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Apr 17, 2008 12:51 PM

Chicago Style Pizza in LA?

I want to be fair in my Chicago Style pizza hatred, so I need to find the best chicago style I can find.

Suggestions? Willing to drive ANYWHERE in SoCal. It just has to be good and "authentic"

To clarify, I'm looking for the deep dish, with sauce on top. ala lou whatever it's name is

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        1. re: ns1

          The picture is not the best. Order the cheese and sausage well done -- it is the closest to Chicago thin crust: For stuffed pizza head out to Orange County: Numerous threads on this board:

          1. re: chowchi1

            Thanks. Might have to head out to the OC

          2. re: ns1

            It's theoretically "thin-crust" Chicago style.

            If you're looking for deep-dish, the usual two places are Chicago Pasta House in Moreno Valley and Tony's Little Italy in Placentia.

        2. The truth is, there is nothing to compare to real Chicago pizza in LA.

          You can ahve a place in Chicago overnight you frozen one.

          1. Pizza in LA, I could've sworn that was an oxymoron. As far as chi-town style, Uno's is probably the best you can get. I prefer Brownstones than Casa Bianca (both NY style), only because Brownstone is next to a wine bar. Lesser of 2 evils...

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            1. re: B_hungry

              Are there still Uno's around? Only one I knew of was in the Northridge mall and its long, long gone.

              1. re: HastaLaPasta

                This isn't the Uno's I remember..but it is a chain using the Chicago Uno name. Is it related?

                Of course, we have Numero Uno pizza here:

                1. re: Diana

                  Yes, I think the Unos chain from the first link is the same place that used to be in Northridge. Numero Uno's are good too and they are thick crust but totally different pizza experience.

            2. Being ad avid fan of Chicago style pizza, I would like to also point you to Banducci's in Lakewood. It has stuffed, pan-style and thin crust pizzas. More of a take-out place, it provides a decent sampling of this type pizza.

              2706 Del Amo Boulevard, Lakewood, CA

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              1. re: Ogawak

                I've looked at Banducci's menu, and see that they have spinach as a topping in their stuffed pizzas, so it might just be worth the drive to LB/Lakewood. A lot of the other places in the area that serve Chicago-style pizza don't even have spinach as a topping- an essential ingredient to true Chicago pizza IMHO.
                Of course, I'm going back home to Chicago next week, so might just wait till then. ;-)