Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder is a joint with a very cosy cottage like feel with its high ceilings, pine paneling and majestic wooden booth. Filled ... More
Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder
Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder is a joint with a very cosy cottage like feel with its high ceilings, pine paneling and majestic wooden booth. Filled with couples or groups, the rooms are buzzing with conversations throughout the day. The absolute show stopper is the Pizza Pot Pie made with light and fluffy Sicilian bread-type dough, a homemade sauce, tomatoes, cheeses, sausages and mushrooms. Oven Grinders like Meatball is delicious. Finish with Tortoni, a rich Italian frozen dessert flavored with rum, macaroons and almonds! If loved the food you can always take the pot pies available frozen to take home.
The pizza's are great and very unique. The restaurant is very nice and inviting, but very, very crowed for such a small area. The service staff was very nice...but I am still undecided about the host who remembers your face instead of writing down your name. I guess that's part of the charm, but you can help but wonder that you should have be next in line. Don't go there with an empty stomach, because you will die of starvation before you get seated, but this is definitely on of those places that you go out of your way for at least once a year.
I've been going to this resteraunt for literally 35 years and it just keeps getting better and better! The pizza is very unique and my favorite in Chicago, which is saying a lot. It's not your typical Chicago style pizza. It's actually made upside down. Fresh cheese (and plenty of it) is placed in a crock bowl. The cheese is covered in a rich home made sauce which contains the best and largest fresh mushrooms I've ever seen. Then hand made dough is stretched over the top of the bowl. The dough forms the crust of the pizza. It's flipped over and served table side. You just can't beat it anywhere! Housed in a beautiful brownstone in Old Town, the atmosphere is fantastic. This place is a must see!
Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder offers amazing pizza as well as a great taste of chicago history. The restaurant itself is located in a building that has ties to Al Capone himself and is located right across the street from the location of the infamous St. Valentines Day Massacre.
Very unique...so much so that they have a long wait any given night of the week . . . yet its worth the 45 to sometimes longer wait.... I've been known to go across the street to the Clark Bar and have a brew while I wait. Its romantic in a fun kind of way.
Great pizze, unique, the deep dish is baked in a soup bowl--or it looks like one. get the sausage and mushroom-- served with whole mushrooms. The mediterranean bread is phenomenal. service and ambience is quaint and fun!!
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