We decided to revisit the pizza joint debate and offer an updated list of the best pizzas in Chicago. As with all these "best of" lists, this is neither definitive nor complete. But it is long and informative.
When you've lived in a neighborhood long enough for the employees of a pizza joint to know your name, address and order every time you call, you shouldn't be worried and just call your neighborhood home.
This would be ideal for the large group that isn't fussy about toppings. If you're in a smaller dinner party that wants to have multiple toppings and can't agree on one, opt for a couple of extra large or family-sized pizzas.
I am not a deep dish person, but I am very much a lover of all things crust, so this double dose of goodness hits the spot every time. It’s not your typical Chicago pizza, but it’s one of my favorites in the city.
If all that sounds too stuffy and fancy-pants, don't worry: order a Salsiccia e Broccoletti (sausage and broccoli, natch), compliment it with an argula and prosciutto salad, and let your taste buds tell you what's what.
One of my favorite La Villa touches is that they apply a second layer of cheese after the toppings are added, so each bite is a little like treasure hunting because you don’t know where the sausage bits or fresh mushrooms are hiding.