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Apr 14, 2008 10:31 AM

Chicago Deep Dish in TO

Im just looking for Chicago style Deep Dish Pizza in TO. No Pizza hut please. Thanks Hounds!

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  1. I have never been to Toronto. but I AM from Chicago, and I can tell you that I have never found real Chicago style Deep Dish Pizza in any pizzeria anywhere else. Those awful Pizzeria Uno chain places are nothing like the original Uno's on Wabash.

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    1. re: ChefJune

      I would actually be fine with a Pizzeria Uno chain but I don't think there are even any of those in Canada.

      There is apparently a place in Hamilton that does a deep-dish pizza.

    2. It doesn't exist, trust me (I grew up in Chicago). There is a place in Hamilton called "Chicago Style Pizza" (or something like that!) that is apparently reasonably close to the real deal. Our Hamilton hounds can give you the details.

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        1. re: TorontoJo

          Can't encourage you enough to make the trek to Hamilton. Go early. It's insanely busy.

        2. Am not making any claims to it's Chicago-ness or authenticity, but Pizzaiolo does a deep dish meat pizza that may satisfy a craving. I've had it from the Kingston Rd/Dundas location. Deep dish has never been my favourite, but it has been lauded in my house as being a great dinner.

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          1. re: Julie McCoy

            Loblaws makes a frozen deep-dish pizza. Will that do? :)

            Seriously, my experiences with deep-dish pizza in Chicago made me wonder what all the fuzz is about anyway. I know it's technically "stuffed pizza" but Giordano's had to be one of the worst pizzas I have ever had. Pizzeria Uno was all right.

            Now if I could find an Italian beef sandwich here, I would be very happy!

            1. re: badbhoy

              I tried Pizza Uno in Boston and was really disappointed but I now believe that is not authentic deep dish pizza. I look forward to trying that place in Hamilton sometime.

            2. re: Julie McCoy

              Just a heads up on the Pizzaiolo think it's called "The Boss" pizza they market as a Chicago Style. I was looking around for this in Toronto and a friend rec'd it. It's essentially a regular pizza with really thick crust, not deep dish at all and wasn't all that good.

              The closest thing I've found is the Loblaws Chicago style. It's not bad but nothing compares to fresh. I need to make the trip to Hamilton sometime. The Giordano's "stuffed deep dish" is one of my faves. It's the ultimate in decadant pizza goodness. Toppings are litterally swimming around in a cheese blend covered with a layer of sauce on top that's about as thick as a decent peice of apple pie.

            3. Sadly, just like cheesesteaks, nothing like it here.

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