Centerstage - Chicago's Original City Guide

Virtual L ®

Virtual L Locations Near Paula and Monica's PizzeriaWhat's near Paula and Monica's Pizzeria?

in East Village or in River West/West Town or Chicago on the Blue line

Chicago Dining
By Style
Restaurants A-Z
Dining Guides
User Reviews
Find an error?
Are you the owner?
Tell Us Here

CRUMB and FestFile is Centerstage Chicago's Weekly E-Newsletter.
Enter your email to get
our weekly newsletter:

Paula and Monica's Pizzeria

View Map1518 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago
Tel: (312) 929-3615
Fax: (312) 929-3619
View Website
Details Find What Else Is Nearby Paula and Monica's Pizzeria User Reviews

Editorial Review of Paula and Monica's Pizzeria

Of the handful of pizza joints that spot the outer stretches of West Town, this family-run, takeout and delivery only – not a single table in sight – newbie perches itself amidst the hood’s new chic bar and boutique set. As a result, the prices are a bit steeper than the two-buck-and-change norm for a slice – think $4 for cheese – but because its kitchen-and-cashier status, all attention is paid to made-on-premises ingredients, with hands and bakers ovens replacing rollers and machines.

Though titled Paula & Monica, 20-year pizzeria vets John Fornari and George Dragne did so in honor of their wives, who sometimes help prepare the joint’s signature thin-crust and pan pies, starting at $9 for a 10-inch, and $17 for a 14-inch.

Ingredients are market fresh, but pretty standard, with special mention going to the “Mexican Pizza,” slathered in ground beef, cilantro, jalapenos, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole. Otherwise, the slow roast chicken, paired with coleslaw and French bread is a tender champion starting at $4 for a quarter chicken. And sub and hot sandwiches should delight meat lovers looking for hefty cuts of ham, turkey, mortadella, capicola and Italian sausage options that never push $6.50.

Average cost: $10-$20

Centerstage Reviewer: Gavin Paul

Styles Tagged To Paula and Monica's Pizzeria

User Reviews

Read other people's reviews and post your own opinion about Paula and Monica's Pizzeria too!


11 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday

Directions to Paula and Monica's Pizzeria

We do not have any additional info at this time. Please click here if you have any tips on how to get to Paula and Monica's Pizzeria.

chicago, metromix