NYPizza: Best in D'twn Chicago?
- AndrewNY Mar 22, 2002 09:38 PM
On the recommondations from this board (thanks!), I've been to New York Pizza a number of times. Consistent with many other chowhounds, I found it pretty good, but not great. So I sought out other contenders, which were also listed on this board. This was a mistake. Two other places, Gigios, and Cafe Luigi's, didn't nearly live up to NYP. I threw out half the slice at Luigis. Gigios was tollerable, but still not much better than the Ritz-cracker crust Chicago pizza. Any others folks can recommend within the city limits which is better than NYP?
homesick for really good NY Pizza,
Your subject line is misleading. Downtown Chicago refers to the area roughly between Taylor, Chicago, Halsted, and the lake.
Anyway, since you're talking about the whole city limits, the place I like for foldable pizza is Donny's down by Comiskey park. I also like the greasy stuff down at Bacci on Chicago and Western.
And don't diss Chicago pizza okay?
I haven't done much more than grab a slice at whatever Original Ray's was closest to me while I'm in New York (which isn't often any more). But... that caveat in mind... I just ordered Pizza Bubamara again tonight and, if Bosnian pizza is not the same as Bronxian pizza, at least the freshness and spici/garlickiness of the ingredients and the distinctly un-cracker-like crust would probably at least appeal to a NY pizza fan, even if it wouldn't fool him.
I know there are other discussions of Bubamara here, but for now, here's the address:
4607 N. Wolcott St.
And here's Metromix's appreciative review:
heh, you can diss chicago pizza all you like, I'm with ya! NY Pizza on Lawrence is the closest I've found - sorry I can't be more help. You might enjoy Piece in Wicker Park, although it's not exactly the same idea as NY style it's still pretty tasty.