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 to square Detroit-style to newer homespun variants like Pilsen-style made with dough incorporating 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 from the oven. This list combines Chicago institutions and New York imports so you can take your tastebuds on tour to discover the best pizza in Chicago.