Restaurants & Bars 10

Candlelite Pizza

Leena T. | Feb 15, 2006 04:14 PM

After reading tons of rave reviews on this board and LTH forum, I decided to make Candlelite my Valentine's Day destination. I can't tell you how many times I drooled over the picture someone posted of their garlic fries, and I am always on the hunt for the perfect pizza with thin, crispy crust.
I went on the 2 for 1 night, and it wasn't as crowded as I thought it would be, and the service was great, quick and friendly. I ordered a pepperoni-bacon-green olive pizza, and my fiance ordered a barbeque chicken pizza. And of course, garlic fries well done, because that is what everyone reccomended. The fries, while good, were not what I expected. The last time I had garlic fries was on the San Fransico pier, and it was loaded with fresh garlic. The one I saw in the picture from Candlelite looked the same way. But what I had maybe a few pieces scattered here and there, and a tiny clump of chopped garlic at the bottom of the box, which I didn't notice until most of the fries were gone.
The pizza was okay, but that was it. No cracker thin crust like I was promised, and except for the edges, it was actually a little soggy. Mine tasted okay, but I was really looking forward to that crisp crust, and we even ate it right as it came from the kitchen, when it was still hot from the oven. The barbeque sauce on the other pizza was like pure sugar too.
I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I can't believe that THAT many people are wrong. I'm going to give it another try, before I rule it out, but can anyone else suggest another place to try for super thin and crispy crust in Chicago? Or even a better time to go try Candlelite? The best I've ever had came from Nancy's Pizza, a chain in the suburbs, and it is not the same as the Nancy's Pizza in Chicago, a completely different place. Please help, I have let this craving go on too long!

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