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SAVORY & SWEET SISTERS | Jet's Pizza In Naperville


There is Chicago style, New York Style and then Detroit Style pizza. In 1946 a Michigan couple used a rectangular pan that once held auto parts to nestle their pizza– resulting in an irresistible, thick golden crust that has caramelized cheese and bubbled brown edges. Detroit style pizza was born.

In 1978 Michigan native Eugene Jetts was on his way to buy a house, but his passion for pizza took over. Instead, he signed a lease on a space, and along with his brother, they opened the first Jet’s Pizza with the goal of having a better pizza. They use only the best mozzarella, and grate it each day. The dough is also prepared each day by hand and ingredients sliced daily. Add Mamma Jetts’ secret sauce recipe and the result is an amazing pizza! Today, they boast over 400 locations in twenty states– most being independently owned and operated.

Mike Genzer, Jose Sanchez and Tom Mazzola share ownership and love for this distinct pizza crust. We met with Sanchez and it was evident he had a love for his customers. His philosophy is basic, keep your customers happy and they will be back for more. A few of our favorite combos are the BBQ, that has BBQ sauce and then topped with bacon, grilled chicken and red onions. The Super Special is topped with pepperoni, ham, mushrooms, onions and green peppers and is a customer favorite. Make sure to add the turbo crust for a flavor boost! Both the deep dish bread and jet’s bread is mozzarella topped with butter, garlic and Romano served with ranch or marinara dipping sauce. The deep dish bread uses the signature Detroit style crust and we couldn’t resist dipping it in the house made ranch.

If you are not into the Detroit style crust, Jet’s Pizza also offers thin, hand tossed, New York style, gluten free and cauliflower crusts. The vast menu includes sandwiches, salads and wings. A little something for everyone in the family.

This Valentine’s Day Jet’s pizza is serving up heart shaped pizzas. For a sweet, treat pair that with a fresh baked large chocolate chip cookie or a warm brownie to share.

Jet’s motto, life is short. Eat better pizza. Let’s get Jet’s!

Jet’s Pizza

Naperville locations:

3344 South Route 59 • (630)904-7777

720 E Ogden Avenue • (630)922-1111

Owners: Mike Genzer, Jose Sanchez & Tom Mazzola

ABOUT THE CRITICS Stephanie (right) & Tiffany (left) Schmoker are west suburban sisters who have always shared a love for dining out and they also enjoy cooking together. They came from a family of 7 and grew up on farm with fresh fruits, veggies and more. Watch for their review of a different west suburban restaurant in each issue of Glancer Magazine. Invite them to your eatery at



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