The history of Nancy's Pizza dates back to 1971 when Italian immigrants, Nancy and Rocco Palese, opened their first pizza parlor, Guy's Pizza, in Chicago. They were known for their thin crust pizza, but as business fluctuated, the Paleses began experimenting. Rather than imitate, Rocco modeled his new pizza creation after a family recipe for 'scarciedda,' an Easter specialty cake made by his mother. The end result was the first stuffed pizza in America, which is now a staple in the pizza.. industry. The invention and success of the stuffed pizza led to the opening of Rocco's new restaurant in 1974, Nancy's Pizza in Harwood Heights, IL. This was the first of many Nancy's Pizza locations.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
Let me say that I love deep dish pizza. I like Uno's and I'm not from Chicago so that should give people a frame of reference. This pizza was not so great. I had it delievered to work and first, the person on the phone was distracted making ordereing a 10 minute ordeal. The pizza arrived after a good 40 minutes and was luke-warm. There was barely any toppings, I ordered the chicken veggie deep dish and on my slice there was maybe one small cube of chicken and very few veggies. This is totally unacceptable for a 25 dollar pizza. I will not be ordering this again.
Posted: 4/06/2009 • Link to this review
Wow! It will be hard to look at another "thin" pizza the same way. Thick is in! I would really love it if there were places that served deep dish on the north side (alpharetta) so I didn't have to go all the way downtown but for now it is a sacrifice worth making.
Posted: 3/27/2009 • Link to this review
Nancy's is great! This is true Chicago-style pizza. I love the thin crust pizza but the deep dishes are great too and hearty. The location could be bigger; there is minimal indoor sitting and no AC (which is crazy if you have a business in ATLANTA and you have OVENS!)but they do have a patio. Because of this, I would recommend delivery (which could take a while)... but if you must have the best Chicago-style pizza right out the oven, it might be worth the heat and the wait.
Posted: 8/04/2008 • Link to this review
I am from Chicago and this is the only place in Atlanta that has a good thin crust and a real deep dish. If you like thin crust get the uncle tony's thin crust. The people who complain about Nancy's probably like Papa Johns pizza too. Hey the even cut the pizza in squares.
Posted: 7/31/2008 • Link to this review
Went into buckhead store for a traditional slide. Severely undercooked crust which will undoubtedly give me a stomach ache. Refunded money and left, waste of time. Employees showed no interest either way.
Posted: 7/07/2008 • Link to this review
If you enjoy deep dish pizza, you may enjoy this. The food was tasty but the environment was not what I expected. I went on a Friday night not knowing that the atmosphere would be similiar to that of a club. We had to pay a cover charge just to get in to order our pizza and we had to pay for parking. I may go back but definitely not on a Friday!
Posted: 11/13/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
If you like deep dish pizza, Nancy's Pizza is the best place around to go. Avoid their thin crust and go for the good stuff. It's thick and is filling, two pieces will do it for most men, but keep in mind, it is expensive. You can probably take your family to a pizza buffet for the price you'll pay for a large deep dish, but every now and then, it is worth it.
Posted: 11/12/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
This place makes a fairly decent pie. They use WAAAAYY too much cheese for my taste, and I think it is overpriced ($19 for a small thin crust pizza - come on). Not bad though.
Oh my gosh! I never thought that I could find a good pizza pie in Atlanta. This Chicago hometown favorite has opened its doors down in the South a few years ago, and I must say - IT IS THE BEST. The only pizza my family eats - ONLY ONE! Wish they had more stores!
Posted: 10/29/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review