4.25 Stars. This was our second visit picking up and bringing the pizza home. Nancy and I ordered the "Michael's Special" which is cheese, sausage, mushroom, green pepper and onion. An important point worthy of note is that it was as consistently good this time as it was last time. This being the case we felt a review appropriate. We ordered a medium (14 in?) thin crust and there was enough left for another person had one been present to join us. Everything was fresh and the pizza sauce was especially good with a characteristic signature of sweet properly proportioned. Though the title states Pizzeria before Tavern if you didn't know better you would mistake it for a sports bar, with a long bar and over 20 large screen television sets positioned all over the premises.For me to rate 4 stars - particularly with all the pizza places that abound in Chicago is unusual, if the drinks are as good as the pizza I can see myself hanging out here on the less than frequent occasions I have some free time.
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Just had an office party. Aurelios dropped the ball on this one. Was quoted one price when we placed the order and at time of pick up we were given a more expensive price. Cashier said it was due to the extra toppings on the pizzas. How this happened is a mystery to me because the girl who took the order repeated it back to me verbatim. Part of our order was for three cheese and sausage pizzas. We were given three cheese only pizzas. When we complained, we were told the best they (Aurelio's) could do was make three new cheese and sausage pizzas and pick up the three cheese pizzas. Kind of hard to do when you have some forty people lined up to eat. I was never directed to the manager even though I asked at the beginning to talk to one..... I guess they were too busy to take my call. Customer service skills are lacking and for the next office party we will be looking for a new place. Anyone have any suggestions....
My family and I have been going here for years and while the service isn't always the best, the pizza never disappoints. We also usually order a large salad for the entire table and it's also very good. We order the deep dish with cheese and tomatoes (chunky sauce) on top of the pizza, which is how all their pizzas are made. We rarely order toppings because we love the cheese and tomatoes so much, but we have enjoyed the sausage a few times, as well as the pepperoni. The crust is flaky and well cooked each time and the cheese is flavorful and just the right texture. Definitely worth checking out, whether you're a Chicago native or out of towner.
I also wrote this review on Yelp.com:I was fortunate enough to hire Tyler Grey Professional Bartending Services for a last minute private party I had in my home recently and was very impressed. First off most other services wanted to gouge me for booking a party last minute; not cool. I found this service through some friends who had used this business for their wedding reception. The bartenders were great, professional, friendly and the guests loved them. The were on-time, had everything set up before the guests got there; I have no complaints. I'd use these guys again with no hesitation.
I stopped in here on an unusually hot Saturday afternoon in June. I expected to get out of the heat, only to find they had the large overhead doors open, letting the heat and in. If people want to sit outside in the heat with traffic rushing by, let them. Why must they subject the rest of us to it? The noise level was high both from patrons and traffic. I ordered the individual pizza, which really was more of a snack than a meal. Not a good value. After I finished my pizza, I walked down to McDonalds on Chicago Ave and had a fish sandwich and hot fudge sundae!
We used to order from a nearby pizza (P), but they started putting less & less ingredients on their pizzas. We tried Doreen's and found it to be better. The crust is crispy & they put a good quantity of ingredients. They have daily specials including a large 16" pizza for $12 on wednesdays. They make a taco pizza thats loaded with meat, tomatoes, taco chips that gives you the taste of your pizza and taco, two comfort foods at once. We order from there at least twice a week. Their deliveries are fast & hot. They have a wide assortment of sandwiches and sides.
Awesome spot for a business lunch. There are numerous decisions on the menu so it doesn't make a difference who you're bringing, I'm certain they'll discover something they need to attempt. I attempted the Turkey Club and it was a Big sandwich with Roasted turkey, fresh lettuce, new tomatoes, and firm bacon. The french fries were fresh on the outside and delicate within - simply like any great french fries ought to be. The service is quick also - awesome for a business lunch. I profoundly suggest this spot for an easygoing business lunch tuned in!
This bar plays great music and the bartenders are awesome... However the bouncer JOE of the bar is a BIG especially women. He uses his power of a man to physically abuse women. He jumped on a women in this bar a few months back that led to the death of her son and also busted a women head with a bottle. If you can't take what a person say to in reply of what you've said than maybe that's not the job for you. If this abuse continues to happen I guarantee you Papa Jo will end up loosing his business and several law suites on his hands.
Had our girls night at this place and we will definitely be back!! The feel of the place is pretty cool, music is ok (could be better) and the drinks... AMAZING!! We ordered a little bit of everything and they were delicious but super strong. Highly recommend to go while the kitchen is open so that you can snack while you drink. The staff was very friendly. The only down side: it is hard to find because the entrance is in an alley, and there may be a line to get it (not cool when it's freezing outside)Overall grade: B++
A pizza that is so overwhelming and tasty. I made the mistake by ordering the medium size Chicago style pizza. Just 2 slices filled me up...it's like your eating an Italian flavored pie. Some of the drawbacks is that the associates there have an attitude problem and you wait a century for your meal. One thing they are really fast on is making you pay up right after you eat. I guess if the food being incredible makes up for the other mishaps. Eat here before you die...you'll regret it if you don't.