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Delicious pizza near Michigan Ave?

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Cocobean123 Sep 17, 2008 11:07 AM

Hi All,

My husband and I will be visiting Chicago in October and staying at The Seneca Hotel on East Chesnut Street. Any recommendations for delicious pizza (or delicious food otherwise) in this area? It's a block from Michigan Avenue, apparently...

Thanks!

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    rubinow RE: Cocobean123 Sep 17, 2008 01:32 PM

    If you do a search for "pizza" on this board, you'll find your answer, but off the top of my head there's the usuals: Uno, Duo, Giordano's, Gino's, Lou Malnati's.

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    Pizzeria Due
    619 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

    Pizzeria Uno
    29 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Lou Malnati's Pizzeria (River North)
    439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

    Giordano's
    730 N. Rush St., Chicago, IL 60611

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      ferret RE: Cocobean123 Sep 17, 2008 02:44 PM

      You're in the epicenter of the Gold Coast with dozens of options within walking distance, countless more a short cab ride away. If you can get more specific (likes/dislikes) you'll get more specific answers.

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        sunsuze RE: ferret Sep 18, 2008 06:54 AM

        Best thin crust in downtown?

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        elc515 RE: Cocobean123 Sep 18, 2008 07:50 AM

        I have lived in Chicago my whole life and I don't like deep dish (gasp!) so i can recommend a few other options. My favorite thin crust is Pizano's (864 N. State St.) and it's only a short walk from Michigan Ave. If you want more authentic Italian brick oven pizza, try La Madia (59 W. Grand). It's a bit more fancy than your average pizza place, but still casual. I also like the pizza at Quartino (626 N. State Street) where you can also get yummy Italian small plates and inexpensive wine. All of the places above are walkable from your location. Have fun!

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          amoncada RE: elc515 Sep 18, 2008 08:19 AM

          Lou Malnati's serves an excellent thin crust (not cracker thin) pizza as well.

        2. gini RE: Cocobean123 Sep 19, 2008 06:40 AM

          I was just in town yesterday and grabbed lunch from Gino's - a deep dish spinach and cheese small pizza. I definitely prefer Due's deep dish to this one - the sauce wasn't flavorful enough though the crust was excellent. I'd still like to try Giordano's though, after hearing its praises from those I was visiting. Thanks for popping this thread up!

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