I just noticed on CitySearch's Best of Chicago Pizza 2007 that Ed and Joe's
in Tinley Park, IL got the well deserved recognition as the No. 1
pizza in the Chicago Metropolitan area (audience choice) for 2007. When I lived in the south suburbs, I always thought they were the best. Good, old-fashioned thin crust pizza that you can view being made from the window front (or at least you could years ago when I was last there). I definitely applaud the results.
Others on the list are: No. 2, Home Run Inn
-- I use to go to when just a little tavern with pizzas made in back. It was much, much better in the old days. No. 3, Lou Malnati's
-- which is generally great, but they have a consistency problem at some of their locations. No. 5. Gino's East
-- which I had recently, but really didn't like. No. 8, Vito & Nick's
-- great thin crust pizza and they deserve to be in the top 5. No. 9, Aurelio's
-- another great pizza in the South suburbs that likewise has a consistency problem because of it's many Chicago/Indiana locations. No. 10, Pizzeria Uno
-- not the stupid chain across the country, but the original on Ohio Street, has been coming back to greatness I hear, after some bad years in which it altered the basic recipe. No.s 4, 6, 7 (Pat's
, and Caponies Tattoria
) I have not tried, but look forward to doing so in the future. See the results at http://chicago.citysearch.com/bestof/winners/pizza
. These surveys, while not perfect, give you some idea of the excellent pizza products in the Chicagoland area. There are many others that unfortunately go unrecognized.