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Jun 12, 2008 12:14 PM

Is ordering overnighted Chicago Pizza worth it?

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?

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  1. 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. 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

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

        1. re: charlesbois

          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: Diana

              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

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

      2. 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

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

          Does Gino's East ship?

          1. re: Diana

            Yes, both those sites have ordering info

        2. 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!