Winnipeg Restaurant Guide & Review
Chicago Phil's Pizza
Located at 70
Donald, downtown Winnipeg.
or Fax your order at: 942-2777
2006 - A recent order for home delivery placed to Chicago Phil's proved once
again to be a good choice. On this occasion I opted for the large "The
Beast", one of their signature pizzas and certainly their largest creation
Delivery time was good, at approximately
45 minutes total to reach my door. The hot food was actually hot, and the
2-litre drink I ordered was cold, which is always nice. Far too many delivery
places neglect to ensure your drinks are kept separate from the food and
delivered cold, one of my few pet peeves. Chicago Phil's has never disappointed
me in that regard.
Another thing of note regarding
their delivery is that when the delivery person arrives at your door I
noticed they tend to hand you each item you ordered one at a time, thus
ensuring that everything you ordered is actually delivered to you. Again,
where other places hand you one large covered sack of food and you later
find out that something is missing and the delivery guy is long gone, that
doesn't seem to happen with Phil's.
The pizza itself -- As I've probably
stated in past reviews, this pizza has weight to it. Anyone carrying the
box from the door to the kitchen will quickly realize this. The toppings
on the one delivered to me were all fresh and plentiful, over a rather
tasty sauce, but the real winner here is their crust. It is not often you
will have a pizza delivered to you with this many toppings on it that has
a thin crust that is CRISPY. Most I've tried are more on the limp side,
some even saugy. Not The Beast from Chicago Phil's.
Truthfully, the only item I found
wanting on this order was the amount of cheese on the pizza. There could
have been just a wee bit more, and I couldn't help thinking that with the
price of this monster (a 16" Beast is reasonably priced currently at $22.99*)
that a handful or two of cheese would really make this one of the all-time
best pizzas I've had.
The other selection I ordered on
this occasion was the hot wings (on Tuesdays & Wednesdays you can add
10 wings to any order over $20 for just $4.99). I opted for their hottest
choice, and again Phil's didn't dissapoint. These were some of the hottest
spiciest wings I've had, and I am a fan of the spicey believe me. There
was enough heat to bring tears to my eyes. Well done Phil!
On looking at their newly-updated
delivery menu I see they have various value meal deals available, "pizza
pairs" deals, a heath-smart pizza choice made with whole wheat crust and
soy cheese, a very attractive spagetti & meatballs deal every monday
night for $5.49 per order, and a couple of pick-up-only specials as well.
The take-out and delivery menu at
Phil's is extensive, and I intend to try them again..... largely because
their food is good and they don't skimp on anything. You get your money's
worth, and hey, if you're going to order food, you may as well get it from
a place that obviously puts some effort into it. Enjoy.
Free delivery on orders over $14.99.
Hours: Mon-Fri they open at 11.30
AM, Sat & Sun they open at 3 PM. Open late (until 2 AM) on Thurs, Fri,
Sat. Open Sunday until 10 PM. Closed some holidays.
* price as of May 2006
Service: Very good, prompt and
Liquor liscense: n/a
Air Quality: n/a
Cyberdog's overall rating (out of