Chicago is known for its specialty pizza, from deep dish to extra thin crust. We hold bragging rights for some of the best in the country. However there is another style of pizza that is becoming increasingly popular and is equally delicious. A pizza baked in a brick oven cooks much faster within the intense heat. The heat makes the crust bubble up, char a little and results in a shorter cooking time. (No 40 minute wait for your pizza!) Here is a list of a few places to find brick oven pizza in Lake County.
Brick Oven Pizza in Lake County
Chicago Woodfire Pizza Co.
6170 Grand Avenue #337, Gurnee | (847) 855-1201
Located in Gurnee Mills, this is the areas newest wood-fired pizza joint. Order a red, white or specialty pizza here.
6447 Grand Avenue, Gurnee | (224) 610-0766
20505 N. Rand Road #520, Kildeer | (847) 307-4030
701 N. Milwaukee Avenue #364, Vernon Hills | (847) 281-0177
We consider this the Chipotle of pizza in my house. Everyone can get their own personal pizza in a pretty efficient amount of time. Kids can get their cheese, I can get my crazy topping concoction of the day and hubby can get his standard. And everyone is happy. Amen. Read Chad’s review of the Vernon Hills location.
404 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville | (847) 367-4992
Located in downtown Libertyville, this makes Little Lake County’s list of best pizza. It has a unique menu and gluten-free options.
Half Day Brewing Company
200 Village Green, Lincolnshire | (847) 821-6933
Choose from 10 varieties of pizza, topped with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and baked in a 600-degree wood burning oven.
**Editor’s Update 4/17/2017: We previously listed Slyce Coal Fired Pizza in Wauconda as part of our list of Brick Oven Pizzas; however, they do NOT employ the use of a “Brick Oven.” They use a coal-fired/wood-fire oven.
Which brick oven pizzeria is your favorite?