(Juan & Theo)
Welcome to Pizz'a Chicago! We have made your online experience more user friendly by including complete, interactive menus with online ordering and color images of our menu items. Make sure you visit each location's website as there are some menu & price variations. Let your stomach be your guide and enjoy our delicious fare!
We strive to make choices at Pizz'a Chicago that contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle and a healthier diet for our guests. For this reason we use unbleached paper products because bleaching paper products hurts the
environment and is completely unnecessary. We also recycle everything the communities we're in accept. We have begun using biodegradable "plastic utensils" which are actually made from corn starch. Much of our other "take out" containers that look like plastic are actually corn starch as well. We're adding filtered water to our restaurants in order to cut down on the millions of gallons of petroleum used each year to make plastic water bottles as well as the plastic bottles that end up in landfills. This filtered water will also benefit your body because it's actually cleaner than most bottled waters sold today. We use sea salt and fresh ground pepper on all our tables and only kosher salt in the kitchen. We are also one of the few pizza places that use fresh parmesan on our tables. We offer lactose-free soy cheese. Our tomato sauce is preservative free and our mozzarella is "Grande" brand from Wisconsin which is the highest quality of cheese. We are striving to eliminate any highly-processed foods from our recipes and are considering using organic produce. We would appreciate
your feedback. Taste the difference and know that our planet is benefiting more when you eat your pizza at Pizz'a Chicago.
I spent my early years of the late sixties in the northern most neighborhood of Chicago known as Rogers Park. I lived three blocks from Lake Michigan and the Rogers Park beach where we spent many summer days to beat the oppressive heat and humidity. My mom had all six of my siblings and I in six years. We lived in a 2 bedroom second floor apartment on the corner of Clark and Touhy above a bar. Often the sound of live bands below filled our apartment. We amused ourselves partly by throwing water balloons at the buses that stopped at our corner in the summertime and snowballs at those same buses in the winter.
We could never afford to eat out. Even coca-cola was a luxury so I grew fond of lemonade Kool-aid. We sometimes worked with our dad doing odd jobs for the landlord to help pay the rent. In spite of these apparent hardships I never really felt poor and having my siblings gave me an abundance of playmates. We were taught that accepting charity from others was not proper so I dont know what came over me one afternoon.
You see, when I was six years old a place called Dannys Pizzeria had just opened up downstairs next to the bar. I had never had pizza before but the smell wafting from their back door into the alley where we played was enchanting. I longed to taste this food that smelled so delicious. On that fateful afternoon, Dannys son, who was about my age was standing outside of the backdoor eating a slice of sausage pizza. I knew I ached to try it so I asked can I have some (thinking a bite of his was the most I could hope for). He went inside. His dad came out a moment later and sized me up, as if he was trying to decide whether I would blab to the whole neighborhood that he was a pushover for free food. He went back inside with his son so I thought all was lost. Moments later his son emerged with a whole slice of sausage pizza all for me! That first bite was one of the most memorable bites of food Ive ever eaten in my whole life; the tanginess of the sauce, the chewiness of the crust and that gooey tantalizing mozzarella! I became ravenous and quickly devoured the whole slice. I was in love!
I believe destiny smiled on me that day. Sixteen years ago I followed that call and opened my first Pizza Chicago with co-founder Art Harris. I continue to feel the passion of that young boy experiencing his first taste. I care deeply about serving the best tasting, highest quality pie around. If you are not completely happy with your food for any reason, let us know so we can ensure you leave satisfied.
Branches and additional offices:
(650) 424-94004115 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306-4004