Chicago is home to many styles of pizza, and lately stuffed pies have been neglected in the discussion. The Chicago House of ‘Za Vegan Pizzeria hopes to add to the conversation with its brand of meat- and dairy-free stuffed, thin, and Sicilian-style pizzas. The North Center pizzeria is a new location for owners Danny and Jammie Gulino. They moved from a smaller location in Lakeview to the former Kick/Sola space at 1943 W. Byron Street.
The Gulinos make their own vegan cheese and meat substitutes, and while the pizza won’t have the same gooey cheese as dairy, it’s really hard to tell the difference. Danny Gulino learned the pizza business working at Nancy’s Pizza, the originators of the Chicago-style stuffed pizza. They also serve other Italian specialties, all vegan. And there’s a bar which means beer to wash down those slices.
Check out the space and food below. The Chicago House of Za Vegan Pizzeria opens at 5 p.m. tonight.
The Chicago House of ‘Za Vegan Pizzeria, 1943 W. Byron Street, (773) 770-3848, hours not posted yet.