Although Nello's isn't in the glory days that it had several years ago, it still provides great, Chicago style deep dish pizza. As far as the service goes, they provide reasonably good service the only downside is the majority of them are men. But the most important thing about Nello's is the pizza, nothing else.
The pizza isn’t incredibly deep, but it definitely gets the job done. With deep dish sizes of 7”, 10”, 12”, and 14” everyone can get their needs met. Nello’s also does a great job offering a variety of 30 toppings including my personal favorite, the homemade sausage. That first bite into the homemade sausage tastes so sweet, it’s like natural candy. If you’re feeling a tad bit more daring they also offer artichoke, some peppers, and even anchovies.
Personlly I go with the 7” personal deep dish homemade sausage pizza. The homemade sausage is to die for and truly tastes like a gift from the heavens. It’s both succulent and sweet, while still appealing to the traditional hardy sausage lovers. And although the pizza's size doesn’t sound like much it quickly fills you up. You don’t have to get the traditional deep dish, they also offer a thin crust and whole wheat deep dish for the health nuts, but Nello's is all about the traditional deep dish so I'd stick with it.
When you take your first bite into the traditional deep dish pizza at Nello’s you taste the nice buttery crust, stringy, hot cheese, and the delicious sweet sauce. This sauce is what sets Nello’s apart from everywhere else, it’s uniquely sweet compared to other pizzerias, but it’s not overly sweet or strong. Unlike other pizza places, like Oregano’s, the pizza doesn’t take 30-45 minutes to make and the dough doesn’t taste undercooked.
Not only is the pizza fantastic, but the prices are great at Nello’s too. A 7” cheese pizza is only $4.60 and works perfectly for someone dining alone, while a two topping 14” pizza will run you $15.05 which is average for a large pizza without a special anyway. Considering the authenticity and quality of the pizzas at Nello’s it’s definitely well worth the money you’d spend on it over any other pizza joint in town.