Find Chicago’s best pizza at these restaurants and pizzerias!
Friday, Feb. 9 is National Pizza Day, and who knows how to make a savory pie better than Chicago? Known for its signature deep dish, Chicago is also home to modern takes on the American classic with coal-fired creations and vegan cheese variations. Whether you want the whole pie or a slice, stop by these Chicago locations for a taste of the city’s best!
Stop by Uno Pizzeria, home of Chicago’s original deep dish! Created in 1943 by owner Ike Sewell, deep dish was created by piling dough in a skillet, pie-like pan and adding layers of cheese first, then homemade tomato sauce to make the cheese melty and sauce thicker. Uno’s offers deep dish creations such as traditional, farmer’s market with veggies and eggplant, or little Italy made with sausage, ricotta, and mushroom. Only a 3 minute walk down Ohio Street from Grand Plaza!
Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta continues the deep dish legacy. Opened in 1991 by Rudy Malnati Jr., Pizano’s has become a staple for Chicago pizza. Their deep dish includes Mark’s special with basil and fresh garlic and Rudy’s signature special with sausage, onion and green pepper. Don’t knock their thin crust, though, which was featured on Oprah and the Today Show! Located across State Street from State & Chestnut.
At Coalfire Pizza, it’s all in the name — the Chicago restaurant cooks their pizza over hot coals to make a crispy, barbecued crust. Featured by Chicago Mag and Food Network as one of Chicago’s premiere pizza locations, Coalfire menu includes unique options like vodka meatball, pistachio pesto, pepperoni and whipped ricotta, and vegan pesto. Only a 15 minute ride on the 65 bus from EnV Chicago.