Subway: Blue to Damen or Division(773) 252-1777 pizanoschicago.com41.903321 -87.679569 2056 W Division St (at Hoyne Ave) Wicker Park, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $17
In Chicago, deep-dish pizza can be famous (Uno’s, Due), ubiquitous (Lou Malnati’s, Giordano’s) or genius (Pequod’s, Burt’s). Pizano’s (which is owned by the son of Uno’s founder Rudy Malnati) is none of these things: It’s a small (and growing) mini chain, every inch of its walls covered in terrifically elaborate Chicago sports and political memorabilia, a place that seems as if it just walked out of 1985. Its food (including, sorry, the deep-dish) is nothing to write home about, but the bar atmosphere, late-night hours and family-size portions are neighborhood pleasers nonetheless.