Please note: Deep dish pizzas take longer to cook than regular pizzas.

WHY IS LORETTA'S PIZZA

We use only the highest-quality ingredients sourced primarily from Midwestern farms, bakeries, and other small purveyors. We make our own dough, sauce, Italian sausage, lasagna,

meatballs, bread, and other menu items from scratch. It’s not the cheapest or quickest way to make food – but it’s why our pizzas taste so delicious! See our menu >

"CUPPA TWO TREE PIES TO GO"

APPETIZERS

  • Belushi Sticks $5.00

    House-made dough baked into puffy strips, with house garlic butter and herb seasoning. Comes with our house-made pizza sauce on side.

  • Cheesy (Jim) Belushi Sticks $7.50

    Our breadsticks with mozzarella, Romano cheese melted on top. Comes with our house-made pizza sauce on side. Add goat cheese for $1.50

  • A Billy Goat Named Wrigley $11.00

    Baked melted goat cheese swimming in tomato sauce. Comes with garlic points.

SALADS

  • Greektown Caesar Salad $8.00

    Leafy greens, freshly grated Romano, Kalamata olives, croutons & Caesar dressing.

  • Windy City Salad $12.00

    Romaine, ham, House-cut thick pepperoni, bacon, more bacon, tomato, red onion, shredded cheese & croutons. Choose from Italian dressing or avocado ranch.

DEEP DISH PIES

Our dough and sauce are made in˜house from scratch. Our cheese comes from Grande Farms in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. These pizzas are very thick — 1 1/2 or 2 slices is a full meal for most people. Pick from 12″ (serves 3-4) or 14″ (serves 4-6)
  • The Smashing Pepperonis $20/$25

    Cup and char pepperoni, Grande’ Farms cheese blend, Loretta’s house red sauce. (Billy Corgan not included with pizza.)

  • The Dan Ryan Freeway S.M.O.G. $25/29

    House made Italian sausage, Pebble Creek mushrooms, onions & green peppers with Loretta’s house red sauce. Topped with fresh grated Romano.

  • The Navy Pier Ferris Wheel (Vegetarian) $26/30

    Grande’ cheese blend, Loretta’s house red sauce, pillows of burrata mozzarella on little beds of basil leaves with olive oil drizzle.

  • The Taylor Street $24/29

    House made Italian sausage, Cup and char pepperoni, roasted fennel, peppadews (a sweet pickled pepper), goat cheese & spicy arrabiata sauce. Topped with fresh grated Romano cheese & spiced honey.

  • The Bucktown Hipster (Vegetarian) $24/29

    Impossible™ Italian sausage, roasted butternut squash, roasted fennel, spinach, corn with house red sauce. Finished with a blend of fines herbes.

  • The Wrigleyville DudeBro $25/29

    Cup and char pepperoni, ham, capicola, salami, spicy giardiniera with spicy arrabiata sauce. Finished with fresh grated Romano cheese and a blend of fines herbes.

  • The Andersonville (Vegetarian) $22/27

    Pebble Creek mushrooms, caramelized onions, green peppers, roasted red peppers, roasted garlic, with white sauce. Finished with a blend of fines herbes and olive.

CHICAGO TAVERN PIZZA

In addition to deep dish, there’s also a thin-crust pizza found in Chicago called Tavern-style. The crust is thin and firm enough to have a noticeable crunch, unlike a New York-style pizza. This pizza is cut into squares. All Tavern pizzas are 10″.

  • The Soldier Field $9.00

    Cup and char pepperoni, Grande’ cheese blend, Loretta’s house red sauce.

  • The South Side Parade $9.00

    Large homemade meatballs, Loretta’s house red sauce and (of course) cheese.

  • The Jane Addams Memorial S.M.O.G. $11.00

    House made Italian sausage, Pebble Creek mushrooms, onions, and green peppers with Loretta’s house red sauce. Topped with fresh grated Romano.

  • The Rush Street $12.00

    Ham, capicola, pineapple, peppadew (it’s a sweet pickled pepper), goat cheese with spicy arrabiata sauce. Finished with basil pesto & spicy mayo.

  • The Magnificent Mile $12.00

    Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, kalamata olives, caramelized onions & spinach with white sauce. Finished a blend of fines herbes & olive oil.

  • The Lower Wacker $14.00

    Salami, artichoke, peppadew, kalamata, tomato, and Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon with spicy arrabiata sauce. Finished with basil pesto & fresh grated Romano.

  • The Blue Line $12.00

    Pulled chicken, Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, red onion, pineapple, and peppadew with chipotle BBQ sauce. Finished with avocado ranch drizzle.

  • The Red Line $12.00

    Pulled chicken, Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, Brussel sprouts, jalapeños, and red onions with white sauce. Finished with Nashville hot sauce and freshly grated Romano.

  • The Lake Shore Drive (Vegetarian) $9.00

    Corn, tomato, roasted red peppers, and jalapeno with a spicy arrabiata sauce. Finished with avocado ranch and blue corn chip crumble. Add chorizo for an extra $4.

You build the pizza!

All pizzas automatically come with Loretta’s house mozzarella cheese blend.

12″ Deep Dish – $17.50 | 14″ Deep Dish – $21.50 | 10″ Tavern – $7.50

Meats
  • Cup and char pepperoni–$2
  • House-made Italian sausage–$2
  • Ham–$2
  • Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon–$2.50
  • Capicola–$2
  • Salami–$2
  • Pulled Chicken–$2
  • Chorizo–$2
  • Ground Beef–$2
  • Anchovies–$1.50
  • Impossible Italian sausage
    (Vegan)–$2.50
VEGGIES
  • Artichokes–$1.50
  • Banana Pepper–$1
  • Kalamata Olives–$1.50
  • Green Olives–$1
  • Giardiniera–$1.50
  • Peppadew–$1.50
  • Roasted Red Peppers–$1.50
  • Corn–$1.50
  • Spinach–$1.50
  • Tomatoes–$1.50
  • Red Onion–$1.50
  • Caramelized Onion–$1.50
  • Green peppers–$1.50
  • Jalapenos–$1.50
  • Pebble Creek Mushrooms–$1.50
  • Pineapple–$1.50
  • Roasted Garlic–$1.50
  • Roasted Squash–$1.50
  • Brussels Sprouts–$1.50
SAUCES
  • Loretta’s House Red Sauce
  • Spicy Arrabiata
  • White Sauce
Other Stuff

(served on the side)

  • Basil Pesto–$2
  • Avocado Ranch–$2
  • Garlic Butter–$2
  • Olive Oil–$2
  • Giardiniera–$2
  • Romano–$2
  • Fines herbes–$2
  • Caesar Dressing–$2
  • Italian Dressing–$2
  • Spicy Mayo – $2

OVEN BAKED SUB SANDWICHES

All subs are 9” and start with grande’ farms mozzarella and provolone. Bread is sourced daily from Beer City Bread Company in Grand Rapids. Note: The bread is crunchy after being in the oven, which is how we like it.

  • The Second City $8.00

    Classic pizza sub. Cup and char pepperoni, house pizza sauce, Grande’ cheese blend.

  • The Lincoln Park Zoo $8.00

    Classic Italian sausage sub. House-made Italian sausage, spicy mayo, house pizza sauce, green peppers, onion, mozzarella.

  • The Bill Murray Total Consciousness $8.00

    Classic meatball sub turned up a notch! Large homemade meatballs smothered in Loretta’s house red sauce, green pepper, onion, lots of Grande’ melted mozzarella and provolone, and pesto mayo

  • The Lollapalooza $9.00

    House made Italian sausage, Cup and char pepperoni, roasted fennel, peppadews, goat cheese & spicy mayo.

  • The Field Museum (very spicy) $13.00

    Capicola, ham, salami, spicy giardiniera, tomatoes with spicy arrabiata sauce & basil pesto. Finished with freshly grated Romano cheese.

  • The Merchandise Mart $12.00

    Pulled chicken, pineapple, jalapeno, red onion, Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, goat cheese & chipotle BBQ. Finished with spicy mayo.

  • The Sears Tower (Vegetarian) $15.00

    We refuse to call it the “Willis” Tower. Impossible™ Italian Sausage, roasted butternut squash, spinach, corn, roasted red peppers and classic red sauce. Finished with basil pesto and freshly grated Romano.

  • The Millenium Park $11.00

    Pulled chicken, Brussel sprouts, Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, artichokes, and roasted red peppers with house red sauce. Finished with Nashville hot sauce.

  • The Buckingham Fountain $10.00

    Chorizo, corn, jalapeno, roasted red peppers. Finished with avocado ranch and blue corn chip crumble.

  • CHICAGO BEEF STOCKYARDS $15.00

    Prime ribeye (chopped,) onions, spicy giardiniera, cheese blend, spicy mayo, and garlic.

LASAGNA

Comes with homemade garlic bread
  • The Elevated Train (Vegetarian) $12.00

    House-made red sauce, ricotta and goat cheese blend, house-made bechamel, mozzarella & special fines herbes.

  • The Little Italy $14.00

    House-made meat (red) sauce, ricotta and goat cheese blend, house-made, mozzarella & special fines herbes.

  • The Devil in White City (Vegetarian) $13.00

    House-made bechamel, sauce, ricotta and goat cheese blend, house-made pesto, mozzarella & special fines herbes.

Our

As a boy growing up in Michigan, my best friend Tommy would invite me over to his family’s house to eat deep dish pizza – homemade by his Aunt Loretta — a few times a year. Aunt Loretta lived in the little house next door to Tommy’s and was quite a character. She had a Chicago accent and she never missed an opportunity to tell a good story or a joke. Her stories were invariably fascinating and kept us kids enraptured, even if, in hindsight, some of the details may have been just a little…far fetched. Loretta grew up in a working-class Chicago neighborhood and after high school worked at a couple of famous Chicago pizza joints before moving to Michigan in the 1970’s (when I was a kid). Loretta claimed to have their recipes and bragged that her pizza was better than any of “dose famous places” in Chicago. I can’t say for sure; she was prone to exaggeration. But her pizza was so good, who was I to question her?

Loretta has passed on, but the memory of her homemade pizza (and her odd stories) will stay with me forever. So I named this restaurant in her honor and, along with chef Richard Williams (who is a certified “pizzaiolo”), have tried to recreate the taste of Loretta’s homemade deep dish pizza the way I remember it all those years ago. I think Loretta would be proud to know that her legacy lives on and her pizza is still being served. I hope we’ve gotten it right; you be the judge.

Mark Sellers
Founder/Owner of Loretta’s Deep Dish

Wrigleyville 1998-2002
Logan Square 2002-2007

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