Pizzeria Bebu - Chicago
This intimate, modern pizza parlor was an instant success when it opened in 2017. Pizzera Bebu, opened by wife-and-husband team Zach and Rachel Smith, consists of a long, narrow space with tables, plus several seats at the pizza bar.
Pizzeria Bebu's space is cheery and ideal for date night, and the pizzas are all made from a custom-designed oven. There's a market pizza, a daily offering with the chef's picks from the market, plus classic pies such as Margherita, sausage & broccoli rabe, Bebu meatball, prosciutto and funghi (panna, wild forest mushroom, roasted garlic, ricotta, pecorino, aged balsamic).
For those desiring to go a more unconventional route, there's a good choice of more creative chef-driven pizzas on the menu. Diners may choose from Hot Daisy (vodka sauce, Calabrian chile, parmesan, fresh mozzarella, basil), vodka meatball (vodka sauce, parmesan, mozzarella, house-made meatball, pickled jalapeño, ricotta) and Peter Piper (house-made Italian sausage, mozzarella, banana pepper, pickled fresno and jalapeño).
There's a nice, curated list of craft beer and wine selections. Brunch is offered several days a week with dishes like a market frittata, and baked eggs of tomato, roasted red pepper, sheep's milk feta, house-made focaccia.