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“Not your ordinary pizzeria…” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Neo Pizzeria

Neo Pizzeria
31 S 1st St, Saint Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-8700
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Ranked #21 of 148 Restaurants in Saint Charles
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Elgin, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Not your ordinary pizzeria…”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We visited Neo on a quiet Monday evening. It’s a real plus to find restaurants open late in the suburbs. The space is urban and chic, more what we expect in Chicago than St. Charles. Centered is a full bar surrounded by dining stools with flat screen TV overhead. The backboard displays a small but carefully selected assortment of premium spirits and menu-appropriate wines that are amazingly well-priced. Everything is out on open shelves… glassware, dishes, etc. The large loft main room is furnished with an assortment of tables and casual seating options that encourage conversation and create a very comfortable environment. Good music plays softly unless a critical sport event is being televised.

Behind the bar is the open wood-burning oven, a slicing prep station for the homemade sausages and fresh cheeses. Bags of flour are stacked where the bread and pizza dough is mixed every morning.

The menu focus is on the Neapolitan pizzas cooked Naples-style in a wood-burning oven accompanied by small-plate Italian dishes and sides. You are furnished with a check list and pencil to order your own assortment of bruschetta and sides. The pizzas come in “red” or “white” depending on the addition of the San Marzano tomato based sauce or not. Our accommodating and knowledgeable server indulged us in a “white salsicia” pizza with red sauce on the side. We added homemade meatballs and a caprese salad. Both were exceptional.

Our evening exceeded our expectations thanks to the friendly staff, authentic food and reasonable prices. Even the take home leftovers were thoughtfully packaged. The number of favorable reviews underscore why Neo is expanding their seating area.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
West Chester, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Simply the best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

If you are within 60 miles of this place, you have to stop by for dinner. Bring several people so you can order way too much food and try several things. Design your own affettati misti and follow it with a pizza that will force you to eat too much. Great food in a really nice place. The staff is awesome as well. 6 stars out of 5 for me.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naperville, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“My Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I no longer eat deep dish pizza. Wood-fired, neopolitan pizza blows it away. And the owners are usually present ensuring that each pizza is cooked to perfection. Also highly recommended are the bruschettas and the veggie meatball appetizer.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best Pizza in St Charles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Love the authentic wood fired pizza this place offers. The ingredients are awesome and the service is good.

Visited July 2012
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Northville, Michigan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Outstanding Pizza & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Group of 16 dined here last nite and it was outstanding. Guy greeted us at the door and our table was all set. All the dishes were excellent and the server did a wonderful job and even gave us seperate checks.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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