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Coal Fire

#530 of 7,697 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Loop
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1321 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60642-6447
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 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
San José
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60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 in Chicago but I'm sure you'll have a good time, you'll eat a great pizza... More 

Thank mogway
Chicago, United States
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226 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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
Bogota, Colombia
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171 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 well. It was a bit noisier than I would have liked but not really a... More 

Thank Alamills
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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. However, it didn't blow my mind, it wasn't the best pizza I have ever had.... More 

Thank hanc29
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 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 place and great date spot to start off the night.

Thank petite_chaton
new york
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 city as some reviewers claim. Be assured we tried many and it is far from... More 

1 Thank pavlusha48
Atlanta, Georgia
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This place makes great Pizzas. Loved the ricotta cheese and the texture of the pizza. Mexican Coke made a big difference too

Thank stansthanunathan
Rock Island, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Great pizza in a friendly atmosphere. The spinach pizza was one of the best thin crust to date! The meatball pizza was fabulous as well! The staff is extremely pleasant !

1 Thank kimerauf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Italian, Pizza
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

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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 dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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