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“Old School Chicagoland Pizza”
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House of Pizza
Ranked #11 of 107 Restaurants in Hammond
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Romeo, mi
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Old School Chicagoland Pizza”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is the pizza of your youth, pizza the way it should be, the way it could be in the America I dream of. Chicagoland pizza at its finest. This is a pizza that epitomizes the people of Hammond, Indiana, regardless of appearances, at the core, something honest, a product with integrity and quality. The crust is crispy, yet not dry, not a cracker crust, but thin enough that you’re not eating bread. The sauce is a perfect complement to the crust. Tangy and savory, the sauce is what you notice the most at first bite as it does a velvet glide down your throat. The sausage, (you have to get the sausage) is near perfect. They must import pigs and angel sausage makers from heaven to make this sausage. The mozzarella sits on top imperially, melted golden brown, daring you to burn your greedy, impatient mouth. Yeah, the inside looks like the setting of a 1970’s porno flick (which it probably was), the wait staff can be a little surly and there is always “diverse” clientele in the joint, but all that adds to the charm of the place. So if you are a big fan of old school pizza and not bothered by dudes with face tattoos this place is for you. Personally, nothing short of a shiv in my ribs would displace me from my beloved House of Pizza pizza.

  • Visited September 2013
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Hammond, Indiana
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Chicago/NWI Pizza unlike anywhere else”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Many of my in-laws have moved away from Chicago and the NWI region. When they come home to visit, we always go for pizza because they say they just can't get this kind of good pizza anywhere else in the country. House of Pizza is a good example of that one of a kind taste of Chicago pizza.

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Indiana
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent food & service”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We went there intending to get a pizza, but changed our minds when we saw the other selections that they had on the menu. Broasted Chicken...you just can't find that anywhere. And their prices were very reasonable. So, we changed our minds and had the half broasted chicken and the full slab of barbecued ribs. OMG, what a great choice. Both were so good and served hot. Our waitress was very friendly and we had great service. I would definitely go back.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank calamityjane28
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“House of Greasa!”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Our company sometimes buys us lunch or dinner. I usually can't handle more than one bite. The pizza is always soaked in grease. I remember when it was one of my favorites. I guess I can't complain too much since I don't pay for it. But I will never order it for myself or my family.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Region Style Thin Crust Pizza At Its Finest!”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

This place is awesome. Get the sausage thin crust pizza. The dough is masterfully made--a perfect example of Chicago Thin Crust Pizza. The sauce is herbal and well balanced. The right amount of cheese is always used. Every time I go here, it just seems better and better.

I've been eating House of Pizza since the 80s. Now that I live in NC, I make a special point of going to HoP every time I am in town.

To all the negative reviewers: get the pizza. This is Hammond, baby! What did you expect?

It's dark inside. Paneling. Dim lighting. All tavern-y. The place screams Region Pizza!

  • Visited July 2012
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