Subway: Blue to Chicago(312) 226-2625 coalfirechicago.com41.890927 -87.659861 1321 W Grand Ave (between Elizabeth and Ada Sts) West Town, Chicago
Lunch (Wed–Sun), dinner (Tue–Sun) (closed Mon)Average pizza: $16
The East Coast–style pizzas these guys turn out are impressive, with slightly charred bubbles here and there and crisp edges that give way to a salty, yeasty chew. We’re fans of the sweet-heat combo on the Fiorentino, a marriage of red peppers and hot salami. But fans of ricotta could skip red pies altogether and go with either the white pizza or the pesto (salty black olives combine with the fresh ricotta for perfect balance).