close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Best Chicago pizza in Chicago

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by CranialCrusader, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. CranialCrusader

    CranialCrusader

    Joined:
    May 7, 2000
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    Hey everyone,

    A friend of mine is coming in from California in a couple days and I promised we would go to 'the best' pizza place in Chicago.

    The only problem is I don't know who makes 'the best'.

    What is your opinion on the best Chicago pizza in Chicago?

    Thanks all,
    CranialCrusader
     
  2. JPB

    JPB

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2002
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    My opinion is Lou Malnati's since that's what I grew up on. Many don't agree w/ that. But tough.;) No pepperoni BTW. Either sausage or cheese. Had some fedexed as a gift recently. It was good, but not as good as in the restaurant. It loses out in transit. At least it better because if not it has slipped some. But the taste was fine, just crust texture and stuff was off after the freeze.

    Also take him for italian beef and hotdogs.
     

  3. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2001
    Messages:
    8,632
    Likes Received:
    2,372
    Location:
    Happily in So. Cal.
    I vote for Edwardos for number 1, Gino's East for number 2.
     
  4. Rehab Doc

    Rehab Doc

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2001
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Riverside County, CA
    If you want the best Chicago style pizza, then u want to go to Gino's East. It's located on the corner of Wells St. and Ontario St., right across the street from Ed Debevic's.
     
  5. CranialCrusader

    CranialCrusader

    Joined:
    May 7, 2000
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    So out of three replies so far I've got 3 choices for #1. ;P

    That's a lot of Pizza to eat!

    Keep them coming and thanks again!
    CranialCrusader
     
  6. Cynthia

    Cynthia RN

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2003
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Midwest City, OK
    been to Gino's back in 97....VERY GOOD!!! Highly recommend it!
     
  7. CranialCrusader

    CranialCrusader

    Joined:
    May 7, 2000
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    Slight problem with Gino's East.

    According to Yellow pages there are MANY places with Gino's East in the name.

    Original Gino's East of Chcgo
    Gino's East Pizzeria
    Gino's East of Chicago
    Original Gino's East
    Gino's East
    Gino's East of Rolling Meadows
    Gino's East Pizza

    Which one is the real one?

    CranialCrusader
     
  8. drstrangelove

    drstrangelove

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2004
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WA
    Gino's East (Original)
    633 N. Wells St., Chicago
    Tel: (312) 943-1124
     
  9. CranialCrusader

    CranialCrusader

    Joined:
    May 7, 2000
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    That's the top one on my list "Original Gino's East of Chicago"

    Obviously someone was successful then a bunch of knockoffs came around.

    CranialCrusader
     
  10. drstrangelove

    drstrangelove

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2004
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    WA
    May I recommend: pepperoni, sausage, garlic, and black olive. Take a Prilosec before you eat. Lipitor also recommended.
    Doc
     
  11. CranialCrusader

    CranialCrusader

    Joined:
    May 7, 2000
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    Sounds good except for the Olives!

    I don't need no stinkin' prilosec! BRING IT ON!!!

    What's your office number in case I need to call though? ;a

    CranialCrusader
     
  12. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2001
    Messages:
    8,632
    Likes Received:
    2,372
    Location:
    Happily in So. Cal.
  13. Ned Ludd

    Ned Ludd

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The Beach
    I went back to Chicago after a 20-year absence last summer. I tried all the pizza I could. I went to the Original Gino's and to Lou Malnati's. However, the best is Uno. I can't tell you the street from memory but it's in the same general area (at least by LA standards) as Gino's Original. My favorite Greek restaurant--Greek Island.

    BTW, if you are willing to refinance your house, you can have dinner at the best place in America, IMHO, Charlie Trotters.

    Great town.

    -NL
     
  14. CranialCrusader

    CranialCrusader

    Joined:
    May 7, 2000
    Messages:
    528
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    It's a pizza dinner not a marriage proposal. ;)

    Thanks for the info I'll keep it in mind!

    CranialCrusader
     
  15. silversport

    silversport

    Joined:
    May 28, 2003
    Messages:
    2,847
    Likes Received:
    101
    Location:
    ChicagoLand, USA
    What???;P No vote for Pizzeria Uno or Due???
    If you gotta have deep dish (and that IS Chicago, isn't it???)
    Bill
     
  16. jpa

    jpa CLM

    Joined:
    May 28, 2001
    Messages:
    8,030
    Likes Received:
    120
    Location:
    Las Vegas NV
    Actually, Gino's is a chain but all except 1 are franchised. The original was actually on Ontario east of Michigan ave, but it appears they have moved to Wells and Ontario. The pizza is the same at all of them, I've been to Rosemont, Orland Park, Oak Lawn and downtown, it's all the same. If you want to show them the city take them to the one downtown. If you want one close to home, take I-80 West to Harlem and go North to 159th and go to the one in Orland.

    I'm kinda partial to Connie's myself. I'm disappointed that so many of these good pizza places have gone corporate and the quality has dropped as a result. Leona's on Taylor is good, as are a few others. Eduardo's is that hippy flower child veggie pizza, leave that to the Californians where it belongs.
     
  17. J Teezy

    J Teezy

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2003
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    cincinnati, ohio
    when i went last spring to visit a friend we had some stuffed pizza from some place that started with a D i think. If you named it i could tell you if you were right or not. It was the best pizza i ever had.
     
  18. Glock-o-matic

    Glock-o-matic

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2001
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The High Seas
    Malnati's. It's the only thing I miss about living in Chicago.
     
  19. mikep

    mikep Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 1999
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    IL
    I am partial to Pizzeria Uno for deep dish pizza- i believe that was the original chicago style pizza. Note this is different than stuffed pizza- for that I like Giordanos.
    www.metromix.com is a good resource for Chicago restaurants
     
  20. GeorgeAtl

    GeorgeAtl

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2000
    Messages:
    732
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Atlanta...most of the time.
    I was "Home" for Christmas, and the first night we got a delivery pizza from a small independent....I believe it was called Pete's Pizza. Just a little hole in the wall...on the North Side.

    Damn!! Was that thing good!! And there are tons of places like that in Chicago!!

    Face it....Atlanta is not a pizza mecca!!