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Oct 6, 2007 11:59 PM

Chicago Style Pizza?

Hi everybody I am new to this forum. I have lived in LA for my entire life, and I have seen it all as far as food. However, I have never found a place which sells good Chicago style deep dish pizza. Can anyone help me out?

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  1. I think the consensus on this board is Tony's Little Italy in Placentia for the most "authentic" place in the LA area for Chicago style deep dish pizza.

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    1. re: monku

      Per RSMBob's advice, I went. It was incredible.

      1. re: monku

        By far the best pizza on the planet dont get me started just spend a few dollars more for a real pizza not the crap from the chain restaurants.

        Tony's Little Italy Pizza
        1828 N Placentia Ave, Placentia, CA 92870

      2. Welcome to Chowhound!
        Check out the 'Search This Board button' at top of this topic, it is your Best Friend.
        Search on 'title:chicago pizza' and you will get 15 hits of 'homework' topics to browse just within the last year.
        I wish I had a current reco, I still miss the excellent Chicago style place 'Speakeasy Pizza' that only lasted a few months.

        1. As divefan suggested, search for chicago pizza and you'll find an article that makes 2 suggestions. I haven't been to either of those joints, because they are too far away.

          I can recommend Dino's in North Hollywood. It's not chicago style, but it's a decent substitute. Just don't use the parm cheese shakers.

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          1. re: sassypants

            Any word on the Chicago-style pizza at Stone Fire Pizza Co on La Cienega?

            1. re: chowchi1

              if only they had a proper chicago-style...

              1. re: chowchi1

                Stone Fire is noble in attempt and it goes well with beer, but it's not great.

                Stay away from the thin crust though.

            2. I've not been to Tony's Little Italy in Placentia, but of the places I've been in LA, the best and most reliable has always been Georgio's California Pizza and Pasta in Studio City.

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              Tony's Little Italy Pizza
              1828 N Placentia Ave, Placentia, CA 92870

              Georgio's California Pizza and Pasta
              11992 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

              1. any word on both the FLAT and stuffed chicago-style pizzas at banducci's in long beach? that's one i haven't seen covered much.

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                1. re: epop

                  i've gone twice now to banducci's for the stuffed pizza. it reminds me of eduardo's in chicago. i haven't been to Tony's but i was very pleased with this pizza.

                  for flat chicago style i still think casa bianca is it.

                      1. re: ysr_racer

                        Well, looks like I've got somewhere to head out to...sounds promising. I'm going to try and get there Thursday for lunch and will report back. Although actually further away from me than Tony's, this might be an answer for a number of "LA-only" people. Granted it's not on the westside, but if it's good people will drive!

                        1. re: RSMBob

                          i look fwd to hearing your impressions, rsmbob

                          1. re: epop

                            Well, I do a pretty good Andy Rooney and my Frank SInatra isn't bad, either. However, my George W Bush needs some work and I'm starting to run out of time (or at least he is).

                            That being said, looking up Banducci's in Lakewood on the internet, it appears the place opened earlier this year. Reviews have been good so this is definitely a "must-try" place.