Chicago >Food & Dining > Pizza D.O.C.
2251 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062541.968542 -87.686092
Monday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 11:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Far North Side, Ravenswood
Soup at the D.O.C. – I was expecting a wonderful, thin, crispy type crust and all I got was a disk of pizza soup. All of the toppings were concetrated in the center of the pie, which turned the crust into a soggy pit. Not sure if this was because it was a Saturday night and they rushed the process but not going back just the same. Had a pasta dish in cream sauce as well, which my date and I both concluded as being extremely salty.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – This is the best Pizza place in all of ChicagoLand. The only other area in which to find this Pizza is in italy. A bit north of the city, but well worth the trip. I wouldn't go anywhere else for true Italian style pizza.
Neighborhood pizza joint draws a laid-back Lincoln Square crowd with comfortable ambience and tasty wood-fired pies. – The Scene
The takeout line is busy at this one-room pizza place, where families and off-duty cops gather, and a friendly staff serves up pizza, pasta and more. It's super-casual, but still classy: Black-and-white photos hang on mango walls, lighting is tastefully low, and the dining room is lined with dark wood tables and chairs.
The Pizza D.O.C. folks are proud of their 12-inch, wood-fired oven-cooked pizzas, and they should be. The crust is delicate and light, and pizza toppings are creative and delicious. Potato and rosemary pie is redolent of fresh herbs, earthy potatoes and olive oil; finely ground, subtly spicy sausage takes a mushroom and meat pie over the top. Pastas include spaghetti carbonara and penne pasta with mushrooms and prosciutto. There's also calamari, bruschetta, salads and more.
Homesick for Rome – I've spent quite a bit of time in Italy, and this is the closest I've found to authentic Italian pizza anywhere outside of Italy... I was thrilled to find this place. I also have to say here in response to some of the other reviews, Italian pizza is not meant to be crispy... The staff are fantastic, I've been no more than 5 times, and they always recognize me. I'd definitely recommend this place to anyone who misses the food they ate when they were in Italy, or just wants to experience a great Italian meal without travelling thousands of miles...
Excellent italian food and pizza! – Be sure to try the chicken dishes and don't miss 2 desserts-the "croccantino" and the "semi-freddo chocolate mousse"-both are incredible. Their thin crust pizza is tasty and very authentic-it is not crispy though, but you won't be dissapointed. Atmosphere is lively and service is friendly and generally efficient, although there can be lulls when it's really busy. We arrived there on a saturday night without reservations but were seated in 20 minutes. Highly recommended.
Asi asi – The pizza is only so-so. The crust is not very crisp and could be cooker longer. The center of the pizza is not thick enough and creates an uneven product in which the center is flimsy or doughy. I ordered the pizza twice, along with friends; accordingly, it wasn't just a one time thing. The gnocchi was terrible, and not cooked long enough, nor was it the right consistency. They need to add more salt to their water when they boil it.
This pizza's authentic! – Having lived in Nice, France and been over the border to Italy numerous times, this is the real thing! Just like "home" ... crisp, thin, good sauce and not over burdened with cheese. It's only missing 2 things ... the egg in the middle of the pizza and the hot chile infused olive oil to drizzle over the top.
the doctor is out – Pizza D.O.C. is not a place where I would go out of my way for pizza, for several reasons: 1-no parking 2-does not open before 5pm, and close on tue. 3- the pizza is not what the critics clam it to be. I am an old fastion thin crust pizza lover; D.O.C. pizzas are thin, but they do not retain they cristness, they use crumble sasage, and not the treditionallumps of meat. This review is based on a one time review; on 12/4/02. I am going back to my local pizza shop.
I've been at pizza D.O.C. a least 25 times, and I love it, very good, fresh and tasty. I go back in a heart bit. The best in town
Going Downhill Fast – What happened to pizza D.O.C? When it opened, it was probably the best for real Italian pizza-not deep dish monstrosities. But since the change of chef (do they even have a chef anymore?) from the original Fabio-with-dark-hair-looking-guy from Italy, it is just, well, forgettable. We used to drive from downtown for this! Never again!
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