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    Post #1 - November 10th, 2019, 4:35 pm
    Post #1 - November 10th, 2019, 4:35 pm Post #1 - November 10th, 2019, 4:35 pm
    Bob's landed at #14 on Chicago Magazine's recent update of the city's top pizza's about as quietly as its storefront announces itself on side street in Pilsen. I've been twice since the announcement, both times Saturday nights, and it's been less than half-full each time; they're still offering a BOGO pizza deal on weeknights.

    The pizza style is of no specific derivation--it's closest analogue is probably Domino's or Papa John's, which I say not to critique but simply to offer the closer approximation of the appearance and eating experience. (Though the pizza size is much closer to Dante's.) Ingredients seem to be its trademark: beer is used in the crust; the cheese blend has Swiss and Parmesan. There's a pickle pizza.

    When this pizza is on, it's really great--hardly elegant, but flavorful and balanced. Scarfable. But "on" is not a given: twice now I've gotten overcooked pies, torching the balance on the pie. We're not sure if we're going to give them another chance.

    Bob's Pizza
    1659 W 21st St
    Chicago, IL 60608
  • Post #2 - June 22nd, 2020, 4:02 pm
    Post #2 - June 22nd, 2020, 4:02 pm Post #2 - June 22nd, 2020, 4:02 pm
    This has been on my list since it opened March 2019. Bob is a friend.

    I finally decided I would drive over to Pilsen tonight and low and behold there is now an Old Town Location a few blocks away.

    The pizza is great.

    The sauce is lovely and it came with a crispness that I prefer.

    I will order again when I am not making my own.

    Pics at the link.

    Bob's Pizza-- Delivery or Takeout Only
    Old Town
    1510 N Lasalle Drive
    Chicago, Il 60610
    M-Th 4pm-10pm
    Friday 4 pm-11 pm
    Sat 11am-11pm
    Sun 11 am-10pm
    Ava-"If you get down and out, just get in the kitchen and bake a cake."- Jean Strickland

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