Pizza alla Pala

Pizza alla Pala

Born by the desire to bring a new experience of pizza by the slice in Chicago, Pizza alla Pala offers high quality Roman-style pizza by the slice, as well as a selection of our housemade panini. Available on the first floor of our marketplace, pizza alla pala is a traditional oval-shaped pizza served on a signature wooden pala, or "paddle." From Rome, with love, savor these authentic Italian bites in-store with us or take some home with you to-go.


Daily: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Assorted Roman style pizza slices


Authentic, Roman-style pizza by the slice, made with fresh ingredients; available every day

Made with a high-hydration, long-rising dough and high-quality ingredients, pizza alla pala is authentic Roman-style pizza by the slice. In other words? It's the slice you've been waiting for!

Created by our Global Head of Bakery, Fulvio Marino, our pizza alla pala dough is made of a perfect combination of three different flours: type 00 flour, buratto flour, and whole wheat. Each flour is 100% Italian and organic, harvested and stone-ground at Mulino Marino, Fulvio’s family-owned mill in Piemonte.

After a long, natural rising period, our pizzaioli stretch the dough out lengthwise. Unlike its wood-fired Neapolitan cousin, pizza alla pala is baked in an electric oven and then slipped onto a wooden pala, or "paddle," topped with fresh ingredients as desired, and served. The result? A pizza that boasts a thick crust with a crispy exterior and a soft, airy interior.

While the beloved classics will always be available (think: Margherita and Cappriciosa), our pizza alla pala menu is constantly changing to reflect the freshest seasonal ingredients available and the culinary genius of our pizzaioli.

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Buon appetito!