Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Wednesday, April 24

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr

« Escape the Everyday at Cafe 676 Paddy Long's Pig Roast »

Restaurant Tue Aug 17 2010

Pizza at its Finest

pizza.JPGSince moving to Chicago three years ago I've been in search for good Neapolitan pizza. I was spoiled in St. Paul with Punch Pizza and have been trying to find a replacement in my new city. There are plenty of good pizza places in Chicago - Piece, Art of Pizza, Cafe Luigi - but nothing beats the fresh ingredients, chewy crust and wonderfully gooey-ness of Neapolitan pizza.

I can't tell you how happy I was to have found Nella Pizzeria in Lincoln Park a couple of months ago - the food is great, people are friendly and the atmosphere is fun. This Italian-style pizza is made with the freshest ingredients - San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil - and cooked for 90 seconds in a wood-fired oven heated up to 1000 degrees.

Punch is still (and probably always will be) my favorite, but Nella is a close second. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Nella Pizzeria
2423 North Clark Street

*Photo by Aaron Landry

GB store
GB store

Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
Read this feature »

GB store



Drive-Thru on Flickr

Join the Drive-Thru Flickr Pool.

About Drive-Thru

Drive-Thru is the food and drink section of Gapers Block, covering the city's vibrant dining, drinking and cooking scene. More...
Please see our submission guidelines.

Editor: Robyn Nisi,
Drive-Thru staff inbox:



 Subscribe in a reader.

GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15