Welp, another post street teaming pizza for me and Dawn, just us so no pics, you know what we look like.
John's Pizzeria Ristorante and Lounge
John’s is old school in all the best ways. While they do deliver, in my opinion the best way to consume their pizza is at their actual location in one of the three rooms; a more traditional diner, a nicer dining room, or a more basic bar area. (Personally, my favorite is the dining room though be warned that many families decide to host rather large group dinners back there. Whether you decide to eat on site or at home, my recommendation is to order whichever pizza you choose with their double dough crust. I am not a deep dish person, but I am very much a lover of all things crust, so this double dose of goodness hits the spot every time. It’s not your typical Chicago pizza, but it’s one of my favorites in the city. —Jim Kopeny / Tankboy
John's Pizzeria Ristorante and Lounge is located at 2104 N. Western Ave.
I was very charmed with the dining room, very old-timey. And I did order the double dough crust but the waitress didn't hear that part, so we just got a regular thin crust pizza. Il est okay. This crust is not blistery or bready or cornbready, this is the kind of crust you get on a typical takeout pizza. Sort of like a thick cracker, you know? This kind of pizza cut up into squares is the kind we used to get all when I was a kid, so it's the pizza I grew up on. And I generally like pizza, so it did the job. But. I would have liked to have tasted that double dough crust, but I wasn't so impressed that I would go back? With fourteen more of Chicago's best pizzas to go.