Grab Your Next Slice at These Family Pizza Spots Near Skokie

From thin crust to deep dish, these North suburban area pizza joints deliver on taste.

Deep dish, thin crust, stuffed crust, wood-fired. No matter how you slice it, here are our favorite Skokie area pizza joints deliver on taste.

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Barnaby’s of Niles

What sound does a Barnaby’s pizza make? Crunch, crunch, crunch. Thanks to its famous thin and crispy corn meal dusted crust, when you take a bite, the sound is actually audible (a great sign in the pizza world)! This crust lays the perfect foundation for a delicious pie that’s finished with homemade sauce.


Around since 1950, the folks at this Rogers Park eatery know a thing or two about pizza. In the early days of the restaurant, their tavern-style, cracker-thin crust that’s cut into squares was designed to keep patrons sitting at the bar for longer periods of time. While Candlelite has evolved from a neighborhood bar to a family friendly restaurant, their pizza has remained a constant on the menu.

La Rosa

Serving stuffed, deep dish and thin crust pizza, La Rosa is known for packing punches of flavor in every style. Their secret sauce is quite literally the way they layer their toppings, where some strategically go under the cheese and some above the cheese. A family recipe that put La Rosa on the map, the philosophy is simple: some toppings, like spinach or tomato, need to go on top because they have a lot of water in them, and it needs to bake out. Other meat items, like bacon, taste better when they bake on top and get nice and crispy. 

Panino’s Pizzeria

The Chicago pizza debate is definitely real. For those who can’t choose a team, Panino’s serves up pizza style’s from across the globe including Chicago-style thin crust, pan, Sicilian, grandma, East Coast and Neapolitan style pizzas. Panino’s chefs regularly compete worldwide as esteemed members of the United States Pizza Team.

Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar and Grill

They say the best things in life are worth the wait. Take it from Village Inn, which takes 45 minutes to bake its stuffed cheese pizza to pure perfection. Packed with just the right amount of sauce with an awesome cheese pull, this menu item is second to none. We’re big fans of their specialty pizzas, which include everything from buffalo wing sauce pizza to Hawaiian pizza.

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Lori Orlinsky
Lori Orlinsky
Lori Orlinsky is an award-winning journalist and bestselling children's book author. She is the mom of three little ladies who keep her on her toes.


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