Chicago’s Deep Dish Pizzas Adventure

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I’ve ALWAYS wanted to try a deep dish pizza, so when I was in Chicago I decided to hit up 3 places!



Restaurant: Lou Malnati’s Chicago – River North

Location: 439 North Wells Street, Chicago

Date consumed: 14 November 2014

What I ordered: The Malnati Chicago Classic (with extra pepperoni)


Food rating: 2 / 5 – Mehh [unimpressed]

Comments: Why this was my least favorite out of the three? Because it was the least impressive!

It wasn’t a very thick pie, the cheese were not oozing out, and mind you I love my cheese!

It felt like I was eating a normal pizza with a harder crust. And on top of all that this tiny pie still had me waiting the usual 40 minutes AND it wasn’t warm when served!



Restaurant: Giordano’s – Downtown

Location: 223 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago

Date consumed: 16 November 2014

What I ordered: Half Meat & More Meat // Half Bacon BBQ Chicken


Food rating: 3 / 5 – Good

Comments: I liked this one more than Lou’s, this was what I’ve always imagined a deep dish pizza to look like! I’d say both flavors were good, I would’ve liked the BBQ chicken more if it had less BBQ sauce cause the sauce was really tangy and overwhelming.



Restaurant: Gino’s East – River North

Location: 500 N LaSalle Street, Chicago

Date consumed: 13 November 2014

What I ordered: Half Meaty Legend // Half Gino’s Supreme


Food rating: 4 / 5 – YUM!

Comments: HELLO deep dish pizza! The crust of this deep dish pizza was amazingly flaky like a savory butter biscuit, TDF (to die for)!!! The pie was also served to me in the pan it baked in, all warm and toasty! *drools

If you haven’t noticed by now I’m pretty carnivorous BUT that’s not why I preferred the Meaty Legend to Gino’s Supreme. I just didn’t like how Gino’s Supreme had a raw green pepper taste to it; and the law professor next to me ordered the same thing and he agrees!


Conclusion //

Well I guess it’s really up to you how you like your pizza. For me Gino’s tohtalley hit the spot! Flaky biscuity crust with cheese oozing out and served warm! YUM!

Just a tip, no matter where you go, if you’re ordering a deep dish pizza, don’t go when you’re starving cause there’s a 40 minute wait for the pie to bake and you don’t want to spoil your appetite with starters!

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