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Best pizza in Lincoln Park

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Photograph: Erica GannettLasagna pie at BalenaWas this the most hotly anticipated pizza because of the ricotta, bolognese and basil on top of it? Not really�it was anticipated because it came from the hands of Bristol chef Chris Pandel. 1633 N Halsted St, 312-867-3888. $14 per pie.
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsMarinara pie at Osteria de Pizza MetroThin, buttery, square-cut pies are the thing here�just what you need before or after seeing a movie at the Landmark across the street. 2863 N Clark St, 773-472-6411. $5.50.
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsMargherita pie at VapianoLeave it to an import straight from Italy to make fast food sexy. (That is, if what is essentially an Italian cafeteria�lines, trays and all�doesn�t preclude it from sexiness.) 2577 N Clark St, 773-904-7984. $9.
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsThe �bigger slice� at Big StuffNothing subtle�at all�about this extremely oversized slice. If you�re sober, this thing feeds two. If you�re drunk, it�s merely a snack. 2312 N Lincoln Ave, 773-472-7795. $7.50.
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsWhite Collar pie at Pizza PersonaYou can customize your pie a hundred different ways at this quick-service pizza shop. But with garlic, feta, ricotta and mozz on this pie, how can you go wrong? (Note: white-collar status optional.) 614 W Diversey Pkwy, 773-327-8500. $8.
By David Tamarkin |

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