Pulaski: The pizza stop
The Orange Line boasts a mecca for pizza.
Chicago loves its deep-dish pizza, but South Siders may love it best, and we’re pretty sure this area is the mecca. Three spots specializing in the stuff are clustered within two blocks of this stop—and with all due respect to the personal pan, we’re not counting Pizza Hut. On the top of our list is Angelo’s Stuffed Pizza (4850 S Pulaski Rd, 773-927-9355), a tiny, uninviting storefront two blocks north of the El. Don’t mind the aesthetics; just order the classic stuffed and be prepared to wait at least a half-hour, as is customary. Ricobene’s (5160 S Pulaski Rd, 773-284-2400) looks suspiciously like a Portillo’s, only instead of dogs, it serves a famous breaded steak sandwich (the “Regular” is big; the “King” might kill) and deliciously crispy pan-fried pizza by the slice. Finally, there’s Giordano’s (5159 S Pulaski Rd, 773-582-7676), which claims to be the world’s most famous stuffed pizza. Does most famous mean best? Especially in this neighborhood, your taste buds can afford to differ.