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Roots Handmade Pizza- Printer's Row
Roots is a solid option for dine-in pizza in the South Loop, especially for those who want to rep their love for the Midwest, but aren’t into the deep dish scene. The pies here are Quad Cities-style, which means they’re round but cut into rectangles, and the toppings are under the cheese. The menu is pretty long and includes a decent selection of salads, mozzarella sticks that frequently appear on social media, plus a rotating roster of pizzas designed by local chefs (like the spanakopita pizza from Andros Taverna). Are these the best pies in Chicago? No, but they’re good enough. That—plus a huge bar area, massive rooftop patio, and drink deals—make Roots an ideal spot for a group hangout.
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