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Spacca Napoli

Editors' Pick
Our Tip Diavola: The heat is balanced by the cheese and the bright, sweet and mildly acidic San Marzano tomato sauce. The large pieces of fresh basil complete a set of toppings that never fails to satisfy.
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Chicago Essential: Neapolitan Pizza at Spacca Napoli

Chicago Essential: Neapolitan Pizza at Spacca Napoli

In the pizza world, Chicago is justifiably known for thick deep dish and stuffed pizzas as well as heavily topped thin crust pies. But since Spacca Napoli opened its doors just over five years ago, this city has embraced the VPN-certified restaurant to the point that it is a required destination for every serious pizza eater around.

Spacca Napoli's Jonathan Goldsmith on Italian Culture and the Power of Pizza

Spacca Napoli's Jonathan Goldsmith on Italian Culture and the Power of Pizza

Over the last year, we've spent a whole lot of time speaking to Jonathan Goldsmith, of Chicago's Spacca Napoli, about his amazing journey from clinical social worker to world-class pie man. Among other things, we discussed the chance encounter on a plane that changed the course of his life, the legendary pizzaioli he's studied and befriended in Naples, and the power of food to connect people. But mostly? We just talked about pie.