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Pizano's Pizza: Better than it needs to be.

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Pizano's Pizza: Better than it needs to be.

JeffB | Sep 23, 2002 10:29 AM

Pizano's Pizza is a newish place on Clark south of Wrigley Field with an open front and patio that is often packed. It looks so much like a tourist trap conceived solely to snag Wrigley pilgrims and post-frat renters in the neighborhood, that I never gave it a second thought. However, someone mentioned that Pizano's is a new project from Lou Malnati's son, and that it is very good. So we had some with the Sopranos. I have to admit, the pizza was pretty darn good after all. We ordered the thin crust with mushrooms and sausage. Turns out, sausage is the house specialty, and it appears to be house-made, as is the case at Malnati's. The crust was a thin version of the Malnati deep-dish crust, which is fairly unique -- crisp, dense and very yeasty with no roll on the outside edge. The "sauce" as at Malnati's is a simple mix of plum tomatoes and garlic, very fresh tasting and a nice foil to the meats and cheese. Overall, we were very pleasantly surprised. Also, prices were in line with other decent pizza and delivery is free, for now.

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