Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago

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2005/10/08 16:23:17 (permalink)

Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago

Any suggestions? Or am I on a quixotic quest? I love Chicago-style, but am equally enamored with the great pies I've had in Brooklyn and in New Haven. None of the thin crust pizza I've tried so far in all my 34 years in Chicago comes close.
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    danimal15
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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/10/11 09:07:17 (permalink)
    I can't believe no one has had a suggestion in two days. That must mean there isn't any such thing as NY style pizza in Chicago. Maybe I should open a place!
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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/10/11 09:22:47 (permalink)
    Hey Dan,

    Although I haven't been there "Piece" in the city advertises New Haven style pizza. The topic has been absolultely beaten to death over at chowhound.com and lthforum.com

    Glenn
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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/10/11 12:37:41 (permalink)
    Thanks, Glenn. I just checked it on the web and it does look like a good one. I'll have to try it. But not tonight, as it's liable to be crowded to the gills with White Sox fans. Not that I'm against the White Sox, mind you, just that it might be a hassle to be there with two little kids.
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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/10/12 17:33:25 (permalink)
    There was this place on... hmmm... Sheffield just south of Belmont? called Pat's Pizza. Extremely thin crust. Spicier sauce, less sauce. Good, and got to my "Wrigleyville" home in usually 40 minutes on a Saturday night.

    20 years ago.

    Ever had Pat's Pizza? Perhaps you could explain to this former Chicagoan what differentiates NY style from the thin crust I ate from Pat's, or any number of Chicago places that serve thin crust? I mean, other than its leavening--all the hot air from its disciples?
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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/10/12 18:36:08 (permalink)
    Marisa's in Northbrook (north of Chicago) has NY style pizza (as I am told by East Coast co-workers). I have eaten their a few times and have to admit that I have enjoyed the slices very much (NY style or not). They have a variety of slices available, including white pizza,

    [url][/url]http://www.ylunch.com/northbrook/marisas/marisas.html

    BTW - F*** the White Sox... go Cubs.
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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/10/12 18:36:49 (permalink)
    I have no suggestions, but I would love to find soem REAL Chicago style pizza in New York (and NO, Uno does not count).
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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/10/12 18:59:12 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by michaelgemmell

    There was this place on... hmmm... Sheffield just south of Belmont? called Pat's Pizza. Extremely thin crust. Spicier sauce, less sauce. Good, and got to my "Wrigleyville" home in usually 40 minutes on a Saturday night.

    20 years ago.

    Ever had Pat's Pizza? Perhaps you could explain to this former Chicagoan what differentiates NY style from the thin crust I ate from Pat's, or any number of Chicago places that serve thin crust? I mean, other than its leavening--all the hot air from its disciples?
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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/10/12 19:04:14 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by michaelgemmell

    There was this place on... hmmm... Sheffield just south of Belmont? called Pat's Pizza. Extremely thin crust. Spicier sauce, less sauce. Good, and got to my "Wrigleyville" home in usually 40 minutes on a Saturday night.

    20 years ago.

    Ever had Pat's Pizza? Perhaps you could explain to this former Chicagoan what differentiates NY style from the thin crust I ate from Pat's, or any number of Chicago places that serve thin crust? I mean, other than its leavening--all the hot air from its disciples?


    I watch Monday Night footbal with a Pat's Sausage anf Mushroom Pizza every week. It is excellent Chicago style thin crust but IMHO does not reemble NY Pizza in any way. I hear this place is good for NY Style

    Pie-Eyed Pizzeria
    1111 W. Chicago (at Milwaukee)
    312-CHEESE.5 (312-243-3735)
    M-Th 11:00 a.m.--Midnight
    Friday 5:00 p.m.--5:00 a.m.
    Saturday 6:00 p.m.--6:00 a.m.
    Sunday Closed
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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/10/13 16:25:36 (permalink)
    danimal,
    found a flyer for this place on my gate today

    http://www.urbaneateries.com/cafe_luigi/
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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/10/13 20:40:46 (permalink)
    Danimal, there's a nice little piece on NY style pizza in today's Chicago Tribune "At Play" section (funny, they also had a major article on Iowa pork tenderloin sandwiches, too. The Trib must be looking over our Roadfood shoulders). They recommended several places including: Santulo's Eatery in Wicker Park, Pizza-Ria on Wabash near Michigan Avenue, Noli's Pizza on Kedzie, and Gigio's Pizza on Davis in Evanston. Have to admit, this is not my cup of tea, but good luck in your search.
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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/10/14 14:49:45 (permalink)
    Thanks, everyone. I'll try to follow up on your suggestions.

    I agree that Pat's, while good, is not NY style. It's Chicago-style thin crust. NY style is different, though I can't explain exactly what makes it so much better than thin Chicago pizza.

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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/10/14 14:58:31 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Wigo

    I have no suggestions, but I would love to find soem REAL Chicago style pizza in New York (and NO, Uno does not count).


    I thought the same thing!

    I guess we always want what we don't have. Dn't get me wrong, I like the pizza here in NY, but once in the while a nice slice of that great Chicago style would hit the spot! I just haven't found it yet. Luckily a get out to Chicago a few times a year to get my fix!
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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/10/15 00:42:36 (permalink)
    Don't shoot me but... I am a NY Pizza purist. Over 55 years I have been eating Al’s pizza and although I will eat any Stile pizza “except chain and fast food type”. I allways go back to my childhood Favorite, AL’S second is Kings NY Pizza in WV of all places. My guess is that the PH of the water is what changes the taste in different geographic locations.
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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/10/16 14:29:35 (permalink)
    You see, it's possible--even easy--to state your preference without condemning the tastes and preferences of others. jojobeans, your post stands in stark contrast to the flamers on this topic.

    Good to know Pat's is still there, especially with all the changes in Chicago.
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    RE: Trying to find NY-style pizza in Chicago 2005/11/11 17:35:39 (permalink)
    You're search is OVER for NY style Pizza in Chicago..

    It's Cafe Luigi on Clark St.....it's right ON! Luigi is from Brooklyn, and he gets it just right! You will LOVE it..
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