Tossing and saucing pies since 1946, Ashburn shop Vito and Nick’s is the king of tavern-style 'za. The crispy, cracker-thin crust, tangy sauce and top-quality sausage separate this pizza from its peers. The cash-only joint doesn't do delivery (a promise co-founder Nick Barracao made back in '65), so pick up the phone and call in your carryout order or plan a visit to the no-frills dining room—a pitcher of beer and an order of cheese sticks will tide you over while you wait for the main event.
Chicago might be best known for its signature deep dish pizza, but the city actually offers a diverse range of slices ranging from quick-fired Neapolitan pies and Detroit-style squares to homespun variants like Pilsen-style made with dough that incorporates Old Style beer. You can enjoy a taste from the comfort of home by ordering delivery or takeout, or visit one of the best restaurants in the city to enjoy your piping hot pie fresh out of the oven. This list highlights Chicago institutions, New York imports and everything in between so you can take your taste buds on a tour around the world when you try the best pizzas in Chicago.
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