When talking about Chicago pizza, deep dish always comes to mind first, but there are so many different kinds of pizza available in this city. We asked Chicago concierges about their favorite slice. Bon Appétit!
“Robert’s Pizza and Dough Co. is a can’t miss for locals and visitors alike. The dough is the perfect crunch-and-chew base for the toppings, many of which are unexpected. My favorite is the Seafood pizza – calamari, shrimp and clams with a white wine cream sauce.
Or maybe it is the Caramelized Onion pizza? Can’t decide – they are both amazing!”
Kristen Kopplin, Concierge, The Drake by Hilton
“Coalfire has a warm neighborhood feel with outdoor dining. I love their thin crust New York style pizza cooked in an open coal oven. All pizzas are made from ingredients from organic farms and artisan butchers.”
Deborah Sawyer, Lead Concierge, Palmer House Hilton
“Since I’ve moved here from NYC, I’ve tried a LOT of pizza. My favorites always change. I have really enjoyed the pub style pizza at Flo & Santos in the South Loop. It’s not a chain, the food is always fresh, and I can never stop at just one square!”
Morgan Jae Cohen, Chef Concierge, Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile
“My favorite pizza is all pizza anytime. That being said, if forced to choose, I am loving Pizza Friendly Pizza in West Town. Neighborhood stalwart The Empty Bottle partnered with Michelin starred chef Noah Sandoval (Oriole) to create a light and crispy square slice with incredibly well-appointed toppings. My go-to has long been the ‘pig and fig’ slice.”
Mat Chapman, Concierge, Jw Marriott Chicago
“Pequod’s still reigns supreme in my book. No one does the caramelized crust better. Pizza is the name of the game and in my eyes Pequod’s stands above the rest.”
Luis Torres, Concierge, Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago