The pizza-loving folks at DNAinfo Chicago wanted to celebrate National Pizza Week and the debut of their official pizza page, The Slice, with a quick pictorial and description of the Second City's top pizza spots.
Which neighborhoods have the best pies? According to DNAinfo.com, No. 1 is Aurelio’s Pizza, multiple locations: For Mark Konkol, there’s not a pie in the city that can beat Aurelio’s, set to open soon in the South Loop. It’s made just so — trademarked sweet sauce covered with salty mozzarella, tangy homemade sausage and peppers piled on a lightly charred crust — and every bite is delightful.
Their Second City second choice is Coalfire, 1321 W. Grand Ave., pictured at left. The West Town pizzeria, with its 800-degree coal-burning oven, kicks out pies with a Neapolitan-style charred and puffy crust. Order the Fiorentino ($18), topped with red sauce, fresh mozzarella, spicy sopressata and charred sweet red peppers. It’s so good you won’t feel ashamed after inevitably eating the whole thing.