Pi Day Celebration Ideas: 6 Restaurants to Visit in Chicago for Pi Day

Is Pi Day the best day in March? It might be. With deals like these you bet that adult Pi Day is as lit as kid Pi Day was in elementary school. See, back in that age 8-12 range Pi Day was just the day that your math teacher made your entire class recite 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628 until someone messed it up or the day that one of the ‘cool’ teachers volunteered to let a 9 year old throw a fresh lemon meringue in their face in the cafeteria.

Adult Pi Day is celebrated with pizza and alcohol at nice restaurants and includes things like béchamel, nduja, and other delicious ingredients sprinkled atop the better iteration of pie. If you are looking for celebration ideas, we have created a list of the best deals offered at popular restaurants in Chicago for Pi Day.


PB&J: Pizza, Beer, and Jukebox

West Loop hotspot offers neapolitan style pizzas with a wide selection of toppings including the “Loaded Baked Potato” featuring sliced potato, bacon, parmesan béchamel, mozzarella, white cheddar, and scallion. Additionally, they have a “Burrata and Balsamic” pizza, “Smoked BBQ Chicken” pizza, and many more. They also serve a variety of brunch pizzas including a “Shakshuka Pizza” featuring shakshuka sauce, eggs, peppers, onion, mozzarella, feta, and mint.


Dough Daddy’s

Dough Daddy’s, a new virtual restaurant based out of Chicago’s West Loop, is available exclusively for takeout and delivery through GrubHub. An excellent celebration idea for Pi Day is to travel to this pop-up restaurant to experience delicious Detroit-style pizzas created with a special sourdough starter offered by Chef Noah Zamler. Signature pizzas include: Whatcha Ndujin topped with Nduja, lemon ricotta, blistered tomato, and basil pesto, A Perfect Pear, topped with Butternut Squash, Pear, Pancetta, and Gouda, and Uh Luv Burrata, topped with chili honey, burrata, olive pesto and artichokes


The Dearborn

For The Dearborn’s reopening this week, Executive Chef Aaron Cuschieri offers craveable, instant classics and Dearborn favorites for dine-in, takeout and delivery. Leaning into the “tavern” in their name, Cuschieri offers a new assortment of Chicago tavern-style pizzas with creative toppings, including a brunch pizza on weekends and their wide variety make it the perfect spot for Pi Day.


Chef Bill Kim’s Pizza & Parm Shop

Another new virtual restaurant in the city, Chef Bill Kim offers Detroit-style pizza out of Urbanbelly’s kitchen through Chef Bill Kim’s Pizza & Parm Shop. If you’re brainstorming celebration ideas for Pi Day, we recommend ordering the Korean BBQ pizza or building your own meal.


Six-time Michelin Bib Gourmand winner, Wood, serves the ultimate wood oven flatbread for Pi Day this year. Indulge in homemade dough, mornay sauce, caramelized onions, glazed mushrooms, baby arugula, and grand cru alpine cheese.


An excellent idea for Pi Day is to travel to the heart of River North to order classic Italian fare at Nonnina. This restaurant offers a wide variety of pizzas including Margarita, Chicken and Spinach, Leek and Mushroom, Crispy Calamari, and Pepperoni pizza.

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