Top 10 Pizza Places in Chicagoland… Take 3!

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Pizza is a controversial subject in Chicago. We may be famous for our deep dish but that doesn’t mean it’s everyone’s favorite! Previous Top 10 Pizza lists (1, 2) have been led by a southside tavern-style and a one-of-a-kind pizza pot pie, but it’s a new year and that means we’ve got a new champ. You may not like it, but you’ve gotta respect it… behold (for a third time) the Top 10 Pizza Places in Chicagoland according to you, our viewers.* And don’t forget to tune in to WGN-TV Sunday night for an all-new Chicago’s Best Pizza episode!

  1. Nonna’s Pizza: If bigger is better than boy will our new number one make you hungry! Coming in at a whopping three full pounds, the outrageous pizza challenge at Nonna’s in Crestwood may not be classic Chicago-style, but it will definitely quench that pizza hunger! Location: 13636 S. Cicero Ave. in Crestwood
  2. Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Company: Like it or not, the pizza pot pie at this Lincoln Park institution is, in fact, pizza. Wanna know how we know? It says so in the damn name! It doesn’t hurt that Chicagoans have been lining up for this true original since 1972 either. So grab a seat in one of the classic wood paneled booths and open your mind… turns out pizza’s good no matter how you slice it! Location: 2121 N. Clark St. in Lincoln Park
  3. Jimmy’s Pizza Cafe: There’s no denying Chicago is a deep-dish kinda town, but don’t tell that to our number three! Sometimes you just want a giant, greasy slice of pep to fold up and shove down your gullet. Whether you’re hung over or just in a hurry, you know Jimmy’s has got you more than covered. Location: 5159 N. Lincoln Ave. in Lincoln Square
  4. Bartoli’s Pizzeria: Where’s the deep dish?! Where’s the deeeeeep dish?! Stop your whining, you cry babies! You know we weren’t gonna make it much further down this list without a thick, juicy, knife-and-fork necessary slice of the good stuff. Our number four doesn’t screw around with the formula and that’s why they’ve been topping best-of lists across Chicagoland since day one! Locations: 1955 W. Addison St. in Roscoe Village
  5. Nino’s Pizzeria: Back-to-back deep dish, now we’re talkin’, oh mama this is what you’ve been waiting for! (deep breath… deep breath) Sorry ‘bout that. We got a little… excited. Now, normally the southwest side is known for its thin-crust, but Nino’s in Alsip knows how to straight slay a deep dish pie. Grandma and Grandpa were doin’ it in 1948 and generation number three continues serving up the meaty goodness to this day. Location: 4835 W. 111th St. in Alsip
  6. Al’s Pizza: Sometimes when you do something so damn well you just don’t need to do anything else… and that’s how it goes at our number six joint. Thin crust, baked in a pan, and paid for with straight cash, homie- Katie and her team of boys know how to make one hell of a pizza… just don’t ask for mozzarella sticks. Location: 28W241 Warrenville Rd. in Warrenville
  7. Villa Nova Pizzeria: Coming in at number seven- Stickney’s favorite (and maybe oldest!) pizza joint is doing tavern-style thin crust right! What, you may ask, is tavern-style thin crust? Square cut, sauce to the edge, and topped with a heaping portion of Italian sausage. Get ya napkins ready… it’s about to get messy! Location: 6821 W. Pershing Rd. in Stickney
  8. Pequod’s Pizza: It doesn’t get much more beloved than the signature caramelized crust at Pequod’s in Lincoln Park, but that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. We absolutely respect you as a person if you don’t like Pequod’s. Absolutely. You’re a-okay in our book… aww, who are we kidding?! Pequod’s is about as Chicago as it gets and if you can’t get behind that we might just have to find you a new hometown. Location: 2207 N. Clybourn Ave. in Lincoln Park
  9. Piero’s Pizza: Piero’s super secret sauce is the key to their amazing deep dish pie, but the love doesn’t stop at the top. Underneath that homemade red is a the classic Italian sausage and a double portion of cheese! What can we say? This is the Chicago, after all! Location: 647 Roger Williams Ave. in Highland Park
  10. Buffo’s: Ever heard of a double-decker? No, not that double-decker. Get your head out of the toilet! We’re talkin’ thin-crust dough, piled high with ingredients, then topped with an entire second pizza! Best part is- the double-decker pizza was invented right here, in Chicagoland! Location: 431 Sheridan Rd. in Highwood

*Based on the most-viewed segments on the Chicago’s Best YouTube Channel. Don’t like our methods? Send us your list on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or the Chicago’s Best App and we might just share it with the world!

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