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Old 03-23-2019, 04:43 AM   #1
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Recommendations for best Deep Dish pizza joint in Chicago.

Its that time of year again. Im doing another long road trip, and will likely ( but not definitely) wind up in Chicago. I was there a few years back, but never got around to trying a Deep Dish on its home turf. For all of you who either live in or near Chicago, or have passed through and had a good Deep Dish experience, let me know. Not sure I'll be back in Chicago any time soon, so I want to make this one count.

* A few years ago, I was forced ( for health reasons) to practically eliminate carbs in my diet for about 3 months. I celebrated , at the end of my 3 month starvation, by ordering 2 deep dish pies from Chicago, had them shipped to NY, and broke my carbs fast with them. They were good, but as we all know, pizza looses a little something when not eaten fresh, right out of the pizza oven.*

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 03-23-2019, 06:53 AM   #2
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I always have good luck with Trip Advisor..
https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restauran..._Illinois.html
The ratings are generated by the customers reviews, so that's about as factual as one can get..
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Old 03-23-2019, 06:53 PM   #3
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It was a long time ago, but I believe we ate at Giordano’s. The other name I hear all the time is Lou Malnati’s.

I like what Chicagoans call pizza, and I call a pizza casserole, but but I'm not a big-time fan of it.

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Old 03-23-2019, 10:37 PM   #4
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Giordano's, Gino's East, and uno’s are all close to he cubs stadium off lakeshore drive. Lou malnati’s, I heard is very good but have never eaten there yet and not sure where it’s located near.

It’s been many years since I’ve been home. I grew up about 95 miles southwest of Chicago. I miss good Italian pizza in northern Illinois. What they call pizza in Texas isn’t.
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:07 PM   #5
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Not speaking from experience but I've heard Lou Malnati's is among the best.
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:32 AM   #6
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I think Giordano's sort of spit the bit after their big expansion … But although Uno's is all over the universe, their Chicago outpost are better than the Boston ones.

I also like Lou Malnati's and Gino's East, they are popular choices.

Less well known outside of Chicago are Pequods and Pizano's.

Malnati the senior started Pizzaria Uno. His son, Lou, started Lou Malnati's and his other son started Pizano's.
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Ask the natives when you get there!
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Old 03-25-2019, 01:31 PM   #8
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Ask the natives when you get there!
Usually my ' go to sources', problem is we're just kinda passing through, so I was hoping to have a little direction/ and planning prior to going there, as not to waste any time.
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:54 PM   #9
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So I had the pleasure of my first authentic Chicago deep dish ( in Chicago) earlier.
Went to Lou Malnati's, as it was the closest to my hotel.
Ordered the basic cheese deep dish and it was very good.
I know there is always that argument of which is better Chicago vs New York Pizza.
Obviously a personal preference.
To me, they are two totally different animals.
I could eat one one night, and the other the next night and feel like Ive had two different dishes.
The deep dish is definitely more filling.
Personally, I prefer the NY as Ive lived in NY for 50 years.

Anyway, Just glad I finally got to try one in the city where its most popular.
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