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45013

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Downers Grove, Illinois Sat, 06/7/08 2:56 AM (permalink)
I will be in the Downers Grove, Illinois, area June 12-15, specifically near Butterfield Road/IL 56. I would like some advice from the Chicagoland bunch as to the best pizza in this area, please!
 
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    jfitz

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    • Location: Bettendorf, IA
    RE: Downers Grove, Illinois Sat, 06/7/08 4:51 AM (permalink)
    Lou Malnoti's in Western Springs about 7 miles straight East
     
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      ChiTownDiner

      RE: Downers Grove, Illinois Sat, 06/7/08 5:07 PM (permalink)
      Or Lou Malnati's in Naperville in the old Fire Station...also approximately 7-10 miles west.
       
      #3
        ChiTownDiner

        RE: Downers Grove, Illinois Sat, 06/7/08 7:15 PM (permalink)
        Lots of poor chocies in the area you will visit. I prefer Lou Malnati in downtown Naperville. The old fire station that houses the restaurant is pretty neat. also, several places to visit after dinner as downtown Naperville has lots to offer.

        Lou Malnati's Pizza
        131 West Jefferson Avenue
        Naperville, IL 60540

        Tel: 630-717-0700


        http://www.loumalnatis.com/locations/suburbs_napervilledowntown.html


        For thin crust...Angelo's is my favorite. Minutes from you location, small town feel, limited seating, really good pizza.

        Angelo's Pizza
        1003 Curtis Street
        Downers Grove, IL 60515

        Tel: 630-969-4394


        http://chicago.metromix.com/restaurants/italian/angelos-pizza-downers-grove/139420/content

         
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          45013

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          RE: Downers Grove, Illinois Sat, 06/7/08 7:48 PM (permalink)
          I made my motel reservation today. I will be staying at the Extended Stay America at 3150 Finley Road (south of IL 56 and east of I-355). I am open to the surrounding area, including Lombard, which is just to the north.
           
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            Tommy2dogs

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            • Location: Chicago, IL
            RE: Downers Grove, Illinois Sat, 06/7/08 8:10 PM (permalink)
            Based on where you are staying, This is where I would go.
            Aurelio's Pizza of Oakbrook Terrace
            Phone
            630.629.3200
            http://www.aptogo.com/
            17W711 Roosevelt Road
            Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
            (southwest corner of Summit and Roosevelt Roads)

            Hours
            Sunday
            Monday - Thursday
            Friday
            Saturday

            12:00pm - 9:30pm
            11:00am - 10:00pm
            11:00am - 11:30pm
            11:00am - 11:30pm



             
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              Jim2903

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              RE: Downers Grove, Illinois Tue, 06/10/08 12:14 PM (permalink)
              Nonnie's on 75th Street in Woodridge is very good and not far from Downers ...
               
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                the grillman

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                RE: Downers Grove, Illinois Tue, 06/10/08 12:22 PM (permalink)
                another vote for Aurelio's. I always try to hit that when I stay in that area of the suburbs.
                 
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                  ScreamingChicken

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                  RE: Downers Grove, Illinois Tue, 06/10/08 2:53 PM (permalink)
                  When I lived in the Chicago area I was partial to[url='http://www.conniespizza.com/']Connie's[/url] for thick pizza and Aurelio's and [url='http://www.rosatispizza.com/']Rosati's[/url] for thin, although Rosati's has become a bit of a chain...

                  Brad
                   
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                    45013

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                    RE: Downers Grove, Illinois Sat, 06/14/08 10:27 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by ChiTownDiner
                    For thin crust...Angelo's is my favorite. Minutes from you location, small town feel, limited seating, really good pizza.

                    Angelo's Pizza
                    1003 Curtis Street
                    Downers Grove, IL 60515

                    Tel: 630-969-4394


                    http://chicago.metromix.com/restaurants/italian/angelos-pizza-downers-grove/139420/content




                    This was my choice for the night. It was either that or Giordano's, and Angelo's won out by looking more local (like it's Downers Grove's best kept secret) and not being a multi-unit chain. Being in Chicagoland I decided to get a deep dish pizza and ate inside; I was the only person who ate in the dining area. (Plus, painted on the window was the fact it was carry out or delivery.) Their version of deep dish has cheese on top like the chains.

                    You also gotta love that parking garage that offers four hours free parking nearby!
                     
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                      ScreamingChicken

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                      RE: Downers Grove, Illinois Mon, 06/16/08 10:42 AM (permalink)
                      It took you 4 hours to finish your pizza?!?

                      How was it?

                      Brad
                       
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