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User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1412 times:



This is for any of you who have been or live in ORD.

I am planning a trip there Sunday and half the day Monday and will be staying out by the airport. I am planning on taking the Blue Line Downtown and was seeking advise were the best closest to the line Deep Dish Pizza can be had.

If you know of a place I would be grateful for the information.


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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3539 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

hmm not sure about ORD, but if you catch a train to MDW Giordanos is a short 10 min walk from the GA side of the airport. I'd say Giordanos is probably the best deep dish to be had in chicago. Im sure there is one close to ORD, perhaps even inside. best deep dish pizza in chicago,





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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3539 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

hmm for some reason that link didn't work...anyway www.giordanos.com. enjoy!


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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

Since I live in a strip-mall suburb, I'm gonna g ahead and recommend the suburban option- Pizzeria Uno.

Signed, KROC



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

Chicago has the best pizza in the world!  Smokin cool

Don't let any New Yorker fool you in to thinking otherwise.



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User currently offlineIllini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Well, the original is Pizzaria Uno, on the near north side, but chain locations all over the place, heck, I was at one in Dayton, OH a year ago! There is one AT ORD, but the original is at 29 E Ohio in Chicago. www.pizzariauno.com for locations and phone #'s

Personally, I think the best deep dish is Gino's East. Pan, w/ crumbled sausage. Again, original is on the near north side, but franchises all over the city and 'burbs. Original is at 633N. Wells, closest to ORD would be the Rosemont location though. website is www.ginoseast.com

Giordanos is, I think a close second behind Ginos and Uno. Though, after spending 2 summers in Jersey, where all they have is New York style "pizza" I have to agree with Superfly, there is NO comparison.

Chicago style pizza is a MEAL; one piece and you're full, two and you're stuffed. Don't know about 3; I've never been able to eat more than 2!






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User currently offlineChi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

YOU HAVE TO GO TO GIORDANOS!!!!! IT'S THE BEST DEEP DISH PIZZA YOU WILL EVER FIND ANYWHERE!!! GO THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

I have to say that I think Gino's East is the best and Pizzeria Uno is by far the worst.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1289 times:

Can you believe people out here consider Numero Uno Chicago Style pizza?  Wow!
You can taste the metal can there pizza sauce comes out of.

It's as Chicago style as Taco Bell is authentic Mexican food.  Pissed

Illini_152 knows what he's talking about.  Smile
Gino's and Giordanos are great pizza places. Also explore some of the neighboorhoods and randomly seek out some independant Italian restaurants.



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User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1288 times:

Superfly, I agree..... when I'm in Chicago, I always make a point of going to Giordanos for pizza!!!!!!!!! hmmmm...

Phyl  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 1286 times:

Great choice Vaporlock.  Smokin cool

Gyros are another Chicago specialty!



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User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 1284 times:

I used to deliver pizza for Gino's East in Orland Park, and I can attest that Gino's has the $#!+tiest management in the world, and I don't think it changes from one place to another. Don't ever work at one!!!

User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 1280 times:

Superfly, there is another pizza great place in Chicago to get fantastic pizzas.... but the toppings are on top of the cheese... I can't remember the name of the place.......... but they also have fantastic pizzas!!

Phyl  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 1278 times:

That's it, I am logging off and getting me some Pizza.
I am hungry now! Big grin



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User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 1276 times:

Superfly, ENJOY!!!

Phyl  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1260 times:


Gino's East is great, but Lou Malnati's is better. They have a location in downtown Chicago over on 439 N. Wells. BTW, Giordano's isn't really deep dish in the true sense of the word, it's actually stuffed pizza.





User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

Giordano's Rocks....get there....it's awesome....and Illini_152 is right....I am a huge eater and a big pizza fan, and I was about to bust after three pieces...that stuff is amazing!

User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

AHHHHH!!! you are making me hungry for this stuff. Now I will have to plan a trip back to my hometown to get some of it, yeah its good, real good, but what makes it better is when you drink a cold Old Style with it. All you ORD people out there know what I mean.

User currently offlineIllini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

Mmmmm- Pizza, gyros, Old Style, while were mentioning Chicago specialty foods-

Don't youse guys forget to mention Italian beef! Spotty to find, best is usually found at the small Greek hotdog stands. Portillos is a pretty good chain, though my personal favorite for beef is Carms, a small chain of butcher shops on the near west side.

Chicago-style hot dog- mustard, sweet relish, chopped onions, tomatoes, sport peppers, dill pickle and a dash of celery salt, all on a poppy seed bun.

Maxwell Street Polish- 1 Vienna beef polish sausage, deep fried, served on a poppy seed bun with mustard, grilled onions, and 2 sport peppers.

I think that covers some of my favorites. Anybody else got any they'd like to mention.






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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17823 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

I had some "Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza" somewhere southwest-ish of downtown near a Hooters. It was the most vile, vulgar, obscene food item I've ever eaten and I felt I immediately needed gastric bypass surgery afterward. For someone who doesn't eat a lot of cheese on a regular basis, I highly recommend avoiding Chicago style pizza. I thought I was going to die.


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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

Personally, I favor Carmen's Pizza over Giordano's, but Carmen's is located only in Evanston, and near Loyola University (both north of the city).

I'd suggest going to Giordano's or Uno's (or its sister restaurant Due). All are wonderful. Be aware that while all of the restaurants I mentioned serve "Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza", Giordano's and Carmen's differ from Uno's/Due in that the former two bake their crust, while the latter two seem to "fry" their crust, creating a much different texture.

Mmmm...this is making me so hungry! I'm glad Carmen's is less than a mile from where I am now Smile.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 1179 times:

Take the Blue line to Washington then the Red line to Grand (going north I believe). Head up stairs to the street level, walk back towards the "Webber Bar-B-Que restaraunt" Keep going to you get to Ontario. Left on Ontario, 3 blocks up you will see and be prepared for one of the best pies you will ever have!.
Genos east is a Chicago Legend! with Graffitti all over the walls! Great Pies.
Their Chocolate Chip Cookies for desert are the great too!
I fly up there from DFW all the time for lunch!

Great thanks a lot now I am HUNGRY!!!  Smile


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