D'agostino Pizza & Pub
1351 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613
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Phone: (773) 477-1821
D'Agostino's Pizza and Pub
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Caterers, Family Style, American, Sandwiches, Take Out, Italian, European, Continental, Bar & Grills, Pizza
Alcohol: Full Bar
Good for Kids: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
02/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
There’s a group of people who every month visit a new, sometimes popular, or lesser-known Chicago Pizza restaurant. That group is known as the Windy City Pizza Club. In their most recent meeting, they networked, the singles mingled, and they ate award-winning Pizza at D’Agostino’s Pizza and Pub in Wrigleyville.
D’Agostino’s Pizzeria has 4 locations throughout the Chicago area but their pride and joy location is at 1351 West Addison Street, just west of Wrigley Field. The location has been a Pizza icon since 1968 when Joe & Jan D’Agostino opened the doors, not realizing that their pub would soon be a Chicago Cubs pre and post game legend. D’Agostino’s is known as “Best in Wrigleyville”, however an experience recently with the Pizza Club proved negative, pizza wise. Everything else, was fantastic.
The Pizza comes in 4 ways. First, there is the award winning Thin Crust which is paper thin and while tasty, lacks any fulfillment because of its lack of, well, everything. A fan favorite is the Double Thin Crust as this type of pizza has double the amount of cheese and dough, making it more “Chicago” rather than Neopolitan like a pizza at Spacca Napoli or an italian restaurant. A frequent Windy City Pizza Club member David Stock said, “My shared medium olive thin crust tasted about the same as my Jewel brand frozen pizza I had a few days earlier. I will probably not go back here for pizza but I could see myself coming back for a few beers and to watch a game on one of the many televisions.”
Unfortunately reviews like David’s are more and more common at D’Agostino’s. According to several review sites, and other critics that frequent Pizza restaurants around the city say that Pizza places are moving away from their traditions that made them famous throughout the years. Regardless, there are others who would disagree and say that their Pizza is as good as it gets.
From a personal experience, their Stuffed Cheese, and Pan Pizza do a little better as they are a mess of cheese, sweet tomato sauce, and whatever else you would like to add on to their supersize pies. If you really want to feel heavy and full, this is what you need. For someone to eat one of D’Agostino’s Pizza’s, you need to be okay with the heavy amount of grease, even if you are only having a vegetable Pizza. For newbie’s to D’Agostino’s, try the Pan Pizza as it’s great to share, very fulfilling, and goes great with an ice cold brew before or during a game.
The restaurant is full of television, trains winding around the ceiling, red-checkered tablecloths, and a great menu that includes wonderful salads, like the DAGS Italian Salad or Walnut Gorgonzola Salad, which are both fun to share as an appetizer. They also have Pasta, Sandwiches, and Entrees like a Jumbo Fried Shrimp dinner, and desserts to please. They have a chunky homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie served warm with a gigantic Scoop of Homer’s Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Hot Fudge for only $5.95.
Overall, the restaurant wasn’t a major hit with the Club, but nonetheless, everyone agrees that it’s a place to go back to, just not for the Pizza. The best part of the whole experience for everyone was the service. Sometimes, large group service is a problem anywhere you go, but with a friendly wait staff, cooks that are organized, and bartenders that can keep the pace flowing on a crowded day, D’Agostino’s Pizza and Pub has the push to keep Cubs, Sox, and Fair Weather fans coming back for years to come.
05/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We like the pizza and the food here but our favorite part really is that the restaurant has a weekly kids night every Tuesday with a fantastic balloon guy named Smarty Pants. He is a totally riot and makes some amazing balloons for all the table. I have had to literally beg one of my sons to let his balloon tiger go after about three weeks of it sitting in his room. Smarty Panks you rock!!!
01/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I bought a beef sandwich from D'Agostino's . I am shock the beef sandwich was not good i had to add some seasoning for me to have flavor. I thought italian beef sandwich suppose to have mozzarella cheese on it too. and the fries were salty. But i will not order a italian beef from here.
The thin crust here is really good. unfortunately, the service is consistantly the worst i think i've ever experienced. and i don't mean the staged rudeness from Billy Goat or Ed Dibevics. I mean when you order for delivery - it just upsets them. and when ever i order more than just a pizza - forget about it - it just ruins their day. i used to eat here and order delivery all the time, but after a few years - we can't take it anymore. i've been embarrassed too many times of bringing out of town friends to this place - only to be ignored by the waitress. it's really too bad - SKIP IT.
08/26/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I'll echo the previous poster and say that I was more that a little surprised when I called to redeem my 20 coupons for a free pizza and was told that they no longer honored them, effective June (with no notice). I didn't ask for a manager, but did tell the phone person that we wouldn't be back. ""Ok"" was the response; they don't care. I've been ordering from them long enough that this was actually the second free pizza I was going to redeem (so 40+ pizzas ordered, I undoubtedly lost some along way).
I had thought about calling tomorrow and asking for a manager, but sounds like that's pointless.
08/14/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My boyfriend and i have been customers of D'Agostino's pizza for over 3 years. We absolutely love the pizza! Last year we finally began collecting the coupons that if you ""collect 20 you get a free large pizza"". So this past Sunday I counted them up and finally managed to save 20 of them. We called to order our pizza and mentioned that we had the coupons and they told us they were no longer honoring them. We never received any notice and there is no expiration date on them. We ended up speaking to a manager who STILL wouldn't honor the promotion after we explained our situation. Over the past 3 years we've spent hundreds of dollars on pizza from here (sad I know) and they have now lost a few customers over their poor customer service for a $15 dollar pizza.
11/07/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Dags has become a staple in our house. We order pizza about everyother week and are never disappointed! I love the thin crust and the sauce is so good - like none other I've tried. My mom comes to visit a couple times a year from out of state and has to have pizza from Dags everytime she's here! She loves it too!
10/15/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I love the pizza at Dags. I live north of the city and they have parking and delivery service for those rainy days at the Glenview location. Another positive note about a Dag's experience are the owners. A close family with quality and integrity behind their delicious food. I have been a customer for over 2 years now and recommend this establishment to anyone. Cozy Settings, friendly waitstaff and a nice italian feeling in the bar. You must visit Glenview in summer (after a Cubs game) for the best Sangria! Debbie D'agostino oversees all the litle details that make this a must see. All right Jeff helps too!!
11/01/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I ordered for delivery. The delivery was prompt and the pizza was piping hot on arrival. I was surprised at how ""large"" the medium thin crust pizza was. The sauce was sweet and delicious, and the cheese was excellent. I will definately treat myself to another pizza from this establishment again.
09/04/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I live in LA now, and I actually dream about D'Agostino's pizza. The thin crust pizza is a miracle. The cheese is hardy and firm, the sauce is tangy, and the sausage is spicy and of high quality. Similar to the amazing Welcome Inn pizza of the 1970's. The Italian beef sandwiches are juicy and big with lots of meat, twice as much as is regularly served in Los Angeles.
God, I miss this place. I checked online and they don't deliver to California. I think I'll hire a shirpa to deliver some.
08/08/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Dags on Southport is tremendous and so is the staff. Always good food and friendly waitstaff. And while the one in The Glen has kept with the great food the same cannot be said for the staff. My parents ate there regularly. Key word being ""ate"". Recently they were charged prices that were different than what was on the menu and was told ""oh, we changed the price"". They could not get waitstaff or management to understand that YOU CANT DO THAT. Yes, your menu says you have the right to change prices without notice, but not from the time that you order the food until the time the check comes.
06/07/2005Provided by Citysearch -
BY FAR THE BEST PIZZA IN ILLINOIS!!! WE LOVE THIS PALCE WE HAVE HAD BIRTHDAY PARTIES HERE, A WEDDING SHOWER,A REHERSAL DINNER. EVEN WHEN WE LIVED IN LAKE GENEVA ,WISCONSIN WE WOULD COME IN FOR THE PIZZA!! THE FOOD (OTHER THEN PIZZA) IS ALSO GREAT. THE PRICE IS JUST RIGHT, AND THE SERVICE IS ALWAYS PROMPT AND FUN. WE LOVE YOU D'AGS AND SEE YA SOON
05/13/2005Provided by Citysearch -
The best thin crust pizza in Chicago. I now live 40 miles away but will always stop in for dinner or carry-out when I'm in the city. If you want crapy food for twice the price there are plenty of those in this neighborhood but if you want great food at a good price stop at D'Ag's for a Pizza. If you have a big group order in the bar; play some darts and have a beer while you wait.
05/08/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I 'll have to say that both Thin and Deep Dish have unique crusts (thin/cracker like/yet holds sauce...Deep Dish/cornmeal infused..yum yum!). and the sauce is a sweet basil superb story. My favorite Thin is Sausage/Mushroom/Onion extra sauce/well done.
My Deep Dish is Hamburger or Spinich and at times extra cheese.
07/11/2004Provided by Citysearch -
My husband is a pizza fanatic and LOVES the thin crust pizza at Dags. I love being able to pick from a hundred other good things on the menu. So instead of forcing me to eat pizza with him each week, we can just go to Dags (or carryout or have it delivered). The staff is very friendly (and not just to us regulars) and the atmosphere is okay. If you're not just around the corner like we are, I'd still make Dags a stop after a Cubs game or when you're in the neighborhood.
08/15/2002Provided by Citysearch -
Wow. I thought I knew great thin crust pizza, then I had some at D'Agostinos. Now I won't go anywhere else.
Try the D'Agostino's Special. Cheese, sausage, green peppers, onions- WOW. And, of course, it's all in the sauce. By far, my vote for best thin crust pizza in the WORLD.