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  • Location:Chicago, Illinois
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Behind-the-Scenes Chicago Pizza Tour by Coach

Get an exclusive view inside four famous Chicago pizzerias on this 3.5-hour tour and enjoy delicious slices at each! With your small group by mini-coach, go beyond the well-known pizza shops and dive into the neighborhoods where the true locals eat. Because of your guide's relationship with the chefs, you’ll get an inside look at the kitchens and witness the pizza-making process at certain locations.

Not only will you try the famed Chicago-style (deep-dish) pizza, but you'll also sample tavern-style (thin-crust) and Neapolitan (coal oven) pizza, too!


  • Small-group guided Chicago pizza tour
  • Explore four Chicago neighborhoods to see where the locals dine
  • Get a behind-the-scenes view of the kitchens and see how the pizza is made
  • Savor four pizza samples including Chicago-style, tavern-style, artisanal and Neapolitan pizza
  • Enjoy informative historical commentary on pizza making in Chicago
  • Transport by mini-coach to each stop

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What You Can Expect

Behind-the-Scenes Chicago Pizza Tour by Coach

Behind-the-Scenes Chicago Pizza Tour

Get an in-depth look at the Chicago food culture as your mini-coach takes you to each stop on this pizza tour ! With your local guide, dive into four Chicago neighborhoods, possibly including the Lincoln Park, Ravenswood, and West Town, and sample Chicago's famed pizza. Enjoy deep-dish and tavern-style (thin-crust) pizza, as well as Neapolitan pizza, which is wood burned and traditionally made with mozzarella and tomato.

Not only will you get a full slice of pizza at each place, but you’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at the kitchens where all the magic happens! Listen to the chefs as they describe the passion and craftsmanship that goes into every pizza. In between tastings, your guide will tell you interesting facts about pizza making in the great city of Chicago.

You’ll visit four of the following top Chicago pizzerias:
  • Pizano's Pizza and Pasta - traditional deep-dish pizza
  • Coalfire - the first coal oven pizza joint in Chicago
  • Spacca Napoli Pizzeria - Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN)-certified Neapolitan pizza
  • redFLAME Pizzeria - the only grilled pizza in Chicago!
  • Italian Fiesta Pizzeria- Obama's favorite home-town pizza
  • Pequod's Pizza – deep-dish pan pizza
  • Apart Pizza - Northern Italian-inspired artisanal pizza
  • Flo & Santos - South Side tavern-style pizza
  • Gino's East – deep-dish pizza with cornmeal crust

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Yummy! Great variety of tastes. Tour guide was very informative. Great descriptions of what to expect before we got to each stop. Lots of fun! We would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a wonderful tour of 4 different pizza restaurants in which we were able to sample the different pizza specialties. Our guide was fantastic, and his knowledge of pizza and Chicago was boundless. We also enjoyed our guide's humor. We would highly recommend this tour for all pizza lovers!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great pizza and great fun! Our guide, Jonathan, did an excellent job. Very informative and entertaining.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour. Highly recommend it to anyone who likes pizza. It also provides a great sightseeing opportunity for parts of Chicago that are off the tourist track.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

As someone who has been to Chicago on many occasions, I normally hit the same pizza spots when i come to town. I liked this tour because I was able to go a couple of new spots that I probably would never go to when I come to town. Upon meeting, we were given a bit of history on Chicago pizza....some fun facts that I was unaware of.......Our pizza tour was mixed, in that depending on which restaurant we stopped at, we were either sampling deep dish, thin crust or both (four restaurants in total). The transportation was also very comfortable for this 3.5 hour tour....while we were being transported to the different restaurants for the samplings, we were getting a tour along the way....so that also made the tour fun. Overall, if you like sampling pizza with a fun tour guide, I recommend this fun tour....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great tour! Awesome pizza! Good way to learn about the history of Chicago pizza

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

GREAT TOUR! Best I have had so far. Danny, our guide, was amazing. Great sample of different types of pizza from around Chicago and we learned a lot about the various areas. Very entertaining.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great great great time our tour guide Danny was the best part with his wealth of knowledge.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Danny, our guide, was phenomenal. His knowledge of the city and of the establishments we visited was great, as was his sense of humor. The pizza was so delicious, and each restaurant was very different from the last. A great time, I'd love to do it again with a group of friends. We live just outside Chicago and have great pizza in our area too, but being driven around the city into different neighborhoods and not having to worry about parking was a relief and a gift. Thank you for the fun afternoon.

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