Duration: 3.5 hours
Location: Start downtown and explore neighborhoods like Lakeview, Logan Square, and the Gold Coast.
No one under the age of 21 permitted on tour. All sales are final. Non refundable. Tours occur rain or shine.
No one under the age of 21 permitted
Variety of local craft brews
Meet at a downtown pizzeria & tavern to start your tour. Hear the history of tavern style pizza while devouring slices and a drink at the first stop. Our bus then picks you up and takes you through several neighborhoods where you’ll get the chance to literally eat your way through Chicago. You’ll sit down at pizzerias to sample a wide range of styles and toppings from some of the most accomplished pizzerias in the world.
What was once an Al Capone controlled speakeasy, is now one of the best downtown pizzerias featuring tavern style and deep dish.
Lakeview wood fired craft pizzas paired with craft brews, and maybe Malört. The ingredients sourced from Italy make the flavors unique.
Labriola / Stan's Donuts
Chicago's premier artisan baker featuring deep dish & tavern style pizza along with Stan's Donuts.
Paulie Gee's Logan Square
The crust gets its influence from Naples, but the rest of this wood fired pie belongs to Logan Square.
The most significant name in deep dish pizza, their flagship location in the Gold Coast delivers a true Chicago. experience.
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.
Culturally significant pizzeria with family ties to the creation of the deep dish pizza in 1943.
One of the best stuffed pizzas in town. They rely on ultra fresh ingredients to make the massive pizza seem light.
Tour meets conveniently in downtown Chicago at Exchequer 226 S Wabash Ave. The tour starts inside the restaurant, so please ask hostess where the tour is set up. The tour will conclude at the last pizzeria which is located on the Magnificent Mile.Get Directions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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%.
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Linda Cadell, TripAdvisor
I highly recommend it! Going into it, I thought we would be doing a decent "tasting" of pizza at each place. Nope. There was TONS of pizza at each place. Our group had so much fun and it was fascinating to try all of the different kinds of pizza and pair with drinks!