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Aurelio's Pizza

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1212 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2416
+1 312-374-4459
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  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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1212 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2416
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit while in Chicago. Selection great. Pizza was mouth watering. Service was excellent. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Jean J
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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

Discovered this pizza about seven years ago and it instantly became my favorite Chicago thin crust pizza. The sauce, cheese, crust and toppings are so good. The cheese caramelizes on top and they cut into squares. I think it’s better than any other pizza in...More

Thank loveturquoisewater
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aurelio's was a 2 minute walk from my hotel, and even though it wasn't one of the must try pizza places I'd been told to go to, I decided to try it out, and I'm so happy I did. It is definately in my top...More

Thank nypdliz
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Arrived Saturday night from London, knackered but hungry. Stumbled across this place and was immediately made to feel welcome. The service was superb, beer cold and pizza tasty. Couldn’t fault - thank you

Thank Perky33
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Love their pizza. Been eating it for over 50 years since their beginning in Homewood. Our server Andrew made it a fun night.

Thank Jerome J
Reviewed January 14, 2018

Recently, I needed to drive my daughter up and back to Chicago for a conference and we were looking for a good pizza place for a pit stop. Trip Advisor came through big time helping me to find this smaller chain which really knows its...More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed November 20, 2017

Great food and drinks. Fantastic pizza. Good service. Would definitely go there again when in Chicago. Mouth waters just thinking about it......

Thank Bricka65
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

Attended a Pasta Party with a charity prior to the marathon. The pasta was good and the sauce was better. I enjoyed the family style dishes, but wish the wait staff had given us proper utensils to serve.

Thank MissDeb0923
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Great pizzas. Thin and crispy. A little bit fatty, but pizzas usually are... staff were great, polite and nice :) we felt welcomed with two small kids.

Thank Spumante
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Thank you to our Uber driver who recommended Aurelio's. I am not the biggest fan of Chicago deep dish and we needed a break. The thin crust, cut in squares was awesome! Our group of 4 adults loved it. The crust was not to thin,...More

Thank Scott L
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2416
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > South Loop
  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-374-4459
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Aurelio's Pizza was awarded, 2016 Chicago Tribune's "Top 25 Pizzas" for their thin crust cheese and sausage pizza. Aurelio’s is Chicagoland's first and the nation's fifth established pizza chain. With a history as rich and entrenched in the community as the pizza it’s famous for, the very first Aurelio’s restaurant opened on Ridge Road in Homewood, IL as the pride and joy of Joseph A. Aurelio, Jr. who decided to give it a go as a restaurateur at the age of 26. With its legendary "old oven" dating back to 1959 in its Homewood location, Aurelio’s was a pioneer in the concept of the Family Pizzeria in the United States and helped to launch pizza into the American lexicon. Since that time, Aurelio’s has become one of Chicagoland’s claims to fame. And, transplanted Chicagoans all over the map have helped to bring their favorite pizzeria franchise to 42 locations across six states, growing a strong fan base for the taste of Aurelio’s.
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