It’s the kind of success story we can’t eat enough of. A tiny neighborhood bakery opens its doors in 1909, offering, among other things, thick square slices of pizza. Nearly a hundred years later, it’s still in the family, still in the neighborhood, and still serving up some of the finest sliced pizza, not to mention many other Italian treats, in varieties galore. Except it’s expanded into a huge slick joint, and added a North Side outpost. Ah, America.
1531 West Taylor, (312)421-5179; 2955 North Sheffield, (773)325-1900
Best of Chicago 2002