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Pizano's Pizza & Pasta

Pizano's Pizza & Pasta

Pizza Place and Italian Restaurant$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
  • The experts at Eater and Chicago magazine recommend this place
    • Eater
    • Chicago magazine
  • Alida S.
    "The deep dish pizza was amazing!"(12 Tips)
    Lesley S.
    "Great thin crust piled high with extra toppings!"(12 Tips)
    Chicago magazine
    "Rudy Malnati Jr."(2 Tips)
    "Forget Giordano's or any other "authentic Chicago" pizza place."(2 Tips)
71 Tips and reviews
  • pizza
  • malnati
  • lively
  • family-friendly
  • casual
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  • ◎exp
    ◎exp3 weeks ago
    Great staff, awesome pizza!
  • K W.
    K WagnerOctober 6
    It's not just the food it's the experience. The manager John is great & will greet you in a way that is only found in Chi-Town. We were served by the warm and personable Eshe. And yes the pizza 🙌🏼!
  • Rigo B.
    Rigo BanuelosSeptember 18
    I really like their thin crust. The crust has a buttery crunch to it and the sausage is great.
  • Brad T.
    Brad ThiesJune 23
    Lines were out the door at the "other" high ranked pizza joint. Walked right in for a table, a great craft beer, and wow-what a pie!
  • Christi S.
    The counter guy at Pizanos just yelled "F you" at me three times! Accused me of "throwing" the bill at him. No, I did not throw the bill at him, he was apparently having a bad day.
  • Raed M.
    Raed MansourMarch 24
    The thin crust pizza and the service was the best compared to any other pizzeria.This is the trifecta of pizza from the beginnings with Uno and Malnati's - Pizano's is the trifecta of Chicago pizza
  • Carlos L.
    Carlos LopezNovember 15, 2016
    Really good pizza! Loved their meat lovers!
  • Alida S.
    Alida SalinasOctober 9, 2016
    Truly authentic Chicago atmosphere. The deep dish pizza was amazing!
  • Ben G.
    Ben GaspariniSeptember 21, 2016
    Decent pizza joint. Kinda just a hole in the wall spot.
  • Sabrina D.
    Sabrina DetzelJune 30, 2016
    Gnocchi is amazing, definitely recommend
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CianchettiFebruary 6, 2016
    Amazing deep dish pizza! So so good! This will be added to our pizza night rotation. The toasted raviolis are very good, too.
  • Brandy R.
    Brandy Robbins-MullinsJanuary 22, 2016
    Salad wasn't worth it at all! Entrees were decent tho.. Authentic Italian taste
  • Jayshree D.
    Jayshree DesaiJanuary 20, 2016
    Love the vodka sauce pasta
  • Melody L.
    Melody LeggeJanuary 2, 2016
    Large portions. Small. Good atmosphere. Friendly staff.
  • Don W.
    Don WyperSeptember 20, 2015
    Great bar and great pizza!
  • Tom D.
    Tom DubervilleSeptember 17, 2015
    Best pizza in Chicago!
  • Diana A.
    Diana AbAugust 30, 2015
    The individual deep dish pizza was more than enough food. It was awesome, although you have to take into account that it takes 30 minutes to make (it's worth it nom nom nom).
  • Tobias R.
    Tobias ReiperAugust 22, 2015
    If you're in the area and want a great deepdish pizza then look no further but it will take 30 to 40 mins to make!!
  • Nancy L.
    Nancy Lara-RepettoMay 26, 2015
    Great local spot
  • Osama A.
    Osama Al-SaadounOctober 5, 2014
    Pizza is great!
  • Greg
    GregSeptember 12, 2014
    Great Italian wedding soup!
  • Prathamesh M.
    Prathamesh MantriAugust 20, 2014
    Mamma's Hot Pasta. Must go for it
  • James J.
    James JAugust 7, 2014
    Good for groups. Down to business. Good eats.
  • Eater
    EaterMarch 20, 2014
    Rudy’s Special deep dish comes loaded with sausage, mushroom, onion and green pepper while Chad’s Special thin crust includes chunks of chicken with housemade barbecue sauce. Read more
  • Sandy P.
    Sandy PiehlFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place, great pizza, pasta, cocktails, atmosphere, and service. Sit at the bar.
  • Bridgette W.
    Bridgette WatsonJanuary 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Martinis!!!!!!
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GrimmDecember 30, 2013
    The chopped salad as an entree, or to share. Best chopped I've ever had. Hands down. Also, the Rudy's special. Dynamite!
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RochonDecember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best thin crust pizza anywhere. Can't visit Chicago without stopping. Call ahead for quicker pizza
  • Tina M.
    Tina Maguire SosvilleNovember 8, 2013
    Amazing Service.....and Great food and Mixology!!!!
  • Denise C.
    Denise CarmanOctober 8, 2013
    You know the pizza is great but so is the Italian wedding soup!
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PerkinsSeptember 24, 2013
    The staff was wonderful, friendly and very good even when packed. Fried ravioli was great, loved the marinara &not usually a fan. The thin crust pizza was where it's at, better than their deep dish.
  • Velvet S.
    Velvet SkyeAugust 14, 2013
    Great food, service not so much :-(
  • Leah M.
    Leah MicheleJuly 21, 2013
    chopped salad is amazing!
  • Elisha
    ElishaJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Forget Giordano's or any other "authentic Chicago" pizza place. Pizano's is the best. Hands down.
  • Joanne G.
    Joanne GMay 5, 2013
    Excellent za & pasta. Service is excellent...always!
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BruceApril 2, 2013
    Amazing deep dish pizza!!!
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MoranDecember 9, 2012
    Get the thin crust pizza!
  • Megan L.
    Megan LallyOctober 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best thin crust pizza in Chicago. (It's the crunchy, buttery, pastry-like crust.) Place your order w/the host while waiting for your table.
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LinderOctober 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best thin-crust pizza in the city. Buttery, crispy, crunchy, flaky, and delicious.
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealSeptember 6, 2012
    Rudy's Special is a monstrous concoction, topped with cheese, sausage, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers, takes up to 30 minutes to cook all the way through. Request in advance! Read more
    Upvoted Sep 24
  • Joe H.
    Joe HSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is the tits.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer StraubAugust 3, 2012
    I really wanted to like this place, but the pasta wasn't satisfying. I also didn't enjoy the "cafeteria-style" ordering system. I've heard good things about the pizza, so perhaps I should try again.
  • Meg
    MegJuly 27, 2012
    Their spin dip is phenomenal as is their deep dish!
  • Laura D.
    Laura DolanJune 23, 2012
    So good! And open late!!
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineMay 8, 2012
    Rudy Malnati Jr. and his mother—who still makes every ball of dough—carry on the tradition of Chicago-style pizza in this festive Gold Coast spot. The buttery deep-dish remains among Chicago’s best. Read more
  • Jeremiah K.
    Jeremiah KetnerApril 16, 2012
    The pasta was bland and the soup was salty. I'm not sure why everyone's raving about their pizza, I found it far to greasy with lack of flavor.
  • Peri K.
    Peri KaneApril 6, 2012
    30-40 minute wait per pizza, but so worth it. Their thin crust definitely worth the reputation.
  • Lesley S.
    Lesley SmaleMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Great thin crust piled high with extra toppings! Hands down my favorite
  • Jaclyn E.
    Jaclyn EvansFebruary 5, 2012
    Thin crust pizza is unbelievable! It's unlike anything I've ever had!!
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AldrichFebruary 5, 2012
    I'm not normally a fan of deep dish, but WOW! Try the Rudy's Special. The mozzarella and sausage are magically delicious.
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartJanuary 10, 2012
    The butter-crust deep dish is great with a Guinness.
  • Pamela D.
    Pamela DownesDecember 30, 2011
    Amazing service, amazing food! Thank goodness for good Italian!!!
  • Badger guy
    Badger guyDecember 23, 2011
    Pizza was good! four square $5 off coupon is not understood by anyone and they will not honor FYI..
  • Badger guy
    Badger guyDecember 23, 2011
    They rip you off and do not honor their coupons!! Do not Buy from here!!!
  • Roy S.
    Roy SmithSeptember 21, 2011
    The thin crust pizza is fantastic!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CsikiSeptember 2, 2011
    What can I say? It's hot, it's fresh, it's served in a downtown bar atmosphere and it's on State Street! It's awesome!
  • Douglas O.
    Douglas OAugust 9, 2011
    Best deep dish pizza on earth
  • Duane B.
    Duane BrownJuly 18, 2011
    It was so good, I don't know if I can go back to regular pizza. I'll be back Chicago.. I'll be back!
  • Curt R.
    Curt RollisonMay 26, 2011
    Make sure you're willing to wait 30-40 minutes for the deep dish. Better get an app while you wait.
  • Laney B.
    Laney BMay 21, 2011
    If you like spicy, order the "Hot mama," add chicken. Soo good!
  • Juli B.
    Juli BMay 4, 2011
    Best thin crust pizza in Chicago!
  • Allen B.
    Allen BabiarzDecember 11, 2010
    Oprah's favorite pizza!
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DavisNovember 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a deep dish pizza with sausage and peppers! Nom nom!
  • Danny
    DannyOctober 30, 2010
    Do not leave without getting the chocolate chip cookie dessert! Seriously!
  • Brian S.
    Brian StollfusJuly 27, 2010
    Their pizza is better than Gino's
  • Linda A.
    Linda AJuly 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the barbeque chicken chopped salad!
  • Ted O.
    Ted OlsenJune 20, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best thin-crust in the midwest (possibly the country.)
  • Ted O.
    Ted OlsenJune 20, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Watch out for the Donald!
  • Vince R.
    Vince RMay 22, 2010
    Awesome staff, super friendly!
  • jim m.
    jim murphyApril 4, 2010
    Best Italian food in Chicago in my opinion.
  • Michel F.
    Michel FariasJanuary 8, 2015
    Gostei de tudo, da comida à atmosfera.
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