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Oct 4, 2006 10:16 PM

Authentic Chicago Style Pizza Pie Place???

I've been trying to find an authentic Chicago Style Pizza Pie place...the places i've been that claim to be Chicago Style doesn't come close? any suggestions?

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  1. BJ's brewery downtown Burbank claims to serve pizza chicago style but I've never been.

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    1. re: luswei

      I know I'll get flamed, but BJ's isn't bad Chicago style deep dish pizza in a clinch.

      1. re: monku

        not sice they started putting feta in it...

        1. re: monku

          not one solitary thing about BJ's is Chicago style. Pizza Hut style maybe, but definitely not Chicago style.


      2. I'm a chicago pie lover and sadly, the choices here are Slim... Here's a recent post about the discussion...

        What I honestly suggest is get mail order Lou Malnati's pizza and while you wait for it get here enjoy a burrito or awesome asian food of your choice..



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            1. geet,
              The first question I would ask is which places have you tried already and how don't they measure up? ANd by "Chicago-style" are you talking deep dish/stuffed or thin crust?

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              1. re: RSMBob

                Deep Dish...I've been to Uno's and BJ's but after reading the chicago pizza discussion that Dommy posted...i guess i wrongly stereotyped Chicago Style as all being deep dish/ what i'm really craving is a good stuffed pizza...after reading the wiki , i realize that i have a lot to learn about chicago pizza types

                1. re: geetergrim

                  Well, BJ's is what it is...I've always enjoyed eating and drinking there, but despite the name, it is not really
                  "Chicago-style" deep dish. As for Uno, they even took the pizza out of their name and are now Uno Chicago Grill. I have found their pizza edible, but it is a shell of the original Pizzeria Uno and Due in Chicago, and I think it's a travesty that they are even loosely related/affiliated with each other.

                  You've got the link to the other post so you should have at least 4 places to check out for deep dish/stuffed...Tony's Little Italy in Placentia (my regular fix), Chicago Pasta House in Moreno Valley (a long way's out and I haven't been in 3-4 years, but it was very good when I used to go more often), Masa in Echo Park (haven't been and they get mixed reviews but it is closer to "LA"), and Sal's Bit of Italy in Anaheim (which I am going to try and get to this weekend). I'll look forward to hearing what you think of any or all of these places!

                  1. re: RSMBob


                    any of these chicago flat pizza style, by chance?

                    1. re: epop

                      Here's what I wrote in reply to your query last month...

                      Best thin crust "Chicago-style" pizzas I've had in SoCal are the well-renowned Casa Bianca in Eagle Rock, Little Tony's in North Hollywood (I was a LONG time ago), and a local place new-to-me that I think makes a great very thin crust pizza, and that's BG Emilio's in Lake Forest. One note on BGE, I noticed last week that it may be changing hands to become "Boscoe's Sports Grill".

                      And, as far as the deep/stuffed places I mentioned, yes, they do thin as well. CPH's is very good and if you order it extra thin at TOny's Little Italy, you will get an excellent pizza as well.