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Mac / December 12, 2007 10:20 AM

Tomatos, garlic, ham, and bacon, please.

spence / December 12, 2007 10:30 AM

prosciutto, green olives, vinegar

Jasmine / December 12, 2007 10:36 AM

Prosciutto, anchovies, tomato, buffalo mozzarella.

Olive / December 12, 2007 10:38 AM

tomatoes, basil (lots of basil, not just three pieces), buffalo mozzarella, and garlic

JJHunsecker / December 12, 2007 11:27 AM

Winter: potatoes, parmigiano, and rosemary. Or tomatoes, mushrooms, mozzarella, and parmigiano.

Summer: Mozzarella and squash blossoms, if you can find them. Otherwise, tomato, mozzarella, and parmigiano.

In Italy, not here: prosciutto and maybe an egg.

Never: Pineapple (misplaced). Those weird slices of peperoni that bead up with grease in the oven (unsightly, stimultes gag response).

zoenotcool / December 12, 2007 11:28 AM

50% pepperoni, 50% onion, black olives, green pepper, mushrooms and tomato. Please. Is it lunchtime yet?

pantagrapher / December 12, 2007 11:29 AM

Sausage, goat cheese & garlic.

printdude / December 12, 2007 11:41 AM

Canadian Bacon+Pinapple,

But if you are ordering from damenzo's, I'll take the Sausage. + Anchovies

karen / December 12, 2007 11:59 AM


and only cheese.

Mikey / December 12, 2007 12:07 PM

Any combination of pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, olives, onions, basil leaves, tomatoes, mushrooms (and recently introduced to me by some Southsiders--even some giardiniera)...

Anchovies, as a personal preference, hell no...

Meanwhile, the pizza snob in me screams that pineapple, chicken and any other such novelties have no place on a Chicago pie...

JAH / December 12, 2007 12:07 PM

Pepperoni, onions and jalapenos. Preferably thin crust from Ranalli's

Carrie / December 12, 2007 12:20 PM

Mushrooms, green peppers, garlic, spinach or broccoli

If I’m at Piece, I like to get garlic and mashed potatoes. Delish!

Veronica / December 12, 2007 12:22 PM

Sausage. Always sausage.

fluffy / December 12, 2007 12:33 PM

black olives and garlic.
I like thin crust and simple pizza.

JasonB / December 12, 2007 12:41 PM

dead hookers.

...and pineapple.

d / December 12, 2007 12:42 PM

Tuna and red onions. It's delicious. I wish more pizza places offered this combo.

skafiend / December 12, 2007 12:46 PM

Probably easier to say what I DON'T want:

Anchovies. Pineapple. Potatoes. Some sort of fish.

Other than that, anything goes.

Side note No. 1: I used to love The Art of Pizza's "Meaty Delight (which sounds sort of risque), but it's gone downhill recently.

Side note No. 2: My new favorite pizza place is Apart Pizza which recently opened a new branch near me at Broadway and Bryn Mawr. Their pizza list kicks much ass...

skafiend / December 12, 2007 12:47 PM

When I said 'some sort of fish" I knew anchovies were fish... just meant any large fish. Carry on...

Val / December 12, 2007 1:29 PM

Taco pizza is the best invention since cotton balls.

whitney / December 12, 2007 1:30 PM

spinach, mushrooms and andouille sausage mmm.

snuh / December 12, 2007 2:05 PM

spinach & black olives... you callin' pequods?

milena / December 12, 2007 2:15 PM

mushrooms and onions on "pan" crust--not too crunchy and not to thick, i want to tate the toppings!

d. / December 12, 2007 2:33 PM

i'm not picky. i like lots of stuff on my pizza. during the summer i like margherita pizza; maybe something more filling during the winter.

i'm trying to think of the weirdest pizza topping ever. but i can't think of any.

one time i made a bbq chicken pizza with a light bbq sauce, chicken, mozzarella, red onions, asparagus. the key is not to overcrowd it with toppings, no matter how much you want to!

irisheyes / December 12, 2007 2:34 PM

Canadian bacon, pineapple and jalepenos. Yum

roderick / December 12, 2007 3:02 PM

Whoa whoa whoa, we got us some fancy toppings here.

Sausage, mushrooms, spinach, and onions, please.

Mindy / December 12, 2007 3:50 PM

sausage and pepperoni. maybe onions.

Shylo / December 12, 2007 5:38 PM

Vegan mozzarella, broccoli, black olives, mushrooms, and caramelized onions. Oh, and artichoke hearts.

Robyn / December 12, 2007 5:59 PM

Spinach, or Fresh tomato and basil.

One thing that NO ONE in Chicago tops their pizza with is HAMBURGER. I'm from Nebraska and we love hamburger on our pizza. :(

p / December 12, 2007 6:01 PM

what in the fucking hell? obviously most people didn't understand the question- i'm pretty sure you get your ass kicked for trying to order most of that nonsense. mine'll be sausage, thanks. jesus...

leelah / December 12, 2007 6:11 PM

Olives. Black, green, kalamata...

I'll also throw on artichoke hearts, ricotta, mushrooms or pineapple, but that's about it.

Steven / December 12, 2007 6:49 PM


SR / December 12, 2007 9:35 PM

cheese. just cheese.

sam b / December 12, 2007 9:53 PM


lovely, biblical myrrh.

and half ghost of xmas past.

Carlotta / December 12, 2007 10:00 PM

pepperoni and/or mushrooms

jennifer / December 12, 2007 11:08 PM

spinach, freshly sliced tomato, black olives, mushroom.

light on the cheese. sprinkle of oregano. delicious!

Brian / December 12, 2007 11:46 PM

Cheese and sausage.

Mac / December 13, 2007 12:23 AM

@ Val:
Taco Pizza = Hell Yes!

David / December 13, 2007 2:50 AM

I'd like broccoli, spinach, green peppers and mushrooms with soy cheese, please.

charlie / December 13, 2007 6:47 AM

Uma Thurman

Dutch101 / December 13, 2007 9:19 AM

Sausage and black olive, from Burt's in Morton Grove, please.

Though JAH has a good one too, pepperoni, onion and jalapeño.

jasmine / December 13, 2007 9:53 AM

If I'm eating with my vegetarian friends, usually just cheese or cheese and mushroom.

If I'm eating alone or with my carnivorous parents, extra cheese, extra sauce, sausage, green peppers, onions and mushrooms.

m / December 13, 2007 10:20 AM

truffles!!! (mushrooms, not chocolate)

or sausage, green peppers, onion, and spinach.

printdude / December 13, 2007 10:35 AM

Today's pizza:

I would like sliced beef and giardinera, please.

Nuke LaLoosh / December 13, 2007 11:43 AM

I'm partial to the way they do the "Fiorentio" at Coalfire:

"mozzarella topped with tomato sauce, layered with hot calabrese salami & roasted red peppers," it is served on a perfectly-balanced crisp/chewy crust after having been baked in an 800 degree coalfire oven.

Hal / December 13, 2007 11:46 AM

Spinach, Pepperoni, Feta cheese. Mmmm.

Justin / December 13, 2007 1:53 PM

Black olive, artichoke, spinach, garlic, no cheese.

Cheryl / December 13, 2007 3:30 PM

Pizza Marguerite from Apart Pizza, Montrose and Lincoln.

wash dc / December 13, 2007 10:21 PM

i miss piece and pequods. mmmmmm.

printdude / December 14, 2007 9:13 AM

on Today's pizza:
Pepperoni, sauasage, bacon, hamburger, garlic, onion, + jalepeños.

Don't forget my RC cola today!

graumach / December 14, 2007 10:39 AM

Coconut, please. And sparkles.

But forget about a pizza. I'm gonna go out at lunchtime and roam river North looking for that lost $5000 yuppie dog. But I suspect everyone in Cabrini Green's already way on top of that, already.

Oldsox / October 19, 2008 5:11 AM

Toppings added in this order:
Tomato Puree, mozzarella cheese, extra hot calabrese salami sliced as thinly as possible (this stops the pizza from being greasy), capsicum, onion, garlic, oregano.

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