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Deep Dish Debate

I don't know about you but watching Top Chef Chicago really inspired me to get some deep dish pizza for dinner since I'm in the area!

But what's your favorite? Uno's? Lou Malnati's? Giordano's? Gino's East?

I've tried all but Uno's and I'd have to say Gino's East is my favorite. But I do usually wind up at Lou's or Giordano's because they are the closest to me (in the suburbs).

Thoughts?

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  1. Gino's used to be my favorite, but nowadays Lou's is really making a comeback for me. I don't know if their crust changed, or I just had a few bad pizzas at my initial experiences, but I'm certainly loving everytime I get one. Giordano's, however, is an abomination. I took some friends there for their first taste of deep dish and had to hang my head in shame.

    1. As far as chains go:

      I hate Giordano's

      I Like Lou's, and Gino's

      But then again I am a New Haven Style Coal Fire guy.

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      1. re: swsidejim

        "As far as chains go:

        I hate Giordano's

        I Like Lou's, and Gino's

        But then again I am a New Haven Style Coal Fire guy."

        Yep. My thoughts exactly. I preferred Spacca Napoli to Coal Fire but for the money (BYO is great) Coal Fire wins.

      2. I rank them
        1) Lou's - Best crust
        2) Gino's - Best sauce
        3) Giordano's - Cheesier, which can be good and bad
        4) Uno's

        Though I have to say I like them all

        1. Lou's is the best in my opinion. Giordano's is bad. Gino's and Uno's are in the middle.

          1. Unos invented it. Unos and Due are the masters. Malnoti is a close second -- Lou broke off from the Unos/Due combo.

            Ginos and Giordanos aren't even in the same ballpark. Giordanos has more locations so more people know it. Ginos isn't bad pizza, it's jut not IMHO the real deal.