Going to Chicago for the 1st time. Need recommendations for good Chicago Pizza!
My Fiance and I are staying at the Westin on Michigan Ave. Any good Chicago pizza places in the area? Looking for good atmosphere aswell.
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You are not going to get a definite answer for "the best" pizza in Chicago.
My personal favorite is right around the corner from your hotel--Gino's East which is on Rush Street.
Giordano's and Pizzeria Uno, two of the other bigger names are less than 1/2 mile from your hotel, and Lou Malnati's is just under a mile away.
You can't go wrong with any of those honestly...but Gino's East wins for me because of their crust.
Hmmm.... Where do you start with a question like this? ;-)
Seriously, the suggestions you've already been given are pretty much the heavy hitters (Lou Malnotti's, Unos/Dues, Geno's East). My only concern about Uno's however, is that you must hit the downtown location. I've just never felt their chain locations are even close to being as good.
My vote is for Geppetto's in Oak Park (take the Green line El to the Oak Park stop). I've taken several visitors there and they all adore the pizza.