- Jennifer Johnston
OK-I need to say that among all the "Usual Suspects" mentioned earlier-Lou Malnati's is the best. Perfect crust, fresh tasting tomato sauce (on top) and a LOT of high quality sausage and cheese. This is the paradigm of Chicago Pizza. If I could only go to one pizza place for the rest of my life-this would be it. don't bother with the others-they are weak in comparison.
Warning-This pizza should come with a disclaimer about heart disease-it is not low-anything.
Agree with the person who said Ranalli's was way overrated. In a word-gross! And I lived in Iowa for 4 years- a place void of any good pizza whatsoever so I know a bad pizza when I taste it.
as i am eager to try lou malnati's pizza-which branch do you suggest?
may i also offer one man's humble opinion-we had a pan pizza at the seedy hasn't been redecorated since it opened -original gino's east on n rush(in fact several times), last fall, and well, i was in heaven-lucious garlicky and tomatoey-with a crust that melted in our mouths-again just one man's(and woman's)opinion-but it certainly got our votes for best pizza eaten in a helluva long time...
re: Kevin Thomson
Well, what do you know! I have a Lou Malnatti's pizza fermenting in my gut at this very second, from the original Wells Street location. And I've got to say, it was not wonderful: a slightly oilier crust than Uno or Giordano's, though still stale-cake hard, a slab of sour, underseasoned pork sausage and tepid, watery tomato sauce that tasted as if it had been poured straight out of the can onto the hot pie.