anushkagarwala9/9/21, 4:57 a.m.
I just moved to Chicago and this was my first meal and it lived up to the hype!
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bricknpizza9/2/21, 5:57 p.m.
First ever deep dish I’ve had except for little caesars. Thought I would hate it. Didn’t. Color me surprised.
ryan.rutherford8/15/21, 6:22 p.m.
I have to start by saying I’m not the biggest fan of deep dish style pizza. As Jon Stewart says: “It’s not pizza…it’s a f’n casserole.” It’s good 2 or 3 times a year when I visit Chicago, but doesn’t hold a candle to NYC pizza. Super thick, heavy and so messy, you need a fork & knife to eat it. All that being said, this is a modern day take on old school Italian Easter Pie, a kind of stuffed pizza which is now just referred to as “deep dish.” Giordano’s has been serving up this style pizza since 1974 and has expanded to 70 locations across 10 states, including 50 locations in Illinois alone. Despite its status as a “chain restaurant,” they are considered 1 of the big 2 premier deep dish joints in Chicago. They start with a layer of soft and fluffy dough, then a mountain of shredded mozzarella, topped by another layer of dough, with a ladle of sauce placed atop the pie. Because the sauce isn’t layered, the guts of the pizza are extra cheesy, melty & extremely stringy. The cheese is almost overwhelming, lacking balance with the amount of sauce. The sauce is very sweet and has some great flavor, just need more of it spread throughout the pie to give it a more even taste. A sprinkle of Parmesan dust adds a little more flavor to a very good deep dish style pie. If you’ve never had this type of pizza, this is worth a try. It’s not bad, just incredibly heavy. And while this may be one of the best deep dish joints in Chicago, I still prefer the thin and delicious NYC style pizza.
clifton.clark8/11/21, 12:58 a.m.
Solid deep dish pie. The sauce and cheese were both high quality and the other ingredients were very fresh and tasty. Lots of hype to live up to, but definitely glad I tried it.
rob.fickert8/9/21, 8:23 p.m.
8.3 out of the oven but 8.6 on the street. Some of the best chicago deep dish around. Extra cheese is the way to go!
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ryan.marter8/7/21, 2:21 a.m.
Better then Lou's but nothing to go crazy over coming from a guy from New Jersey
christian.bowe8/2/21, 7:19 p.m.
My first visit to Chicago was very monumental. However, the pizza was very disappointing. I went to Giordano’s and simply was not a fan (maybe I don’t like deep dish). Didn’t like the heaviness of the slice.
sir.mikesupe7/28/21, 10:56 p.m.
Her cheeses was her tongue and she was relentless. Her sakes was her body and she represented. Her crust was al the god stuff I can’t worry here. Can’t wait to eat her again, and again
evanreveiws7/20/21, 11:20 p.m.
Really good pizza right here. The crust is solid it’s a bit boring but the sauce is awesome and well seasoned and there is the perfect amount of cheese. Over all I would highly recommend.
nate.ellis16/15/21, 5:57 p.m.
We got the thin crust with meat and meat and more, it was fantastic all the ingredients were fresh and the cheese was melted perfectly
john.randall36/15/21, 4:17 p.m.
Deep dish was good as usual! Don't sleep on the thin though! It's 🔥 also