Life is short, so don’t limit your pizza toppings to one or two toppings. Instead, add nuance and flavor to your pie while also chowing down on sausage, pepperoni, meatballs, chicken, bacon and more, and sometimes all on one slice. For those want a hearty pizza, finding the right pie in Chicago that’s topped with meat doesn’t have to be difficult. Loosen your belt buckle and sink your teeth into these pizzas designed with carnivores in mind. All pizzas listed below have at least three meat ingredients.
(Photo Credit: DAGS on Facebook)

(Photo Credit: DAGS on Facebook)

D’Agostino’s Pizza And Pub
1351 W. Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 477-1822
www.dagsdelivers.com

When you order the Meat Lover specialty pizza from D’Agostino’s Pizza and Pub, you can customize your pizza with four meat toppings. Options include classics like pepperoni, bacon, sausage, and chicken, with additional options that include shrimp, anchovies, hamburger, meatballs and other ingredients. The Meat Lover pizza can be ordered as thin crust, pan crust or stuffed crust. D’Agostino’s Pizza offers more than, well, pizza. The restaurant’s menu includes grinders, sandwiches, burgers, pasta dishes and desserts. In addition to the location in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood, D’Agostino’s Pizza has a second restaurant in Chicago and four restaurants in the suburbs.

Gino’s East
162 E. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 266-3337
www.ginoseast.com

Why have one meat topping on your pizza when you can have four? With the Meaty Legend from Gino’s East, you can. The specialty pizza is available in deep dish or thin crust and includes pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon and Canadian bacon. The restaurant’s additional meat toppings include roasted chicken, barbecue brisket, meatballs and other ingredients. Gino’s East was established in Chicago in 1966. Since opening that first location, the restaurant has gone on to open restaurants throughout the city and suburbs, as well as in Wisconsin and Texas.

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(credit: giordanos.com)

Giordano’s
730 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 951-0747
giordanos.com

Carnivores don’t have to look far to find the perfect pizza for them. Giordano’s offers the Meat & More Meat, which is topped with pepperoni, sausage, bacon and salami. The specialty pizza is available in a stuffed deep dish or as a thin crust pizza. If your dining companions want something a bit light on the meat, don’t worry. Giordano’s offers a number of additional specialty pizzas that include the Bacon BBQ Chicken and Super Veggie. Giordano’s is based in Chicago and boasts 18 locations in the city alone, with additional locations throughout the suburbs and in Florida, Minnesota, and Indiana. A full list of locations is available online.

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Homeslice
938 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 789-4600
www.getsomehomie.com

Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, Homeslice offers plenty of pizzas for carnivores. There’s the Big Meaty Ziser, which boasts three types of meat and plenty of vegetables, while The Knife & Forkner serves up three types of meat and three types of cheese. And what’s pizza without beer? Homeslice has more than 10 types of beer on draft, and plenty of beer in cans and bottles, too. Other specialty pizzas include plenty of vegetarian options, including a cheese-free pizza pie, and a full brunch menu is available. Whole-wheat and gluten-free crusts are available for select pizza sizes; check out Homeslice’s menu for additional details.

Jake’s Pizza & Catering
2722 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 498-6433
www.jakespizzanorthbrook.com

Are you feeling hungry? Then check out the Meat Lovers Pizza by Jake’s Pizza & Catering. The North Shore restaurant’s specialty pizza is available in a thin crust and includes sausage, pepperoni, ground beef, and bacon. The pizza is available in a personal size, so you don’t actually have to share if you don’t want to, and in pies up to 20 inches so you can feed a crowd. Jake’s other menu items include pasta dinners, a number of additional specialty pizzas, and barbecue dishes.

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