Chicago is a great town for pizza, but also a misunderstood one. When most people think about pizza in Chicago, what comes to mind is deep dish, the inch-and-a-half thick pizza popular with tourists around downtown. It’s better to think about deep dish as one style of Chicago pizza, not the style. Locals do eat deep dish, but not nearly as much as they eat Chicago tavern-style pizza, which we just call “thin crust.”
The true Chicago style of pizza has an incredibly thin crust that is rolled out, not tossed like a New York pizza. This makes for a crust that is almost like a cracker, and pizza that isn’t meant to be folded. Chicago tavern-style pizza is also cut into squares, not triangular pie slices, which apparently seems insane to outsiders but perfectly normal to us. However you like it, deep dish or tavern-style, here’s our list of the 10 best pizza places in Chicago.