From deep dish to thin crust, Chicagoans have always debated which place had the best pizza in town, and a new ranking has narrowed it down.
In a new list from Tasting Table, Chicago pizzerias were ranked from No. 1 to No. 10, although classic chains like Lou Malnati and Giordano were left out.
“While every Chicagoan has their favorite style of pizza from their favorite restaurant – and perhaps several favorite styles from several favorite restaurants – there are still pizzas that reign supreme in the hearts and minds of the biggest food eaters. Chicago,” Tasting Table wrote.
Here is the list and the corresponding neighborhoods or suburbs:
- Pequod’s: Lincoln Park
- Spacca Napoli: Ravenswood
- At Vito and Nick: Ashburn
- Marcie’s Pizza and Liquors: Mayfair
- Paulie Gee’s: Logan Square, Wicker Park
- Piece Brasserie and Pizzeria: Wicker Park
- Mid Front Bungalow: Palmer Square
- Burt’s Place: suburb of Morton Grove
- Robert’s Pizza & Dough Company: Streeterville
- Phil’s Pizza: Bridgeport
In June 2021, Pequod’s Pizza, located at 2207 N Clybourn Ave., was ranked #5 Best Pizza in the United States in a report by Big 7 Travel.
Pequod’s serves Chicago’s signature deep-dish pizza, as well as soups, salads, pastas, wings, and desserts, among other Italian dishes. The Near North Side spot also has a location in Morton Grove, located at 8520 Fernald Ave.
A list of Chicago’s best pizzas from the Daily Mail in 2018 named Chicago Classic at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in the no. 3 slots, instead of no. 7 in 2017.
The Chicago Classic has been described as “the authentic Chicago”.
Other nominees at the time were the Deep Dish at Pequod’s, which was ranked at No. 24, followed by Rudy’s Special at Pizano’s at No. 50, the Changes Hourly at Bonci at No. 63, the Sausage at Vito & Nick’s at No.70 and La Carbonara at Pizzeria Bebu at No.87.
In a 2017 Daily Mail ranking, which looked at restaurants across the country with either an all-pizza menu or a section dedicated to it, Pequod’s was also named the best pizzeria in Illinois.