Vito & Nick's Pizzeria
8433 S. Pulaski Rd. (Google Maps)
Pizza Club was found in 2003 when my then-roommate and I had a chat about pizza in Chicago. We are both essentially life-long Chicagoans and have enjoyed many a fine pizza, but we understood we had probably missed so many great places along the way as well. He pulled out an article from one of the local papers where someone had submitted a top ten list of pizzerias. We had already tried most of them, but Nick and Vito’s caught our eye because we hadn’t heard of it and because it was on the South Side. We figured that like most things, anything on the South Side was bound to be better than its North Side counterpart and we headed off to battle rush hour traffic. In retrospect, this was one of the best things I’ve ever done because we formed the Chicago Pizza Club on our drive home, stuffed with heavenly pizza and eager to regularly start sampling pizza around the city.
Much has changed since that time. For starters, many of the original crew have come and gone due to graduations and jobs leading them elsewhere. Additionally, this former roommate of mine is now married and has a baby – the smallest pizza club member. Since we have so many new faces, we have decided to break a long standing pizza club rule and start re-visiting pizzerias to allow new members to experience some of our greatest finds.
Enough sentimentality. Let’s get to the pizzas. Sadly, I have lost my piece of paper detailing our meal, but I can remember some of the pizzas. I also remember nothing was left of them.
- Shrimp and garlic
- Roast Beef
- Tomato and basil
On this visit, Petey gives Nick and Vito's a 9.
CPC invaded Vito & Nick's on 11/13/08.
The Chicago Pizza Club digs in...
Tomatoe & Basil!
Shrimp & Garlic!!
Francisco has a mouthful...
Leave your plastic at home...
A truly sad sight...
What do you mean it's all gone?
People with glasses like pizza too...
A very happy (and full) Chicago Pizza Club
Where it went down...