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Where To Find a Double-Decker Pizza in Chicagoland

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One style of pizza in Chicago that goes relatively unnoticed and unheralded by pizza lovers is double-decker. For the uninitiated, a double-decker pizza is a layer of dough, layered with sauce, ingredients of your choosing, cheese, and another layer of dough. The edges of the two layers of crust are rolled together to make a pie-like edging. And, depending on where you get it, either more sauce or cheese and sauce is added on top.

Check out our map below of the restaurants in the greater Chicago area that serve this hefty style of pizza. Did we miss your favorite spot to indulge in double-decker pizza? Let us know in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Buffo's Italian-American Restaurant

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431 Sheridan Road
Highwood, IL 60040
(847) 432-0301
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This Highwood spot is revered for its pizza, with guests raving about the double-decker. Buffo's has ingredients you don't see everywhere, including broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and artichokes.

2. Bill's Pizza & Pub

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624 S Lake St
Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 566-5380
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Look out for the logo of an adorable bear cub eating a pizza at this north suburban family spot. Their double-decker features a crisp, rolled edge that allows eaters a good handle to chow down on the significant portion before them.

3. Ranalli's of Andersonville

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1512 W Berwyn Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-1300
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This Andersonville spot is a hit with locals. You can select options such as bruschetta (chopped tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and basil), blt ranch (ranch dressing with crisp bacon topped with romaine lettuce and tomatoes) for your double-decker pizza.

4. Old Fifth

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1027 W Madison St
Chicago, IL
(312) 374-1672
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Old Fifth's double-decker is a little different than most. While the two 16-in thin crust pies are made similarly to others, it is only slightly puffier than most thin crust pies.

5. Wayne's Pizza

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1618 W Northwest Hwy
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 255-2441
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A family institution in Arlington Heights for 50 years, Wayne's has a rare pizza ingredient you could put on your double-decker: penne pasta.

6. Judy's Pizza

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1855 Deerfield Rd, Ste H
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 579-8330
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Serving pizza in Highland Park since 1979, Judy's Pizza is known for its double-decker.

7. JB Albertos

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1324 W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL
In business for over 45 years in Rogers Park, JB Albertos calls its the "Double Deck."

8. County Inn Pizza

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12049 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 832-9382
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This Elmhurst pizza place gets raves for its meatball and roasted red pepper double-decker pie.

9. Papa's Pizza

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8258 Janes Ave
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 985-0101
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With two locations, Papa's Pizza has been in business over 35 years and was named the best pizza in Woodridge this past January by Suburban Life.

10. J.J. Twig's Pizza & Pub

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1200 N Old Rand Rd
Wauconda, IL 60084
(847) 526-5444
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Bonus points for J.J. Twig's: If you have a hankering for a double-decker pie and you live within 5 miles, they'll pick you up and drop you off for free in their shuttle.

11. Dan's Pizza

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2738 Maple Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-6900
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This pizza joint run by the Marciniec family for over 30 years only offers thin crust and double-decker (here it's known as "Dan's Double Decker").

12. Old World Pizza

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7230 W North Ave
Elmwood Park, IL 60707
(708) 456-3000
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Old World Pizza calls theirs "The Double Deck Pie." They have five locations, but the Elmwood Park location is where it all started back in 1963.

1. Buffo's Italian-American Restaurant

431 Sheridan Road, Highwood, IL 60040
This Highwood spot is revered for its pizza, with guests raving about the double-decker. Buffo's has ingredients you don't see everywhere, including broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and artichokes.
431 Sheridan Road
Highwood, IL 60040

2. Bill's Pizza & Pub

624 S Lake St, Mundelein, IL 60060
Look out for the logo of an adorable bear cub eating a pizza at this north suburban family spot. Their double-decker features a crisp, rolled edge that allows eaters a good handle to chow down on the significant portion before them.
624 S Lake St
Mundelein, IL 60060

3. Ranalli's of Andersonville

1512 W Berwyn Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
This Andersonville spot is a hit with locals. You can select options such as bruschetta (chopped tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and basil), blt ranch (ranch dressing with crisp bacon topped with romaine lettuce and tomatoes) for your double-decker pizza.
1512 W Berwyn Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

4. Old Fifth

1027 W Madison St, Chicago, IL
Old Fifth's double-decker is a little different than most. While the two 16-in thin crust pies are made similarly to others, it is only slightly puffier than most thin crust pies.
1027 W Madison St
Chicago, IL

5. Wayne's Pizza

1618 W Northwest Hwy, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
A family institution in Arlington Heights for 50 years, Wayne's has a rare pizza ingredient you could put on your double-decker: penne pasta.
1618 W Northwest Hwy
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

6. Judy's Pizza

1855 Deerfield Rd, Ste H, Highland Park, IL 60035
Serving pizza in Highland Park since 1979, Judy's Pizza is known for its double-decker.
1855 Deerfield Rd, Ste H
Highland Park, IL 60035

7. JB Albertos

1324 W Morse Ave, Chicago, IL
In business for over 45 years in Rogers Park, JB Albertos calls its the "Double Deck."
1324 W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL

8. County Inn Pizza

12049 Roosevelt Rd, Elmhurst, IL 60126
This Elmhurst pizza place gets raves for its meatball and roasted red pepper double-decker pie.
12049 Roosevelt Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126

9. Papa's Pizza

8258 Janes Ave, Woodridge, IL 60517
With two locations, Papa's Pizza has been in business over 35 years and was named the best pizza in Woodridge this past January by Suburban Life.
8258 Janes Ave
Woodridge, IL 60517

10. J.J. Twig's Pizza & Pub

1200 N Old Rand Rd, Wauconda, IL 60084
Bonus points for J.J. Twig's: If you have a hankering for a double-decker pie and you live within 5 miles, they'll pick you up and drop you off for free in their shuttle.
1200 N Old Rand Rd
Wauconda, IL 60084

11. Dan's Pizza

2738 Maple Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515
This pizza joint run by the Marciniec family for over 30 years only offers thin crust and double-decker (here it's known as "Dan's Double Decker").
2738 Maple Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515

12. Old World Pizza

7230 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Old World Pizza calls theirs "The Double Deck Pie." They have five locations, but the Elmwood Park location is where it all started back in 1963.
7230 W North Ave
Elmwood Park, IL 60707

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