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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Pizza Capri [Meeting #51]

Pizza Capri
1733 N. Halsted St. (GoogleMaps)
(312) 280-5700

CPC invaded Pizza Capri on 2/04/08.

In college I basically tried every thing on Pizza Capri's menu multiple times. In Hyde Park, I was limited to a few restaurants that delivered to me when I didn't feel like losing my parking spot or walking in the ubiquitous Arctic wind blast. Looking back, I had Caffe Florian available to me as well, but when I wanted thin crust I usually went with my old standby.

So here I am, driving past a Pizza Capri every day on my way to and from work. I definitely had enough of it in college to last me a few lifetimes, but I decided that there must have been a reason I ate it so much in the first place.

  • small rosemary, potato, and chicken pizza
  • small shroom pizza, portabella, crimini, and shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 cheese pizza with tomato and basil
  • deep dish with spinach, Canadian bacon
The order took 31 minutes to present itself to us. We had plenty of time to admire the nice, empty restaurant that we had all to ourselves except for a steady stream of take-out customers. Additionally, the restaurant is BYOB - a bonus for those of us who desire to not drink macrocrap with our pizza. The bill came out to $14 apiece; very affordable. I must say that I was happy with the pizza overall. True, I really don't care for these designer pizzas which try to present a whole meal on a crust, but they weren't horrible. Their basic pizzas such as the four cheese were actually quite good. The deep dish here was a little soggy for my tastes and has an underwhelming flavor profile, but its passable.

The Four Cheese Pizza


Rosemary, Potato and Chicken

Stuffed Spinach and Canadian Bacon

Mmm... Pizza...

Where it went down...

Pizza Capri on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

  1. This place was pretty decent... kinda wish they'd have a little more "decor" in this place, but that's really neither here nor there. Let's focus on the pizza... I really enjoyed the Potato, Rosemary and Chicken pizza, but actually think it could've been helped a lot by just ditching the chicken altogether. The other two thin crusts were pretty decent as well, but I found the crust to be kinda bland. And I would say that the deep dish pizza was slightly above average. I definitely left this place stuffed, but my mind wasn't exactly blown... I'd give this place a 6.5/10