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!
Piece It Together – A slightly edgy restaurant that offers a piece of many things: pizza, a local bar, micro-brews, sports, art and entertainment. Try ordering two small pizzas -- a staple you know you'll like and something daring. Everytime I've done this in a group, most people have preferred the unique creation. The choices of crusts and toppings create an everlasting set of options. Likewise, the bar itself seems like an almost different place at different times. In the afternoon, it's just a local pizza place with a bar to one side. During sporting events, it's packed with fans who can see TVs thoughout half the large open main room. On a Friday or Saturday, it's a 20 to 30-something hang-out for people who refuse to completely become part of the establishment. In short, it's a fantastic place with great pizza and wonderful selection of brews. Try it!
Great east coast stle pizza – This is my favorite place to go in Chicago for East Coast style pizza. The selection of Microbrewed beer is great too. Try the Worrying Ale if they have it on tap.
Gets very busy on weekends though, so prepare for a wait, but there is plenty to do in the surrounding neighborhood.
Top Favorite Choice for Pizza in Chicago – The pizza here is great! They have their own style to doing Pizza and also have a great beer selection. The crowd is very fun with all age groups. A wonderful place to go to have fun with friends or catch a game on TV!!
2nd best pizza in the city - You can't beat the beer! – Without being said, there's a lot of pizza to choose from in Chicago. Piece is excellent and a much needed change from your traditional Chicago thin crust and deep dish. It only ranks behind Renaldi's on Broadway. The beer is amazing, I've never had a bad appetizer, and there are tv's everywhere. Unlike finallife2004's experience, I always get a the feeling that the staff rather be anywhere else besides Piece. Regardless, so long as there's good food, beer, and entertainment I couldn't care about a few slightly disgruntled workers.
Best Beer and alright Pizza – Th bar at Piece is a great place to get drunk and watch any game that is one, especially during any big games. The pizza has a very crunchy crust and a lot of flour or that white power on the bottom and top of crust. The workers are amazingly nice and always seem to have a smile on their face no matter how busy it gets.
Great Homemade Beer, Good Pizza...Somewhat bad service though – The first time I heard of this place was on one of Rachael Ray's Food Network shows. She was interviewing part owner of the place, Cheap Trick's very own Rick Nielsen, and filmed the the majority of the show inside the place with a live audience. Anyway, I decided to try this place out sometime back in the Fall of 2006. Now, the first time was an awesome time. The pizza was great and their award winning home brews were the best beers that I've ever tasted. The 2nd & 3rd time there weren't so great., the 3rd visit being recent (6/2/07). Basically, it's live band Karaokee night on Saturdays (no, sorry you're not singing with Cheap Trick) and it's a free-for-all for tables. The staff just shuts down on you and don't even bother saying that the kitchen service is closed after waiting 20 minutes (which is around midnight-ish). Parking is a disaster on weekends (or on any day come to think of it) too. I'm not sure what else to say about this place. I like the pizza, nice thin crust, but it's no Lou Malnatti's. The beer is top notch and should be distributed like Goose Island does with theirs. And their "Chololate Pizza" which was also featured on Rachael Ray's show is really something to try...that is if you still can stomach a whole other pizza =). Bottom line, take the Blue Line to Damen and come here and "pregame" (come here before going out for the night). Come for the beer, stay for the pizza and (on Saturdays) the obnoxious crowds singing with the live karaokee band.
Good beers and thin crust pizza – Not your typical deep dish Chicago place...Piece is about New Haven style pizza which is thin and red sauce is an option. Pizza was good. Service was casual and friendly. Great beers (they brew themselves). I would recommend for a casual pizza and beer place or to catch a game.
Great pie, BUT – The pizza here is great! If you're from the east coast, you'll love love love it! And the brews....outstanding! They win awards it's so good! Weekend nights, don't even bother. Last weekend the wait was 2 hours! I mean, it's good, but a 2 hour wait? I've been on weekends for lunch, and it's totally do-able. The service can be a little slow at times, but overall it's good. Go for the pizza! Or get the takeout special on Sundays......
Snobby Service – Brutal, snobby service. They won't take reservations unless you know someone who works there, so your average wait on the weekend will be 2 or more hours. Not worth the wait and attitude you have to put up with. Many better pizza options in the city with friendly servers and atmosphere.
Superb thin crust – Piece is a must try for NY-style pizza lovers, like me. I used to swear by Santullos (just a few steps away), but I'm sold on Piece's New Haven-style of thin crust. It's slightly chewier, but still very crisp. In addition, the dough is more flavorful than the thin of most other pizza joints of any style in Chicago.
The atmosphere in Piece is fun and pub-like. This is a great place for a casual night out with friends, as long as loud music is ok.
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