There's no doubting the popularity of Phil's Pizza in Bridgeport. The Near South Side institution has been satisfying pizza cravings since 1960 and repeatedly gets glowing reviews from diners. On my recent visit, the restaurant was packed. Given all that, you can imagine my surprise when I bit into a decidedly mediocre pizza.
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Phil's Pizza opened its doors on Varick Street in 1972. If the sepia-tone photos posted on the wall are any indication, not much has changed since. Homemade signs with crossed-out prices layered with decades of grease are strewn about the pizzeria, and the slice is classic.