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Deep Dish Pizza-Chicago Style in DFW?

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winkypants Jul 21, 2009 12:14 PM

I am looking for a really good authentic deep dish pizza in the DFW area. Tons of toppings piled high. I know about Chicago's Finest in Plano, but I was wondering if there are any more out there?

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    joanna.mcmaster RE: winkypants Jul 22, 2009 06:19 AM

    Rosatis is pretty good, they have multiple locations, and it is the real deal. They also deliver.

    http://www.rosatispizza.com/

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      air RE: joanna.mcmaster Jul 22, 2009 07:55 AM

      Also Chicago St. in Mckinney
      http://www.chicagostreetpizza.net/

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        snatex RE: joanna.mcmaster Jul 28, 2009 10:34 AM

        I tried Rosati's this weekend and was not impressed. The chicago style pizza was very bland. I liked Chicago Rick's, Chicago's Finest and Chicago St. better. I haven't had Chicago St in years. Has the Plano location gone downhill?

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          air RE: snatex Jul 28, 2009 11:17 AM

          Chicago Rick's pizza isn't bad, but I wouldn't call it Chicago Style because it isn't a true deep dish.

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        Niko RE: winkypants Jul 28, 2009 07:40 AM

        I have not found one yet. Chicago's Finest is a knock off of Rosati's. It used to be a Rosati's and they were able to get out of the franchise for some reason.

        Rosati's/Chicago's Finest deep dish is not a true deep dish. The crust is too thick. It should be thick on the outside and thinner in the middle. Deep dish pizza has a lot of cheese, tomatoes and whatever other toppings you get. I do like Rosati's thin crust though.

        As for Chicago St., It is terrible.

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          txram RE: Niko Jul 28, 2009 09:33 AM

          I guess I should preface this by saying that I've only had Chicago style pizza (i.e. in Chicago) three times in my life and it's been a while. However...

          What don't you like about Chicago St? I've only been to the McKinney location (heard the Plano location isn't as good) and find the thin crust pizza pretty good. I do like Rosati's thin crust better, but I don't think Chicago Street's is that bad.

          I've never had their deep dish, but I will say that their Italian beef is inconsistant - sometimes I think it's really good, other times it's not that great.

          Just curious about your opinion on the place, as I see this is the second post where you've deemed them "terrible."

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            ssh RE: txram Jul 28, 2009 03:22 PM

            Dont bother trying to get Chicago pizza in Dallas. Just order Giordano's and have it overnighted via fed ex.

            http://www.giordanos.com/shop/home.php

            It comes 1/2 baked and is awesome.

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              hshimala RE: ssh Jun 4, 2011 11:17 AM

              I completely agree....it's worth the $20 shipping!

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              Bill Brasky RE: txram Jul 30, 2009 11:55 PM

              Thin crust is not Chicago style. It's a completely different style of pizza. You could be good at one and not the other.

              My question is why is a place called Chicago St. serving thin crust pizza?

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                air RE: Bill Brasky Jul 31, 2009 06:57 AM

                There's actually a thin crust pizza sliced into squares and does fall under Chicago style. Both Rosati's and Chicago Street serve these pizzas and cut them into squares. Eno's in Bishop Arts does this as well.

                Back to the subject of deep dish, I've had no problems with Chicago's Finest deep dish. I stumbled across Uno's in downtown FW when I was trying to find a pizza by the slice place (Sammy's) for some cannoli, but haven't tried them yet. Uno's only serves deep dish pizzas but for all I know they may not be worth trying since it looked like they are a chain.

                Last but not least, why don't you try Little Joe's in Keller? Searching back shows some good results.
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9231...

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                  CocoaNut RE: air Jul 31, 2009 07:42 AM

                  Save your $$$ on Uno's. When they first opened franchises here in the late 80's-early 90's (Arlington and Addision), they were damn good and tasty. Looking at each slice, you could visually id the individual layers.

                  I had jury duty in FW a few months back and hit Uno's (within walking distance of the courthouse) for lunch. Had an individual pizza (which I'd ordered at aforementioned locs) and I'd bet my good money it went from freezer to microwave to table.

                  Somewhere along the line they expanded their menu from pizza and perhaps a couple of pasta dishes, which they did very well, to a menu more akin to the now defunct Fridays. Avoid.

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                    air RE: CocoaNut Jul 31, 2009 07:45 AM

                    Thanks for sharing a very honest opinion, that's quite helpful advice. I'll steer clear.

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                      teegee RE: CocoaNut Aug 5, 2009 07:06 PM

                      i remember visiting Uno when i first moved here in the early '90s, it was my first experience with chicago-style pizza and it seemed awful.
                      then i went back a couple of years ago, and realized they used to be good and had gone downhill. some people who live in chicago tell me that the branches up there are a little better

                      two new places are opening in the next few weeks, here's a little item if anyone's interested:
                      http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2009/...

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                joanna.mcmaster RE: Niko Jul 31, 2009 07:15 AM

                Actually Rosati's deep dish is authentic chicago-style. It is exactly what you described >>Deep dish pizza has a lot of cheese, tomatoes and whatever other toppings you get>>
                I have always had a good experience at Rosati's.

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                pancho10 RE: winkypants Apr 14, 2011 06:20 PM

                Ther is a place in Mesquite, I think its called Chicago's best. It's prity good.

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                  naturenan RE: winkypants May 15, 2011 12:54 PM

                  Hey there well the EX-Chicagoans in DFW loved Chicago St and Rosati's in McKinney. I love Danny's in Arlington but it is really small. The Chicago pizza places are opening up more and more and being from Chicago we know what is the best from our home town. The group also eats at other Chicago owned or Chicago food restaurants in the DFW areas. Mangia!! Mangia!!
                  Our next 2 meetups are Chicago Cafe in Frisco in May and The Chicago Corner in Arlington in June there are quite a few places that we list thanks to Chowhound !!

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                    naturenan RE: naturenan May 23, 2011 12:54 PM

                    Ciao Chicago just opened in Addison, TX Picasso's has a UNO type pizza I try and get to them all for all who are in the EX-Chicago in DFW group that live everywhere in the metro-plex. There are more popping up each day! CHOW BABY!!

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