Chicago. Chicago is known for many things. Music.You can place the emphasis on some home-grown blues music. Sports. This is a sports loving town. White Sox, Blackhawks, Bears, Bulls and Cubs. We are a dedicated group of people supporting the home teams. Politics. This is a politically minded part of the country. Pizza. Yes. Pizza. The best pizza in the world and I do indeed mean the best pizza in the world can be found right here in the third largest market in the United States. No one provides better pizza than the wide variety of pizzerias in Chicago and the surrounding suburban areas. Thin crust. Thick crust. Deep dish. Stuffed. Artisan. We have it all and it's all magnificent.
One of the newest entries in the pizza world is Pizza Barra in Oak Brook. Pizza Barra is the creative masterpiece of Rich Labriola (he owns Labriola's, which is one of my favorite places to grab everything from a salad to a baked goodie) and chef Chris Macchia. These men know how to cook and devise a wonderfully appealing physical property where one can be entertained by the lovely ambiance, the absolutely outstanding service and the food. The salads were excellent, but we didn't find ourselves plopping ourselves down, because of the salads.
The highlights on this menu were the Pizza Barra Supreme (to be honest, we asked for the pepperoni to not be placed, but the wide assortment of vegetables made for an astonishing pizza masterpiece and dare we say, even better as a day after leftover) and the Pomodorini Artisan Pizza. This is the hands down winner for the best artisan pizza in a fifty mile radius. Superbly crafted coal fired oven pizza made fresh and the dough is a days in the making gift.
The server we had was knowledgeable and professional. The location is welcoming and downright comforting.
Whatever you have going over the next few months make sure you get a chance to drive to Oak Brook and engage yourself in the delightful and delicious pizzas at Pizza Barra.
Oak Brook, IL
630 861 6177
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