The Windy City is known for its stunning architecture, world-class museums, favorite sports teams, and cool dining scene. But for pizza lovers, it's all about the deep-dish pies. Here are a few of our favorite spots to feast on Chicago's iconic pizzas:
Giordano's — With a layer of crust right below lots of cheese and a saucy top, this stuffed pizza, which originated on Chicago's South Side, has a loyal following of pizza devotees. The warm pie is more like an upside-down pizza, best eaten with a knife and fork—but delicious however you choose to devour it.
Pizzeria Uno — The herb-laced tomato sauce goes on top of the cheese in this classic Chicago pizza. While the flaky crust holding together plenty of gooey cheese and toppings may seem light, this hearty pizza is filling and delicious. Because the pizzas take a while to cook, waiters ask your order while you're waiting for a table.
Lou Malnati's — This pizza chain features more than 50 locations around the Chicago area. Try the Lou, which comes with spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and blends of mozzarella, Romano and cheddar cheeses.
Gino's East — Opened in 1966, this is the original Gino's Pizzeria, located near the city's Magnificent Mile. Known for its crunchy crust that's made with corn oil, Gino's goes out of its way to make sure your crust never gets soggy. For example, order a sausage pie, and they'll put a disc of sausage just beneath the sauce.