Pizza is among Chicago’s most controversial foodstuffs, with representatives of various regional styles and production approaches engaged in the passionate push and pull of deep dish versus New York-style or tavern versus Neapolitan. Fortunately for all involved, the city is home to a vast pizza community with something for nearly everyone. In an effort to connect Chicagoans to some of the best to-go pizza in their corner of the city, peruse some of the finest pies available in Rogers Park, Andersonville, Edgewater, Ravenswood, Lincoln Square, Uptown, and North Center.Read More
Where to Order Pizza for Carryout and Delivery From Rogers Park to North Center
Find great pies in Andersonville, Edgewater, Ravenswood, Lincoln Square, Uptown, and North Center
1. Candlelite Chicago
Tavern-style pies are the specialty at this West Rogers Park landmark — it’s been around for 70 years. They’re open for pickup and delivery from 5 p.m. to midnight daily.
2. Nueva Italy Pizzeria
Rogers Park pizzeria Nueva Italy proffers both deep dish and thin crust, plus sandwiches, burgers, and more. Delivery and pickup are available via Grubhub.
3. Jimmy's Pizza Cafe
One of Chicago’s best spots for pizza of any kind, Jimmy’s Pizza Cafe specializes in New York-style pies sold whole or by the slice in Lincoln Square. Just gaze at all the wonderful varieties on the counter. Place orders online for delivery and pickup.
4. Roots Handmade Pizza- Lincoln Square
Quad Cities-style pizza (malted crust cut into strips) mini-chain Roots Handmade Pizza has an outpost in Lincoln Square with lengthy, family-friendly menu that includes a “Chef’s Series” of pies created by popular local chefs including Rick Ortiz (Antique Taco) and Won Kim (Kimski). Place orders by phone, online, or via the Roots app.
5. Spacca Napoli Pizzeria
One of the city’s best Neapolitan pizza makers is now offering an abbreviated menu for carryout and delivery that features antipasti and pies including margherita, Diavola (soppressata, basil), and Pistacchio (sausage, pistachio cream). Call the restaurant to order.
6. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
A wildly popular local chain with 56 locations in the Chicago area, Lou Malnati’s still puts out a top-notch pie — in both deep dish and tavern style. Favorites include its “Malnati Chicago Classic” (sausage, cheese, tomato sauce, buttercrust). Place an online order for delivery or carryout.
7. Armand's Pizzeria
The North Center outpost of suburban pizza chain Armand’s offers some of the city’s most delectable thin-crust pies. Customers can also try its extra-thin “pizza nova” that substitutes an olive oil base for tomato sauce. Call the restaurant or place an order via the restaurant’s website.
8. Michael's Original Pizzeria & Tavern
Uptown sports bar and tavern-style pizza expert Michael’s features popular pies, including an extra thin white pie, with garlic, olive oil, mozzarella, provolone, and parmesan. It also serves deep dish and gluten-free versions. Call the restaurant to order for pickup or delivery.
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9. Pete's Pizza
At Pete’s Pizza in Edgewater, thin crust is the name of the game. Menu offerings include speciality pizzas ranging from a classic margherita to a pie called “the Works” (mushrooms, onion, pepperoni, green peppers, sausage). Pickup and delivery orders are available online.
10. Bartoli's Pizzeria
Bartoli’s, owned by the grandson of a founder at Gino’s East, produces exceptionally light, flaky pizzas with well seasoned crusts in several varieties, including a standout spinach and cheese pie. The business has locations in Roscoe Village and West Town. Place orders online.