Chicago Pizza Tour

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Chicago, US
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Embark on a mouthwatering adventure through the streets of Chicago with the exciting Chicago Pizza Tour. Let your taste buds be tantalized as you indulge in the city's best pizza, guided by a local expert. Discover the secrets behind ingredient selection and baking techniques as you sample slices from historic pizzerias. From the iconic deep dish pizza to the thin crust tavern style, this tour will take you off the beaten path into diverse neighborhoods, showcasing the diversity of Chicago's pizza culture. Explore iconic locations such as the Magnificent Mile, Grant Park, Lincoln Park, United Center, Wrigleyville, and Wicker Park, each offering their own unique pizza experiences. By the end of this unforgettable tour, you'll not only be stuffed with delicious pizza, but you'll also have a newfound appreciation for the role pizza plays in Chicago's rich culinary heritage.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-9 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Taste the best pizza in Chicago
  • Learn the science behind pizza baking
  • Explore off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods
  • Experience the fusion of flavors in Chicago's pizza
  • Immerse in Chicago's pizza culture
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minicoach
  • Four slices of pizza
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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The Chicago Pizza Tour offers an unforgettable experience for food lovers and pizza enthusiasts alike. Join this unique bus-guided tour and embark on a mouthwatering journey through Chicago's vibrant neighborhoods, where you'll sample the city's finest pizzas. Led by a local guide, you'll not only indulge in delicious slices from historic pizzerias but also gain insight into the art and science behind crafting these flavorful creations. Discover the secrets of ingredient selection, baking techniques, and the cultural significance of pizza in the Windy City. It's a chance to immerse yourself in Chicago's culinary heritage and savor the iconic dish that has become a part of its rich culture.

What to Expect?

During the Chicago Pizza Tour, you can expect a delightful adventure that spans a total duration of 210 minutes. The tour includes six stops at renowned pizza establishments throughout the city's diverse neighborhoods. From deep-dish masterpieces to thin-crust tavern-style pies, each stop offers a unique experience. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating stories about the history of pizza and its impact on Chicago's food scene. Prepare to indulge in a variety of flavors and textures as you taste the best pizzas in town and discover what sets each slice apart.

Who is This For?

The Chicago Pizza Tour is designed for everyone seeking an authentic culinary experience in the heart of Chicago. Whether you're a local looking to discover hidden gems or a visitor eager to explore the city's food culture, this tour is perfect for pizza enthusiasts of all ages. From families and groups of friends to solo travelers, anyone with a passion for delicious food and a desire to learn about the local pizza scene will thoroughly enjoy this tour. Come with an empty stomach and an open mind, ready to indulge in the culinary delights that await you.

Why Book This?

Immerse yourself in Chicago's vibrant food culture and embark on a pizza adventure like no other. The Chicago Pizza Tour stands out as a must-book experience for several reasons. Firstly, it offers the opportunity to taste a wide range of pizza styles, from the iconic deep-dish to lesser-known regional favorites, ensuring a diverse and exciting culinary journey. Additionally, with a knowledgeable local guide leading the way, you'll gain valuable insights into the art and science behind crafting Chicago's delicious pizzas. From understanding ingredient selection to witnessing baking techniques firsthand, this tour provides a deep appreciation for the craft and culture that surrounds pizza in the city. Not only will you enjoy mouthwatering slices, but you'll also leave with a newfound understanding of why pizza holds such a special place in Chicago's culinary heritage.

Good to Know

Before embarking on the Chicago Pizza Tour, it's essential to note a few details to maximize your experience. The tour's total duration is approximately 210 minutes, giving you ample time to savor each stop. The meeting point is inside Pizano's Pizza, conveniently located near Millennium Park on Madison Street. This tour ensures inclusivity and welcomes participants of all dietary preferences. Whether you're a meat lover, vegetarian, or vegan, there are pizza options available to suit your tastes. Don't forget to bring your appetite and wear comfortable shoes, as you'll be exploring different neighborhoods on foot. Get ready to satisfy your cravings, expand your pizza knowledge, and create unforgettable memories on the Chicago Pizza Tour.


Past participants of the Chicago Pizza Tour have raved about their experiences. Customers have praised the knowledgeable and engaging tour guides who shared fascinating stories and insights into Chicago's pizza culture. Many were impressed by the diversity of pizza styles encountered throughout the tour, with each slice offering a unique and delicious flavor profile. Travelers loved exploring different neighborhoods, discovering hidden gems, and supporting local businesses. Participants also appreciated the tour's inclusivity, offering options for various dietary restrictions. Overall, reviews highlight the Chicago Pizza Tour as a must-do experience, combining culinary delights, cultural immersion, and a whole lot of fun.

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  • You can book at any time before the event

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

The Magnificent Mile

Settle in at Pizano's Pizza a culturally significant pizzeria with family ties to the creation of the deep dish pizza back in 1943.

Admission Included

Grant Park

Just steps from Grant Park, Flo & Santo's features Chicago thin crust tavern style pizza. Since Flo was the Polish grandma and Santo was the Italian grandpa, this menu is a fusion of both flavors.

Admission Included

Lincoln Park

Enjoy one of the local favorites off the beaten path in Lincoln Park. Pequod's has been a local legend since 1971 famous for their burnt cheese caramelized crust with the sweet sauce.

Admission Included

United Center

Getting pizza in West Town can only mean one thing, Coalfire. Savor these coal forged pies that bake at temps that exceed 1000 degrees just steps from the United Center in Chicago.

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Up on the north side means you are in Cubs territory and the best pizza near the stadium is Coalfire's 2nd location on Southport. Enjoy some of the best pizza in Chicago in one of the best neighborhoods the city has to offer.

Admission Included

Wicker Park

Piece Pizza was one of the first non regional styles to set up in the Chicago neighborhoods. Their New Haven style pies have been enjoyed on the tour ever since we opened and is always a fan favorite.

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This exceeded my expectations, and I was hoping for a great time! John was an excellent guide who knows A LOT of interesting pizza history. He made the adventure fun and relaxed. I ate all that I could eat and loved every bite. Def recommendation. Even if you live in the Chicago area, you'll learn so much about pizza history and the families (and machines) that make it famous.


Awesome tour! Highly recommend. Be warned, it's a lot of Pizza. First time I ever had the Pizza sweats. Definitely take the bus tour.


John Porter was an awesome guide. He has an incredible knowledge of pizza and the history of pizza in Chicago. We had pizza at 4 restaurants, trying multiple styles and toppings at each. We even got to tour the kitchen and see the ovens at 2 restaurants. One of the best tours we’ve ever taken in any city. We also made some friends and met amazing people on the tour (both locals and tourists like us).


It’s been over a week since I went on this tour and I think about the pizza I ate every day, like I can’t get it out of my head. The tour guide had so much to talk about and everyone was free to join the conversation, it was very chill. Highly recommend


Great pizza tour! John our guide was amazing! So much pizza knowledge! Additionally it was nice that we got to taste different types of pizza. All delish and would visit the places again. Also nice that they were able to accommodate for a vegetarian. Thank you!


My family and I are locals and had an amazing time! We felt taken care of from the get go. The pizza stops were all unique and different, and the history/facts added so much life to the tour. Highly recommend!!


We were able to schedule a tour with Jon at our convenience. He was very accommodating. The level of energy and knowledge he puts into the whole event is phenomenal. We were a group of nine and had a great time, laughed a lot, learned pizza and Chicago history and ate the best pizza we have ever had - all from different perspectives. I highly recommend Chicago Pizza Tours.


It was an awesome tour. Our tour guide, James, was absolutely fantastic. He made sure the timing of all stops were perfect. The food was hot and ready for us the moment we arrived. The places we went to were top-notch. As visitors from Omaha, this tour was fabulous and highly recommend!


It was ok. Didn’t go to the pizza shops it said it would (no pequids?) A little dissapointing. James was a good tour guide.


A must do! Very entertaining tour guide and yummy eats! My teenage boy ate too his hearts content. His favorite being the smore pizza, of course. I especially enjoyed the first and last stop. My tween daughter enjoyed the Mexican soda. There was something for everybody!
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2024-05-26 04:47