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Coal Fire

) #501 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ Italian, Pizza
1321 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-6447
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1321 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-6447
Neighbourhood: West Loop
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't had pizza like this in years......at least not since I moved to Las Vegas 19 years ago. The pizza was delicious and the caesar salad was awesome!!!! I can't wait to get back to Chicago and enjoy the restaurant again. Our server Ellen...More

Thank carolb1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a 12inch pizza and it was awesome! 3 different sauces to choose from and several toppings. I think it was a little pricey for pizza and they burnt mine the first try. All in all good experience.

Thank jblood38
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a little out of town but definitely worth it!! The pizza is amazing! And the service is super quick! The crank shaft kolsh beer is amazing!! The pizza was so light you could eat two!! Will definitely return here!!

Thank Jennq86
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great little wood fired pizza place. Nice atmosphere, good service, and the whipped ricotta definitely lived up to its reputation.

Thank David R
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I read that Coal fire has the best pizza in Chicago, so we were curious. We didn't need resevation and the service was great. They have good options of beers and a really good pizza. I don't know if Coal Fire has the best pizza...More

Thank mogway
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Many different unique Pizzas to choose from. We ordered the Lasagna pizza it was delicious. Service was over the top good. We will definitely be back.

Thank Timothy O
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Six of us went to this restaurant on a Thursday evening. The pizzas were great. All of us were really happy with the two large pizzas we ordered. Sorry to say I don't remember what they were exactly but definitely good. Service was great as...More

Thank Alamills
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We read about these pizza's before our trip and planned in a visit. We went to the cubs game on the Saturday afternoon and saw this as our moment to go to Coal Fire. Service was good, pizza was good. Lots of nice flavour choices....More

Thank hanc29
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is awesome! First time there and I was thinking it was just another good Chicago pizza place, but wow! The ingredients were so fresh, the pepperoni had such a pleasant kick, and the ricotta cheese just knocked it out of the park. Amazing...More

Thank petite_chaton
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Nice, unpretentious place with good service, apparently liked by the locals. But overpriced pizza had a gooey crust, with generous serving of the cheapest pepperoni. Whipped ricotta adds a special touch of decor to basically very ordinary unflavored product. Far from the best in the...More

1  Thank pavlusha48
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and
Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is
best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo
Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an
up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several
sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique
neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and
warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-6447
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: 312-226-2625
  • E-mail