La Crosta Woodfire Pizzeria Italiana

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Welcome to La Crosta Woodfire Pizzeria Italiana. Here we share our vision of authentic Italian traditional pizza, which dates back to the Greco-Roman period and starts with fresh, high quality ingredients. Many of them are flown in from Italy, including our tomatoes, flour and burrata cheese. Our dough is handmade daily. In fact, La Crosta in Italian means “the crust” and we believe our fluffy crust is the best in the business. In all, I’ve created a comfortable restaurant for you and your friends to spend time together and create new memories.
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AL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were just in Italy this summer and this is the most authentic Italian pizza we have had since we returned.

MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best authentic Italian thin-crust pizza in Chicago. The ingredients are fresh and the service is outstanding. Dino, the owner, was extremely hospitable. He even went out of his way to accommodate my nut allergy.

f
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You get what you pay for. LaCrosta makes thin crust like you get in Italy. They use the finest ingredients and cook in a wood fired oven. It may be more expensive than most pizza places but you can taste the difference. The owner Dino is there about 100 hours per week and is always friendly and makes sure your happy. Great place! Go for sure

f
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pizza places in Chicago. Great ingredients (mozzarella, prosciutto, tomatoes,..) and a great pizzaiolo make their pizzas delicious

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot! Really good thin crust pizza and really helpful staff. Will definitely be coming back!

PS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious goat cheese appetizer, very good pizza and service. A little pricey. We sat near the kitchen and could occasionally feel chilly breeze and smell cigarette smoke from an open back door presumably. Great location near parking and Victory Garden Theater

CP
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Didn’t use our reservation, we were able to sit down as soon as we walked in. Enjoyed glass of Chianti with a caprese salad, bruschetta and a prosciutto and arugula pizza. Definitely recommend!

CB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Pizza was great but very limited menu including they didn’t even have unsweetened ice tea.
They seemed to be short servers too when I was there. But the

D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu with unique pizza options. Highly recommend the burratta truffle pizza bianco!

MT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

KS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit to La Crosta! A nice outing for a night that you want to treat yourself but not break the bank. The pizza is very enjoyable. Nothing way out of the ordinary, but very enjoyable none the less! Definitely a lighter option that the deep dish in Chicago

FR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in Chicago town! Try the calla tella and the tiramisu.

M
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at La Crosta. Authentic Italian pizza dough, cooked thin and crispy in a wood fire oven and dressed with your choices of deliciously fresh and flavorful topping. The service was stellar as well.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and serve! Great restaurant in the Lincoln Park area.

AT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place good food nothing too amazing. I went there with a friend to have a relaxing evening and it was perfect for that. Could be a good place to go on a first date because it is not too casual not too fancy.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious delicious DELICIOUS

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f
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent appetizers and pizza. The ingredients are fresh and authentic. Being italian, I'm picky when going to an italian restaurant. This one does a great job

PJ
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff! The pizzas are fantastic

OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing bruschetta - don't leave without trying. Traditional Italian wood-fired pizzas worth a visit.

RS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered a bottle of chardonnay and a pizza each (we took home most of the pizza). Pizza: Due Carne and the Fig, Goat Cheese & Prosciutto. Both were delicious! Our waiter was friendly and polite. Will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza and service. A neighborhood gem worth traveling to.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little pricey, but the pizza was delicious!

K
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

EG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for the style of pizza you ate in Italy, this is the one to go to. Service was nice also.

n
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza! Highly recommend it to everyone. And owner Dino is the BEST! Very accommodating to children also....

NT
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

lovely, warm cosy neighborhood pizza - with the best food!

LT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Terrific spot! We had fantastic service - server helped us order the perfect amount of food. And everything we ate was wonderful. Definitely recommend, especially if you have tickets to Greenhouse for a show. Easy walk.

EJ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Crosta is my favorite pizzeria in Chicago!!! Quality ingredients, great service, authentic Italian pizzeria feel. Without a doubt the best pizza this side of the Atlantic! 😍

r
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

R
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rare hidden gem. I got the inglaterra pizza which wasn’t even on the menu but the helpful serve suggested it to me. Delicious pizza, attentive service, cozy ambience, scrumptuous desert and no wait. Unbelievable that this place has flown under the radar for so long. Best in Lincoln Park. It needs to be nominated for a “Check Please” episode.

AB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza ever!!!
The service is perfect, descreet and friendly!!

JI
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pizza was awesome. Just a bit overpriced. Could have used a bit more attention to the table (ie, wanted another drink, but server came by when we were closer tti the end if the meal)

AW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my sisters and we all really liked the food. We ordered the baked goat cheese, a ceaser salad, and a pizza and it was perfect to share between the 3 of us.

e
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We has three of their meatless pizzas as my sister keeps kosher, Margarita, mushroom artichoke and four cheese. All were delicious and great for sharing. Look for half price wines on Wednesdays

JS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza I have had so far...! I always order deliver, but this time I went to the restaurant. I loved it, I like the ambience, the staff is kind and the food was amazing!

R
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Don't overlook the artichoke appetizer!
This is a find in a block with surprisingly few options. Perfect for pre- or post-Victory Gardens meal. 15% discount for theater-goers.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great pizza and nice people

d
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went there before the theater and everything worked out perfectly. We told our server Ava we had theater tickets and our food came out promptly to give us plenty time to get to the theater. We ordered 4 woodfired pizzas for the 6 of us. We even had time to order desserts and they were delicious. If you are going to the Greenhouse theater it's only .2 miles away and I would definitely recommend it.

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come to La Croats wood fired pizza
You won’t be disappointed awesome appetizers, pizzas & tiramisu.

SF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wanted to be crazy and try something new that I hadn't had before and I wasn't huge on that. But I will go back and when I do, I will get something hot and spicy which is much more my style. Service was great, wine was great, ambiance was great!