Spacca Napoli

Restaurants, Pizza Uptown
Recommended
5 out of 5 stars
(7user reviews)
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Spacca Napoli

This place is serious about Neapolitan pizza: A custom-built, oak-stoked oven kicks out bubbling beauties with perfectly charred peaks and valleys in less than two minutes. The hand-formed crust is paper-thin at the center and thicker toward the edges and has the unmistakable chew of a true Neapolitan pie. Aside from the simple marinara or Margherita (which can also be had with fresh buffalo mozz that’s flown in each Thursday), toppings run the gamut from fennel-flecked sausage to bitter rapini to prosciutto ribbons. Add a humble Italian wine-and-beer list, after-dinner options such as espresso and limoncello, and you’ve got a great night out.

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Venue name: Spacca Napoli
Contact:
Address: 1769 W Sunnyside Ave
Chicago

Cross street: between Hermitage and Ravenswood Aves
Opening hours: Lunch (Wed–Sun), dinner (Mon–Sun) (closed Mon Sept–May)
Transport: El stop: Brown to Montrose, Brown to Damen. Bus: 50, 78.
Price: Average pizza: $12
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Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

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tastemaker

Excellent Neapolitan pie spot. Definitely get the burrata if it's a special. The Capricciosa pizza was delicious, which comes with San Marzano tomatoes, fior di latte, prosciutto cotto, mushrooms, black olives and artichokes. The server also recommended a really nice wine to pair with our food. Don't miss those cannoli at the door on your way out. My only minor complaint is that there was a 15-minute wait even though we had a reservation, but it was well worth it. 

moderator

Expertly made Neapolitan pies with perfect crust at a neighborhood staple. Plan to drink from the very well stocked wine list—beyond it, you'll only find a handful of Italian beers and liqueurs like limoncello. If the burrata is on the specials list when you go, don't pass it up.


Hard to go wrong with this pizza. The crust is thin and chewy, with a light smear of bright tomato sauce and perfect toppings. The edges puff up tall and are perfect for soaking up the sauce that slides off onto the plate.


Great authentic Neopolitan pizza. If you are looking for pizza as good as Italy, you have to try it.

tastemaker

Everyone talks about this spot. Being the complete follower I am, I had been dying to try it. Finally made my way there tonight with two friends. We started out by ordering a bottle of wine, a margaherita pizza and one of the night's specials - prosciutto and asparagus with some kind of asparagus and cheese stuffed crust. It was unbelievable how quickly the food came out - quicker than most McDonald's orders. Both pizzas were good. I was slightly disappointed with the portion of cheese and basil on the margharita, but the other one was really delicious and the crust stuffed concoction was outstanding.

We decided to order a round two since we weren't exactly full. This time we got a mixed green salad and a pizza that had mushrooms, basil and italian sausage. Oddly enough, I have to say that the salad was really the thing that blew me away. Don't know why - it was simply some mescalin greens with balsamic vinegar but oh my goodness, it was scrumptious!

So for the three pizzas, bottle of wine, and yummy salad - our bill came out to about $90. Not too bad! I didn't think this was the best pizza of all time but it was definitely good enough to return for and I must say that the little complimentary canoli on the way out left a lasting impression. Really, it's the little things like that which get me to come back.


This place has the best gluten free pizza crust we had ever tasted. Highly recommend it!