The Big Shoulders

Duration: 3 Hours

Location: The Loop, River North, Near Northside, Streeterville, Magnificent Mile





Chicago is the city of big shoulders, and this tour features our biggest slices. Compare & contrast Stuffed, Sicilian, Deep Dish, and Pan

  • Taste 4 of the best and biggest slices Chicago has to offer.
  • Compare & Contrast the differences in the slices we devour.
  • Visit historic pizzerias along with new innovative joints.
  • Explore the Loop, River North, and The Mag Mile while still keeping it a short walk.

What to Expect

Meet your guide at the first restaurant near The Chicago River Walk.  Located just steps away from where the city was founded we’ll start off in the Loop with the biggest style Chicago has to offer, the stuffed pizza!  This guided walking tour will take you from the Loop across the Chicago River and into the River North neighborhood for both Sicilian style pizza at a slice shop, and deep dish where it was invented.  We’ll then head to Streeterville on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile to visit a restaurant doing pan pizza with the caramelized cheese crust.  The last restaurant will be just a couple of blocks from the start as we circle around in search of delicious slices.

Bella Bacino's

Chicago's best representation of the stuffed style. Bacino's sources high quality ingredients to make a flavorful version of the stuffed pie.

Dough Bro's

This River North slice shop is one of the only places in Chicago doing Grandma & Sicilian. Long fermentation and parbaking help give this slice depth in flavors and texture.

Eataly Chicago

Bring a taste straight from Italy, Eataly's world famous Chicago location fires up Neapolitan pizza for the tour.

Pizzeria Uno

Easily the most famous pizzeria in Chicago if not the world. This is where the deep dish all started.

LaBriola Ristorante

This magnificent mile hotspot makes one of the best pan pizzas in town.

Where to Meet

Tour starts inside Bacino's 75 E Wacker Drive. Meet your guide inside.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

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 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.

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

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