Chicago >Food & Dining > Piece Pizzeria - Brewery
1927 W North Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062241.910425 -87.676126
Neighborhoods: West Side, Wicker Park
One of the most popular pizza spots in town, and it's not even Chicago-style! What the..? Gotta love the thin, slightly crisp crust and the not-too-cheesy finish. Great craft beer that's made in-house.
Great thin crust pizza. Award winning beers. Seriously, you cannot go wrong here. I would recommend a white pizza. SO GOOD!
Prices get high with a lot of toppings, but sausage and peperoni are always good options.
Wonderful beer selection for every taste. Event the pickiest customer here will find what he/she likes. They update their beer menu every couple of weeks.
Pizza is delicious. You can choose different toppings yourself. My favorite are: red pizza with Italian sausage, mushrooms and giardiniera. Yummy!
Windy City Pizza Club at Piece – I went to Piece on a Sunday night for a 7pm reservation with the Windy City Pizza Club. Originally, we had a group of 22 booked to come; however because of the weather conditions, we had 12. I spoke with a manager a few weeks prior to the reservation and I said that we would like to be at a connected table to make it easier to talk, but the day of they moved us to “The Pit”.
“The Pit” is down some stairs at Piece, where there are a bunch of small circle tables and booth style couches. It wasn’t exactly what we needed but we made it work by taking several of the small tables and putting them right up against each other to make a long table, still not convenient, but fun nonetheless. I had fun where we sat as there was a big screen TV and pinball machine, and of course it was more private, but it could use a massive update with its design and Piece décor.
Our waitress was great. I don’t expect anything more from a University of Denver alumnus, which she was because she did a fantastic job with our requests, food prep, and check. The service was sometimes a little bit slow but I understood with the weather being so poor that they didn’t bring in as many servers. It was also a Sunday night and there were a couple other groups in the Venue.
The Pizza. I won’t yet say that it was my favorite, however it is definitely way up in the Top 5 places I have ever been to. I had the red medium half spinach, half artichoke hearts. It was nice to have an inexpensive pizza that had premium toppings. The waitress told us that we had ordered too much for 12 people, as we ordered about 10 different types of Mediums, but in the end, everything was gone. A medium is the right size for 2 people, however there are 12 slices per medium so depends on how big each of your appetites are.
The Beer. I had a great microbrew IPA called “Cap’n Kickass” (7.5%). It sort of tastes like Gumball Head, but with less fruitiness and I would recommend it to people that like Pale Ales because it has a good kick to the aftertaste. Overall, I would go back to Piece but not in a group. I really want to try their chocolate pizza and more of their beer selection. Windy City Pizza Club very much enjoyed the venue and it’s time at Piece.
Ok- – It was pretty average - I had the individual. The toppings were fresher than Pizza Hut I guess
Fabulous thin crust, great beer – After living in Bucktown for only 6 weeks, I've already frequented Piece 4 times! The pizza is addicting and Piece brews its own beer, making it extra delicious. I'd rather go their during the week when the place is less crowded, and the service is better. Also, check out the $25 large pie and growler special for Take Out on Sundays!
Amazing Food, Beer and Service Every Time! – I just LOVE this place! Its amazing every time! Gum ball beer is so yummy! Salad and pizza are even better! Service is great! One time our waitress forgot something on our pizza and gave us %20 off! I recommend this place to anyone in Chicago! Its like no other!
Great Pizza and Beer! – Huge portions, fresh ingredients, and awesome beer. It can get crowded on the weekends, but that is understandable. I would recommend going on a weeknight or if you go on the weekend, give yourself plenty of time to hang out at the bar and try a few beers while you wait for a table. The staff was friendly and attentive, and even though you could tell our server was very busy, she made time to stop and chat/give us a couple suggestions. I will definitely be back!
very good pizza, bad service – We'd never tried New Haven-style pizza before, and we weren't disappointed with the quality. A small red with clams and spinach was more than enough for two. Now, I am not a picky person when it comes to service. When the hostess told us it would be a 25 minute wait when it was closer to an hour, I understood that it was Championship Sunday. However, the hostess inexplicably called two groups who were further down the list (each with 2-3 people who didn't have reservations--same as our group) before us. This happened although we were standing no more than three feet away from the hostess the entire wait. After we were skipped over the second time I approached the hostess, who asked "have you been helped yet?" I noticed the wait list and that every group called before us (and after us) was clearly blacked out, so there was little chance the hostess simply made a mistake. When I pointed out that we were actually next, she made no apology. After being seated about 15 minutes later, the waiter was very pleasant, and we eventually got our pizza. Again, the pizza was very good: the red sauce is not overwhelming; the clams/spinach combo worked well and the thin crust was perfect. However, the hostess' random sub-mediocrity just about ruined an otherwise good pizza experience. I understand that hostesses get busy, but really, they only have one job: call the next name, count the menus and guide customers to a specific table. At least one Piece hostess cannot perform that job.
CARDBOARD!! – Overpriced, no cheese, hard crust. NO WAY IN HELL REPRESENTS CHICAGO PIZZA!!!
Lived in Chicago for over 24 years and was very disapointed after several recommendations from friends.
I would rather grab a frozen pizza from dominicks.
If you have ever had market day pizza, it resembles.
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