food & wine mag:
where to eat pizza in Chicago right now
"It's worth venturing beyond the obvious to find the city's best pizza"
Written by: Ximena Larkin
April 28, 2021
2020 traveler's choice award for
USA Today 10 Best 2019
The people of Illinois vote Exchequer as the #6 best pizza in the entire state!
Ebert 4-Star Pizza Rating
Ebert rates Exchequer one of his favorites.
Renowned film critic Roger Ebert rated the Exchequer as one of his four favorite pizza restaurants.
(Chicago Singles, 1984)
Best of chicago 2014
"This centrally located Loop spot is a favorite of locals, and has been for some time. After all, this family-run restaurant has been around since 1969. It was also once named as Roger Ebert’s favorite place for a slice of deep dish pie. While you can order just about any toppings on the popular pizza, one of the most popular combos is the deluxe, which comes stuffed with sausage, onions, mushrooms and green peppers. In addition to its deep dish, Exchequer is also known for its ribs."
CBS 2 Chicago
June 18th, 2014
"'I love Chicago pizza in all its incarnations. I love the cracker thin variety, the double dough and yes, the deep dish. Exchequer does a wonderful deep dish. It has the proper foreboding thud of something that could possibly end you, but the surprising lightness of crust that deep dishes I like best have. The vegetables taste fresh and the cheese is both generous and gooey, as it should be. I usually reserve my deep dish delving for when out of towners are in town, so it’s always a treat coming to Exchequer. It’s less crowded with a fun atmosphere and nearby to Union Station so everyone can toddle on home after some time for digestion. Exchequer may not be the inventor of the pie, but it certainly produces a great one—one that won't have you waiting in the cold."'
18 Best pizzas
Tie Dye Travels
Deep Dish Pizza Shootout: Exchquer Pub vs. Gino’s EastKat Robinson puts our deep dish pizza against the formidable Gino’s East. Guess who wins? (Hint: crispy crust, delicious sauce, and a “heavy payload” of four cheeses. Yum!)
(Tie Dye Travels, June 2011)
ONLY IN YOUR STATE
These 10 Restaurants Serve The Best Deep Dish Pizza In Illinois. You may think of Exchequer when you want some ribs or a burger. But you might be surprised to learn that Exchequer has award winning pizza. Their deep dish was rated 4 stars by Roger Ebert. And it was rated #1 deep dish by the Chicago Tribune. 226 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60604.
Chicago Tribune Dining Guide – Deep Dish Award