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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 November 2015

My wife and I had a great time on this tour last week. Jonathan was great. Pizza was awesome and the city tour information was an added benefit. Would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Robert was a wealth of knowledge, not only of the Chicago pizza scene but of the history of Chicago overall. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great tour but be prepared to eat plenty of pizza, so dont have breakfast lol. Our tour guide Robert was fantastic he had lots of information about the city and lots also about the different Pizza establisments we were going to. We also met some really nice people on this tour as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide, Danny, was outstanding in every respect. He was knowledgeable about pizza and r
The city as well. He addressed all by name which was impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Mitch and Billikay Hartson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent food and a great tour guide! So glad we went on this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had the time of our life. Jonathan was the best. I am missing me some
Chicago pizza already. I went on other tours while there yet Jonathan had the best and most informative knowledge. I guess you can say he made the tour.

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.

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