Little Clown Pizza – Avondale, Chicago

IMG_3384One of the things I really regret while living in Chicago for nearly eight years is the fact that we never got Little Clown Pizza delivered. We did, however, grab a couple of slices one time at the storefront. While the pizza was fine and nothing memorable, the delivery experience has to be something different. If you call this place for pizza, an actual clown–with makeup, bright colored clothes, and balloons–delivers your order to your door!! It’s a really cool marketing technique. I bet the Hound would have loved it. How perfect would have been to let the Pizza Hound get his picture taken with the pizza clown!


Oddly, this same establishment for awhile sold a “different” pizza under the name Daddy’sPizza, with a different menu. Strange. Our friend Christian, who used to live in the neighborhood not too far from Little Clown (or, er, Daddy’s), inquired about this. The people working there told him it was a “different recipe.” According to some online research, apparently there was a Daddy’s Pizza at 4243 W. Fullerton in Hermosa, and it shared the number that’s listed on this menu, but apparently the place is gone now. Hmm…

Well, regardless, it always made us happy to see this minivan parked in the neighborhood!


Little Clown Pizza is located at 2801 N. Central Park Ave. (at Diversey), Chicago, IL

(773) 276-7776

Official Little Clown Pizza Website

Time Out Chicago’s Little Clown Pizza listing with a great photo of the clown!    (check out the jalapeños on that pizza)

Enjoy this bonus video from Little Clown Pizza!