Monday, January 10, 2022

New Chicago Pizza Star Milly's Pizza Set to Open on Argyle

We had seen construction going on at 1005 W. Argyle over the last week but haven't had information on what was opening in the former Benny's location until now. (h/t Joe Ward / Block Club Chicago).

COVID-startup Milly's Pizza has announced they are opening their first brick and mortar location next to Don Pablo's Kitchen & Bakeshop, already under construction for their first brick and mortar at 1007 W. Argyle. 

Milly's Pizza (Instagram)

The Block Club Chicago article quotes the owner, who previously operated out of a shared kitchen in Logan Square, as aiming for a 20 seat sitdown along with takeout and delivery.

Since opening during 2020's COVID lockdowns, owner Robert Maleski has gained a number of accolades, including being named a Top 25 pizza place in Chicago, and has great Yelp reviews.  Maleski told the Tribune that his pizza is styled after Chicago pizza giant Burt's Place, and the results on Instagram bear that out.  

Before opening the new location in February, you can try Milly's via Tock. Daily pizza quantities are limited but access should expand along with the additional capacity at the brick and mortar location.

Milly's joins Don Pablo's in a newly hot restaurant corridor, joining recently featured DaNang Kitchen, Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant Kie-Gol-Lanee and a still secret bakery coming soon. 

We will be visiting frequently, as should you.  Support Uptown's small businesses, especially Argyle's many amazing legacy restaurants.


  1. Any restaurant opening as a "dine-in" is foolish. They should all be takeout/delivery. Until this is overwith.

    1. "this is overwith"
      Mind your Grammar! You don't police this neighborhood from Arlington, VA! And you don't police Truman College. The college existed before you were born.
      As I see what your infected mind produces, I dare affirm that you are poison for me, not my boss. I never saw you otherwise, hating woman from Romania. Everything that comes out of your mouth is acid and evil. Be gone!

  2. I'm very confused with the lack of cheese... Doesn't look good to me.

    1. It's a deep dish / stuffed pizza, so you're seeing the top, not the cheese underneath.