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Windy City Pizza and BBQ

35 Bovet Rd, San Mateo, CA 94402-3104
+1 650-578-1942
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good52%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Nov 6, 2018
“Chicago Style Pizza "Red"”
Jan 25, 2018
“WOW - If you love Pizza you must try this place - best deep dish ever”
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Pizza, Italian, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
35 Bovet Rd, San Mateo, CA 94402-3104
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We had the Chicago style pizza that Windy City calls "red" which is the sauce on top. We both thought the pizza was very tasty. It's a very laid back restaurant where you order at the counter and then they bring it out to you....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Culture37424236149
Trish Y, Owner at Windy City Pizza and BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Culture, Thank you for kind words and taking the time to write a review for Windy City. We’re delighted to hear you both enjoyed the “redhead” deep dish pizza with extra sauce on top, along with the laid back atmosphere. We look forward to serving...More

Reviewed June 14, 2018

My wife and I had a very enjoyable lunch at Windy City. We shared a couple of beef ribs and a deep dish Piggy Deluxe pizza. We have had BBQ in Austin and deep dish pizza in Chicago, These were both as good as those....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank dhay
Trish Y, Owner at Windy City Pizza and BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Dhay, Thank you for the fabulous review and 5 stars! We’re delighted to read that our Chicago-style pizza and Texas BBQ stacks up to those in Chicago and Austin. Our $25K smoker from Mesquite, Texas produces some great ‘Q, so we’re glad you were able...More

Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

The regular Pizza is just ok that I give it the 2 star. The deep dish that had spinach was close to pizzas I had in Chicago and NY so I give that dish a 4 star. It has a relaxed atmosphere. They accommodated our...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank marion93722
Trish Y, Owner at Windy City Pizza and BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Hi Marion, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review for Windy City. We remember your group and are pleased to know you enjoyed the deep dish pizza (our specialty) and relaxed atmosphere. Apologies for the Greek salad issue – good to hear...More

Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Small hole in wall pizza joint. Small sports bar. Pizza is good and filling. Good price. Friendly, family feel.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Stephanie M
Trish Y, Owner at Windy City Pizza and BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Stephanie, Thank you for the 5 star review! We could not have done a better job of describing Windy City – our team enjoys creating a friendly family feel for our loyal customers. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Trish

Reviewed January 25, 2018

This pizza place was originally in San Carlos - at that time is was a small hole in the wall - the new owner moved it to San Mateo and created an incredible pizza experience. I visit this place regularly and they have the best...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Hans K
Trish Y, Owner at Windy City Pizza and BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Hans, Thank you for your loyalty over the years and awarding Windy City 4 stars. We’re glad to hear that we’ve “created an incredible pizza experience” since moving to San Mateo, and that our food and service “rocks,” regardless of dining-in or picking up. That...More

Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

I recommend Nonna's Meatball sandwich. The sauce could have been a little more flavorful for my taste, but the meatballs and bread were excellent. The service was also outstanding. If you like cheesy garlic bread and red sauce, I recommend you try it. It was...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank brandonsc1998
Trish Y, Owner at Windy City Pizza and BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Brandon, Thank you for recommending Windy City’s Nonna’s Meatball Sandwich and Cheesy Garlic Bread--two of our favorite menu items that are often overlooked in favor of the pizza and bbq. We appreciate the 4 stars and look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Trish

Reviewed November 2, 2017

Maybe the best pizza I've ever had ... or close. Unfortunately, my daughter just moved from near Windy City and now I must consider if it is worth driving 120 miles for such GREAT pizza! I've also had their BBQ and it is damn good....More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank academicjock
Trish Y, Owner at Windy City Pizza and BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Academicjock, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and rating us 5/5! We’re glad your daughter lived close to Windy City, allowing you to experience our pizza and bbq. “Maybe the best I’ve ever had” - that makes all our hard work...More

Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

The BQ dishes were good, liked that the sauce could be served on the side as well. The choice of sides and cornbread included, excellent.Our first time there, Services was good, and the menu was explained , super friendly staff as well. Only one concern,...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Chickie73
Trish Y, Owner at Windy City Pizza and BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

Chickie, Thank you for the feedback and 4 star review! We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed Windy City’s BBQ, choices of sides and cornbread, all delivered up by our friendly staff. Your comment on our water has us shaking our heads as we have never...More

Reviewed May 5, 2017

I ordered a small thin cheese pizza with pepperoni for pickup. Although it was good (a little thicker than the thin crust I was used to), I found it to be a little expensive ($18 with tax).More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank T H
Trish Y, Owner at Windy City Pizza and BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2017

T, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and giving Windy City 4 stars. Our “thin” pizzas are certainly thicker than traditional neapolitan pizzas, so we call them “Chicagopolitan” -- neapolitan for Chicago-sized appetites. Our pricing reflects our insistence on only the...More

Reviewed February 13, 2017

This place was fantastic. A little piece of home in San Mateo. We miss our Chicago style deep dish pizza so we were on the hunt for the perfect pizza and we have found it. The Chicago style hot dogs are perfect complete with the...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Aleida l
Trish Y, Owner at Windy City Pizza and BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2017

Aleida, Thank you for taking the time to review Windy City on TripAdvisor and giving us 5 stars. We're delighted that you enjoy our Chicago-style pizza, Chicago hot dogs and Italian meatball sandwiches. It more than makes our day to hear our meatball sandwich rivals...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Bovet Rd, San Mateo, CA 94402-3104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-578-1942
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Description
Windy City Pizza and BBQ is San Mateo and the Peninsula's home for traditional Chicago style pizza and traditional barbeque. Windy City Pizza and BBQ combines the friendliness of a small town Texas café with the fun-filled atmosphere and energy level of a Chicago neighborhood tavern. Chicago favorites like Deep Dish Pizza, Italian Beef Sandwiches and Vienna Beef Hot Dogs join up with genuine Texas Pit Smoked BBQ for a sweet combination of good eating. Come see us tonight! We also offer catering and delivery to surrounding areas.
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