizza and beer – need we say more?

 

13. Pequod’s

The caramelized crust you crave.

 

12. Pizano’s

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Photo Credit: Pizano’s Instagram

Pizano’s is supposedly Oprah’s favorite. Maybe it should be yours too.

 

11. Paulie Gee’s

Brooklyn, meet Logan Square.

 

10. Art of Pizza

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Photo Credit: Art of Pizza Facebook

A true masterpiece.

 

9. Rosangela’s

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Photo Credit: Yelp

Southside thin crust done right.

 

8. Coalfire Pizza

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Photo Credit: Coalfire Instagram

Burnt in the best kind of way.

 

7. Forno Rosso

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Photo Credit: Forno Rosso Instagram

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

 

6. Spacca Napoli

Brb, drooling too much to think of something witty.

 

5. Giordano’s

C’mon – did you really think we’d skip over this OG?

 

4. Vito and Nick’s

An institution.

 

3. Bonci

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Photo Credit: Bonci Instagram

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

 

2. Connie’s

A Chicago tradition since 1963.

 

1. Lou Malnati’s

I mean, you already knew it.

 

 

Featured Image Credit: Connie’s Instagram 

 

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Comments
  • Why is Gullivers not in this group?

    Feb 16, 2018
    • Why is Palermo’s not in group best pizza in Chicago

      Apr 20, 2018
  • Beggars!! C’mon!

    Feb 17, 2018
  • 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.

    Feb 19, 2018
  • Pequods beats Lou Manati’s anytime anywhere.

    Feb 21, 2018
  • Pequod’s should be in top 3. I mean, come on!

    Feb 22, 2018
  • Pequods is number one…. and to have Giordano’s in the top 3 is insane.

    Feb 23, 2018
    • Top 5 i mean…

      Feb 23, 2018
  • No Exchequer?… To have Giordano’s as top 3 is ridiculous.

    Feb 23, 2018
    • Again great Pizza in the Loop and way better that Connie’s 🤢 Pizza

      Mar 6, 2018
  • 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?

    Feb 23, 2018
      • Missed Palermo’s Pizza of 63rd Street. The perfect balance of cheese, sweet sauce and crust.

        Mar 31, 2018
  • Giordano’s anywhere in the top 40??? What a joke. Somebody’s getting their pockets lined.

    Feb 24, 2018
  • Italian Fiesta Pizzeria…a Southside institution for 75 years,

    Feb 24, 2018
  • JB Alberto’s? Pander to chain resturaunts much or just eat what you are told to and report accordingly?

    Feb 24, 2018
    • Love me in Uptown getting sum J.B Alberto’s

      Mar 6, 2018
  • D’Agostino’s???? Def better than Connie’s

    Feb 25, 2018
  • This is some bull. Ginos East should have been higher. Give me a break Connie’s and Girodnos. Please

    Feb 25, 2018
  • 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!

    Feb 25, 2018
  • 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.

    Feb 27, 2018
  • 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.

    Feb 28, 2018
      • 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!

        Mar 11, 2018
  • Rosati’s should be in the top 10…not even on the list. Huge oversight.

    Mar 2, 2018
  • 1 Loumalnatis
    2 Connies
    3 Als Cicero
    4 Paisans Cicero

    Mar 3, 2018
  • 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)

    Mar 3, 2018
  • Where’s Phil’s Pizza from Bridgeport? And you gotta be kidding about Giordono’s.

    Mar 4, 2018
  • 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.

    Mar 6, 2018
  • JB Alberto’s truly needs to be on this list.

    Mar 7, 2018
  • 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.

    Mar 9, 2018
  • ORD Pizza on Montrose is incredible. Should be somewhere on this list.

    Mar 12, 2018
  • Milanos in Beverly

    Mar 12, 2018
  • You’re right about Connie’s on Archer.

    Mar 12, 2018
  • No love for Leona’s?

    Mar 15, 2018
  • PETE’S 2 on Montrose both Stuffed and flat, the pizza had always been good.

    Mar 21, 2018
  • How did you miss I Monelli?

    Mar 22, 2018
  • 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.

    Mar 22, 2018
  • Fat Ricky’s in Tinley, Romeoville and Plainfield would be worthy of a top 40.

    Mar 26, 2018
  • How does Beggars Pizza get left off of this list considering popularity it has in the south suburbs ?

    Mar 26, 2018
  • Connies at Number 2? Someone forgot to add 2 more zeros afterwards. #typo destroyed credibilty of the whole thing.

    Mar 26, 2018
  • 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!!!

    Mar 28, 2018
  • You guys apparently don’t know good pizza .. Piasans Pizzaria in Berwyn il on Ogden ave by FAR THE BEST

    Mar 29, 2018
  • Connie’s is the Domino’s of Chicago Style pizza. Cardboard with sauce and cheese. Gross.

    Mar 30, 2018
  • Union Squared anyone?

    Mar 30, 2018
  • Craft Pizza in Wicker Park – those are some pretty serious pizza guys…

    Apr 1, 2018
  • Also, try 1) D’Agostino’s on Addison and Southport and 2) Nella Pizza and Pasta down in Hyde Park.

    Apr 3, 2018
  • Quonset Pizza in Waukegan. I do agree with Lou Malnati’s.

    Apr 10, 2018
  • 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!

    Apr 13, 2018
    • Marie’s simply doesn’t cut it. The sauce or crust. I’m sorry. It pales compared to Martino’s thin crust sausage.

      May 5, 2018

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