A uniquely decorated restaurant which since it's original opening in the 60s is covered in customer's signatures creating a darkly lit, and cozy atmosphere. It's location of being close to the Magnificent Mile also makes its a draw for tourist who can try what Chicago is famous for while taking a break from the endless shopping. Gino's version of the deep dish pizza is it's crust are flavoured with corn oil and discs of sausages are layered below the sauce to ensure the crust doesn't get soggy.
This legendary pizzeria is located in suburban Morton Grove where you will find locals and tourists all gathered in this charming vintage feel restaurant, decked out with wood panel walls and vinyl booths. But with this spot being such a popular place for timeless, crispy, high-sided pizza you have to call ahead to pre-order your pizza, which will be ready upon your arrival. Though it's out of the main city it is worth the visit to this mouth-watering Pizzeria.
This chain restaurant of 50 local shops, originally founded in 1971, it's a great standard of Chicago's deep dish pizza with its consistent solid and cheesy pies. It's trademarked style of buttercrust is crispy on the bottom even under all the weigh of all its dense and fully stuffed pizzas. One of their signature pizzas comes filled with spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and a mix of triple blend of mozzarella, Romano, and cheddar cheeses.
One of the most popular pizza joint for tourists makes it a busy location and you will find people lining up early for their signature pies stuffed pies. Their take on the deep dish style pizza features a layer of crust right below the cheesy, saucy top, hiding an additional layer of filling.
One of the popular pizza places with the local, Pequod's has two locations (Morton Grove and Lincoln Park) making it east to find a location to get your pizza fix. The pizza is known for it's substantial crust and generous selection of toppings so there are plenty of combinations to keep you happy. One of it's signature style is the creation of it's caramelized "halo", a sprinkling of cheese edge to edge and baking until it's crisp and brown as well as their fresh tomatoes tasting sauce.
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Another popular spot with tourists this pizzeria is tucked away in a cozy basement space in Lincoln Park and only a small selection of tables means you may want to avoid during peak hours. Instead of the traditional deep dish or pan these pizzas are more like pot pies and are built bottom-up with the crust on top. Served table-side, the pie is flipped upside-down and the fillings slide into the resulting bread bowl crust. With it's overflowing sausage-laced bolognese sauce and lava-like cheese filling, this is pizza to the extreme and definitely a thrill for out of town guests.