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Whoa, Nella: Grassano's Return to Chicago's Pizza Scene Is Imminent

[Photographs: Franco Grassano] Nella Pizzeria Napoletana 2423 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614 (map); 773-327-3400; pizzerianella.com Getting There: #22 Clark Street bus to Clark and Fullerton, walk ½ block north Pizza Style: Neapolitan Oven Type: Wood Since Spacca Napoli opened in early 2006, it has been, hands down, the best Neapolitan pizzeria in Chicago. At some point in the next few weeks, I predict that will no longer be the case. The reason: Nella Grassano, Spacca Napoli's original pizzaiola, the woman who taught most of Spacca's staff how to make pizza, is opening Nella Pizzeria Napoletana. To say that... More

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