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Louisa's Pizza & Pasta

Chicago
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Louisa's Pizza & Pasta

14025 S Cicero Ave

Crestwood, IL 60445

Louisa DeGenero was a cook at Pizzeria Due when she decided to open her own place in the South suburbs with her daughter in 1981. Louisa's is a contender for some of the best -- and under-the-radar -- original-style deep-dish pizza in Chicago, with a light and puffy butter crust, yet the same robust crushed tomatoes and fennel-rich Italian sausage you’ve come to expect from classic local deep-dish.