I’m not a pizza expert, much less Chicago-style pizza. So you won’t get the word “Authentic” out of my mouth. Too many people throw that word around without really having enough knowledge about what they’re discussing.
However, I am well-versed in things that I think taste great, and Manhattan Chicago Pizza falls into that category.
Some fella on Twitter complained that they had ordered take-out, which took over an hour and a half. I almost felt they were trying to blame me since I had posted pictures on Instagram about the pizza a few days earlier. I don’t work here; I only eat here.
Two Visits to Manhattan Chicago Pizzeria
I’ve been to Manhattan Chicago Pizzeria twice, where I ate inside. The first time was for dinner, and the next was for an early lunch just as they opened. On both occasions, I was told in advance the Chicago-style pizza would take 25 minutes, which it did. So we were prepared for it.
Both times we had the garlic rolls, which you should order. We tried the wings, and I found them slightly oily and not crispy enough.
I was this close to ordering a Meatball Parmesan Sub but was told by our waiter that the meatballs were not homemade, pass.
While promising, the Manhattan Margherita pie is no match for the Original Chicago with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, ground beef & Italian sausage. But, if you’re into pizza with cheese that can be best described as ooey and gooey, this is the pizza for you.
It’s a very rich-tasting pie. Unfortunately, about 90% of folks will have one slice and be down for the count. I had two slices on my second visit and didn’t have dinner that night. True story.
I returned a few weeks later and gave the meatballs a chance. They were ugly but great.
Manhattan Chicago Pizzeria Kendall
10481 SW 88th St
Site – https://manhattanchicagorestaurant.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/manhattanchicagokendall
Monday 11:00 am – 10 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 10 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 10 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 10 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 10 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 10 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 9 pm