Old Chicago Pizzeria – Naples, Florida – CLOSED

Posted on Posted in Closed, Gulfcoast Florida, Naples, Reviews by Burger Beast

Just my luck that I would arrive at Pastrami Dan’s after it’s closing time (4PM). I notice the Old Chicago Pizzeria right around the corner which I don’t remember seeing before so it’s pretty much a given I’m stopping in.

I could say the menu is electric in that there’s Hot Dogs, Italian Beef and Pizza on the menu but I know better since Chicago food is the theme here under their Pizzeria banner.

I’ve pretty much given up on ordering Mozzarella Sticks anywhere but the description for the Motzy Stix read 6 block of fresh mozzarella, uh no. It kinda disappointed me.

Next up was the Chicago Dog and Italian Beef Sandwich, both are Chicago standards. I’m not expert as to the “authenticity” of these guys but on the are they good meter, I’d say absolutely.

In between there we snuck in an order of Meatballs, which were not going to get the Chef into the running for a James Beard Award but worth ordering.

Motzy Stix
Motzy Stix
Chicago Dog
Chicago Dog
MEatballs
MEatballs
Italian Beef Sandwich
Italian Beef Sandwich

We made the mistake of assuming (yes, I know what happens when you assume) that when we ordered a Pizza we’d get the Deep Dish. Instead what arrived was their Old Chicago Style Pizza. It’s thin…cracker thin and the exact opposite of what I had hoped to be eating. It’s not bad in any way, just not what I was looking for.

I correct the mistake by going Deep Dish. There is a little wait for this Pizza but well worth it. Number one and very important, it was visionally stunning. The Deep Dish was as rich and fulfilling as it looks but by the time it arrived I had filled up on all of the pre-show. One slice in and I was down for the count.

My suggestion? Walk in, order the Deep Dish and don’t have anything beforehand. When it arrives, ravage it but in a nice way. You gotta savor it, trust me.

Old Chicago Style Pizza
Old Chicago Style Pizza
Deep Dish Pie
Deep Dish Pie
Deep Dish Slice
Deep Dish Slice

Go DEEP:

Old Chicago Pizzeria – CLOSED
590 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34102
239-263-7704

  • Frank Burt

    Finally out of business! Would have loved to see a Cuban place since the owner is Cuban herself and from Miami-Dade. (Not sure if she’s even been to Chicago – just kept the decore of the last two “Chicago”-style places). Big surprise it’s closed after the year lease is up… Chicken was shicken (among other gross errors) on the menu.

    Disgrace to real Chicago-style food. Unfortunately most of the “Chicago” food down here is by south suburban transplants (Aurelios was a good example) that don’t even go into the city and assume good food is dripping with grease and loaded with salt.

    If you’re in Naples, stick with East Coast/NY style – you just can’t get good Chicago-style here.