Top 5 Pizza Places in Chicago
- Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
One of the traditional pizza restaurants of Chicago, Lou Malnati’s still attracts many customers with its traditional and delicious Chicago-style deep dish pizza, a 70-year-old family recipe, prepared with top-quality ingredients brought from the best farms and dairies of America, from California to Wisconsin. The signature “Lou” pie, coming with mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, garlic crust and extra mozzarella, is a must-try for those visiting Chicago. With more than 55 local shops, it is scattered all over the city of Chicago and offers the best Chicago pizza experiences with its unique and traditional recipes.
Another Chicago classic with a traditional family recipe. Giordano’s has become one of the top-rated pizza places in Chicago since its foundation in 1974. Giordano’s offers a double-crusted, cheese stuffed deep dish; a family recipe going back decades to the Italian town of Torino. Apart from the deep dish, you can find all sorts of pizzas, pastas, salads and sandwiches. Giordano’s is especially popular among locals, which makes it the perfect place for you if you are looking to avoid touristy spots and dine like a local while still going for that delicious, cheesy deep dish.
- Spacca Napoli
Next up in our list isn’t quite a local taste, nor is it based on a family recipe. Spacca Napoli offers (you guessed it) Neapolitan (or Naples-style) pizza! Jon Goldsmith, The owner of the restaurant, who also happens to be the chef, is a certified Pizzaiuolo (pizza maker) and an Italophile! Goldsmith’s love and talent for pizza-making can be tasted in every bite in this cozy restaurant. The restaurant offers a large selection of Italian cuisine, accompanied by wine, music, and art. Here you pay for not just taste, but also for the atmosphere.
- Piece Brewery and Pizzeria
Are you a fan of pizza and beer? I guess you’re now asking, “well, who isn’t?” Then allow me to introduce you to this heavenly place called “Piece”, where the most amazing thin-crust pizzas in the city are accompanied by the tastiest beers. The selection for pizzas is absolutely massive, too! Imagine any pizza ingredient and topping you’ve ever heard of. You can find all of them in Piece, and this pizza heaven would still surprise you with things beyond the boundaries of your imagination. Mashed potatoes, clams, lemon… you name it. The pizzas are quite massive too, as mentioned in pretty much every single customer review.
- Gino’s East
Original, traditional and comfy. Since 1966, Gino’s has been one of the top deep dish spots in Chicago, especially for tourists. Gino’s deep dish stays with you with its corn oil flavor and chunky sausages. The place’s constantly crowded, proving the popularity of its delicious deep dish pizza and homey environment. You can also try its famous corn bread and enjoy some of its local-brewed beer while you are there.