There is a specific subclass of pizza known as the Sunday Night Pizza.

It's tradition in our family to eat a big-ish Sunday dinner (possibly a supper depending on where you live) and then follow it up with a lighter dinner. Sometimes it's leftovers, sometimes, and pretty much every other week it's a basic pizza.

Basic is not being used pejoratively here. This is merely what I say when I want a no-frills, not-too much, fastball cheese (maybe pepperoni if dinner/supper wasn't too heavy) pizza.

Nunzio's is excellent. But far too much cheese for a Sunday night. That's a meal and a half. A perfect Friday night pizza. Too much for 6:30 on a Sunday night. Same for a deep dish at Lou's or anything like that. Woodfire is great, but not on a Sunday night.

The list below will be a little biased with me growing up and living in Loves Park. Your list may and definitely should vary on this neighborhood-subjective list.

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