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Deep Dish Pizza from Chicago

Deep Dish Pizza from Chicago

Pizzeria_Uno_Chicago-style_deep-dish_pizzaChicago style deep dish pizza is one of the tourist attraction in Chicago. It has taken over all the eatery and is flourishing all over the place. This includes several varieties of different styles of pizza which were developed in Chicago itself. Chicago style deep dish pizza has a crust up to three inches tall on the side edges so that the fillers can be filled in exclusively which includes large enormous amount of cheese and huge chunks of tomato sauce into it. Not only the deep dish style but also the stuffed style pizzas are very famous in here. Most of the pizzerias in Chicago serves thin crust pizza. The Chicago style pizza is commonly known as the deep dish style pizza outside Chicago.

Pequod's pizza with pepperoni, giardiniera, and garlic.This Chicago style deep dish pizza was actually invented at Pizzeria Uno in the year 1943 and the owner of this fascinating place was Ike Sewell but however it was said that the original pizza chef Rudy Malnati developed this recipe and made it famous worldwide now. He discovered this unique style of pizza creation which was kind of a combination of a regular and stuffed pizza. The basic difference between a deep dish pizza and most of the other pizzas is that the crust of other pizzas are comparatively very thin than that of the deep dish. The deep dish style resembles more of a pie like character than a flatbread which is the basic for of pizza bread offered earlier. Although the deep dish altogether is very thick but in traditional Chicago style deep dish, the crust is very thin on its own to medium thickness but it is not to be confused with the other style of pizza created outside of Chicago which uses thicker crust and is usually known as a pan pizza which is totally different than that of deep dish pizza.

The basic deep dish style pizza is authentically baked in a round steel pan that is more similar and familiar to pie pan or a cake tin. The pan is oiled in order to allow the fried effect to it. The thick layer of toppings used in deep-dish pizza requires a longer baking time eventually which could burn cheese or other toppings if they were used as the top layer of the pizza as usual. Due of this process the toppings are assembled upside-down from their usual method of cooking the pizza. The crust is covered with cheese known as mozzarella which is commonly and generally used on the top of the pizza, followed by various meat options such as pepperoni or sausage.

The various places and restaurants in Chicago where the famous deep dish pizzas can be available.

deepdishPizzeria Uno
29 East Ohio Chicago,
IL 60611
P: 312-321-1000.

Pizzeria Uno was initiated by the owner of the place Ike Sewell and this was the very first place where the Chicago style deep dish pizza was invented and slowing took a step forward in flourishing itself and becoming famous all over the place.

pequodPequod’s Pizza
2207 N. Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 327-1512.

In 2011,It was said that Pequod’s pizza produced the best pizza in Illinois and praising the pizzeria for using cast-iron pans lined with a dash of mozzarella on the top that gives a glazing effect to the pizza and a crust of crispy, salty, caramelized cheese which is delicious. The crust is not heavy or doughy and it contains a pie that is neither too soupy nor too cheesy. It is recommended over there that ordering a plain cheese pizza in here by saying that toppings are an unnecessary distraction to the pizza’s perfection.


The Art of Pizza
3033 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 327-5600.

The Art of pizza’s is owned by Art Shabez which is on the North Ashland Avenue near Lincoln and Belmont. Art of Pizza is named the No. 1 provider of deep-dish pizza in Chicago as the virtues of its near-perfect is observed and golden-brown crust and the nice, hereby flavors of the sauce. Diners can choose from 21 different toppings or try one of Art’s special pizzas like Art’s Meaty Delight, which comes topped with sausage, bacon, ground beef, pepperoni and sliced beef and many more but these are the famous ones which are in high demand.

2204 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 472-7400.

this place is consistent in creation of great deep-dish pizza which is why this place is an excluded restaurants with dozens of locations, like Giordano’s and Lou Malnati’s. Dan Bacin initiated the first Bacino’s 30 years ago, and while there are now four locations so far he has been able to maintain a high standard of quality at all of them and which cannot be differentiated or compared. All quality ingredients is everything freshly used and made from scratch offering the freshness of the products which makes the visitors as they leave the restaurant with a big smile on their faces.


864 N. State St
Chicago, IL
(312) 751-1766.

Rudy Malnati Jr. is the man who opened the first Pizano’s in 1991 by using the knowledge handed down from his father, Rudy Sr. who founded Pizzeria Uno way back in 1943. The younger Malnati continues to get deep-dish right at all four of his local locations. Visitors and reviewers also praise the other menu items, including traditional Italian pasta and chicken dishes which are available in here.

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