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Our favorite Chicago pizza: DNAinfo reporters share their picks

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, 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.

Read more to learn about the rest of this delicious directory of deluxe pies.