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Union Pizzeria

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1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202-1337
4:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 4:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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152 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met friends for our first visit to the Union, and found it was obviously very popular - even on a Thursday evening. One of our party was not feeling 100%, so it was decided that we should share a number of plates a la Taps. We sampled mussels, calamari, Moroccan chicken, Olives,and Tuscan kale and cauliflower. All were well... More 

Thank melvillecot
New York City, New York
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374 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Arrived on a Sunday to be told there was a 40 minute wait...we asked to be seated in bar area instead. Became clear that e 40 minute wait was wildly overstated. Service was very friendly, perhaps a bit absent at end of meal. Arugula salad was fine...a bit droopy as if it had been sitting around a bit long...Shrimp/bacon pizza... More 

Thank HClowd
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80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Very open and airy atmosphere, good service, and good food. We had a very enjoyable evening and will return soon.

Thank Susan B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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859 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We had an early dinner here with our son's family and grandchildren. Short wait for a large table. Clean dining area and restrooms. Great service. Slow, relaxing wait for dinner but worth it for the gourmet pizza choices. Expensive but all enjoyed.

Thank Knox10SC
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I know this place as a hottest place in Evanston. We were there on Wednesday night, late evening and it was packed while every other place in that area was already empty. We tried a Margherita pizza and it was very decent. Calamari in tomato sauce was not exactly what we expected. Too much sauce not so much calamari. They... More 

Thank Catherine P
Evanston, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We have visited this hip restaurant 2 times in the last week. My family loves it. I am vegan and the rest of the family is omnivore. There are great options for all of us! As a vegan, I especially love the kale + Brussel sprout salad, argula + fennel salad and cauliflower + kale tahini small plate. The environment... More 

Thank lulukale
Evanston, Illinois
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Union is a great social hub with great staff, especially Angela, and great food and drinks. As a vegan, my needs have always been met/accommodated and I appreciate that. I am hopeful that they will grab some vegan cheese one day to make a true vegan pizza for me. For now, the veggie topped pizza with no cheese will work.... More 

Thank ChaVegan
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

On my most recent visit there were 5 people in our group. We were there to hear the musical group playing in the adjoining venue. We had delicious pizzas and various cocktails. Mine was spiced up with a little jalapeño. And my Wisonsin friend really liked his Old Fashion. It's a casual, modern looking restaurant and usually has a good... More 

Thank Claudia M
chicago, United States
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99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I live next to this place but I've only gone once. The food was inventive and very good. Oh wait no I went this other time and sat at the bar and ordered an expensive cocktail. No more expensive than any other Chicago cocktails. Anyway, this place gets crowded but it's a cool place with good food.

Thank Ruth P
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

definitely the best pizza place in Evanston. gotta love that it's connected to the best live music venue (Space). you can even order food from Union when going to a show at Space!!

Thank bluechef1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
4:30 am - 12:00 am
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202-1337
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-475-2400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?