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Two Pizza Places Pile on the Votes For Best Pizza in Oswego

Voting ends on Thursday.

After a few days of voting, two Oswego pizza places are piling on the votes.

1,431 votes have been cast as of Sunday afternoon, and only a three percent difference separates the two front runners.

Chicago Pizza Authority is in the lead with 33 percent, followed closely by Firehouse Pizza & Pub with 30 percent. Danielli's rounds out the top three with 11 percent.

Here's what Patch readers had to say about the current top two:

Chicago Pizza Authority

June P. Love the sauce and cheese.
Paula F. It's gotta be CPA all the way! Love their thin crust and the sauce is by far the best around!
Katie P. Best deep dish and thin and crispy crust.

Firehouse Pizza & Pub

Scott B. Great food great pizza great place!
Lisa B. Firehouse Pizza is the BEST!!!

Anyone can still claim a slice of the pie, so be sure to get your vote in!

Voting ends on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 5 p.m.
Richard R January 05, 2014 at 08:38 PM
neither of those places have good Pizza. You people that live in Oswego, don't know pizza then. Rosati's all the way everyday!
Tony January 05, 2014 at 09:04 PM
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sasquatch January 06, 2014 at 09:06 AM
I agree with Richard R . Somebody somehow messed with the voting. I asked at least ten people I know from Oswego and not one of them said cpa. Maybe cpa is under new management and their pizza improved from when I last tried it bout two yrs ago, I don't know. I'm afraid to feel ripped off again so I stick with rosatis.
Kim Petry January 06, 2014 at 10:28 AM
If each person was only allowed to vote 1 time WINDY CITY would WIN!
Larry Motykowski January 06, 2014 at 10:41 AM
Typically had good experience w/ CPA and they are delivered hot too. For me, I've found the Firehouse pie to be better by the slice - it's crispier and the whole pie can be soggy. Vito & Nicks or Nick & Vitos was good but they are no more. Try Fox's Pub in Orland Park for a great pie, it think they recently opened in Plainfield.
Mike Ramirez January 06, 2014 at 02:43 PM
@Sasquatch, just an FYI, CPA is owned by Rosatis, although not the same "Rosatis" as the one in Oswego. CPA, Vita Bella, & Macianos are all Rosatis in disguise. All over priced sub-par pizza IMO. My two cents, neither Oswego or Montgomery have particularly good pizza. Until Lou Malnati's finally makes its way here, sadly I have to go to Naperville to get good pizza. Until then, I settle for Windy City.
Monty Stillwater January 06, 2014 at 03:39 PM
Seriously, if Oswego people think that Firehouse has good pizza, they have never had anything good. I've been there twice and both times it was pretty horrid. The little frozen pizza's you can get at The Oswego Inn/American Legion are better. I feel bad saying that because I LOVE the decor of the place, but the pizza is REALLY bad!!
sasquatch January 08, 2014 at 10:22 AM
@Mike Ramirez, thanks for that info Mike I had no idea. I know this voting is for oswego pizza joints only but since out of towns are being mentioned, my favorite is Uncle Lar's in Plano. Too bad they don't deliver to Oswego.
Matt Salis January 09, 2014 at 03:16 AM
@Mike Ramirez, that is incorrect. The restaurants you mentioned are owned by the same person, and a member of the Rosati family is invested in some of them, but they are not "Rosati's in disguise." Yes, you will get the exact same pizza at CPA as you will at Maciano's, but it is not Rosati's recipes, it's Maciano's recipes. Rosati's has their own prepackaged dough and sauce seasonings the franchises are required to use.
gman11555 January 09, 2014 at 09:55 AM
Personally I miss Papa Joesppi's. Loved that pizza!
Mike Ramirez January 19, 2014 at 04:55 PM
@matt, well that's weird. I developed the websites for all the pizza companies in question and they were all done for the Rosati's company out in Warrenville. Mind you, not the same Rosati's that uses the prepackaged stuff or that own the Rosati's in Oswego. There are in fact two companies operating under the same name. However you cut it, the pizzas in question all are about the same thing and same value if you ask me. Slight differences between them, sure, but I expect a really uniquely awesome pizza for $20+, Lou Malnati's, Giordano's, or even Uno's. Otherwise, Windy City, and probably some other mom & pop shops in there area provide better pizza for less.

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