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Aurelio's Pizza

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18162 Harwood Ave, Homewood, IL 60430-2102
+1 708-798-8050
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Huntsville, Alabama
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This family pizzeria is a long time favorite. After moving to the Memphis area 11years ago we realized what great Pizza we had had back in Illinois. Recently we had an opportunity to visit family in IL and included a stop at Aurelio's. The food was as good as we remembered it......GREAT PIZZA! With areas for large gatherings/parties and quieter... More 

Thank Janie K
Antioch, Illinois
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161 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in the town next door and I remember when Aurelio's was a little store-front place on Ridge Road. I haven't been to this restaurant since sometime in the mid-1980's. My girl and I met one of my childhood friends and his wife there last night and the pizza smelled and tasted just as great a I remembered... More 

Thank Mark S
Indian Wells, CA.
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Having grown up in Homewood and now living in California, I realize how insanely spoiled I was to have Aurelio's in my back yard. Chicago is hands down the best pizza city and Aurelio's thin crust (In Homewood) is among the very best. It's a salt bomb but SO delicious. Ask for the "old oven"... Not sure it really makes... More 

Thank chicagoboi
Dyer, Indiana
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We drive 20-25 minutes from Indiana to dine at Aurelio's Pizza, Homewood, Il. Pizza fit for a king. We have NEVER been disappointed at Aurelio's! Full Italian menu available. We go for the pizza and salad. Many times we order a larger pizza just so we can take some home in a doggie bag. Highly recommend.

Thank Randall S
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Aurelio's is a favorite for our family. We, like many others have gone here for many celebrations. Yesterday was my husband's birthday and his wish was to celebrate with great pizza at Aurelio's. He also loves a certain birthday cake. I spent the day making his cake and the family happily set out for Aurelio's. We enjoyed our dinner, he... More 

Thank msfitz916
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is the first time I ever ate there, the server was prompt and got our drinks and took our order, pizza was fantastic will go back and try more food.

Thank Anthony B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

I've been going to Aurelio's back when they use to be on Ridge Road in Homewood, IL. and the lines would circle outside and around the building. The pizza at Aurelio's, even today, is absolutely fantastic, from the mouthwatering sauce to the savory cheese, to the perfect consistency in their pizza dough. In my life, I have traveled quite extensively;... More 

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Homewood, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great friendly neighborhood pizzeria with rooms for large groups (with kids) or smaller alcoves for date night. The sauce, crust, and toppings still the best in the south burbs. Love the spinach calabrese and the hot roast beef sandwich never fails to please. Antipasto and variety of drinks are also good. Friendly, efficient staff. People come from miles away to... More 

Thank Marilyn S
Plainfield, Illinois
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183 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We use this location to meet with family a few times a year. We've never had a bad experience, or food here. Service was good, as was the food.

Thank Scott K
Chicago, Illinois
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2,769 reviews
1,561 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,774 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Joe Aurelio didn't invent pizza. But he certainly must be commended for promoting the Italian pie in Chicago's south suburbs in a fashion that P.T. Barnum would have envied. Aurelio opened his first pizzeria in 1959 at 2041 Ridge Road in Homewood, Illinois. Four tables, a kitchen and an oven. He sold only six or seven pizzas a day. It... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18162 Harwood Ave, Homewood, IL 60430-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: +1 708-798-8050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?