The 7 Best Places for Deep-Dish Pizza in Chicago

Best Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza

Chicago deep dish pizza, one of the must have Chicago style foods I recommend to first time Chicago visitors. If you are visiting Chicago then I insist, you must try Chicago deep dish pizza and Chicago style hot dogs at least once.

Chicago deep dish pizza has been popular among tourists compared to locals. Yes, you will be surprised to learn that very low percentage of Chicago locals like deep dish pizza. I have come up with the list of famous Chicago deep dish pizza places that can be useful to Chicago first time visitors or even to locals who enjoy slice of deep-dish pizza.

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Pizzeria Uno & Grill - Chicago Deep Dish PIzza
Photo Courtesy: Uno Pizzeria & Grill

1. Uno Pizzeria & Grill

The Pizzeria Uno was originally started in 1943 and become popular with unique deep dish pizza in Chicago at the corner of Ohio & Wabash street in downtown Chicago. Each locations make fresh dough every morning.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill has opened up several locations nationwide, serving same flavors and quality deep dish pizza. Pizzeria Uno & Grill has two locations in Chicago located at following addresses:
Pizzeria Uno Chicago – 29 East Ohio, Chicago, IL 60611
Pizzeria Due Chicago – 619 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Lou Malnati's Chicago deep dish pizza
Photo Courtesy: Lou Malnati’s

2. Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

For those who doesn’t know, Lou Malnati used to work at Pizzeria Uno before starting his new venture in 1971. Soon after starting his very first location in Lincolnwood, Lou Malnati’s franchise got expanded throughout Chicagoland serving deep dish pizza.

Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza are made using California tomatoes and mozzarella cheese from Wisconsin. If you have not tried Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza then I recommend their Chicago Classic pizza.

Lou Malanti’s has over 50 locations today in Chicago serving authentic deep-dish pizza. If you are away from Chicago then you can take advantage of Lou Malnati’s frozen deep-dish pizza and get shipped to your door from Amazon.

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Giordano's Deep Dish PIzza Chicago
Photo Courtesy: Giordano’s

3. Giordano’s

Giordano’s deep dish pizza recipe is originally from small town near Torino, Italy. Brothers, Efren and Joseph, opened their very first location in 1974 on Chicago’s south side with their mother’s recipe of stuffed pizza called “Italian Easter Pie”.

Giordano’s deep dish pizza became very popular and even today it’s known for one of the best stuffed pizza. These stuffed deep dish pizza are made with California tomatoes and Wisconsin mozzarella cheese.

As of today, there are several Giordano’s pizza locations in Chicagoland area as well as nationwide. For those who doesn’t have Giordano’s deep dish pizza nearby can also order frozen pizza online.

Gino's East Deep Dish Pizza
Photo Courtesy: Gino’s East

4. Gino’s East

Gino’s East deep dish pizza was started in 1966, with secret recipe dough that makes Gino’s East deep dish pizza unique. These Chicago deep dish pizza are made with mozzarella cheese, toppings and tangy tomato sauce in cast iron pans. Their unique secret recipe and method of slow baking makes the pizza crust golden and flaky.

Today, Gino’s East has several locations throughout Chicagoland area serving authentic deep dish pizza in Chicago. I also recommend GINO’S BREWING CO. located at 500 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60657 to kick back and enjoy the house brewed beer.

The Art of Pizza Chicago Deep dish pizza
Photo Courtesy: The Art of Pizza

5. The Art of Pizza

The Art of Pizza’s deep dish pizza are made with fresh ingredients including Wisconsin Cheese and California vine-ripe tomatoes. The unique tomato sauce, full of flavors in combination with cheese flecked with dried oregano makes the deep dish pizza tasty.

The Art of Pizza’s stuffed pizza specialty, ART’S SPECIAL, is made with Sausage, onion, mushroom and green pepper.

The Art of Pizza is located at 3033 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Chicago Pizza & Over Company Deep Dish Pizza
Photo Courtesy: Chicago Pizza & Over Company

6. Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.

Since 1972, Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. is serving pizza and sandwiches in a cozy basement restaurant located in Lincoln Park. These pizza are not traditional deep dish pizza, they call them “Pot Pies”.

At Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. pizza are baked with crust on top. I would say it is more like pizza bread bowls filled with sauce and cheese. These pizza pies are unique and has been attracting tourists.

Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. is located at 2121 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

Pizano's Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
Photo Courtesy: Pizano’s

7. Pizano’s

Rudy Malnati Sr., opened Pizzeria Uno in 1943, and made deep dish pizza popular among Chicagoans and nationwide. Later in 1991, Rudy Malnati Jr. started Pizano’s in Chicago. More than thin crust, deep dish pizza is Pizano’s specialty.

Pizano’s has total six locations, 5 out of 6 locations are in Chicagoland area and one location in Milwaukee, WI.

Apart from Chicago deep dish pizza, you may also want to check my posts on Chicago Pizza Places to Celebrate National Pizza Week and Top Cocktail Bars in Chicago.

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