The most common Internet password is “pizza123,” demonstrating America’s love for this Italian delight, as well as its complete inability to protect sensitive information. Share a delicious disc and some bank-account credentials with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza, pasta, and sandwiches at Taylor Made Pizza.
Taylor Made Pizza's able oven tenders sear doughy circles to a golden-brown finish and use them as the foundation for a menu packed with thin-crust, Chicago-style deep-dish, and stuffed pizzas. Deep dishes include the Hawaiian ($14.49 for a 10", $20.49 for a 14"), which brings together pineapple and canadian bacon to negotiate a truce between spicy and sweet. The taste of regional pies such as the pizza napoletana ($12.99 for a 10", $20.99 for a 18") and the cheesy flavor of Taylor's signature margherita pizza ($13.49 for a 12”, $18.99 for an 18”) make palates as gleeful as a horse that just passed its driving test. Create your own pizza from more than 20 available toppings ($1–$2.25 each) such as sausage, pepperoni, giardiniera, and capers, or chew through tantalizing entrées such as the spinach- and ricotta-stuffed mostaccioli ($11.99)
Taylor Made Pizza
From a brick storefront in University Village, the team at Taylor Made Pizza knits fresh veggies and meats into a menu of Old World and modern favorites. Regional pizzas use combinations of domestic and imported ingredients to pay homage to different corners of the boot—such as Rome, Naples, Calabria, and Sicily—and render mealtime as authentically Italian as a marinara-drenched Ferrari. Chicago-style deep-dish, stuffed, and thin-crust pizzas also reserve rooms in belly inns, and an armada of pasta dishes drifts alongside hot sandwiches ensconced between house-made focaccia.
University Village / Little Italy
1220 W Taylor St.
Chicago, Illinois 60607