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.
|Venue name:||Spacca Napoli|
1769 W Sunnyside Ave
|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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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.