I am in a pizza club and we have visited a different pizza place every month for over three years. Vito and Nick’s is ranked #1 on our list. Located on the southwest side of the city, it’s about a 30 minute drive from downtown.
From the outside, Vito and Nick’s looks like an old motel, with brick walls and a red, white and green awning. The crowd is definitely local – when our pizza club walked in, a lot of heads turned because we were not regulars. Regarding the interior, one thing that sticks out to me is that there is carpet… on the walls. It feels like a time warp to the 70’s.
Very interesting place, but let’s talk about the pizza. It is thin and crispy, cut into small squares and is delicious. A lot of times you get a thin pizza that isn’t crispy and is a bit too floppy. The pizza here is always crispy, which is what I like. You can hold a piece by the edge and it will stay firm. The sausage has fennel in it which is good and reminds me of Quad City Style pizza. Vito and Nick’s does a good job of adding generous amounts of toppings that go right up to the edge of the pizza. Even though Chicago is known for their deep dish pizza, most locals I know prefer thin crust, and Vito and Nick’s has mastered it.
Note: Vito and Nick’s is cash only.