Pompei on Taylor

Restaurants, Italian Little Italy, UIC
5 out of 5 stars
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Pompei on Taylor
Photograph: Jamie Kraus Pompei on Talyor

The thin-versus-thick debate means nothing at the original Pompei, which has been making traditional thickish, square, Italian bakery–style pizza since 1909. Pompei has fancier digs and a gussied-up menu this century, luring health-minded types from the nearby medical centers for crisp salads with addictive housemade dressings. Scoot through the long cafeteria lines with the diehards who come in for slices of sausage, hand-cut pastas with gargantuan meatballs, and classic pepper-and-egg sandwiches.


Venue name: Pompei on Taylor
Address: 1531 W Taylor St
Cross street: between Ashland Ave and Laffin St
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner
Transport: El stop: Pink to Polk. Bus: 7, 9, 12, 157.
Price: Average main course: $8
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I love Pompei's Pizza Strudel. They have a bunch of different choices and I recommend getting a couple different ones to try. I have had the pizza and pasta dishes as well but I always come back to the strudel.

Eating in is your best option because all of the food is made and heated on site. If you take it home it usually gets soggy.