Pete's Pizza

★★★★☆
Voted top 10 pizza restaurants by Rachael Ray
  • 3737 N Western Ave

    Chicago, IL 60618

    Cross street: Western + Addison

    Map & Directions
  • 773-463-7770

About Pete's Pizza

Hours
(Delivery Hours) Monday - Thursday 10AM - 12AM Friday - Saturday 10AM - 12AM Sunday 10AM - 1AM (Dining Room Hours) Tuesday - Thursday 11AM - 11PM Friday - 11AM - 12AM Saturday - 12PM - 12AM Sunday - 12PM - 10PM

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I'm shocked to find out my experience was not a fluke, but rather an consistent problem according to many yelp reviews.\r
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Upon opening our large pizza (after the driver left) we discovered that the pizza looked as if it had been

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★★★★★

I'm shocked to find out my experience was not a fluke, but rather an consistent problem according to many yelp reviews.\r
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Upon opening our large pizza (after the driver left) we discovered that the pizza looked as if it had been

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We stopped by for a late lunch (3 pm), there was another table waiting for their pizza. I ordered the Eggplant Parmigiana and my companion ordered the Chicken Vesuvio (broiled Chicken in a white wine sauce with potato wedges and peas).

Service was very slow considering there was one other table of four in entire restaurant. The Bread was good crusty Italian bread that was served with butter (no oil - we would have asked, but the server was not around expect to drop off drinks and quickly disappeared). We both had the Minestrone, it was OK but it tasted like it came from a can. When the main course finally arrived my Eggplant was soggy. There was way too much cheese (maybe trying to cover up that it was sitting around for a while or maybe it was the cause of the soggy texture.) My partner's Chicken Vesuvio was overly salty and the potatoes were on the dry side (even in the wine sauce).

As we finished our meals a loud screeching sound was heard through-out the restaurant. After it persisted for several minutes we inquired of the source. Our waitress told us that the Cappuccino machine has not been working for two years and some one decided today was the day to address that. To our server's credit the noise did stop immediately after that. I might try the pizza but would not go back for dine-in food again.

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★★☆☆☆

We stopped by for a late lunch (3 pm), there was another table waiting for their pizza. I ordered the Eggplant Parmigiana and my companion ordered the Chicken Vesuvio (broiled Chicken in a white wine sauce with potato wedges and peas).

Service was very slow considering there was one other table of four in entire restaurant. The Bread was good crusty Italian bread that was served with butter (no oil - we would have asked, but the server was not around expect to drop off drinks and quickly disappeared). We both had the Minestrone, it was OK but it tasted like it came from a can. When the main course finally arrived my Eggplant was soggy. There was way too much cheese (maybe trying to cover up that it was sitting around for a while or maybe it was the cause of the soggy texture.) My partner's Chicken Vesuvio was overly salty and the potatoes were on the dry side (even in the wine sauce).

As we finished our meals a loud screeching sound was heard through-out the restaurant. After it persisted for several minutes we inquired of the source. Our waitress told us that the Cappuccino machine has not been working for two years and some one decided today was the day to address that. To our server's credit the noise did stop immediately after that. I might try the pizza but would not go back for dine-in food again.

Pros: large open dinning room.

Cons: service, quality of food.

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I love the pizza here. They also have great pastas and salads!

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★★★★★

I love the pizza here. They also have great pastas and salads!

Pros: Very friendly staff, Very Clean, New Dining Room

Cons: need more parking

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I am not a big fan of stuffed pizza. In fact, I do anything I can to get out of eating it when I'm out with friends...but last night my sister was in town and wanted to try some stuffed pizza. I thought...hmmm this place is close to my house and I hear good things about it...its got to be at least decent. It was beyond decent. It was so good that this morning for breakfast I heated up a slice. (Don't judge me...you know you do it too!)

All in all, the pizza was fantastic definitely my new favorite place for pizza...next time I will try their thin crust!

2
★★★★★

I am not a big fan of stuffed pizza. In fact, I do anything I can to get out of eating it when I'm out with friends...but last night my sister was in town and wanted to try some stuffed pizza. I thought...hmmm this place is close to my house and I hear good things about it...its got to be at least decent. It was beyond decent. It was so good that this morning for breakfast I heated up a slice. (Don't judge me...you know you do it too!)

All in all, the pizza was fantastic definitely my new favorite place for pizza...next time I will try their thin crust!

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On more than one occasion, I have found myself compelled to order takeout from this place, and I live an hour away from their nearest location.

Yes, I have in fact, crossed the state line to get this pizza. Definitely not something I would want to eat every day - or even every month. No, I prefer my arteries unclogged, but man, whenever I'm in the mood for Chicago-style pizza, there really is no other choice.

2
★★★★★

On more than one occasion, I have found myself compelled to order takeout from this place, and I live an hour away from their nearest location.

Yes, I have in fact, crossed the state line to get this pizza. Definitely not something I would want to eat every day - or even every month. No, I prefer my arteries unclogged, but man, whenever I'm in the mood for Chicago-style pizza, there really is no other choice.

Pros: pizza!

Cons: none

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We had delivery and ordered a pizza and some pasta. First of they brought us the wrong sides and forgot the salad. Called them to let them know and we answered with rude customer service. Took forever to get the right order sent to our home. The pizza was cold like it had been sitting in a car for a long time. The pasta was cold and had no taste, how can you mess up pasta, I don't know but they did! Never will we order again from Pete's and we suggest you do the same. There are too many other great pizza places in this city.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We had delivery and ordered a pizza and some pasta. First of they brought us the wrong sides and forgot the salad. Called them to let them know and we answered with rude customer service. Took forever to get the right order sent to our home. The pizza was cold like it had been sitting in a car for a long time. The pasta was cold and had no taste, how can you mess up pasta, I don't know but they did! Never will we order again from Pete's and we suggest you do the same. There are too many other great pizza places in this city.

Cons: cold horrible food

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I've found that asking for the pizza well done or crispy gets me exactly what I want. Toppings taste fresh, frankly I like this place.

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★★★★★

I've found that asking for the pizza well done or crispy gets me exactly what I want. Toppings taste fresh, frankly I like this place.

Pros: Quick service. Cheap prices. Great food.

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This is my favorite place. Great food and reasonable prices.My family, friends, coworkers, etc all go to Pete's . Its been in the Lakeview area for at least 40 years and thier food is great! A wonderful place to bring the kids and delivery is always fast, hot and good. I love this place!!!

2
★★★★★

This is my favorite place. Great food and reasonable prices.My family, friends, coworkers, etc all go to Pete's . Its been in the Lakeview area for at least 40 years and thier food is great! A wonderful place to bring the kids and delivery is always fast, hot and good. I love this place!!!

Pros: Best thin pizza in Chicago

Cons: Sometimes could be bit loud in the dining room

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I really like the food but I had no idea that the dinning room was crazy from what I have read. I guess it a place to order for delivery only.

2
★★★★☆

I really like the food but I had no idea that the dinning room was crazy from what I have read. I guess it a place to order for delivery only.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: I heard crazy things of the dinning room

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We are parents and enjoy family friendly restaurants. Pete's however has completely lost control of their dining room and we will never return. Apparently, they have a lot of kids sports teams and youth groups that host group dinners at the restaurant and they allow them to RUIN the dining experience for everyone else in the place. Tonight there were kids running around, yelling and playing heavy metal music on the juke box. The combination of that and the acoustics in their tile floored dining room made for easily the most miserable dinner that we have had in a long time. We gave feedback to Tina, the manager, who was nice enough and apologized, but couldn't even go so far as to buy us a drink (a diet coke?) for our troubles. The staff was nice, the food is decent and the free parking is nice, but the dining room was a disaster and we will never return.

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★☆☆☆☆

We are parents and enjoy family friendly restaurants. Pete's however has completely lost control of their dining room and we will never return. Apparently, they have a lot of kids sports teams and youth groups that host group dinners at the restaurant and they allow them to RUIN the dining experience for everyone else in the place. Tonight there were kids running around, yelling and playing heavy metal music on the juke box. The combination of that and the acoustics in their tile floored dining room made for easily the most miserable dinner that we have had in a long time. We gave feedback to Tina, the manager, who was nice enough and apologized, but couldn't even go so far as to buy us a drink (a diet coke?) for our troubles. The staff was nice, the food is decent and the free parking is nice, but the dining room was a disaster and we will never return.

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I would have given this place no stars, but one star was the lowest rating I could give. I used to order take out and occasionally picked up food there, but never again. I loved the rude lady that used to take your order over the phone. She was rude and saucy, but darn it she never ever got your order wrong. The food was always great and exactly what you wanted. I drove by and stopped in for lunch several months ago, I wish I knew enough to keep driving. I noticed the remodeling, and thought it was a nice change so I stopped for lunch with a friend. They should post a huge sign on the door that says under new management- run away. We assumed it was the same old pete's, great food at a great price. This was bad, disgusting food, at higher prices. I felt sorry for the waiter, he had a look on his face that said "sorry" before he even took our order. We should have run for the door, but we resisted the urge. We both hated our meals, even the soft drink we were served was flat. I ordered the linguini with clams, which I used to order all the time, used to be good. It was the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted. It was inedible and after attempting a bite, I was not able to swallow it and tossed it right back out into my napkin. It was basically pasta boiled with clams with no seasoning and no type of sauce whatsoever. Stay away, the food is gross.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I would have given this place no stars, but one star was the lowest rating I could give. I used to order take out and occasionally picked up food there, but never again. I loved the rude lady that used to take your order over the phone. She was rude and saucy, but darn it she never ever got your order wrong. The food was always great and exactly what you wanted. I drove by and stopped in for lunch several months ago, I wish I knew enough to keep driving. I noticed the remodeling, and thought it was a nice change so I stopped for lunch with a friend. They should post a huge sign on the door that says under new management- run away. We assumed it was the same old pete's, great food at a great price. This was bad, disgusting food, at higher prices. I felt sorry for the waiter, he had a look on his face that said "sorry" before he even took our order. We should have run for the door, but we resisted the urge. We both hated our meals, even the soft drink we were served was flat. I ordered the linguini with clams, which I used to order all the time, used to be good. It was the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted. It was inedible and after attempting a bite, I was not able to swallow it and tossed it right back out into my napkin. It was basically pasta boiled with clams with no seasoning and no type of sauce whatsoever. Stay away, the food is gross.

Pros: nothing good about the place, the staff, or the food

Cons: read the pros

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This was a treat for me to go to Petes. I am from the Southside and I have family on the northside, my uncle used to take me where when i was little and now im 23 and love going there. I understand people concern for the declining lack of quality... since the new owners its not as "hospitable". I LOVE the food though, and i always have. As far as i know they have not changed the recipes, and i LOVE the cheese bread, OH MAN, i def. recommend that!! :) The place is really cute inside for being a pizza place, very modern looking.

I have never had any problem with the waiters/waitress. They have always been EXTREMELY nice and helpful!! The bread they give you before your meal is SOOOO good! nice and warm and soft and fresh... and the pizza (i think its the sauce that won me over- sweet and very good!!) is great!!

i will still continue to go there, i love it... i understand peoples concerns, OH and the bathroom is never "dirty" when ive been there!! I dont know what yall are talkin about?!?!

TRY IT, make your own decisions on he place... but the food... IS SOOO GOOD! :)

yummmm

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★★★★★

This was a treat for me to go to Petes. I am from the Southside and I have family on the northside, my uncle used to take me where when i was little and now im 23 and love going there. I understand people concern for the declining lack of quality... since the new owners its not as "hospitable". I LOVE the food though, and i always have. As far as i know they have not changed the recipes, and i LOVE the cheese bread, OH MAN, i def. recommend that!! :) The place is really cute inside for being a pizza place, very modern looking.

I have never had any problem with the waiters/waitress. They have always been EXTREMELY nice and helpful!! The bread they give you before your meal is SOOOO good! nice and warm and soft and fresh... and the pizza (i think its the sauce that won me over- sweet and very good!!) is great!!

i will still continue to go there, i love it... i understand peoples concerns, OH and the bathroom is never "dirty" when ive been there!! I dont know what yall are talkin about?!?!

TRY IT, make your own decisions on he place... but the food... IS SOOO GOOD! :)

yummmm

Pros: food taste is GREAT!

Cons: sometimes its chilly inside :/

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We ordered from Pete's last night at 6:58p.m. It was finally delivered at 9:00p.m. During the time we were waiting we called 3 times to find out where it was since we live less than 1 mile and delivery used to be within an hour. We were told twice it would be there in 10 minutes. The last time we were told it was just leaving. When we finally received it, it was so cold the cheese on the pizza was hard. We called back and was told they would come get the pizza and they would return our money. What good was that? We were starving at that point. WE WILL NEVER ORDER FROM PETE'S AGAIN. I do not know what has happened to them over the years as it used to be one of our favorites. The food was terrible as was the service and problem resolution. For thin crust pizza I suggest you order from Gigio's on Broadway or Pat's on Lincoln and for thick crust Lou Malnati's.

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★☆☆☆☆

We ordered from Pete's last night at 6:58p.m. It was finally delivered at 9:00p.m. During the time we were waiting we called 3 times to find out where it was since we live less than 1 mile and delivery used to be within an hour. We were told twice it would be there in 10 minutes. The last time we were told it was just leaving. When we finally received it, it was so cold the cheese on the pizza was hard. We called back and was told they would come get the pizza and they would return our money. What good was that? We were starving at that point. WE WILL NEVER ORDER FROM PETE'S AGAIN. I do not know what has happened to them over the years as it used to be one of our favorites. The food was terrible as was the service and problem resolution. For thin crust pizza I suggest you order from Gigio's on Broadway or Pat's on Lincoln and for thick crust Lou Malnati's.

Pros: I can't think of any

Cons: Everything

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Well, first off, its not a family place.<> Secondly, the food is good. not great, not bad. If you want to be mistreated by the waitresses, go to the last bastion of non-smoke free, non- filtered, no ventilation restaurants and experience the joy of going into a bathroom without it being clean, (graffiti, no hot water, holes in the counters, mold in all the tile, mud and stuff all over the floor, and camera holes!) and have a bunch of police officers throw the f-bomb around you while your family experiences the joys of blasting music, one serving of bread, and people who obviously are so hungry for good Italian in Chicago that they would venture into anywhere, then GO Here. Otherwise, buy a can of Franco American (now known as Cambell's) Spaghetti and a some Parm cheese from Jewel and fry it with alot of butter, it'll be better than the tasteless meatballs and pasta, Nolo-, Al Dente, doesn't happen here.

Didn't eat the pizza, no such thing as gravy here, sauce was an obvious mass produced, did I mention how crappy the service was ? very crappy. one star, I was very hungry.

Lotsa of people I know rave about the place, its actually a pit.

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★☆☆☆☆

Well, first off, its not a family place.<> Secondly, the food is good. not great, not bad. If you want to be mistreated by the waitresses, go to the last bastion of non-smoke free, non- filtered, no ventilation restaurants and experience the joy of going into a bathroom without it being clean, (graffiti, no hot water, holes in the counters, mold in all the tile, mud and stuff all over the floor, and camera holes!) and have a bunch of police officers throw the f-bomb around you while your family experiences the joys of blasting music, one serving of bread, and people who obviously are so hungry for good Italian in Chicago that they would venture into anywhere, then GO Here. Otherwise, buy a can of Franco American (now known as Cambell's) Spaghetti and a some Parm cheese from Jewel and fry it with alot of butter, it'll be better than the tasteless meatballs and pasta, Nolo-, Al Dente, doesn't happen here.

Didn't eat the pizza, no such thing as gravy here, sauce was an obvious mass produced, did I mention how crappy the service was ? very crappy. one star, I was very hungry.

Lotsa of people I know rave about the place, its actually a pit.

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The food and service are horrible. I live in the neigborhood. I noticed that many people are stopped going there. Trust me, don't go there. The most important thing is if you order and pick your food up, pay with cash. If you paid by credit card, they will add the tips themselves. Trust me, it happened to me and my friends.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food and service are horrible. I live in the neigborhood. I noticed that many people are stopped going there. Trust me, don't go there. The most important thing is if you order and pick your food up, pay with cash. If you paid by credit card, they will add the tips themselves. Trust me, it happened to me and my friends.

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I have been eating and enjoying Pete's Pizza for over a decade....What happened? The last four or five times I have ordered from them the pizza has been awful....the sauce is virtually nonexistent and the taste was bland at best.

I have no idea what has gone wrong with this neighborhood staple....It is so sad that the quality has gone down so drastically.....I am bummed....I have never written a complaint about any restaurant in the past and I joined this site just in the hopes that whatever is wrong with Petes can hopefully be corrected....For the moment I wouldn't recommend this pizza to anyone I like...lol.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I have been eating and enjoying Pete's Pizza for over a decade....What happened? The last four or five times I have ordered from them the pizza has been awful....the sauce is virtually nonexistent and the taste was bland at best.

I have no idea what has gone wrong with this neighborhood staple....It is so sad that the quality has gone down so drastically.....I am bummed....I have never written a complaint about any restaurant in the past and I joined this site just in the hopes that whatever is wrong with Petes can hopefully be corrected....For the moment I wouldn't recommend this pizza to anyone I like...lol.

Pros: I have found other pizza joints

Cons: I spent money on such a horrible pizza that at one time used to be soooo good!

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The pizza here is bland and unexceptional. The quality of the food declined dramatically with the change of ownership a few years ago. A neighborhood institution turned into just another faceless italian restaurant.

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★★★☆☆

The pizza here is bland and unexceptional. The quality of the food declined dramatically with the change of ownership a few years ago. A neighborhood institution turned into just another faceless italian restaurant.

Pros: Clean family restaurant

Cons: Unremarkable food

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Pete's is a great family restaurant. Besides fantasic pizza they have a great selection of soups,sandwiches and dinner plates. I hope they don't forget they are a family restaurant and not a sports bar.

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★★★★☆

Pete's is a great family restaurant. Besides fantasic pizza they have a great selection of soups,sandwiches and dinner plates. I hope they don't forget they are a family restaurant and not a sports bar.

Pros: Parking , Decor, Service

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Pete's pizza has a new look, a full bar with big screen tv's almost sports barish, loud and adult atsmophere
the service is better than ever.
they also have a new and better menu
try the roast pork with mashed potatoes or the bucket o wings with the new beers on tap. they have really reinvented themselves. it has become a great place for dates
or to watch a game and be as loud as you want.

2
★★★★★

Pete's pizza has a new look, a full bar with big screen tv's almost sports barish, loud and adult atsmophere
the service is better than ever.
they also have a new and better menu
try the roast pork with mashed potatoes or the bucket o wings with the new beers on tap. they have really reinvented themselves. it has become a great place for dates
or to watch a game and be as loud as you want.

Pros: less kids

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We've been ordering from Pete's for years; the thin crust is great, although we order it with extra sauce, the flavor is fantastic, and the price is reasonable.

2
★★★★★

We've been ordering from Pete's for years; the thin crust is great, although we order it with extra sauce, the flavor is fantastic, and the price is reasonable.

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May 8, 2005 around 2:45 P.M. recieved pizza. Delivery was prompt. The 10in stuffed pizza I orded could feed 6 people! I loved that it was a TRUE stuffed cheese pizza and not a double dough pizza, which some pizza joints claim to be their "stuffed" pizza. The taste of the pizza was very bland. There was no "zest" to the cheese or sauce. The pizza also had VERY LITTLE sauce on the pizza! This Pizza needs: MORE FLAVOR, MORE ZEST, AND MORE SAUCE! Not worth $14.90 (delivery charge included).

1
★★★☆☆

May 8, 2005 around 2:45 P.M. recieved pizza. Delivery was prompt. The 10in stuffed pizza I orded could feed 6 people! I loved that it was a TRUE stuffed cheese pizza and not a double dough pizza, which some pizza joints claim to be their "stuffed" pizza. The taste of the pizza was very bland. There was no "zest" to the cheese or sauce. The pizza also had VERY LITTLE sauce on the pizza! This Pizza needs: MORE FLAVOR, MORE ZEST, AND MORE SAUCE! Not worth $14.90 (delivery charge included).

Pros: True Stuffed pizza, prompt delivery, 10 in stuffed feeds 6

Cons: No flavor to sauce, Little sauce, No zest

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Some pizzas are great at the restaurant, but when you order them from home they arrive completely unrecognizable at your home. Pete's has home-delivery and pick up down to a science. A perfect pizza evry time and quickly. I hope that the recent change of ownership doesn't change the recipe. The sauce is what made this pizza better than most. Always order t with extra sauce!

2
★★★★★

Some pizzas are great at the restaurant, but when you order them from home they arrive completely unrecognizable at your home. Pete's has home-delivery and pick up down to a science. A perfect pizza evry time and quickly. I hope that the recent change of ownership doesn't change the recipe. The sauce is what made this pizza better than most. Always order t with extra sauce!

Pros: Fast, Inexpensive, Clean

Cons: New ownership

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I ALWAYS frequent Pete's, during the week and weekends. I cannot say how many times I have taken everyone I know who had not tried Pete's and they LOVED it! They are VERY reasonable in price, especially when it comes to dinners. For example, a rib dinner will cost around $12 and comes with a small pasta dish, salad, soup & potato! The deep dish pizza has cheese GALORE! The service was great! And the atmosphere is very comfortable, one of the reasons I like it. You can go with jeans or dressed up, this place does not judge. I would highly recommend it for the ribs (fall off the bone) and dee dish pizza~ but be warned that the deep dish takes 45 min. to bake so order some drinks & appetizers beforehand!

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★★★★★

I ALWAYS frequent Pete's, during the week and weekends. I cannot say how many times I have taken everyone I know who had not tried Pete's and they LOVED it! They are VERY reasonable in price, especially when it comes to dinners. For example, a rib dinner will cost around $12 and comes with a small pasta dish, salad, soup & potato! The deep dish pizza has cheese GALORE! The service was great! And the atmosphere is very comfortable, one of the reasons I like it. You can go with jeans or dressed up, this place does not judge. I would highly recommend it for the ribs (fall off the bone) and dee dish pizza~ but be warned that the deep dish takes 45 min. to bake so order some drinks & appetizers beforehand!

Pros: Dinners worth the $, Deep dish awesome, Comfy/family atmos.

Cons: Closes too early

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Pete's is my standby pizza and one of my favorites, yet I go here despite the service.
The thin crust pizza is great...sausage is flavorful, lots of cheese and sauce with a perfectly cooked flaky crust. Service is poor...I feel like I'm intruding when I ask for anything, it takes 15 minutes to get a drink and many times my appetizer is cold by the time I get it. However, they never compromise the pizza, as it always comes out fresh and hot. Figure on a 2 hour dinner if you eat here.

2
★★★★☆

Pete's is my standby pizza and one of my favorites, yet I go here despite the service.
The thin crust pizza is great...sausage is flavorful, lots of cheese and sauce with a perfectly cooked flaky crust. Service is poor...I feel like I'm intruding when I ask for anything, it takes 15 minutes to get a drink and many times my appetizer is cold by the time I get it. However, they never compromise the pizza, as it always comes out fresh and hot. Figure on a 2 hour dinner if you eat here.

Pros: great pizza, great sausage, heavy toppings

Cons: poor service, long time to eat

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Some of the food is good, the pizza's been good the few times I've been there but the service is horrible. Where do they get these people? I don't go there anymore and a co-worker of mine has stopped going there for the same reason. And that's the closest Italian restaurant to where she lives so it's not good.

1
★★☆☆☆

Some of the food is good, the pizza's been good the few times I've been there but the service is horrible. Where do they get these people? I don't go there anymore and a co-worker of mine has stopped going there for the same reason. And that's the closest Italian restaurant to where she lives so it's not good.

Pros: pizza's good

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The pizza is good and the rest of the food items are just okay. Also, they are expensive, so come for some pizza, but do not pay for the other food cause it is not worth it!

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★★★☆☆

The pizza is good and the rest of the food items are just okay. Also, they are expensive, so come for some pizza, but do not pay for the other food cause it is not worth it!

Pros: Friendly staff, pizza good

Cons: , other food is okay

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I started going to Pete's in the late 70's when they were just a small place. I grew up eating their pizza. After I moved to the burbs, when in town I would always pick up one to take home. I like the good sized real sausage pieces rather than just a sprinkle, just right thin crust and the flavor of the sauce. I don't need mine too fancy. I've been to a lot of popular places in Chicago & the burbs that are good but Pete's will always be a favorite of mine unless they change too much.
I live in Tx now and try to stop in whenever I visit. They don't have a clue down here. Italian beef sandwiches are hard to find as well as good tasting independent local pizza. It's not like Chicago.

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★★★★☆

I started going to Pete's in the late 70's when they were just a small place. I grew up eating their pizza. After I moved to the burbs, when in town I would always pick up one to take home. I like the good sized real sausage pieces rather than just a sprinkle, just right thin crust and the flavor of the sauce. I don't need mine too fancy. I've been to a lot of popular places in Chicago & the burbs that are good but Pete's will always be a favorite of mine unless they change too much.
I live in Tx now and try to stop in whenever I visit. They don't have a clue down here. Italian beef sandwiches are hard to find as well as good tasting independent local pizza. It's not like Chicago.

Pros: pizza, real sausage, prompt delivery

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I was born and raised in Chi-town loved anything about my fair city. and then I moved to california. but I still get back to chi every year. what is so good about pete's? THIS PLACE ROCKS!! it's just good pizza. the service is rockin,the food is way rockin, and it's just home to me. keep up the good work.

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★★★★★

I was born and raised in Chi-town loved anything about my fair city. and then I moved to california. but I still get back to chi every year. what is so good about pete's? THIS PLACE ROCKS!! it's just good pizza. the service is rockin,the food is way rockin, and it's just home to me. keep up the good work.

Pros: Crazy Tasty, umm umm good, do they fed ex?

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... Pete's, with the best thin-crust pizza I've had in many years of effortful sampling among the greats of Chicago pizza. Even if they are now part of the Suparossa chain, Pete's is what Pete's is, and that means they get two things dead right every time: the crust (crispt but just chewy enough to wrestle with a little bit) and sauce (bright, alive and tasting like it was made out of real tomatoes, with some acidic tanginess to it). Plus the delivery is quick, even for Logan Square, a good 3 miles from the restaurant. I've found my "joint" for pizza!

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★★★★★

... Pete's, with the best thin-crust pizza I've had in many years of effortful sampling among the greats of Chicago pizza. Even if they are now part of the Suparossa chain, Pete's is what Pete's is, and that means they get two things dead right every time: the crust (crispt but just chewy enough to wrestle with a little bit) and sauce (bright, alive and tasting like it was made out of real tomatoes, with some acidic tanginess to it). Plus the delivery is quick, even for Logan Square, a good 3 miles from the restaurant. I've found my "joint" for pizza!

Pros: Extraordinary crust, Super good sauce, Great delivery

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This is simply the best thin crust pizza in the city. I recently learned that Pete's was undergoing some changes, and I started to panic! My fears were put to rest when I was assured by the weathered delivery man (who has worked there for 12 years!) that the recipe shall not change. Whew!

2
★★★★★

This is simply the best thin crust pizza in the city. I recently learned that Pete's was undergoing some changes, and I started to panic! My fears were put to rest when I was assured by the weathered delivery man (who has worked there for 12 years!) that the recipe shall not change. Whew!

Pros: Great pizza, Cheap, Parking Lot

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In addition to pizza, this restaurant serves your standard, traditional Italian fare. Now, I grew up with a Sicilian grandmother who made her spaghetti sauce from scratch, using ingredients grown in her garden (tomatoes, basil, parsley, etc.). Whenever I eat Italian food, I compare the sauce to hers. Well, sorry to say this, but the sauce at Pete's isn't even close. It tastes rather bland and American. The one time I had pizza here it was forgettable, as well. If you don't mind mediocre Italian food, however, you can put together a really cheap meal here consisting of, say, a small bowl of minestrone soup with a side of spaghetti for just a couple bucks.

1
★★★☆☆

In addition to pizza, this restaurant serves your standard, traditional Italian fare. Now, I grew up with a Sicilian grandmother who made her spaghetti sauce from scratch, using ingredients grown in her garden (tomatoes, basil, parsley, etc.). Whenever I eat Italian food, I compare the sauce to hers. Well, sorry to say this, but the sauce at Pete's isn't even close. It tastes rather bland and American. The one time I had pizza here it was forgettable, as well. If you don't mind mediocre Italian food, however, you can put together a really cheap meal here consisting of, say, a small bowl of minestrone soup with a side of spaghetti for just a couple bucks.

Pros: Good parking, Large dining room

Cons: So-so food, Only open evenings

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BEST SAUCE IN ALL OF CHICAGO. A TRUE THIN CRUST WITH TASTE (NOT LIKE CARDBOARD).
THESE TWO THINGS ARE WHAT MAKE A GREAT PIZZA. TOPPINGS ARE AN ADDED BONUS. REAL SAUSAGE NOT A BALL OF GREASE.ALL TOPPINGS
SEAM FRESH AND I LOVE THE SWEET ONIONS.

2
★★★★★

BEST SAUCE IN ALL OF CHICAGO. A TRUE THIN CRUST WITH TASTE (NOT LIKE CARDBOARD).
THESE TWO THINGS ARE WHAT MAKE A GREAT PIZZA. TOPPINGS ARE AN ADDED BONUS. REAL SAUSAGE NOT A BALL OF GREASE.ALL TOPPINGS
SEAM FRESH AND I LOVE THE SWEET ONIONS.

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Whenever I order a pizza, it's from Pete's. They make a great thin-crust pie and the ingredients are always good, especially the sausage. Be careful of getting garlic on your pizza though, because they use the raw kind and it's over-powering, even for garlic lovers. I also like collecting my 20 coupons for a free pizza.

2
★★★★☆

Whenever I order a pizza, it's from Pete's. They make a great thin-crust pie and the ingredients are always good, especially the sausage. Be careful of getting garlic on your pizza though, because they use the raw kind and it's over-powering, even for garlic lovers. I also like collecting my 20 coupons for a free pizza.

Pros: Thin-crust

Cons: Raw garlic

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Though more popular for delivery and takeout than dine-in service, Pete's has a simple, spacious, cafeteria-like dining room with a tile floor and hunter-green booths. Thin-crust pizza is the specialty here; the crust is…

 

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