Cuisine: European, Italian, Pizza
Aurelio's Pizza, Chicago's first and the nation's fifth family pizza chain, The family biz served the south suburbs and Chicago's South Loop for 59 years before opening a northside location in... Read More
Aurelio's Pizza, Chicago's first and the nation's fifth family pizza chain, The family biz served the south suburbs and Chicago's South Loop for 59 years before opening a northside location in 2018 just a few blocks from Wrigley Field. The original family recipe for thin crust pizza has earned Aurelio's a spot on many "best" lists over the years. Regulars rave about the proprietary sauce that gives the pie a unique "zing" and newbies are thrilled with the boulders of sausage. Expats bypass famous deep dish pizza havens to get a nostalgic taste of Aurelio's whenever they return for a visit. The original location in Homewood is very family oriented; the South Loop caters to college students, business people, residents of the burgeoning neighborhood, museum campus visitors and Lollapalooza patrons in the summer. In addition to thin crust, Aurelio's offers a satisfying antipasto salad; stuffed and thick crust pizza; Mama Aurelio's Calabrese™ - a calzone kind of dish; pasta; and dynamite sandwiches including homemade sausage, meatball and Italian sub.
- Pizza: "Aurelio's in Wrigleyville has 25 60-inch HDTV's playing every Cubs game, an open-air patio and pregame food and drink specials."
- Best for Pizza Because: Aurelio's was a pioneer in the family pizzeria concept in the US and still serves its satisfying Chicago thin crust tavern cut pizza.