Chicago’s Best Pizza Spots

Posted March 29, 2017 by Olivia in Uncategorized, USA / 8 Comments

Everyone loves a good slice of pizza. One of the reasons why everyone loves Chicago is because of the food we have! Pizza is one of the highlights of Chicago, especially the deep dish pizza. Whether your just stopping to get a quick bit or would like to experience an more upscale atmosphere, there’s a pizzeria just for you! If you haven’t tried deep dish pizza, have you even visited Chicago?!


These pizzeria’s are a must to eat at while in Chicago



Located in several locations, Giordano’s is famous for their deep dish pizza. A great restaurant for families since they have a wide variety on their menu. They have everything from soup, deep dish, thin crust, sandwiches, salads, and a kids menu.  They even offer a extra thin crust pizza which is very good. The lunch menu is very good and has a option for your own Add to individual pizza with a salad for under $10.


Lou Malnati’s Pizza

Lou Malnatis is located in the South Lop, West Loop, Lincoln Park and a few other locations. Where ever you might be staying Lou Malnatis shouldn’t be too far. The word around town is there their crust is what makes the pizza ( its all homemade). Great little place to sit out on their patio and people watch while waiting for your pizza to arrive.


Home Run Inn

I’m pretty sure you have brought a  frozen Home Run Inn pizza from your local grocery store and it was delicious. But hear me out when I say the pizza at Home Run Inn is 100 times better than the frozen! Home Run Inn is located in a couple different towns right outside of downtown Chicago, but its definitely worth the drive! They have tons of crazy different toppings to put on the pizza like “Garlic Fireball” a pizza with sausage, jalapenos, giardiniera on a garlic butter crust. They also have burgers, hot wings and a kids menu.



Located on Randolph St, this a pizzeria that has a more upscale vibe to it. They have big sparkling chandeliers hanging up inside. There’s also tables outside where you can enjoy your food. Their menu has a lot of French inspired foods. Their pizza toppings consist of a simple tomato sauce and basil to Calabrian salami and pickled peppers. They also have a organic option for toppings too. This is definitely the place to go to experience new foods and for a romantic atmosphere.



CoalFire is located on Grand Ave in West Town. They have a open brick oven where you can see the pizza getting cooked. Their famous for their thin crust and crazy toppings. The atmosphere has a mellow hipster vibe to it. They have whipped ricotta, vodka sauce and grass fed veal/beef meatballs for toppings! This a place to go to have a unique experience.


Gino’s East

Gino’s East is located on La Salle Dr., South Loop and River North. The deep dish pizza is what’s hot at Gino’s East. The deep dish is baked in cast iron pans and brought out to the table still in them. Gino’s East has been around for 50 years in Chicago, that should tell you something about how good their pizza is right? They have great appetizers and loads of different beers and wines to try.


Pizzeria Uno

Pizzeria Uno is located on Ohio St. and Wabash Ave. This place can be filled with tourists so try to get here as early as you can to get a table. This was the first restaurant to offer deep dish pizza in Chicago! So you gotta come try this historic pizza! They offer individual sizes for the pizzas so it would be great to be able to try different types of toppings without having too much left over. For dessert you have to try their  famous deep dish sundae, a giant chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream!


What is your favorite pizzeria in Chicago??

8 responses to “Chicago’s Best Pizza Spots

  1. Awwww yeah! Love me some pizza.
    Actually, last time I visited Chicago I didn’t even have time for pizza :O ( I was tryna keep my beach bod game on point because I headed to Hawaii right after).

    So I am definitely pinning this guide for next time I visit!


  2. Girl omg you got me soooo hungry for pizza now. Luckily, I’m in New Jersey, where we also have amazing pizza 🙂 Hopefully one day I can try Chicago style! I never have before but it sounds so delicious

  3. I haven’t been to Chicago in so long!!!! Now that I am gluten free, it makes eating Pizza a struggle. But I love it! Let me know if you come across any good gluten free places 🙂

    • We do have one – Blaze Pizza has great gluten free crust! I think they also have other locations across the country 🙂


  4. Oh man. Hot topic right here.

    Lou’s has always been my favorite, I just can get over that Buttercrust. It’s just too good. Flaky and savory all at the same time. Behind Lou’s might be Giordanos, but I’m not sure. Pequod’s is pretty great too! I’m surprised it didn’t make the list! I’m not a fan of Pizzeria Uno or Gino’s East, but to each his/her own!

    Great write up, even though I don’t entirely agree with the list.

    PS, here’s a little secret about us Chicagoans: most of the time, the only times we eat deep dish is when we have visitors from out of town staying with us. Sometimes we’ll get it otherwise, but it’s too much for a normal dinner, even on a weekend!

    • Olivia

      Yes! That’s definitely the truth! I barely eat deep dish. I don’t think I ever had Pequod’s will have to go try it someday!

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