Regardless of weather, pizza is always a good decision in Chicago. The city has a deep bench of choices beyond deep dish and tavern style, and over the last year the city’s pizza scene has exploded.
The following is a listing of the city’s newer entries. The city's most iconic places are reliable standbys but these following 10 pizzerias have recently opened — or reopened — and are elevating the scene with fantastic textures, fresh ingredients, and creative toppings.
As of June 11, Chicago restaurants have fully reopened and the city has lifted restrictions on capacity and social distancing. However, on July 30, the city issued guidance recommending that everyone wear facial coverings while indoors. For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following safety guidelines. The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is available here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More