This was excellent!! Got the bread and pizza pot pie. Brought me back to my own crock pot cooking! Had great first taste of sausage and peppers followed by the mellow essence of mushrooms paired with the seasonings and red gravy. My only regret was getting the ½lb. & not the 1lb. The atmosphere was great cozy low key, every staff member we encountered was helpful and family like. Also the way they serve the pot pie was really cool!
My wife and I were visiting Lincoln Park Zoo while in Chicago and heard good things about Oven Grinder, so we decided to visit. Oven Grinder is in a really nice area, so we walked around a bit waiting for the restaurant to open. We were seated right away and greeted by our waitress Kelli. Believe it or not, we started with a chefs salad and it had some really good dressing (creamy poppy seed) on it. We both ordered a half pound pot pie pizza. I ordered the one with meat in it and it was defiantly worth ordering. Pizza pot pie kind of reminded me of a cal zone and it is defiantly something to try if you're in Chicago. Great food, great service and decent prices. The only thing you need to remember about Oven Grinder is that they only take cash. Would defiantly visit again if in Chicago.
I have been coming here since I was a kid. The Mediterranean bread is amazing and the pizzas are always so tasty. However so people are aware the pizzas are personal sized and are not what people would consider traditional. The best way to finish the night is always with Tortoni which is a unique ice cream they serve. Also now that they take reservations which is a huge game changer I will be back more often.
The staff was extremely friendly. The waitress' mannerisms made you feel like you were part of the family. This place was recommended by a local for anyone trying to get authentic Chicago. Their Bowl pizza is the best pizza I have ever had. The flavor is on point and literally leaves you speechless. That's going to be my first stop next time I go for sure!
We came all the way back to Chicago this last weekend mainly because of here! We actually loved that we were able to reserve a table online now and didn't have to wait over an hour like last time to get a table. The service and food were amazing yet again! I can't explain it, you just have to try a pop over......trust me when I say it will be one of your favorite things!
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