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Pizza City USA

Chicago, IL, USA
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About Pizza City USA
Chicago is a pizza town, but there's so much more than deep-dish! Based on the book, "Pizza City USA," by 13-time James Beard Award-winning food journalist Steve Dolinsky, we offer four tours every weekend, each one getting you inside the kitchens, meeting the owners and tasting four different styles of pizzas in three hours. Saturdays: West Loop Pizza Crawl (11 am); Pizza Bus (11 am); West Town Pizza Crawl (3 pm) Sundays: Bucktown/Wicker Park Pizza Crawl (11am)
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Maura N wrote a review Oct 2020
North Ridgeville, Ohio2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had so much fun! Brian was an amazing tour guide and he really took care of our group! We enjoyed talking with the owners of the company and the purveyors at each location. Thanks for teaching us all that Chicago has to offer for pizza!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kidoctr wrote a review Sep 2020
Enid, Oklahoma, United States88 contributions16 helpful votes
What a great tour! We've been around the world taking food tours wherever we go whenever we have the chance. Steve took us on his bus tour and it was excellent. Who knew there were so many styles of pizza? We ended up tasting 5 different styles (deep dish, detroit, ny, tavern, and artisan) and loved every single minute of it. Steve has an amazing fund of knowledge about all things food in Chicago (not just pizza - he's a Chicago food reporter) and provided us with the what/where/when/how/why for everything related to the pizzas we sampled. Our party of 6 had a fabulous time!!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Steve D, Owner at Pizza City USA
Responded Sep 30, 2020
It was such a pleasure leading your tour! Your curiosity and enthusiasm for all things pizza (and Chicago) was infectious. So happy to hear you enjoyed your experience, especially since you've been on food tours around the world. Please come back again and try one of our other tours!
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Elizabethanne1961 wrote a review Sep 2020
Portland, Oregon28 contributions11 helpful votes
Went on a three person tour today with Nathalie, touring four pizza venues in the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhoods. Because it was a small crowd, we learned an exponential amount about the pies, their lineage and ingredients. Nathalie was very informative, friendly and professional; also Covid-observant. Our favorite was My Pie where the owner came outside to describe the history of his stores. His presentation was thorough and friendly. The neighborhoods we explored were wonderful: historic, upbeat and edgy. Would highly recommend this experience. Lizzie M.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Steve D, Owner at Pizza City USA
Responded Sep 29, 2020
Thanks Elizabeth for the kind review. We agree, Natalie is one of our rock star Doughcents, and the deep-dish at My Pi is truly extraordinary (since 1971!). So glad you got to see two of Chicago's hip neighborhoods as well; we are so much more than Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier. Hope to see you on another tour one day.
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Brendan Y wrote a review Sep 2020
Richmond, Virginia6 contributions2 helpful votes
This was such a great use of time and money! Our tour guide, Brian, was very passionate about all different types of pizza and had sooo much knowledge to share with us about origins, ingredients, cooking (and even cutting!) styles, and more. The weather was beautiful, the pizza was delicious and the evening was relaxing even though we walked all over the loop! Definitely recommend.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Steve D, Owner at Pizza City USA
Responded Sep 27, 2020
Thanks for the kind words. Brian is indeed one of our all-star Doughcents, and loves to share his knowledge of both Chicago AND pizza with visitors. See you on another tour one day!
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Michael R wrote a review Aug 2020
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My friend and I took the "Inaugural" Pizza City Walking Tour and had a wonderful time. Not only was the weather amazing, I went to a couple places that I have never heard or been before and I am from Chicago. Our tour guide, Natalie was very knowledgeable and professional and accomodated us with our dietary restrictions. You will not see pizza the same way after the tour! This is a MUST do if you love food and Chicago!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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