Sunday Night Wait Time For Pizza?
I will be in Chicago for the weekend and want to treat my boyfriend and his Dad to their first ever tasting of Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. (I've had it plenty of times since my parents are both from Chicago).
We will be staying at the Sofitel Water Tower Hotel so I think the closest places to us is Gino's East-River North (located at 633 N. Wells St) and Lou Malnati's a few blocks down at 439 N. Wells Street.
We have late flights...around 9pm or so out of O'Hare but I was wondering what the wait time to get a table usually is at these places on a Sunday night? I imagine they don't take reservations so I was wondering around dinner time how long will we have to wait roughly?
Also...I know this is a hot topic (even in my own household) but are either of these locations better for the traditional deep dish cheese pizza? I don't think either is the original location but I'm sure they more then stand up.
Pizano's is on State st. closer than either of the other two to your hotel (864 N. State.) Like Malnati's, I find with some extra sauce/tomatoes, it's a pretty darn good pizza. I'm sure that others would disagree/agree, as is usual on this always debated subject. They're open till 2 a.m.. Last time we stopped in on a Sunday at about 8:30-9, we were seated immediately.