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Apr 17, 2007 06:58 AM

Pizza Near Wrigley

I am a huge baseball fan and I am coming to chicago to pay homage to Wrigley field, never been and I can barely contain my excitement.....anybody have great chicago pizza place close to wrigley for a group after the game (sat vs St. Louis).....and maybe a nearby chicago hotdog place too or anything else chowhoundable close to Wrigley....

Go Cubs!!

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  1. Here is some info I pulled from an earlier post on the subject.

    Giordano's (stuffed double-crust)
    1040 W. Belmont Ave.
    (773) 327-1200

    Lou Malnati's (single-crust pan pizza)
    958 W. Wrightwood (at Sheffield & Lincoln)
    Phone 773.832.4030

    Gino's East (single-crust pan pizza)
    2801 N. Lincoln Ave.
    (773) 327-3737

    Edwardo's (stuffed double-crust)
    2662 N. Halsted St.
    (773) 871-3400

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    1. re: ocaladevil

      By the way the poster Nxstay posted that list previously. Just to give credit where due. She's an excellent source of lists for pizzas, steaks, fine dining, etc with the names, address, and websites.

      Out of that list for pizza, I would go with Lou's. Butter crust. Keep it simple with the ingredients and you'll be in mouth heaven

      1. re: lbs

        Also you may want to call and make reservations at whatever place you choose if you are going after a Cubs game. It's chaotic and if you don't you probably will end up waiting with your few hundred closest friends for a table.

    2. Lou Malnati's at Lincoln and Wrightwood is fantastic and close to the stadium. Personally I disagree with the Giordano's recommendation... Lou's or Gino's are far better. Stick to the downtown Rush Street location for Gino's East. The Gino's satellite locations like the one on Lincoln are terrible.

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      1. re: amoncada

        Personally I disagree with the Lou's/Gino's recommendation... Giordano's is far, far better. Of course, it's all a matter of personal taste and *opinion*!

        1. re: nsxtasy

          Yes, it's a matter of taste and personal opinion. I agree with many of your recommendations...just not for Giordano's Pizza. I ate a ton of it over my lifetime.

      2. Try the Red Ivy...

        It's an Italian place, owned by the same family as Palermo's in South chicago...

        Just excellent pizza there and alot of other great italian dishes...

        1/2 block from wrigley at 3525 N. Clark.

        My 2nd recommendation would be Pizza Capri at the corner of Belmont and Sheffield. Probably a 5 dollar cab fare max.

        Both have fantastic pizza... I might give the edge to Red Ivy because it's alot closer to Wrigley and has probably a better list of "other" foods (pastas, sandwiches, etc.) plus very good bar if that's a plus for you.

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        1. re: Chicago Mike

          Good recs, Mike. I didn't know there was a Pizza Capri nearby (ditch the cab, make the walk!) and since I missed out on my annual trip to Wrigley last year, I wan't aware of Red Ivy...but I know Palermo's is great and it could be an outstanding combination!

          I am surprised that nobody has mentioned a couple of other places...Leona's, which gets mixed reviews, but I think it's a fun place with pretty decent pizza, and D'Agostino's just west of WF...never been there myself but they've got a pretty good reputation as one of the better pizza places in the area.

          1. re: RSMBob

            I really like D'Agostino's...

            As long as I've been in chicago never been to Leona's, doesn't mean it's bad of course.

        2. As for good hotdogs, go to the original Byron's on Irving Park Rd., just west of Sheridan. This is literally directly north of Wrigley, about a 4-block walk along Sheffield. Sheffield turns into Sheridan at Sheridan. (huh? well, chicagoans know what i mean).