Pizano's Pizza and Pasta - Indiana Ave.

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108 reviews
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A Family Tradition, Serving the Finest Pizza for Over 60 Years. We feature the same great food found inside all Pizano’s locations, and serve a variety of local, domestic, and imported brews.
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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a meal with family.

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Western NC
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Convenient to McCormick Place & hotels around it. Keith was my waiter and he was exceptional! Highly recommended!

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JM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A group of us went to lunch there during a huge conference at McCormick Place. We had a wonderful server who understood how important our time was. He got our order in quickly and he went above and beyond to make lunch enjoyable! Pizza and cheesy garlic bread were fabulous, but it was our hostess that was rude. I know you're busy but when I approached the hostess stand to check to see if my group had checked in she looked at me and said "What?" I asked if we were checked in her response was "Yeah" and then I asked if she happened to know how much longer it would be and her response was "I don't know." Now I was not being pushy, I was simply asking. I was just so hppay her negative energy didn't damper our experience. I would definitely go back because the food and server were Amazing!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food!

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TJ
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The place has great ambiance.
We were expecting great food- however, it was nothing to write home about.
The flavors were "safe" and the chicken lemon was over cooked.
Our waiter was speedy with service to begin, and then the service tapered off.
I would go back but only to have cocktails before an event.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food but don’t go without a reservation. I had one but saw the line waiting

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OT
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was great even with it being crazy busy! They even had a “carb free” pizza option which was unexpected and so Delicious!

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Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. We were warned about the pizza cook time and ordered appetizers and a family salad that came quickly. All excellent. :)

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D
Detroit
51 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Pizano’s was recommended to us by a good friend and Chicagoan. Pizza was a little disappointing. Greasy and the sauce slid around on top of the crust. Not bad, just not up to other Chicago Pizza expectations.

On a positive note: they were able to seat us 45 minutes early for our reservation.

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l
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I didn’t realize this was Lou Malnati’s...consistent.

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PL
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made reservations on open table. When we arrived they told us they are too busy to honor our reservation and that there would be at least an hour wait. I thought that was the purpose of making reservations on busy nights. Very disappointed in this restaurant. You should try Giordano! Their service that same night was amazing as well as their food!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Manager was not accepting Open Table reservations, just their own list. She told me she would not honor reservations over “people who waited in the restaurant” like it’s my fault they don’t use the app!

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D
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for a multi-generational family dinner.

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CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was excellent. His name was Victor and he was so nice. We had a great time! Thank you!

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C
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Love Pizano’s, however, they are not trained sufficiently when the restaurant is full. The Women’s basketball tournament was in full swing at Wintrust Arena and the restaurant was at capacity. We had to get our own plates from the wait station even though we had asked three different employees to bring us some. All enthusiastically nodded yes, but never brought them. By the time we got the plates ourselves, we were rushed into finishing our salads because the pizza had arrived. This is the exception rather than the rule at Pizano’s, but the problem should be addressed.

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PR
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time there. We ordered the pizza in advance because we were going to the basketball game and they had it ready to go just after we sat down. We had the thin crust sausage and cheese pizza and the house salad. Everything was great. The hostess, bartender and wait staff were very professional and courteous. We will be back.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Pizza here is fabulous, both thin and deep dish. Other dishes I’ve tried are okay. Problem with this restaurant is with its proximity to Wintrust Arena; the kitchen is unable to handle big surges in volume pre-event. The wait for a thin crust is more than 45 minutes. So, go early if you are trying to eat before a concert or event. This is also a very noisy restaurant. Wait staff is very good, hostess staff does a good job getting walking seated, but great idea to make a reservation.

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D
Las Vegas
48 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Ordered two small pizzas and salads. Salads were okay but the pizza was awful crust was hard and dry. No flavor.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service and food was very good. Pricey for pizza but in a great location so worth it. Would definitely go back for events at Wintrust

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Mark was a great waiter. It was busy, but we were well attended to. Already recommending to Wintrust attendees, to check them out!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

it was an especially busy evening with lots of people in costume from a convention at McCormick, so although service was a little slower than usual, the food was excellent and they provided my daughter with a birthday treat to help us celebrate!

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Was happy with ny food and the service

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C
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant would not honor reservations made through open table

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VO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Nice cozy pizza place with good desserts and fresh meals made to order. Limited parking

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R
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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DD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizano's never disappoints, no matter what location! Highly recommend it for the best deep dish pizza in Chicago.

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BD
Cleveland
42 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Popped in for lunch for some deep dish. One pepperoni and one sausage and mushroom with a large house salad. The homemade dressing on the salad was fantastic, the deep dish was mediocre at best, 2 stars for food and 4 stars for service. The pizza tasted like it was a thick pie crust, not a fan but others in the group enjoyed it.

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SY
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and server was very nice/attentive.

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F
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was AMAZING! Pizza was delicious! The waiter we had was great. I would definitely go there again.

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great but the service was slow - possibly not enough servers that night.

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p
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG It was amazong . We had the no carb crust made of sausage with mushroom and olives. We also had the chopped salad. This is on the list of best things I ever ate. SOOOOOO good. will def. return

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l
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sports atmosphere...delish pizza!

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j
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, EXCELLENT service

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AK
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

In town for the Bears/Eagles game. This restaurant was within walking distance from our hotel. Very large portions of good food. Only issue was that we ordered appetizers which came out quickly but then our entrees arrived very quickly. We had only started the apps. We were there around 9pm and was not super crowded so I don’t know if this is why they were so fast.

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LM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizano's has been a great addition to our DePaul basketball game days. We've been there twice and each time had a good beer, great service and great Chicago-style Italian food. Italian beef is about the best I've had and their thin tavern style pizza did not disappoint. The crust is crispy even on the middle slices. Unfortunately we forgot our leftovers on the table the last time we were there. I'm still thinking about it. I can't wait for the next game so I can have another pizza!
Great Chicago sports memorabilia throughout the restaurant makes for fun conversation.

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TS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

The food here is always amazing. However the atmosphere is pretty sad. The tv’s we’re big and beautiful giving lots of sporting options to watch, but the music was painfully sad. It was a bad combination of Lite FM meets bad dr’s Office music. I would’ve expected a little more modern music for such a great restaurant

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f
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The cheesy garlic bread is absolutely amazing and the pizza is really good. The staff is friendly and the restaurant has a great ambiance.

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B
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great pic for my family of 5..which includes 3 teenage boys. First time for the Indiana S Look location. Love it all. Big time.

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SG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food here was outstanding! Had deep dish meat lover and wings, both were excellent! The service on the other hand was so so. Went here 4 hours before Bears game and of course reserved a spot ahead of time because there was 6 of us. As soon as we checked in they Immediately told us we had a little over an hour and we would have to be done because another group was coming in, mind you counting the 6 of us there was maybe 12 people in all at this place. Now I am not sure if it was just normal Chicago flair or not but the dude waiting on us acted like we were a bother and he had better things he could be doing. So based on the food alone I will be back.

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L
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding casual Italian food!

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