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Chicago Pizzeria in Hamilton..question re: their deep dish menu

burlgurl Mar 17, 2008 04:38 AM

I've had the pleasure of enjoying the 'stuffed' deep dish at the Chicago pizza place on Upper Sherman..unlike any pizza experience in the GTA!
I was curious looking at their menu..in the stuffed pizza options, it lists roast beef which is considerable more expensive than the standard pizza items. Has anyone tried this? Is it still pizza-like with tomato sauce, etc? Or more like a big sandwich? What toppings go well with this?

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  1. Mike from Hamilton RE: burlgurl Mar 17, 2008 07:59 AM

    It is still a pizza with tomato sauce, etc...I like onions and green peppers with it but usually when we order the deep dish at Chicago Style, we just go for the full heart attack and order the "No Self Respect" pizza...

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      geekwithspatula RE: Mike from Hamilton Apr 20, 2008 10:32 PM

      My friends and I made a day of it by leaving early on a sunday and we hit Camp31 for their ribs first. Sadly, there were no sunday specials. After killing some time at Niagara Falls, we headed over to Chicago style. We also got a large "No Self Respect" and loved it. We ate about 1/2 the pizza since we were still recovering from earlier. Another friend that couldn't make it said that when he was in Chicago that his pizza there was more like a pizza pie with a crust so when he heard our description, he was confused. Our pizza was deep-dish but without a crust on top. I've never had it so I don't have any info to draw from.

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        TorontoJo RE: geekwithspatula Apr 21, 2008 05:42 AM

        There are two types of pizza in Chicago. One is deep dish and one is stuffed. The latter has the crust on top. It sounds like the place in Hamilton serves the deep dish style.

        Wikipedia has a good explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago-...

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          d00n RE: TorontoJo Apr 21, 2008 06:19 AM

          Actually, both are available at Chicago Style Pizza.

          Edit: Odd, I thought I could upload pictures but it didn't seem to show up.

          Here are links to the menu:


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      mercurkg RE: burlgurl Mar 17, 2008 08:01 AM

      I've been wanting to try this place for about a year, it's just really out of the way. I always hear about how busy it is...when is a good time to go to avoid that? I don't wanna make the trek and not get a table!

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        Mike from Hamilton RE: mercurkg Mar 17, 2008 08:33 AM

        The place opens at 4pm. The wait for a table is rarely more than 1/2 an hour. Fridays, Saturdays and big sporting event days are always busy.

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        foodiemommy RE: burlgurl Mar 17, 2008 10:14 AM

        We haven't tried the roast beef. We usually order the one that has the Italian sausage, green peppers and I think onions. It's delicious.

        Piece of advice: if Mike from Hamilton recommends a menu item, anywhere, try it. This guy knows what he's talking about.

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          Mike from Hamilton RE: foodiemommy Mar 17, 2008 11:30 AM

          Yeah and my waistline shows it...

          Blush...aww thanks!

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          abigllama RE: burlgurl Mar 17, 2008 11:49 AM

          Where'd you get stuffed CHI Pizza in the GTA? My dream is that Giordano's decided to open up in Toronto and I can eventually bathe in their deep dish pizza!

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          1. re: abigllama
            burlgurl RE: abigllama Mar 17, 2008 01:19 PM

            it's a gem of a place in hamilton, very small and family style. It's called Chicago Style at 534 Upper Sherman.
            here's a link to the menu...

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              badbhoy RE: abigllama Mar 24, 2008 08:06 AM

              I'd love to be able to get stuffed/deep dish pizza in Toronto too. But not Giordano's. They are the worst of the chains there...

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              philly cheeze RE: burlgurl Mar 24, 2008 07:47 AM

              Also try the baked ravioli...AMAZING

              1. Davwud RE: burlgurl Apr 16, 2008 10:55 AM

                Where can I find this palace of pizza??


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                  foodiemommy RE: Davwud Apr 16, 2008 11:26 AM

                  DT, it's on the "Mountain" in Hamilton at 534 Upper Sherman Street, not far off of Fennell.
                  I love the sausage they put on their pizza - it has a really nice fennel flavour.

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                    Davwud RE: foodiemommy Apr 16, 2008 11:30 AM

                    Sounds like an "Outting" may be in order.

                    Maybe Camp 31 and there all in one swell foop!!


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                      foodiemommy RE: Davwud Apr 16, 2008 11:32 AM

                      A good idea but the servings at Chi-Style are mammoth - once you see everyone's pasta you'll want some of that too. Might be better to go for bbq another day!

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                        burlgurl RE: foodiemommy Apr 16, 2008 06:46 PM

                        I love their meatballs too..I usually order a few to go!

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                          foodiemommy RE: burlgurl Apr 17, 2008 05:07 AM

                          Love Chicago Style anything the next day for leftovers. Best of all is cold pizza for breakfast.

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                            Mike from Hamilton RE: burlgurl Apr 17, 2008 07:00 AM

                            Their fried ravioli are also an awesome snack food at any temperature. Get them with the spicy sauce!

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                          Mike from Hamilton RE: Davwud Apr 17, 2008 07:00 AM

                          That's a plan but remember they only open at 4:30 pm every day and there is usually a lineup...

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                      Pincus RE: burlgurl Apr 17, 2008 12:57 PM

                      All this makes me want to join in on a Hamilton road trip!

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                        tpal RE: burlgurl Apr 19, 2008 03:16 AM

                        Made the trek from Scarboro to Hamilton last night just to try the stuffed pizza. Ordered a small, just cheese and sauce. It was wonderful, well worth the 14.00. "Small" but hefty and delicious, definitely enough for two.

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                          foodiemommy RE: tpal Apr 20, 2008 04:35 PM

                          Glad you enjoyed your pizza, and I'll bet you were not the only one there who had made the trek from the Toronto area. We often end up chatting with people in the restaurant line-up who've driven to the Hammer just for Chicago Style.

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                            DDD RE: foodiemommy Apr 21, 2008 06:43 PM

                            Do they do take out or deliver? I work in the Hammer and I 'm sure the wife and kids would love this back home in Toronto.

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                              Mike from Hamilton RE: DDD Apr 22, 2008 05:37 AM

                              Yes they do take out and have a limited delivery area. I am lucky enough to be within their delivery area. It takes about an hour for delivery if you order deep dish.

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