Two new delivery-only pizza spots open in Chicago
In a pizza town like Chicago, there will always be room for more pies. New to the scene this month are two wildly different concepts that are only available to go: Ruth’s Handmade Pizza and Bill’s Original Tavern Pizza.
If you’re craving something over-the-top indulgent (who isn’t right now?), Ruth’s delivers with buttery deep-dish pies that are loaded with toppings. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Bill’s is an homage to the tavern-style greats on Chicago’s South Side. Take a closer look at both pizzerias and plan your next delivery order accordingly.
Bill’s Original Tavern Pizza
What you need to know: Named for RPM Restaurant partner Bill Rancic (a.k.a. Giuliana’s husband), this carryout- and delivery-only pizzeria is operating out of RPM Seafood. Rancic and business partner Kelly Clancy both grew up on Chicago’s South Side and have fond memories of digging into pies from iconic spots like Fox’s and Aurelio’s. Their new-school homage to tavern-style pizza is crafted with a crispy thin crust that’s cut into squares.
The menu: There are eight pies to choose from that range from classic (Italian sausage) to funky (buffalo chicken), or you can make your own creation with a laundry list of toppings. Plus, gluten-free diners have the option to sub in a cauliflower crust. Rounding out the menu are a handful of indulgent appetizers, salads and sandwiches. For dessert, your choice of Italian lemon ice, chocolate chip cookies or hand-dipped cannoli.