I live in Chicago and I love the pizza here.
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    Burt's Place would have been number one. Yet, his legacy remains here. If I have friends in town for just one night, we're going here. Best memory: working near the original Morton Grove location and ordering 20+ lunch specials in advance for everyone.
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    I like my pizza either thin enough to slide under a door or deep enough to warrant a post meal angioplasty. This is my top thin option. They get bonus points for their microbrewery. (They also do fancy/unique toppings here the best)
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    In Cicero. They make their own sausage here. It has a small general store inside it with obscure items imported from Italy. REAL PEOPLE HANG HERE. Have your Italian friend take you if possible.
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    Some will say this is better then Pequod's. Those people are obviously wrong, but I'm happy to eat their mistake. It was initially billed as a "thin crust Pequod's" - but is more of a "tweener" (not thin / not deep) pizza.
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    Lou Malnati's
    Best of the "famous" names in the city. And unlike Pequod's, it travels very well.
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    Pizzeria Uno
    If you want a tourist experience, I may even recommend this place over Lou's.
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    Those in the know call it DAGs. If you find yourself in Wrigleyville, escape by walking west on Addison until you get to Southport. You'll be safe there.
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    Gino's East
    If you are a sausage fan- correction: sausage obsessaholic, you need to try the "sausage plate" that covers the entire pizza.
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    Countryside Saloon
    Located in Des Plaines, IL - best Burb/Thin option
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    A big favorite amongst some of my closest friends. It's in Glenview and has its rank downgraded because they once asked me for my address and said "nah, we aren't delivering there" (after they have in the past)!
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    When it's past 2 am and want a fancy slice. Don't get it delivered, you'll be passed out by them.
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    I have friends that live in the Burbs. If you are in the Arlington Heights / Bufffalo Grove corridor, this is your preferred play.
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    Best pizza from my hometown: Prospect Heights, IL
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    Man, if you are a ten year old kid still in your little league uni - nothing tastes as good (especially if you wash it down with watered down pitcher poured pop in a red tinted clear plastic tumbler).
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    Just ordered from this late night joint under the blue line stop at Western & Milwaukee. If you like your pizza the way you like your Tinder (cheap & hot), swipe a slice.
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    When you want a snack... And by snack i mean an entire thin crust gem from a place that delivers until 4 in the morning.
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    Too much arts and not enough farts. I don't care for their specialty pizzas (Piece does that game right), but the homemade mozz sticks will be a highlight of your week.
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    Pizza Serio
    I typically don't buy into the whole Brick Oven gambit, but when it's unlimited pizza paid for with the cover charge on a night the entire place shuts down for Simpsons Trivia?!
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    The Occam's Razor of pizza joints, where its simple and simply delicious.
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    I used to live in the suburbs. This was my delivery go-to for late nights and poker tournaments.
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    My parents like this place. It's ok, but I think you should expect more in a pizza. But I love my Mom and Dad too much to pick a pie fight.
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    Not impressive. Been there once. Go pizza elsewhere.
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    Most overrated. Go here for some junior high date shit deep dish (or a place to take in laws you don't necessarily like).
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    Members only
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    Pizza Hut
    Unless you're rewarding me with a free personal pan pizza because I'm literate, hard pass.
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    Little Caesar's
    Only acceptable if acquired as a side for Crazy Bread.
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    If you've been here, I get it. You can like hamburgers and still find yourself at McDonald's. For the ultra low cost "value" pizzas, you'll get what you need. It could be worse.
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    Papa John's
    Horrid. A bad pizza chain owned by a bad man.
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    When I first composed this List, I didn't include this shithole. Literally had it blocked out of memory. My friend had to remind me and forced the edit.
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    What? You've lived a regret free life? Must be nice. The only redeeming memory of that night: I threw it out before finishing. Easily the worst food decision of my life (and I'm someone who's gone to White Castle sober)