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The 10 Top Pizza Places In Chicago You Must Try!

a slice of deep dish pizza oozing with cheese

Everyone knows that when in Chicago, you eat pizza. From the dough recipe to the thickness of the pizza crust to the taste of the sauce, Chicago takes it very, very seriously.

With so many pizzerias and pizza restaurants to choose from, it can be hard to find a classic Chicago style pizza.

To help you out, we’ve pulled out the best pizza places in Chicago that we’ve been to, and come recommended by our readers, friends and family, that we think will appeal to a wide variety of pizza lovers!

Don’t worry if you prefer New York-style pizza, we’ve included one on this list. But only one! Come on, you’re in Chicago, not Brooklyn! Forget your thin crust pizza, it’s all about the deep dish!

10 Outstanding Pizza Places in Chicago

Whether you’re in town for a day or a weekend be sure to stop by one of these Chicago pizza places for a sensational culinary experience. It’s definitely one of the top things to do in Chicago!

1. Gino’s East Pizza

Gino’s East Pizza

If it’s your first time visiting Chicago, Gino’s East is a great place to go to experience what Chicago deep dish pizza is all about.

You’re in for a real treat if you’ve never tasted cornmeal crust. Chicagoan’s can all agree that having a solid cornmeal crust is part of what makes deep dish pizza so dang good.

Gino’s is a classic, famous Chicago pizza restaurant with two stores in Chicago, Magnificent Mile and South Loop, as well as a restaurant in Lake Geneva in Wisconsin, Wheaton in Illinois, Los Angeles and Singapore.

Their pizza is consistently delicious and makes for the perfect place to kick back after a day exploring Grant Park or The Art Institute. The pizzeria in South Loop is easily accessible on foot from the park.

Many people will tell you Gino’s East is where you go for the best deep dish pizza in Chicago. It’s a solid choice, however it isn’t my favorite…

  • Address: Gino’s East: 521 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605
  • Hours: 11.00am – 9.00pm Sunday – Thursday, 11.00am – 10.00pm Friday and Saturday

2. Pequod’s Pizza (aka where to get the “REAL” best deep dish in Chicago)

holding up a slice of deep dish pizza above the pie
Pequod’s Pizza

There is no better place than Pequod’s Pizza! Trust me on this one.

The tomato sauce is perfection, toppings are plentiful, and I’ll tell you there is something so wonderful about the perfect amount of crunch to their golden crust.

Venture out to the Lincoln Park neighborhood for lunch or dinner at Pequod’s Pizza.

A word of warning: deep dish pizza…

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