13 Best Pizza Places in Chicago

Pizza in the Windy City gets a weird rap. Jon Stewart famously called it a “a [bleep]ing casserole” and “tomato soup in a bread bowl,” but for all its faults, the iconic deep dish style is on every visitor’s must-eat list. The best pizza in Chicago though, is more than that. A deep dive into the local scene yields molten discs of cheese and tomato sauce bounded by thick crust, sure. But it also bubbles up soft, yeasted Detroit-style squares, airy, Roman pizza-by-the-ounce, crispy Neapolitan pies, all the way to homegrown, caramelized-crust pan offerings. If you’re looking for a slice or a whole pizza you won’t find them any better than what’s on our list below.

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