Original Chicago Pizza Tour

Duration: 3.5 hours

Location: Start downtown and explore multiple neighborhoods such as: Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Bucktown and more

Adult

$60

usd

Child

$36

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All sales are final. Non refundable. Tours occur rain or shine.

Explore Chicago's pizza legacy with this foodie adventure, our daytime bus guided pizza tour of significant neighborhood pizzerias.

  • See Chicago like a local as you dine in off the beaten path restaurants
  • Learn the history, ingredients and physics of how the best pizzas are prepared
  • Features 5 different styles of pizza and a variety of toppings
  • Explore 4 different Chicago neighborhoods through their food and history

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Transportation Included

Photography Encouraged

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Tours run M, W, F, Sa, Su at 11am

This tour is for all ages


What to Expect

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Meet at a central location downtown to start your tour.  Hear the history of the deep dish pizza while devouring a full slice at the first stop.  Following that, our bus picks you up and you’ll ride comfortably and enjoy stories from your local guide.  You’ll get the chance to literally eat your way through Chicago as you visit significant pizzerias in several Chicago neighborhoods sampling a wide range of styles and toppings from some of the best pizzerias in the world.

Escape the tourist areas as our local guides share the history and adventure of Chicago and it's pizza

Pizano's Pizza & Pasta

Culturally significant pizzeria with family ties to the creation of the deep dish pizza in 1943.

Flo & Santo's

Thin crust tavern style joint in the heart of the South Loop. Features "south side" thin crust pizza with Italian & Polish backgrounds.

Pequod's

A local legend since 1971 famous for their burnt cheese caramelized crust with the sweet sauce.

Coalfire

Chicago's original coal oven pizzeria, this American style of pizza is distinctively different from the Neapolitan style that inspired it.

Piece Pizza

Only Bucktown could play host to a pizzeria featuring New Haven style pies. Since 2001 Piece has providing locals with pizzas & craft beer.

Lou Malnati's

The most significant name in deep dish pizza, their flagship location in the Gold Coast delivers a true Chicago experience.

Macello

Located under the el tracks in the Fulton Market, this off the beaten path pizzeria features wood fired pies from the Puglia region of Italy.

Bacino's

One of the best stuffed pizzas in town. They rely on ultra fresh ingredients to make the massive pizza seem light.

Spacca Napoli

Regarded as one of the best Neapolitan pizzerias in the world, they stay true to tradition.

Exchequer

What was once an Al Capone controlled speakeasy, is now one of the best downtown pizzerias.


Meeting Location

61 e Madison Street, Chicago, IL, United States

Where to Meet

Tours meet just 1 block away from Millennium Park at Pizano's Pizza & Pasta 61 E Madison Street when they open their doors at 11:00am. Please ask hostess where the tour is set up. The tour will conclude back at the starting location Pizano's Pizza & Pasta 61 E Madison Street.

GET DIRECTIONS

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

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.

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.

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

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%.

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

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

This tour is perfect for out of town guests or long time locals. Our guide was fun, and well spoken with many fun facts to share about pizza and the city. All the stops were different and delicous. We had my 70 year old parents and my teenage children with us, it was fun for everyone!

Susie, Trip Advisor
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