Best Deep Dish in Chicago?

  • calibro

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    May 10, 2009 10:08 PM GMT
    So I am coming to Chicago next week for a food convention, and have never visited the city before. Ergo, I have to try deep dish at least once. Now I have heard there is a difference between deep dish and stuffed crust, so I should try both. Any recommendations on where to grab a really great pie? Thanks.
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    May 11, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    The stuffed crust pesto pizza at Edwardo's is very good. I think there are several locations in the city---the one I know is (was?) on 57th street between S. Kenwood and S. Kimbark in Hyde Park. I preferred their thin crust to the stuffed version, but the pesto sauce is really good in both.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    May 11, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    Giordano's. I've had it every time I've visited Chicago, and it' doesn't disappoint.
  • westguy79

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    May 11, 2009 2:22 AM GMT
    Carmen's pizza on Sheridan Rd. is the best deep dish.(there's another location in Evanston too)

    I've heard chicago oven grinders pizza is good too.

    Lou Malnatti's, Ginos, Giordanos are all overrated in my opinion.
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    May 11, 2009 2:45 AM GMT
    Not a fan of Giordano's two pizzas I have eaten there were served with the center cold.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    May 11, 2009 2:47 AM GMT
    Well, I've only had it twice. But both times were quite impressive. I'm heading to Chicago myself from the 20th to the 26th, maybe I'll branch out.
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    May 11, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    I'm partial to Lou Malnati's and Giardano's.
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    May 11, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    It may very well be great because even in Chicago it has its rep., but I was extremely frustrated at a cold sauced, unmelted cheese center...twice.
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    May 11, 2009 2:56 AM GMT
    Pinny saidNot a fan of Giordano's two pizzas I have eaten there were served with the center cold.


    That's odd. I've eaten there a dozen or more times and the pies are always magma hot to the core and hemorrhaging copious quantities of cheese. That sounds more like Gino's.
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    May 11, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
    I dont even LIKE Pizza ....

    ....yet somehow I love Lou Malnati's

    BUT... they usually need a little salt... the tomato sauce isnt salty enough. But the crust. Wow.
  • SimonChgo

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    May 11, 2009 3:15 AM GMT
    GIORDANOS #1.

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    May 11, 2009 3:19 AM GMT
    Lou Malnati's, Pizzeria Due, or Giordano's.