The Chicago House of 'Za
Killing Pizza, Not Animals
Hello friends near and far! Friends we've had the pleasure meeting and friends we've unfortunately never met. Through tears and heartbreak I am incredibly devastated to announce that we will be closing on June 20, 2020. We want to thank you all for all of your support these last few years. We grew from a small carryout with a small menu, no public restroom, and no tables, to a large dine in establishment with a full wait staff, bar, and large menu consisting of pizzas, pastas, and so much in between. We knew going in we were biting off more than we could chew, but we were eager to provide a memorable experience to our guest and spread the vegan message through our food. This was not an easy decision for us in any way. We've put everything we had into this restaurant and lost a lot in the process. However we fully believe that the best memories are made around the table, with friends, and family. In this new pandemic world, it will be extremely difficult for us to be able to provide a level of service that is both functional and comfortable. You want to enjoy your entire experience while dining out, and there will be many hurdles that will prevent that from happening. Thoughts of pandemics, and illness shouldn't be at the forefront while sitting down with friends and family. With masks, and gloves, and so much distance between people the atmosphere will never be the same. Peace begins on your plate, and all surrounding circumstances should mimic that.
We would love to have the opportunity to make pizza on a smaller scale in the future. But, are unsure of how that will look, and if, when and where that would happen.
It is incredibly hard to put the words out there that we truly feel. Its been our dream since we were small to be restaurant owners. The thought of not being in a kitchen is terrifying. We've met so many incredible people who share our same views and beliefs during this process and just thinking about those conversations makes me weep. We are humbled that you have allowed us to help you celebrate graduations, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, date nights, first dates, break ups, make ups, and everything in between.
We've raised our family here. Made so many memories, both good and bad. Our birthdays anniversaries, and holidays were spent here, together.
Our children have grown so much in this kitchen. Our oldest son, who spent every weekend working here, just received his high school diploma. Our twins learned how to walk in the carryout kitchen. Our mothers, siblings, and cousins have all helped to build this place in one way or another. And our staff, has become family.
The next few weeks will be both tearful, and terrifying. Please drop in and grab some pizza by the spice and let us formally say goodbye for now.
We have a variety of slices all day, and beer and wine To-go.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Wednesday - Saturday
CLOSED - Sun/Mon/Tues