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Best Authentic Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago

bread1965's picture

Best Authentic Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago

Hi Everyone...

Not to start an impassioned debate, but.. my family and I are going on a road trip to Chicago this summer. I want to eat a classic brilliant deep dish pizza.. what's the best place to try while there?


Any thoughts? Thanks, !


rupski23's picture

For my money, it's got to be Lou Malnati's

fotomat1's picture

The caramelized cheese crust at Pequod's stands out.

GAPOMA's picture

Lou Malnati's.  Gino's is very good too, and I've eaten both many times, but I like Lou's the best!

suave's picture

I not a fan of Lou Malnati's at all.  Giordano's would be my first choice.  Of course I also arrogantly believe that I can make a deep dish pie that's just as good.

bread1965's picture

I had a layover in Chicago just a month ago. My flight was delayed and I found myself with four hours on my hands. What to do? Of course, go for some deep dish pizza. I ended up at Giordano's nearby the airport - maybe 10 minutes away. Honestly, it was terrible. The crust was like eating compressed wood. It was dense, hard, had no flavour and I just couldn't finish it. Needless to say, I won't try it. But maybe it was just that one restaurant.

But from the comments above it looks like I need to try Lou's in August! Many thanks for the suggestions!!!