Hours: Lunch, Dinner: seven days
Open Late: Friday & Saturday till 3, Sunday-Thursday till 2.
Lakeview pizzeria that churns out decent, if heavy, stuffed pies.
The sign outside says "Originators of the Stuffed Pizza," a claim made by more than one Chicago institution. But who can argue with success? The pie is slow baked ("Please allow 40 minutes," as the dining room's lone server points out every visit) and has a sturdy, straightforward crust and fresh toppings, and the thin crust is no slouch either, firm instead of droopy. But the jewel of the establishment is the chicken tetrazzini, a beyond-hearty assemblage of spaghetti, cream, ham, peas, mushrooms, and chicken that's baked to a golden brown crust on top. The size of the portion is so huge that leftovers have carried me through many a bleak wintry weekend. Service in the cozy dining room is brusque but attentive, and there are several beers available by the bottle as well as a suitable house Chianti.
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