HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >

Is ordering overnighted Chicago Pizza worth it?

Diana Jun 12, 2008 12:14 PM

We have NO good Chicago Style Pizza in LA. Casa Bainco, I have been told, or Masa, are just approximations.

IS ordergin from Giordano's

or Taste of Chicago

worth it? Frankly, Giordano's looks more like what I want-A stuffed pizza!

Which is best?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. JungMann RE: Diana Jun 13, 2008 06:57 AM

    Is it worth it? In a word: Yes. Personally I just beat out the middleman and went to Chicago last week with oversized luggage so I could fill it with frozen Lou Malnati's and Gino's East.

    1. d
      Diana RE: Diana Jun 13, 2008 07:20 AM

      I can't believe there is only one opinion on this. Yes, I used search and saw the other threads...but I hoped more could advise a poor Chicago pizza deprived LA woman!

      5 Replies
      1. re: Diana
        charlesbois RE: Diana Jun 13, 2008 07:56 AM

        I've only had Lou Malnati's frozen, but it was great and definitely worth every penny.

        1. re: charlesbois
          Sean RE: charlesbois Jun 13, 2008 09:12 AM

          They don't have Uno's in LA? Almost every market on the East Coast sells them in the produce or freezer isle.

          1. re: Sean
            Diana RE: Sean Jun 13, 2008 09:40 AM


            1. re: Diana
              Cathy RE: Diana Jun 13, 2008 09:50 AM

              There are three Unos in San Diego County. All of them have frozen and take and bake pizzas.

              I guess it depends on how fuel efficent your vehicle is, comparing cost of the drive to costs of overnighting from Chicago...


              1. re: Cathy
                Diana RE: Cathy Jun 13, 2008 04:47 PM

                I live not too close to SD. Shipping is definitely cheaper

      2. Chew on That RE: Diana Jun 13, 2008 09:44 AM

        Being from Chicago I might be a little biased...but I'd say yes it's totally worth it!

        However...I wouldn't go with Giordano's.

        Definitely Lou Malnati's or Gino's East!

        2 Replies
        1. re: Chew on That
          Diana RE: Chew on That Jun 13, 2008 04:48 PM

          Lou malnati's doesn't do stuffed pies with two crusts!

          Does Gino's East ship?

          1. re: Diana
            kc72 RE: Diana Jun 13, 2008 08:26 PM

            Yes, both those sites have ordering info

        2. roxhills RE: Diana Jun 13, 2008 09:21 PM

          We live in LA too. On the recommendation of a dear friend from Chicago, I surprised my husband with Chicago Pizza for his 40th birthday, which was Christmas Day. We ordered from Giordano's and it was DELICIOUS. The cooking instructions were perfect. The pizza was amazing. My kids don't eat pizza so we shared the leftovers with friends and they thoroughly enjoyed the pizza as well. Go for it!

          Show Hidden Posts