Chicago is stuffed full (wink, wink) with pizza traditions, but nowhere will you find more history behind the pie than at Armand's Pizzeria. The original Armand's location opened in 1956, featuring thin-crust and pan pizzas along with traditional Italian dishes like baked clams. The menu remains mostly the same at the pizzeria's newest location on Western Avenue in North Center, where you'll still find the special sausage recipe developed by the owner's great-grandfather, who was a butcher on Taylor Street at the turn of the 20th century. And with our PopSugar exclusive offer, you can try the food that has kept Armand's in business for more than 50 years at half the price by dining in or ordering takeout or delivery.
While the flavors are rooted in the past, today Armand's is pleasing its modern clientele. Order up an Armand's special pie with that house-made sausage, mushroom, green pepper, and onion, or be daring and go for the popular Elmwood Park Combo, with sausage, Italian beef, and hot giardiniera. The olive oil-based Pizza Novo is an Armand's specialty, and don't forget to order those classic dishes. After all, Armand's motto is "the food you remember," referencing dishes popular in the '50s and '60s, including those clams, stuffed artichokes, and antipasto salad. "If you haven't tried them, you don't know what you're missing," says general manager Sean Milligan.