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Chicago’s Best Pizza of 2016

September 15, 2016

Aurelio’s sausage pizza was recently named one of the best pizza’s in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune.

“Pizza is a contentious topic in Chicago, with as many locals hating on deep-dish as there are tourists eating it. We, however, don’t discriminate. There’s great pizza of all shapes and sizes in this city — you just have to know where to look. After trying dozens of pies and slices, we’ve compiled a list of the best: thin-crust, medium-crust, deep-dish and more. We’ll be adding a new pizza every day in September, so check back … and get eating.”

Aurelio’s Pizza has 42 locations in six states, but a trip to the flagship restaurant in Homewood seems special. The current cavernous digs date to 1976, but the restaurant got its start in the south suburb even earlier — 1959 — and some of the deck pizza ovens in the “new” space go back to the early 1960s. Regulars put great faith in them, and I can see why. The crust on a sausage and cheese pizza requested from an “old oven” was golden and crisp, a lovely textural contrast to the melted cheese, sausage chunks and Aurelio’s distinctively sweet tomato sauce. Peppers, as pictured, are a fine complement to the sausage if you’re in the mood. $17.75 for a medium. 18162 Harwood Ave., Homewood, 708-798-8050, www.aureliospizza.com.”

Read the full article here!

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