Piece Brewery and Pizzeria

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Details
1927 W North Ave (btwn Elk Grove Ave & Damen Ave)
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-4422
Pizza, Brewery
$ $
Hours
Mon–Wed: 11:00 AM–10:30 PM Thu: 11:00 AM–11:00 PM Fri–Sat: 11:00 AM–12:30 AM Sun: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM

In a city known for deep-dish, Chicagoans long ago learned how to give Wicker Park brewery and pizzeria Piece a chance (“Pizza is good for you!”). Owner Bill Jacobs had already started, sold, and made Piece with moving beyond the successful Windy City bagel family business they sold in 1999 (you’d say “rest in Piece,” but after his pizza success with Piece, he’s actually now back into bagels too!) three years before this New Haven homeboy ventured into pizza in 2002.

The haters protested, but they were soon at Piece eating this New Haven-style joint’s thin-crust red, plain (no mozz), and white (plain crust brushed with olive oil, diced garlic, and mozz) pizzas, all of which get at least a small Piece of Parmigiano-Reggiano, oregano, and olive oil. Ingredients. You can have a classic New Haven pie with fresh tomatoes or clams (of course), and, in some kind of pan-New Haven Piece accord, there’s also a nod to Bru Room at Bar’s signature mashed potato pizza (No. 61). Is it puzzling to see chips and salsa and warm spinach and tomato dip on the menu? Sure, but having brought quality New Haven-style pies to Chicago and bought out his lease so he can do so for years to come, Jacobs has brought Piece of mind to Windy City denizens, and delivery to boot.

Piece out.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

Foursquare Tips

  • The crispy pies hold a lot of weight, so after you choose your pizza stylered, white or New Haven plainstart picking toppings. (If youre really going New Havenstyle, try one with clams and bacon.)
  • Pick up a growler of Camel Toe. Also make sure you currently don't have a camel toe.
  • Try the top heavy heffe weizen beer
  • Pizza? Is there a pizza over here? My eyes are totally focused on the beers brewed here... oh these beers. Award winnings from all around the world! Come for the pizza. Stay for the beer!
  • As seen on The Real World: Chicago. Brave the karaoke night on Thursdays, or head in early in the week to sample the great brews made on premises alongside New Havenstyle thin-crust pizzas.
  • De las mejores pizzas de mi vida!
  • Two things keep this place from going the route of sports-bar-beer-bong culture: excellent house brews and expertly executed pizzas.
  • This place gets rowdy! Behave yourself. #DontBlowIt
  • Piece pizza is AWESOME. Large delicious pie! Say hi to Ryan!
  • Boston owned & I love it!! Feel @ home w/ Sweet Caroline playing on Saturday night! Go BoSox!!
  • This super-thin crust pizza is covered in red sauce, topped with goat chili, pickled green peppers and cheddar, sprinkled with Stephanie Izard's "goat spice" and drizzled with sour cream.
  • People line up to try the New Haven style thin-crust pizzas with red or white sauce, piled high with an enormous list of toppings: mashed potatoes, artichoke hearts, broccoli, clams, and meatballs.
  • Bring your stretchy pants.
  • Literally the best pizza ever. I take all of my out of town friends here. Get the spinach dip and the chocolate cake too.
  • Worrying ale = no worries
  • Red with pepperoni and banana peppers. Boom.
  • it sounds crazy... but clams on pizza is delish!!! throw some garlic on there and make sure you have some mints in your pocket!
  • No matter which pizza you get, wash it down with a Camel Toe.
  • Great pizza and beer. We had our wedding rehearsal dinner in the pit it was so relaxed!
  • I like the Dark-N-Curvy.