Pizza is popular with eaters due to its versatility and convenience and popular with other foods due to its hip clothing and the new car its parents gave it for Christmas. Savor the broad appeal of flavorful Frisbees with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of brick-oven pizza, appetizers, drinks, and more at Pizzeria Serio in Lakeview.
Pizzeria Serio specializes in Neapolitan-style thin-crust pizza made with hand-stretched dough, fresh San Marzano tomato sauce, and authentic Italian ingredients. Mouths water as eyes pore over the restaurant's menu and thumbs twiddle in excited anticipation. Begin belly journeys with a starter, such as miniature calzones filled with mozzarella and ricotta ($7) or garlic twists ($4), knots of chewy garlic bread that inspired the 1950s dance craze teens used to ward off rhythm-impaired vampires. Pizzas and calzones (starting at $13) can be customized with gooey cheese, peppery meats, and fresh vegetables, or diners can choose one of Pizzeria Serio's specialty pies, baked to bubbly perfection in an 800-degree brick oven. The classic margherita ($15) showcases simply dressed mozzarella and basil, and the big cheese ($17) treats lactose-tolerant tasters with aged provolone, asiago, mozzarella, and freshly grated grana padano. Carnivorians can pummel their hunger with the protein-packed punch of the meat your heart out pizza ($18), loaded with pepperoni, italian sausage, and canadian bacon, and spice seekers can taze their tongues with the zing of a diavolo pie ($16.50), topped with hot sopressata salami, pepperoncini peppers, and red onion.
Named one of Chicago's best football-watching venues by Yahoo! Sports, Pizzeria Serio serves sports fanatics tempting tailgate specials and craft beers from its second-floor sports bar. Gridiron gurus can gaze upon the pixel-perfect splendor of a 65" HD plasma television and pretend they're sitting at the 50-yard line without facing the danger of being poked in the eye by a foam finger or booed by an emotionally unhinged punter.
- The main attraction is the fearsome 800-degree oven, turning out eight kinds of 14-inch specialty pies, from basic margherita to the Meat Your Heart Out (with pepperoni, sausage and Canadian bacon). It also promises authentic New York-style pizzas in the heart of Chicago. Score one for having big doughballs, we guess. – UrbanDaddy
- their pizza is FANTASTIC. i love thin crust, and theirs is possibly the best i've had in chicago [sic]. it's not too crispy, more chewy, not greasy or heavy, with lots of air pockets and of course the lovely wood-fired flavor. great sauce, not too sweet (you can actually taste the spices). we had the diavolo and the big cheese and both combinations were spot on. – Amanda s., Yelp, 1/12/11
Pizzeria Serio’s sauce-slinging chefs stretch fresh dough by hand each day, slipping it into an 800-degree brick oven for savory East-Coast-style pies. Whole plum san marzano tomatoes and 100 percent mozzarella shimmy into the mix for build-your-own or specialty pizzas whose toppings include spinach and sopressata salami hotter than Hades in a tanning salon. Salads with roma tomatoes and goat cheese pave the way for the pies as patrons wait with watering mouths.
The interior of Pizzeria Serio boasts dark wood booths, exposed brick, and flat-screen televisions primed for pro-sports viewing parties. For spirited cheers, servers pour out an extensive roster of wine and craft beers including pale, amber, and golden ales, plus stouts, porters, and a dozen palate-cleansing wines.
1708 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60657Get Directions