When most people think of Chicago-style pizza, they probably imagine a dense, deep-dish pie weighed down by an inches-thick layer of cheese. But the chefs at Nicolo's Pizza point to a different definition offered up by famed Chicago film critic Roger Ebert. In an interview with Vanity Fair , Ebert estimated that as much as 85 percent of Chicago's pizza is built upon a thin crust, and that what really sets the city's pies apart is the homemade sauces and crusts cooked up by Chicago's abundant Italian population.
That's exactly the type of Chicago-style pizza that Nicolo's has been dishing up for more than 30 years, using recipes born generations ago in Italy. Each thin or hand-rolled crust is made fresh every day, topped with a choice of sauce such as traditional red, alfredo, or garlicky extra virgin olive oil, then baked in an authentic stone-bottom oven. Patrons can choose their own ingredients––which range from artichoke hearts to green chilies––or choose one of the shop's specialties such as Buffalo Pie, a ranch-based pizza topped with chicken, celery, carrots, and mozzarella, or the Besto Pesto with Chicken, featuring chicken, black olives, artichoke hearts, and provolone cheese with a pesto sauce. Beyond the pizza pan, chefs painstakingly assemble layers of fresh noodles, ricotta, and sauce into classic meaty or vegetarian lasagna and slather chicken wings in a variety of sauces, including pomegranate chipotle and thai peanut.
Drawing from a supply of imported Greek ingredients and familiar Old-World recipes, Bucci's Greek & Italian Specialties' chefs forge a menu of homey Mediterranean cuisine that calls to mind visions of the old world?s tastiest traditions. Homemade tzatziki sauce crowns gyros stuffed with roasted beef and lamb or baked chicken, and the spanakopita's carefully assembled layers of spinach, feta, and phyllo pastry bake to a perfectly golden brown. These ingredients even influence the Italian specialties, creating pizzas with distinctive toppings of spinach, black olives, and feta or gyro meat, tomatoes, and onions. However, entrees such as the spicy sausage ravioli and the baked ziti maintain their hearty Italian roots by following the time-honored recipes first published in the Aeneid's appendices.
A trim of decorative vines circles the dining area, alluding to the trellises of Greek and Italian vineyards, and adding a verdant splash of color to the cherry-red walls and their framed artwork. A faux-stone archway separates the front and back halves of the room, and nearby potted plants add even more greenery to the space.
Big Bill's New York Pizza is home to the familiar hot slice and relaxed pizza house atmosphere.
For innovative meals that are healthy and low-fat, head to Big Bill's New York Pizza.
Big Bill's New York Pizza's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Big Bill's New York Pizza is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Big Bill's New York Pizza, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Big Bill's New York Pizza to create the perfect night.
The parking lot near Big Bill's New York Pizza will have you in and out in a jiffy.
Big Bill's New York Pizza is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
You can enjoy a delicious meal at Big Bill's New York Pizza for a bargain rate, with most tabs there running well under $15 per person.
Wrap up your busy week with a signature pizza or custom pizza at Mama Roma Pasta and Pizza.
Low-fat food isn t on the menu, so diners come to Mama Roma Pasta and Pizza to enjoy their every bite.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right.
Gather the whole family for a trip to Mama Roma Pasta and Pizza — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Mama Roma Pasta and Pizza, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
At Mama Roma Pasta and Pizza, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
Bring the Mama Roma Pasta and Pizza's great food to your place.
Or, take your grub to go.
Score parking in the lot adjacent to Mama Roma Pasta and Pizza, a local restaurant.
The average check at Mama Roma Pasta and Pizza will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Anthony's Pizza and Pasta serves up hot and delicious pizza in a casual dining environment.
Anthony's Pizza and Pasta is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Anthony's Pizza and Pasta's full bar.
Anthony's Pizza and Pasta is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
The noise level can sometimes reach near deafening levels, so save your conversations for another night.
Jeans are just right for a meal at Anthony's Pizza and Pasta, which embraces a casual vibe.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Anthony's Pizza and Pasta as well.
Grab Anthony's Pizza and Pasta's delicious food on the go with its takeout and delivery services.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Anthony's Pizza and Pasta.
Keeping an eye on your budget? Anthony's Pizza and Pasta is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15.
Take a break with a hot slice at Peppino's Pizzeria and Restaurant — this casual pizza joint is a favorite among pizza pie connoisseurs.
Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at Peppino's Pizzeria and Restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
Enjoy wifi here free of cost.
Throwing a big party? Count on Peppino's Pizzeria and Restaurant to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Place an order for pickup or schedule a delivery — the pizzeria makes it easy to enjoy your meal from anywhere.
Peppino's Pizzeria and Restaurant is making the best of both worlds happen: creating food that is full of flavor and affordable!
You can stop by at almost any time, since Peppino's Pizzeria and Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.