Review: Pat’s Pizza (South Loop)

Like steakhouses, there is no shortage of pizza places in Chicago. Lou Malnati’s, Gino’s East, Giordano’s, and more. Amidst all the greats, we wanted to highlight another bright spot that has played a big role in satisfying our pizza needs.

Wesley’s first discovered Pat’s Pizza when it was catered at work. It was a beef and giardiniera thin crust pizza, he recalls, and it was delicious.

Pat’s is family-owned and you can tell they take a great amount of pride in their food by the way they treat their patrons. Any time we’ve ordered some take-out from Pat’s, we have always been greeted with a smile and we are always asked if we want crushed red pepper or extra parmesan cheese. We’ve ordered from Pat’s a number of times and we have never had any issues with receiving the wrong items or anything like that.

Additionally, when ordering on the phone we are always given an amount of time, usually 20 minutes, and we’ve never had to wait longer than that (which would be understandable depending on how busy they may be).

Pat’s is setup primarily for to-go orders, as there is simply a small waiting area on the inside before the take-out counter. Despite having pizza in its name, Pat’s also served sandwiches and pastas.

Pizza

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Price-wise, Pat’s is right on par with the other pizza restaurants in the area. The thin crust pizza is very good–we typically order a 16″ pepperoni, mushroom and extra sauce. They always honor our request for extra sauce which we appreciate. If you are adventurous and don’t mind a little heat, try the ground beef and giardiniera–Wesley’s first true love.

Pasta

Pasta portions range from $12-$20 depending on what meats/seafood you choose to include. My go-to is from the “Create-your-own” section: Angel hair pasta with pesto sauce at $10.

Another winning choice and Wesley’s go-to is the Fettucine Alfredo with chicken.
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The Fettucine Alfredo with chicken is $15.50, and all pasta comes with garlic bread and your choice of soup or salad.

Pictured above: Salad with ranch, Minestrone soup

Wes notes that the soup was good and that they told him at Pat’s it was homemade.

The price of this pasta may seem a little high, but considering what you get with it and the fact that one entre lasts us at least 2 meals, we think it’s a pretty good deal.

If you’re in the area and looking for some good Italian eats, we encourage you to give Pat’s a try–it’s not just the food that contributes to its success, but the customer service too.

Check out Pat’s Pizza on the web.

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