If you know anyone who thinks deep dish pizza is not delicious, a simple trip to Lou Malnati's is all you need to show them the error of their ways. Malnati's well-balanced mountains of flavor are simply outstanding.
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
The buttery crust, sweet chunky tomato sauce, and fresh homemade sausage on a Lou Malnati's pie changed my pizza worldview forever. Since that time, I have tried more pizzas than I can possibly remember, and Lou Malnati's remains my favorite.
In a city this passionate about pizza, the debates will always continue. In compiling our list, we had to consider history, style, the old school favorites, and the newcomers. So while this list may not settle any old debates, in fact, it may start will most certainly insight new ones, it is guaranteed to have pies that even the casserole camp will love.
Like all great cities should, Chicago has a collection of dishes that were invented within its borders and that you can't get anywhere else. I decided to create this list to help keep track of them all.
Deep dish pizza is as accurately named as any food I know. Even if you've never experienced one in person, you already know to expect something imposing and thick, with generous layers of sauce and cheese. But which pizzeria in Chicago serves the best? I tried 13 different places to find out.