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Jan 28, 2009 08:40 AM

Chicago style pizza (Scottsdale)

looking for great Chicago style pizza in Scottsdale, anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. You know, I just happened to try Barro's on a whim the other day and I thought it was fantastic. I'm not normally a fan of the Chicago style pizza but they do a good job IMO. There are several locations all over the valley but oddly enough none in Scottsdale proper. I'm sure you could find a location to fit your needs though.

    1. Although it might be merely Chicago-esque in style, I've always enjoyed the pizza at Nello's--we usually go for a combination involving bacon and/or green chile. Nello's has two locations in Scottsdale (Pima & Shea and 1st St & Scottsdale Rd in Old Town).

      Nello's Pizza
      8658 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ

      Nello's Pizza Old Town Scottsdale
      7213 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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      1. re: hohokam

        Old Town store has been renamed Jac's. don't know if menu has changed ...

        1. re: kmarg

          Chow Bella says now east coast cracker crust. Forget about it!
          Pima store is still Nello's, which I like for deep dish along with Oregano's,

          1806 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282

      2. I am a true Chgo. pizza person. Spinatos and Rosatis on Shea can't be beat for Chicago style pizza. Trust me! Spinatos Spinach, fresh tomatoes and garlic are THE BEST! If you like stuffed, Rosatis has a great stuffed w/ the fresh tomatoes on top! YUM! both of their sausage is tasty and so is the sauce if you like that.

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        1. re: sueshoe

          With alacrity I recommend Rosatis. The thin crust style is delicious.

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          1. Definitely Spinatos! They have amazing quality and a truly authentic taste!

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            1. re: dragonflyjd

              I like spinatos however i never had their chicago style deep dish pizza - just their regular thin crust which is very good

              1. re: Dapuma

                Do they even have deep dish? Their online menu describes their alternative pizza as "thick crust", not deep dish. Sounds like they serve Sicilian style pizza, not Chicago deep dish.

                I've seen several Houston pizzerias do this. They claimed to serve deep dish, but actually served Sicilian.

                I'd love for a Giordanos to show up in Houston.

                1. re: aynrandgirl

                  No. Spinatos does not do the "stuffed" deep dish style. I don't know of anyone that does that besides Oregano's out this way. HMM? does Nello's still offer a stuffed? It has been years since I checked.

                  Spinatos offers a thin crust or a thicker crust pizza (not quite a sicilian, IMHO). They have been around for over 30 years and were originally called Aurelios (located back then off Mcdowell rd in South Scottsdale). I can't recall the affiliations (just a kid back then) but, I know they were connected to the Aurelio's pizza of the Chicago area. If you eat there or eat at the stores here, the recipes still taste the same.

                  1806 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282