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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.

Buffo's Italian-American Restaurant

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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.

Bill's Pizza & Pub

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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.

Ranalli's of Andersonville

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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.

Old Fifth

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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.

Wayne's Pizza

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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.

Judy's Pizza

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Serving pizza in Highland Park since 1979, Judy's Pizza is known for its double-decker.

JB Albertos

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In business for over 45 years in Rogers Park, JB Albertos calls its the "Double Deck."

County Inn Pizza

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This Elmhurst pizza place gets raves for its meatball and roasted red pepper double-decker pie.

Papa's Pizza

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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.

J.J. Twig's Pizza & Pub

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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.

Dan's Pizza

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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").

Old World Pizza

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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.

Buffo's Italian-American Restaurant

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.

Bill's Pizza & Pub

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.

Ranalli's of Andersonville

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.

Old Fifth

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.

Wayne's Pizza

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.

Judy's Pizza

Serving pizza in Highland Park since 1979, Judy's Pizza is known for its double-decker.

JB Albertos

In business for over 45 years in Rogers Park, JB Albertos calls its the "Double Deck."

County Inn Pizza

This Elmhurst pizza place gets raves for its meatball and roasted red pepper double-decker pie.

Papa's Pizza

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.

J.J. Twig's Pizza & Pub

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.

Dan's Pizza

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").

Old World Pizza

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.

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