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Guide: Where to Find Unique Pizzas

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Why settle for the traditional cheese, meat, or veggie pizza styles when there are S'Mores, pot pie, and Guinness crust available around the city? In an effort to cure your usual-pizza order crisis, restaurants around Chicago have been concocting unique pizza creations that can shock your taste buds. Check out the map to see where you can pick up a different pie.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Dimo's Pizza

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1615 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
Dimo's is well-known for its eccentric specials (remember the Malort pizza?), but the mac and cheese pizza is a creative staple dating back to the original location.

2. Flo & Santos

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1310 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 566-9817
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Fusing Polish and "tavern-style" classics, Flo & Santos is serving up the "Flo's Polish," topped with kielbasa, sauerkraut, and apple wood smoked bacon.

3. Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.

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2121 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-2570
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Conceived by the owner, the "Pizza Pot Pie" is made with triple-raised Sicilian bread-type dough, red sauce, a "special" cheese blend, sausage, and doorknob-size mushrooms, all enclosed like a pot pie.

4. Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar

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3358 N Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-5222
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There's Guinness in this pizza's crust. The "Guinness Pizza" also has béchamel sauce, roasted onions, fingerling potatoes, bacon, three cheeses and an egg.

5. The Boiler Room

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2210 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 276-5625
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Home to the PB & J Special, the Logan Square hipster spot's eponymous "Boiler Room" features "PBR meatballs" and homemade giardinara. For $8.50 you get a slice, a PBR tallboy, and a shot of Jameson.

6. Karyn's Cooked

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738 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 587-1050
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One of the original vegan options in town, Karyn Calabrese first created the "Jerry's pizza" for her husband, who dabbles between the vegan and carnivore worlds. A paper-thin crust is topped with vegan "cheese," wild mushrooms, marinara sauce, fresh garlic, and basil.

7. Roots Pizza

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1924 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 645-4949
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Offering regular chef-series creations concocted by local Chicago chefs, Lillie's Q BBQ smoked pork, Carolina dirt rub, and coleslaw, crafted by Lillie's Q Charlie McKenna.

8. Sunday Dinner Club Event Space

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3361 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Representing the Midwest in the final course of its two-week pizza dinner special, the SDC has constructed a pie containing housemade bratwurst, cheddar cheese curds, beer-caramelized onions and buttermilk ranch dressing.

9. Homeslice

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938 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 789-4600
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Homeslice's "Smoke Show" is one of few pizzas here that features cream cheese. Along with blackened chicken, jalapeños, and chili flakes, it cools your mouth off from the heat.

10. Big G's Pizza

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3716 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 281-2444
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Similar to Dimo's down the street, Big G's has an array of unique pizzas such as S'Mores and "BBQ Steak 'n' French Fries."

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1. Dimo's Pizza

1615 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Dimo's is well-known for its eccentric specials (remember the Malort pizza?), but the mac and cheese pizza is a creative staple dating back to the original location.
1615 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

2. Flo & Santos

1310 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Fusing Polish and "tavern-style" classics, Flo & Santos is serving up the "Flo's Polish," topped with kielbasa, sauerkraut, and apple wood smoked bacon.
1310 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

3. Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.

2121 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Conceived by the owner, the "Pizza Pot Pie" is made with triple-raised Sicilian bread-type dough, red sauce, a "special" cheese blend, sausage, and doorknob-size mushrooms, all enclosed like a pot pie.
2121 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

4. Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar

3358 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60657
There's Guinness in this pizza's crust. The "Guinness Pizza" also has béchamel sauce, roasted onions, fingerling potatoes, bacon, three cheeses and an egg.
3358 N Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60657

5. The Boiler Room

2210 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Home to the PB & J Special, the Logan Square hipster spot's eponymous "Boiler Room" features "PBR meatballs" and homemade giardinara. For $8.50 you get a slice, a PBR tallboy, and a shot of Jameson.
2210 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

6. Karyn's Cooked

738 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
One of the original vegan options in town, Karyn Calabrese first created the "Jerry's pizza" for her husband, who dabbles between the vegan and carnivore worlds. A paper-thin crust is topped with vegan "cheese," wild mushrooms, marinara sauce, fresh garlic, and basil.
738 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60610

7. Roots Pizza

1924 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Offering regular chef-series creations concocted by local Chicago chefs, Lillie's Q BBQ smoked pork, Carolina dirt rub, and coleslaw, crafted by Lillie's Q Charlie McKenna.
1924 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

8. Sunday Dinner Club Event Space

3361 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Representing the Midwest in the final course of its two-week pizza dinner special, the SDC has constructed a pie containing housemade bratwurst, cheddar cheese curds, beer-caramelized onions and buttermilk ranch dressing.
3361 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

9. Homeslice

938 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Homeslice's "Smoke Show" is one of few pizzas here that features cream cheese. Along with blackened chicken, jalapeños, and chili flakes, it cools your mouth off from the heat.
938 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

10. Big G's Pizza

3716 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
Similar to Dimo's down the street, Big G's has an array of unique pizzas such as S'Mores and "BBQ Steak 'n' French Fries."
3716 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613

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