1. Pie-Eyed Pizzeria1111 W Chicago Ave, Chicago
2. Dough Bros400 N State St, Chicago
3. Big G's Pizza3716 N Clark St, Chicago
4. Slices - NYC Pizza500 W Madison St, Chicago
5. Dimo's Pizza Wicker Park1615 N Damen Ave, Chicago
6. Santullo's Eatery1943 W North Ave, Chicago
7. Jimmy's Pizza Cafe5159 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
8. Pizza Metro1707 W Division St, Chicago
9. Dante's Pizzeria3028 W Armitage Ave, Chicago
10. Roxie's by the Slice1732 N Milwaukee, Chicago
This little spot at Chicago and Milwaukee puts out a nice slice spread at lunchtime. The star is The Monster: a sharp improvement on the classic all-meat pizza with sausage, pepperoni, bacon, and cured soppressata. It’s also the only place we’ve ever seen cactus on the menu of possible ingredients... though it’s unlikely to actually turn up on a slice. Or is it??? (It is.)
A celebrated, high-end chef tackles everyday street food and shows how it’s done. Check out Chef Roland Liccioni’s Dough Bros, which does an awesome New York-style slice even during late-night drinking hours in this area.
The masterminds at Big G's Pizza in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood offer pizza for the adventurous and crazy. You'd have to be insane to try their infamous Dance with El Diablo pie with habanero peppers, or perhaps insane to not try it.
Carne. Asada. Pizza. Carneasadapizza. CARNE ASADA PIZZA. (Carne asada pizza.) There are other oddball things like Buffalo chicken pizza and teriyaki chicken pizza too, not to mention breakfast slices (like the ones Wolfgang Puck sells at the airport). What they all have going for them, however, is a legit, foldable New York-style crust.
Dimo's Pizza's Wicker Park location is bigger than the original Lakeview one, has got $1 slices with certifiably crazy toppings, and a beer menu of local and season drafts and cans.
Perhaps Chicago’s finest example of New York-style pizza by the slice, the options here are ridiculous. Choose from daily specials including Flat Iron BBQ, Brickhouse, Bluebird (roasted chicken and bacon), white pizza, meatball pizza, and more.
Tucked onto a corner way up North on Lincoln Ave is maybe the best New York-style pizza crust in Chicago. The slice toppings aren’t anything that unusual, but they do a first-rate version of an East Coast white pie that’s well worth stopping in for.
This neighborhood takeout mainstay keeps it interesting with a crazy array of slices, from potato rosemary and prosciutto di parma/arugula, to the Garbage Pizza (zucchini, black olives, blue cheese, mushroom, pepperoni, sausage, tomatoes). All that said, their simple grilled chicken slices may actually be the best.
This Logan Square pizzeria -- with another location in Avondale -- serves New York-style pizza with a quirky punk rock/heavy metal-themed vibe. Available in extra-large 20" pies or by the slice, the pizzas are made with a notoriously strong and foldable crust ready to handle an abundance of toppings. Though cheese, sausage, and pepperoni pizzas are on the menu, Dante's speciality is unusual pies topped with anything from shrimp and prosciutto to sausage and broccoli rabe. Your best bet is to trust whatever the kitchen is cooking up and order the slice of the day. The spot is super laid-back and has some old-school arcade games to play while you wait for your pizza.
Brendan Sodikoff checks "pizzeria" off his restaurateur bucket list with Roxie’s, a cozy, 56-seat, brick-fired ‘za mecca in the former Café Con Leche space, where Chefs Cameron Magee and Chad Anderson are slinging 28in Brooklyn-style pies by the slice. Toppings include hot coppa, serrano ham, pork salami rolled in black pepper, sweet peppers, and more. Thirsty? Snag a cold one from the shop’s selection of craft beers.