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Permanently Closed - Connie's Pizza in Gold Coast

4.1
49 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great for Lunch

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Connie�s Pizza in Gold Coast is a pizzeria in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in serving deep dish, Chicago style pizza and Italian cuisine. The restaurant has been serving the area for more than 50 years and is a Chicago staple.

Connie�s Pizza in Gold Coast is open for lunch and dinner daily and offers an impressive selection of appetizers, salads, soups, pastas and entr�es, sandwiches and desserts for guests to choose from. Pizza options at the restaurant include veggie, BBQ chicken, supreme, margherita, meat lover and gluten free pizza. Featured menu items at Connie�s Pizza in Gold Coast include rigatoni alla vodka, fried chicken and wood fired calabrese pizza.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation


Tuesday- Thursday: 11:00am – 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday 11:00am – 12:00am, Sunday & Monday 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 326-3443
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
The private dining room has full AV capabilities including a 120-inch projection screen, an atrium, where diners can take in the lush greenery year-round. In addition to the traditional Italian dishes and pizzas Connie’s is known for our new Gold Coast location featuring wood fired pizzas!
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Private party contact
Jaime Salgado: (312) 614-4020
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Cross street
State and Bellevue
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Our first time dining at Connie's Gold Coast. Order was delayed because of oven failure, but Connie's management more than made up for it by offering double digit discount. The ambiance was relaxing so we did not mind the wait, and when the pizza did arrive (deep dish, pepperoni-mushroom-green pepper), it was delicious!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2016

Excellent food! We always like to get the deep dish pizza and create our own combinations!

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2016

The service was not great - the waitress seemed confused about how orders were taken and the service was relatively slow for a family restaurant, despite the restaurant being very uncrowded. Good pizza, just not great service.

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2.0Dined on July 11, 2016

Overall so so everything

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2.0Dined on July 4, 2016

The food tasted like crap... No taste service was horrible, we order a hot cappuccino and it came iced cold😡 also the pizza disgusting NYC have better tasting pizza ....

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2016

Connie's is always comfortable! No matter if it is date night or a big family group, one always feels at home. The servers are especially friendly and the food always predictably delicious. They run various promotions such as buy one pizza, get one free or half-price wine so check those out too.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Very good deep dish pizza. Would highly recommend dining here if you get a chance.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2016

The wood fired pizza is good but I would stick to the pan style of which most Connies are known for. Mine was ok but I would not order it again. The staff aims to please and are very friendly.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2016

A family-friendly affordable restaurant of course with great pizza. We live in the Gold Coast and not all restaurants are affordable. Whenever life becomes so busy and I haven't had time to grocery shop or cook, this is our new "go-to" for a casual, affordable evening out!

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2016

Food was ok. Price was ok. It was just pretty average. My pizza was way too salty. Nothing to write home about at this place.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2016

I always have and always will enjoy food every time I go to Chicago Thanks

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2015

The woodfire pizza was excellent; the combination of the tasty crust, delicious sauce and fresh toppings was perfect. Complement it with a stellar tap craft beer and you will have 1 great experience.

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3.0Dined on October 4, 2015

But seemed to have challenges along the way with service. It was a slow Sunday afternoon but attention to detail and service was questionable.

Brought out four water glasses for the table-- big glasses-- including for my 5 and 2 year old.

Ordered the kids meal for them and asked the their meal to come out with my salad and my salad came out first.

Needed to ask for their milk as part of the kids meal to come. Twice.

Service just seemed off.

Food is great.

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2015

We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Connie's Friday. Our hostess, Kacie, made sure our evening was special. Please send her our regards! Our booth was dressed with fine linens and the service was exceptional. Many of the staff stopped by separately to congratulate us and ask "if there was something else they could do". The food was delightful, huge portions and beautiful presentation. The restaurant can accommodate large groups as well as private dining. We will visit again and bring the kids along. It was so refreshing to receive that level of service! Thanks Connie's Gold Coast!!!!

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4.0Dined on September 6, 2015

Great atmosphere, great food! The only thing I will say is that we had a $50 alcohol expense that was on our bill. My group only had water to drink. Make sure you check your receipt!

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2.0Dined on August 23, 2015

In a town and in age when pizza can rise to new levels, Connie's is stubborn so-so.

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5.0Dined on August 22, 2015

I've been going to Connie's for maybe 20 years! This was my first time at this location. It was very pretty and the quality of the food was exactly what I was expecting. It had a beautiful view of a garden, and I just loved the ambiance and decor of the place. Also, I loved that it was wheelchair accessible. I use a wheelchair, and I always feel insulted when a restaurant is not accessible, to me that feels like they do not care about their customers. This location had TWO wheelchair lifts to make sure we can enter, and I know how expensive those lifts are, so big points to Connie's for doing that!!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2015

I reserved a table via OpenTable the night before. In the notes, I mentioned that I would be on a date and would like a quiet place to talk with my guest. The hostess delightfully honored our request and had a excited smirk on her face because she was obviously aware or our romantic occassion. Our server, Johnny Lopez was excellent. I could tell he was also aware of our occassion. He was not present too often, but was right there when we needed something. He respected our space and monitored us from a distance. As an employee for Hilton Hotels in Chicago, he was nice enough to give us an industry discount. He also went out of his way to surprise us with an extra tasting course of fresh Prosciutto di Parma. My date and I loved everything about Connie's Pizza. Although they specialize in wood burning oven pizza, the calamari was also great. Perfectly cooked. Not chewy at all. Lightly battered so the flavor of the calamari could speak for itself instead of heavily breaded seafood that masks the flavor of the main ingredient. Go to Connie's on your second or third date when you are comfortable enough with each other to throw some shorts on and enjoy some great food in the middle of Gold Coast's restaurant and bar district. KUDOS to Johnny, the hostess and the rest of the back of the house kitchen staff that often times gets overlooked for their labor and long hours of prepping. I am going back soon. -Antonio Q.

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2015

great pizza and salad but the service was so slow! We were the only ones in the restaurant and the pizza took forever to be served.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2015

Overall great. Welcoming service, attentive, great pizza, decent prices, nice atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2015

was looking forward to Chicago pizza. we overordered so we could try a few styles. Food was very average. Service was not good. Not on my repeat list

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2015

Great atmosphere; great food; great location with reasonable valet parking - a true gem within the Gold Coast!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2015

Our family visits Connie's Gold Coast frequently, and we always have an excellent meal. Good quality food, reasonably priced, and outstanding service. Special shout-out to our most recent server, Jessica, who was superb.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2015

While the name suggests a pizza parlor, Connie's menu includes much more: a variety of pasta/sauces, entrées such as Chicken Marsala, sausage and peppers, and several entrée salads. Desserts were excellent -- a plate of mini cannoli, in particular. Service was very attentive. Indoor parking in the 1000 N. State St. Garage is validated so the actual parking charge is reasonable though the garage itself was somewhat challenging due to a current construction project. Tucked inside the lobby of the apartment building, Connie's is worth looking for: A very enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2015

My husband and I wanted to try Chicago pizza, but still have a nice sit-down dinner. Connie's provided just that. This place would be great to watch a game and hang out with friends as well. Great, friendly service too!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2015

Connies isn't as well know as the Gino's East or Lou's, but give it a try and you will not be sorry. I recommend the pan crust - it's thick and crispy and the cheese is to die for - so delicious! They've been around for over 50 years and this is their north side location - original is in Bridgeport near Sox Park. Love this place! Great for groups - they also have a huge party room available. Nice bartenders. Good place to hang during the week or weekend.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2015

Ordered two large original pan pizzas (One sausage and one pepperoni). Both had lots of meat and cheese. The original is not a deep dish pie but has a thicker outer crust which was crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Our server was very attentive and our food came out quick. We'll definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2015

The wood fire pizza is very good! I love Connie's pizza, and the wood fire is a great addition to their menu! I would recommend everyone head to the Gold Coast location to try it. I also had the roasted goat cheese in a tomato sauce appetizer. I could eat that with every meal.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2015

Went into Connie's to have dinner before a show since it was across from bus route 36 to get to show on cold Chicago night. Staff was very friendly and professional. We start with a wood fired pizza as an appetizer and it was excellent. Both my wife and I had pasta dishes for the main meal and both were very good. Service was excellent and our waitress was a real gem...wish I could remember her name for the review to give her a shout out for great service. Overall a wonderful experience and would go to Connie's Gold Coast again.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2015

It's been a long time since I had Connie's, and I am happy I am back. Very nice restaurant, great pizza, and solid drink menu. We had 2 bottles of wine which were very reasonable. Service...could be better, but not bad. I think maybe just a little newer to being a server. Still, I recommend. This place is very kid friendly which is hard to find in this area. Also, it won't break the bank.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2014

Good:
- Delicious pizza!
- Very courteous owner/Manager. Made us feel like home

Can Improve:
- Service. We had 2-3 servers at the table, sometimes at the same time. Felt like we were at a store buying perfume
- Service. Beer came after fries.
- Service. Our "main" server didn't come back to ask if we wanted something else (dessert, more drinks!)

Overall:
- Go there for the pizza, it might just make you forget about the misses

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2014

We were running late for dinner and found Connie's had openings for dinner. Great pan pizza and good atmosphere. Made our night!

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2014

We came early for our reservation and the woman didn't ask for my name although I told her I had a reservation. We sat in the bar and the bartender Johnny was great. The pizza and salad was delicious. The only thing I didn't like was he brought me another drink before I finished my first and I didn't order or want another. I felt obligated to drink it. Any way small complaint. There was live music which was okay but there wasn't any playing after he left.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2014

The service was outstanding and the food was just as good. The wood Fire pizza of was very cool.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2014

While the restaurant has a slightly corporate feel, the staff couldn't be nicer and seemed genuinely invested in our experience. The deep dish pizza is delicious and the pastas we tried were good, too (the meatballs tasted home made). Also the fact that they take reservations is a huge advantage over all the other Chicago pizza houses - that made them a lifesaver for our tired family! Definitely recommended.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2014

Have know about Connie's pizza for years (although I live in Texas) because I am a DieHard Cubs Fan & see Connie's add in the Vineline magazine for years! Knew we would have to give it a try! Had a piece of pizza at the Taste of Chicago this week and knew even more than I would have to make the walk to have an entire pizza there! Simply OUTSTANDING! Best in Chicago!

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2014

The atmosphere was nice. We sat in bar area and it was very nice and cozy. I would say the pizza was just OK.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2014

Connie's Pizza has pretty standard offerings, however our fabulous server, Shelby, made us feel like we were in a 5-Star Restaurant. She handled our rambunctious group flawlessly, and all food came out timely. The BBQ Chicken Pizza was a hit - we will be back.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2014

Connies isn't just for pizza. We go there for burgers, Italian beef, etc as well. I love the firewood pizza!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2014

Was looking for some great Chicago style pizza, Connie's was the place. Great pizza, nice bar area, TV's playing sports. Overall great place.

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