What ever happended to Capizzi's on North
There are tears welling up reading this link.....my family and i talk about Capizzi's all the time! I think when people think thin crust, they have no idea how thin their crust was, and that the cut squares were 2 by 2 with a piece of sausage on each piece!! HEAVEN!! I have now replaced my love for that pizza with Villa Nova, extra crispy with sausage. Not the same, but pretty close.
I, too, grew up on Capizzi's. Couldn't count how many pizzas I ate there. For a short while after they closed you could get their pizzas at Jumbo Jim's, around Grand and Damen. Then that, too, closed, and I don't think they're anywhere else. I'd kill for a sausage pizza; one piece on each little square. And the sauce was so good.
If anyone ever comes across a pizza that's close to theirs, please let me know.
For now, it's just a memory.
P.S. Remember Lavergne?
I had a sudden craving and wondered what would come up if I did a search. Sounds like I found a kindred pizza spirit. (Of course I remember Lavergne!)
No pizza comes close. The sauce was the key, I think. I found Aurelio's in Oakbrook Terrace to be as close as possible. They have a pretty good sauce. No matter where we lived, we would drive to Capizzi's. Pizza. Everywhere else was a disappointment. It was fun to find someone else who agrees. Too bad there isn't a clue to where the recipe went. Is there a family member out there?
I miss Capizzi's also. I was a fan of Steve's Pizza on Pulaski near Division which also featured great thin crust pizza and closed long ago. Will try Aurelio's, but the closest I came to Capizzi's is a pizza joint in Milwaukee called Zaffiro's. If you are ever up there, check it out. You won't be disappointed. I wish it was closer. Ciao.