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Patch Pizza Playoffs: Who Do You Love?

The most-loved pizza championship round is upon us. Vote for your favorite, tell us why you love them and trust in the tongues of eight community taste testers!

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Great 8, the winners of first-round voting in the Patch Pizza Playoffs: , Chicago Heights; , Evergreen Park; , Homewood; , Orland Park; , Palos Heights; , New Lenox; , Frankfort; , Tinley Park.

Our championship showdown will determine the most-loved pizza in south suburban Patchland. There are two ways you can show your love.

1. VOTE: From today through Sunday at 10 p.m. cast a vote in our poll. Your votes count for one-third of the points in our weighted scoring system. 

2. EXPRESS YOURSELF: Leave a stellar review of your favorite place on the eatery's Patch Places business profile. What do you love about the sauce, the dough, the cheese, the sausage ... the cute pizza delivery boy? The more good reviews, the more points. Reviews posted from today through Sunday at 10 p.m. will count toward one-third of the final score.

The final third of the vote will involve eight lucky Patch readers.

3. TASTE TEST: We've invited one Patch community member from each of the eight first-round brackets to a pizza tasting, which will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16. They will rate the pies on a scale of 0-5 (with 5 being the best). Each pizza place will be able to choose the type of toppings and pie for the tasting, putting their best pie forward. Their votes will determine one-third of the final score.

Cast your vote. Then click on the restaurant's name below to get to their profile, where you can submit a review.

  • , Chicago Heights
  • , Evergreen Park
  • , Homewood
  • , Orland Park
  • , Palos Heights
  • , New Lenox
  •  Frankfort
  • , Tinley Park

* You're free to vote several times to support your favorite place. But if the number of votes gets out of hand, the Great Brain at Patch will adjust the results in proportion to the number of visitors to our poll.

First-time visitor to Patch? Get "Patched In" for more on the Most-Loved Pizza in the Southland and other must-read local news. Click on the name of your town for more information: Orland Park, Tinley Park, Oak Lawn, Chicago Heights, Oak Forest, Evergreen ParkHomewood-Flossmoor, Palos, New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena.

Wendy LoCascio February 12, 2012 at 02:27 AM
FYI Al's also offers Gluten Free pizza crust and an awesome Vegetarian Menu!! Come in and try our Eggplant Dishes!!!!!! Super yummalicious!!! iLoveAls.com
Wendy LoCascio February 12, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Fish Tacos at Al's next week :). Oh yeaahhhh
Ozzy February 12, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Was at the Tinley Park fishing show Saturday so I swung by Salina's for a GF pizza. The crust was thin & crispy :-) Pizza was much betters than Palermo's, thank you very much! They were handing out flyer's to vote for them. Didn't have please in their plead but I voted for them anyway LOL.
jeff kushner February 12, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Salinas pizza is the best around!!! Fresh ingredients and a big selection of toppings. Also a very friendly staff and the owner neal is really committed to giving you the best!
ryan February 12, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Salina's by far is the best around. I have ordered pizza from surrounding areas (evergreen-oak lawn, morris-mazon, berwyn-cicero, bollingbrook-plainfield ect...) I will always be a loyal customer! Unfortunately their food and service is so good after being unemployed for a year Salinas is my family's only continued vice my kids love it. I have also used their catering and rental services and have been equally impressed. Planning a birthday party for Irish triplets is hard enough but to know that i am able to make one phone call to a LOCAL small business and have all of my needs taken care of is most genuinely appreciated.
ryan February 12, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Mary I was wondering if you ever have anything positive to say? All of your comments have negativity. P.s. How many cats do you have? Just wondering......
Joe smide February 12, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Love Salinas Great pizza and good prices
kathleen February 12, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Best in town, always so accommodating and willing to work with you. I always order for all my parties. I am able to get enough pizza for everyone at a reasonble price......and EVERYONE LOVES THE PIZZA!!
Tim H February 12, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Seriously, who voted for Durbin's? If that's the best pizza in Evergreen park, I'm Rumplestiltskin.
Beth Welsh February 12, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Pizza Pete is the best around!!
kathleen February 12, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Meant to say Salina's
Pat F February 12, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Durbins has good pizza, but being a resident of Oak Lawn there's no way it compares to Phils, Foxs, Palermos,and probably 2 or 3 more?? Don't know how Durbins got on top for our general area but it sure wasn't voted tops by pizza eaters???
Evan Welsh February 12, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Great Pizza starts with fresh and quality ingredients. Pizza Pete not only uses quality products but strives to purchase their fine products locally whenever possible. They have a unique oven that produces that tasty thin and crispy crust. They have expanded their menu over the years, some of my favorite additions are the mixed veggie basket and all their chicken items. I look forward to ordering from "The Pete" everytime I get back to Orland Park. Pizza Pete has been owned and operated by the same family for over 40 years now and gets my vote for the best pizza pie in the south suburbs.
Pat Haak February 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Pizza Pete has the best pizza on the south side.
Don February 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Evan Welch This sounds like an advertisement, not like a review... Puke...!!!!
PD February 12, 2012 at 11:13 PM
I said Nino's was a great restaurant. Was it deleted?
Stacey February 12, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Pizza Pete is the best on the area. I moved out of Orland many years ago and I always make it a point to go back for a double decker pizza with sausage at least every weekend. My parents and my family have been loyal customers for over 30 years and I hope they win because they deserve it!
Stacey February 12, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Don - you obviously don't know good pizza! Sorry for you! :(
John J. February 12, 2012 at 11:27 PM
How the heck did Mama & Me win, 389 votes which equates to 1%. I know there were 2 other segments but still, lol it's pretty crazy. Ohhh well...congrats to them.
Kathie February 12, 2012 at 11:40 PM
You can't go wrong with any of these pizzas! Although I still love Beggars and Ed and Joe's!
Mary Carumba February 13, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Ryan, I think wearing your mothers bra is cutting off the circulation to you brian, pee-wee.
Lisa February 13, 2012 at 12:50 AM
My vote is for Pizza Pete! I love their double decker pizza!
Wendy LoCascio February 13, 2012 at 01:44 AM
We at Al's would once again like to thank everyone for their support and a special thanks to those who chose to come in and give Al's a try before voting! We are new here but we plan to stick around for a long long time!!! Thanks again Patch and Don L for this opportunity. Thank you to the people who voted us #1 in Palos! it means so much to us and we love you guys!!! Good luck to everyone and have a great night! The Grammy's are on woot woot!!!
marbus February 13, 2012 at 01:50 AM
dozeli is just the best
Ryan Fitzpatrick (Editor) February 13, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Hey, John J. If I am correct in assuming your comment is in reference to the title article that linked to this—it might be worth clarifying that Mama & Me was announced as having the local pizza playoff victory as opposed to the regional pizza playoff victory. Sorry for any confusion.
Pat F February 13, 2012 at 04:11 AM
This isn't the same Pizza Pete that used to be on 111th street by Oak Park ave in Worth that you're talking about???
Eric C (Chicago Dough Co) February 13, 2012 at 04:28 AM
We would also like to take an opportunity to thank everyone for their support! We enjoyed seeing many faces this weekend. Thank you New Lenox and all the others that voted for us!
Michael Sewall (Editor) February 13, 2012 at 04:40 AM
Thank you for participating, Eric! It was great seeing all the fliers up around the restaurant.
Wendy LoCascio February 13, 2012 at 07:34 PM
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Dan Lambert (Editor) February 13, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Thanks, Wendy. I hope that is what people take away from this playoff. We are celebrating our local businesses and the undeniable love affair southsiders have with their favorite pizza. Here at Patch we not only cover our towns, but celebrate what makes them special. For me, that is in large part the small business owners who form the backbone of a town. I hope this encourages everyone to support those places that support your community.

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