Roots Handmade Pizza

4.6
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77 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria
Quad Cities style pizza, scratch-made comfort food, 100+ all-Midwestern beers, customizable salads with fresh ingredients, house-made pastas, great desserts and more.

Roots in Lincoln Square has a 40 seat bar with 22 drafts on tap ranging from your favorite stand-bys to hard-to-find brews.

For event inquiries, visit our website - Rootspizza.com or email Lindsey Anderson landerson@thefifty50.com

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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The portions are huge for the money....great meal, highly recommend making a reservation!

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Patrick
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and experience. Will definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, fun and helpful server.

Roots Handmade Pizza
Responded on 14 March 2020

Thank you for your great review! Come see us again soon :)

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KarenK
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The breading in the calamari appetizer was light and tasty. The crust on the pizza is rather crispy, slightly different from other thin crust pizzas. Glad I ordered extra fresh mozzarella- very tasty. Pizza sauce is slightly sweet.

Roots Handmade Pizza
Responded on 2 November 2019

Karen, Thank you for leaving such nice a nice review! I'm glad you enjoyed and I hope to see you again soon. Nick White - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food is amazing. Service could be improved. I asked for Parmesan and red pepper flakes and it took 20 minutes to get them.

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LouiseT
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Roots staff was very attentive and courteous, service was good, pizza was delicious and they have a fairly extensive drink menu. It's a huge space with lots of room and it had a decent number of people but wasn't crowded. My friends and I could actually hear each other talk. I would definitely recommend it. Bonus points for MASSIVE mozzarella sticks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great customer service especially with kids in the mix. Friendly and helpful staff. Pizza is always amazing.

Roots Handmade Pizza
Responded on 28 September 2019

Anon, Thanks for leaving a review. I love reading positive notes about the staff I hope to see you again soon. Nick White - General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m a vegan, love the choices!

Roots Handmade Pizza
Responded on 10 July 2019

I'm so glad you were able to find a good variety of choices that fit your taste. Did you know we designed our cocktail menu at The Sixth to match vegan appetites as well?

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Bioniceats
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kid friendly & roomy - great spot for families & casual get-togethers

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vipvasq2ballston
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food never disappoints and the service is prompt and courteous.

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vipzigrat88
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Would highly recommend. Pizza was great, only complaint is they didn’t have my go-to margarita pizza, but I customized and it was so good. Next time I’m in Chicago I’ll be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was good- no complaints there. However, our server, while very nice, was difficult to find and barely came to check on us when we were ready to order or for more drinks. It was also a chilly, windy evening....inside the restaurant. There was cold air blowing on several people/tables from the vents above and on the floor - as evidenced by people putting hats and jackets on. We mentioned it to our server twice, but there was no change. I’d be hard pressed to recommend this place based on this experience.

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colathecat
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We have always gone to Roots, but decided to try the new Brunch menu...it was delish...we will be going back again. It took a long time for our order to get to our table which was the reason for 4 stars, but maybe because we were first customers at opening and a new menu? A little expensive, but still tasty, so we will go back again. Very kid friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Roots is by far one of our absolute favorite places to go. Not just because their pizza is the bomb but their beer selection is on 🔥 👌 and their service great. P.s. hands down best mozzarella sticks ever.

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Alyssa
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Although the mozzarella sticks are delicious, I probably wouldn't purchase them again because of the price.

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Pizzaboy
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome pizza and incredible panza sticks. I will be coming back for this delicious handmade food. :)

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MalT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I was very happy with my experience at Roots! I recently started a gluten free diet at the request of my doctor and Roots had a great selection of options for me to choose from, including a gluten free beer and cider menu. The service was prompt and it was a quiet atmosphere in spite of quite a few kids in the dining room.

Will definitely be adding this to our list of frequented neighborhood spots!

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vipchicago27
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

The pizza was not good at all. We got the garden pizza which was just veggies. The veggies weren’t fresh at all and tasted like they were out of a can.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

We had an unfortunately poor experience at this restaurant. The restaurant was not even full, but it took an hour to receive our entrees. Additionally, we asked two people for silverware and eventually went to another table that some diners abandoned to take theirs (see final comment re: TVs and noise). We had our whole family with us and hunger was getting to the kids. Additionally, a show came on NBC (Titans) and suddenly all the TVs were on and the volume was way up (it was later turned down). I've eaten there before but this was a major disappointment. Just wanted to take the family out for a quick dinner and it became an adventure. The food was good, but for the service and everything else, we won't be back.

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viprabbht
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to take our grandchildren to. Fun for them and good food

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ThomasA
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to Roots for a Sunday afternoon Bears game. Great place to explore the vast beer menu, eat pizza, and enjoy the game on the many TVs.

Roots Handmade Pizza
Responded on 12 January 2019

Thanks for that great feedback Thomas! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Did you know that every beer on that vast menu is made in the midwest? #MidwestIsBest

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The pizza’s not that good. But it’s not super expensive so it gets the job done.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Outstanding mozzarella sticks, sweet tasty marinara sauce, and yummy chicken wings. Pizza was a bit disappointing.

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ScottZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get the mozzarella sticks. Fantastic. Outstanding beer selection.

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vipkstaigs
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Roots is our go to family restaurant. The food is always outstanding and the service is friendly and quick. It is well worth joining the loyalty program!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review