Pizza City Fest Chicago

Pizza City Fest Chicago

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$49 – $249

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Plumbers Hall

1395 W Randolph Street

Chicago, IL 60607

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No Refunds

It’s a celebration of Chicago pizza! 20 different pizza makers each day, cranking out fresh pies representing 10 different styles. Yum!

About this event

Limited quantities available for early bird general admission, VIP, and 2-day tickets!

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It’s a celebration of Chicago pizza! Incredibly, there has never been an event like it, dedicated to the 10 styles of pizza offered in Chicago. Sicilian, Detroit, Deep-Dish, Tavern, Stuffed and Artisan are just a few of the styles scheduled to be featured. A prestigious list of 40 pizza makers has been curated by Steve Dolinsky, author of “Pizza City USA” and “The Ultimate Chicago Pizza Guide”; Host/Producer of the “Pizza City” podcast, and Founder of Pizza City USA Tours. Each day, 20 pizza makers will be cranking out fresh pizzas from 12 – 9 p.m., thanks to 10 on-site ovens from PizzaMaster. Each oven will be dedicated to a particular style, with two adjacent pizza makers attached to it.

Dolinsky has also created a series of educational seminars that will take place inside Plumbers Hall both days, including The Dough Whisperers, a VIP panel of some of the nation’s most respected pizzaiolos: Dan Richer (Razza, NJ), Chris Bianco (Pizzeria Bianco, AZ) and Laura Meyer (Capo’s, CA). This panel will occur both days, and be moderated by Francisco Migoya, the co-author of “Modernist Pizza.” Other panels include “Women in Pizza”; “Who Really Created Deep-Dish?” and “Making Great Pizza at Home.”

A VIP area will have an additional oven with two extra pizza makers, featuring some of the smaller, independent operators such as Bungalow by Middlebrow, Spacca Napoli and a special collaboration between Professor Pizza and his mentor, Tony Gemignani of Tony’s in San Francisco.

Book signings, a pizza merch tent and pizza-themed art will also be featured. The charitable partner for the Chicago Pizza Festival is Slice Out Hunger, which will be receiving a donation based on the net proceeds of the event.

Pizza City Fest's partner hotel, the LondonHouse is offering a special rate for Pizza City Fest attendees! Tesla will be offering complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and the event. Reserve rooms here.

****This event will follow CDC recommendations at the time of the event and attendees should plan to show their vaccination card or negative COVID test at the door. Refunds will not be given for inability to present one of these should it be required.****

General Admission Tickets Include:

  • All you can eat pizza from 18 different pizza vendors
  • Live music
  • VIP panels, seminars, and demos from some of the nation's most respected pizzaiolos
  • Book signings
  • Pizza-themed merchants and artists
  • Beer and wine available for purchase
  • Access to free Tesla shuttle service between the LondonHouse Hotel and the Fest

VIP Tickets Include:

  • All-you-can-eat pizza from 18 different pizza vendors PLUS two exclusive VIP Pizza vendors.
  • Complimentary beer and wine
  • Complimentary artisan gelato
  • VIP Swag Bag
  • Exclusive VIP area with enhanced seating
  • Air conditioned VIP restrooms
  • Friday night reception at the LondonHouse Hotel for VIPs, speakers, pizza makers and sponsors
  • Live music
  • VIP panels, seminars, and demos from some of the nation's most respected pizzaiolos
  • Book signings
  • Pizza-themed merchants and artists
  • Access to free Tesla shuttle service between the LondonHouse Hotel and the Fest

*Kids 10 and under free in general admission with a ticketed adult.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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