What’s that smelt? Oh yeah, it’s great pizza.

Anyone that watches the eating channels has probably seen Vito and Nick’s being pimped by Guy Fieri or whoever.  It is one of the few places that deserves TV time.  Here are a few reasons why:

1. My first visit with the DollardNSense Lady resulted in us crushing an entire large in less than 10 minutes, so it must have been pretty good.  We took her whole family back and it confirmed that, yes, this is really good pizza and causes instant cravings.

2. It’s what real old-school locals think of when they think “Chicago” pizza.  Thin crust.  Don’t let any national talking head tell you anything different.  Plus, the prices are good and they have ground beef and giardinera as toppings.

3. Old Style drafts are $1.50 and very fresh.  I actually have an “Old Style Quantity Poured” theory.  Basically, if you go to a place where a bunch of townies drink a lot of Old Style, it’s going to taste pretty good (see Wrigley Field or Esquire Lounge in Champaign, IL).  Otherwise, not so much.

4. Then there’s this:.  Yes, all you can eat Smelts on Fridays.

All in all, it’s worth a drive down to 84th street.  The service is a little slow and, for some reason, the bartender wasn’t able to serve a diet coke even though the server could, but it’s the best thin crust I’ve had so far in the city.


About markdollardrealty

Mark has built a reputation as a responsive and dedicated broker who uses his market expertise and extensive background in finance to identify and close on prime opportunities for his clients. As a multi-year top-producing agent at a boutique real estate firm, he brings an unparalleled level of experience, skills, and customer service to real estate transactions. Whether working with a first-time condo buyer or selling a multi-million dollar investment property, Mark strives to understand each client's unique needs and leads them confidently through all aspects of what is often a complex process. Constantly looking at the long-term benefits, Mark educates his clients with their future in mind, and remains a trusted advisor long after any single transaction has closed.
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1 Response to What’s that smelt? Oh yeah, it’s great pizza.

  1. Paul says:

    Oh Esquire Old Style. How I have missed you…

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