Chicago is a city known for its passion for pizza. Whether deep-dish or tavern-style, each local pizzeria’s take calls for choice ingredients prepared in a particular way.
As Italians, we get that. Our own pizza napoletana, following Neapolitan tradition, is made with one of four types of dough, topped with the highest quality ingredients, baked for three minutes in a blisteringly hot wood-burning oven, served piping hot, and even eaten “the right way.” (Check out our tasty guide to Italian pizza here. Warning: you may need a pizza immediately.)
In other words – wherever you are – pizza is a serious thing. The love, labor, and tradition that go into the dish are incredible. Each pizzaiolo – pizza maker – is trained in the art and technique; each ingredient is significant, down to the smallest basil leaf.
And yet, we all occasionally are guilty of thinking “just any pizza” will do. No longer!
At Eataly Chicago, we are partnering with local chefs, citizens, and pizzerias in weekly events to revel in the best pizza together at La Pizza & La Pasta.
MONDAYS | HANDS-ON PIZZA WORKSHOP
In these intimate workshops, one of our expert pizzaioli will show you how to make pizza dough from scratch, then top your pizza. You will enjoy complementary beer or wine, in addition to your pizza! See all workshops.
TUESDAYS | QUATTRO MANI: PIZZA PAIRINGS
Enjoy a local guest chef’s pizza served alongside with our own pizza napoletana. We started the activities with Pizzeria Uno's signature Chicago deep-dish; join us Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. for the next edition! Learn more.
WEDNESDAYS | GIRO PIZZA
Gather your favorite pizza-loving friends to play Giro Pizza, a "game" with endless rounds and rounds of pizza for just $22 per person. Get the delicious "rules" here!
THURSDAYS | PIZZAIOLO FOR A DAY
We're inviting Chicago citizens into our open pizza kitchens to train with our pizzaioli to make pizza in the classic Neapolitan style. Discover the whole spectrum of pizza-making with our guest pizzaiolo’s creation! Learn more.
SUNDAYS | FUN SHAPES FOR BAMBINI
For just $9, your kids can choose their favorite pizza shape and toppings, from bunnies and butterflies to tomatoes and mozzarella. See details!
Before you join us, get a headstart with our how-to guide to making pizza on Eataly Magazine.