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Not all pizza in Chicago is Chicago pizza, which helps explain why not all Chicagoans are morbidly obese. I’d be willing to bet that most Chicagoans actually prefer their thin crust to thick. That explains, in part, why La Madia packs them in at every meal, lunch or dinner. With an airy, thin crust and eclectic toppings, such as clam and Fresno chiles, shaved artichoke, and roasted grapes, these wood-fired pizzas are the best in the vicinity of the Loop (as are the salads). This spot bucks the cavernous feel of traditional Chicago pizzerias, and its attention to interior design makes it feel comfortably upscale, well suited for date night, a business dinner, girls’ night out, or a family meal. La Madia also offers one of the best restaurant lunch deals in the area: Two can share a pizza, salad, and cookies for $19. Add two glasses of the $6 wine of the week for $31 (Did you hear that? Six dollar glasses of wine!).