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Tours are typically 3.5 hours, but with Chicago traffic, and restaurants being unpredictable, we cannot guarantee a specific end time.  If you have plans for after the tour, make sure you budget enough time in between.  Our concern is providing the best and most complete tour each time out, your next event is not a priority.

The Original Chicago Pizza Tour, and The Big Shoulders Pizza Tour features stops at 4 pizzerias and Pizza & Cocktails features 3 pizzerias, you will have at least one slice at each place and multiple slices at some.  Bring your appetite!

We ask that you please let us know about any dietary restrictions you have upon purchasing your tickets. If you are worried that your restrictions might result in you not being able to participate in any tastings, please do contact us before purchasing via service@chicagopizzatours.com so we can discuss your options. We will do our best to accommodate any restrictions you have.

Yes, some of the signature slices we feature are vegetarian. Please leave a note in the comments section stating how many vegetarians are in your party, and be sure to mention to your guide when you check in.

The Original Chicago Pizza Tour provides water only.  We will have sit down service at each restaurant, so bring money if you would like to purchase a drink other than water.

Pizza & Cocktails makes stops at 3 different restaurants.  At each restaurant you will receive 1 drink, so a total of 3 drinks.

Original Tour – Children 0 – 5 may come free of charge, please let us know how many to expect.  Ages 6 – 12 may purchase a Children ticket for $36.  Ages 13+ are adult tickets for $60

Pizza & Cocktails – No children allowed

You might miss the tour!  We leave right on time, and to be fair to the whole group, we cannot wait for late arrivals. If you are not familiar with the meeting location area, please make sure to leave plenty of time to find it. Refunds cannot be provided.

Our tours run year round regardless of weather conditions.  You will be comfortable on our bus in any condition.

We keep the tours to around 20 guests

We plan to provide the signature style of each location, but when ordering your tickets, be sure to tell us your favorite toppings!

While that is Chicago’s signature style, we will be sampling all sorts of styles of pizza.  Most tours will feature at least 2 different types of deep dish and several types of thin crust.

To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard from our website or by calling. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.

We will take care of tips for all of the servers and bar tenders that we work with, if you’d like to tip your guide and driver, they’d greatly appreciate it although not mandatory.  The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.

A substantial part of our business is built on delivering dynamite team building events.  Please fill out the form on our website to receive a custom private event.

Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.

We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, and we have the capability, we will add an additional tour on that day. Please email us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.

At this time, we do not offer tours in any other languages except English.

At this time none of our vehicles are handicap accessible.

We bring you back to Pizano’s 61 E Madison Street which is also the starting location.

We usually finish in downtown Chicago, if you need a ride back to the starting location which should only be a few blocks away, please let our bus driver know in advance and he will wait for you.

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