12 of Top 101 Pizza Joints in Country Are in Chicago Area: Report

A slice of the nation's top 101 pizza restaurants belongs to the Chicago area, according to a new list from The Daily Meal.

The website's editorial director Colman Andrews, who has won multiple James Beard Awards, along with an "expert" panel of bloggers and food writers helped create the list. 

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"We know that no list is perfect, least of all one involving a subject about which people feel as strongly as they do about pizza," The Daily Meal post reads. "Unlike many arbitrary lists, though — rankings diversified for the purpose of geographical engagement, 'expert' listicles chosen by a handful of New York City’s food writers — these rankings were approached methodically and comprehensively, and bring a great deal of pizza expertise to bear."

So, without further ado, let's dig in.

#93 Burt’s Place (Cheese Pie)

#76 Vito & Nick’s (Sausage)

#75 Nellcôte, (Sunnyside Up Organic Egg: D.O.P. fontina, mozzarella, arugula)

#56 Pizzeria Uno, (“Numero Uno “The one, the best”: Sausage, pepperoni, onion, pepper, mushrooms, chunky tomato sauce, mozzarella, romano)

#55 Pizano’s, (Rudy’s Special: Mozzarella, sausage, mushroom, onion, green pepper)

#54 Giordano’s Pizza, (Italian Easter Pie)

#27 CoalFire Pizza, (Margherita)

#26 Spacca Napoli, (Diavola: Blended San Marzano tomatoes, fior di latte, spicy salami, basil, Calabrian, chili powder, extra virgin olive oil)

#24 Piece, (White Pie)

#16 Pequod's, (Deep Dish with sausage and pepperoni)

#14 Gino’s East, (Cheese Deep Dish)

#7 Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, (Chicago Classic: Deep dish with sausage, crust made with butter, mozzarella)

You can view the entire list here.

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