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Sep 6, 2009 02:58 PM

Chicago Style Pizza - Seattle or surrounding for today??

Craving Chicago style pizza, would like to go get one this evening, anywhere in the area? Nice Chicago crust, cheese on bottom....yummm! Thank you in advance.

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  1. It's too late for tonight, but for the future...the closest I've found to good Chicago-style hereabouts is The Pizza Place up in North Bend. It's not spectacular, but not bad--worth a drive up there if you really have a jones.

    B.J.'s Restaurant and Brewhouse also does a pretty credible deep-dish pizza. There's one at Southcenter Mall in Tukwila and one in Tacoma.

    1. Wallinford Pizza House on 45th. As close as it gets in Seattle to decent deep dish. BJs is pretty average and North Bend... isn't.

      1. I would suggest Madame K's Pizza in Ballard, they have really good pizza. I have never been disappointed and my best friend went to school in Chicago and tells me the pizza there is spot on.

        Also, I would agree with SeaFood2009 and suggest Wallingford Pizza House.

        Be well,

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        1. re: EbonyEyedEnigma

          Delfino's in U Village my favorite Chicago style (deep dish) pizza around. I don't mind Wallingford, but Delfino's is very solid.

          Also, Kylie's Chicago Pizza is opening up in the old Mad Pizza place below Dad Watson's in Fremont. The owner said it'll open in a week and a half, so maybe add a week or so onto that date.

        2. I haven't done this myself, but a fellow born-and-raised Chicagoan swears the shipped Lou Malnati's are excellent. I know it's always been one of my favorites (along with Pequod's). I put on weight when I lived within delivery range of their Wells Street location.

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          1. re: eight_inch_pestle

            I don't know about having them delivered, but we had a take-and-bake from Lou Malnati's for dinner tonight, and it was damn good. I bought it frozen late yesterday, brought it home in my carry-on, refrigerated it overnight, and baked it tonight.

            I was in Chicago for three nights, and managed to eat pizza at Lou Malnati's, Gino's East, and Edwardo's. Nothing in Seattle comes close to any of them. I've tried all the places mentioned above, and some of them are quite decent pizza, but not the same as the real Chicago deal. I'll look forward to Kylie's Chicago Pizza opening in Fremont, probably get my hopes up...but not too high.

            1. re: MsMaryMc

              Color me jealous. Definitely try Pequod's on Clybourn just north of Webster next time you're in town. Also, of some dispute among Chicago 'Hounds but an old school favorite of mine is My Pie on Clark just north of Fullerton. Been going there since I was in grade school and Thriller was on top of the charts.

                1. re: MsMaryMc

                  Kylie's Pizza opens tonight in Fremont. Slightly prejudiced as an owner, but I think you'll be impressed.

                  Been to Gino's East and the original Pizzeria Uno, I had better. I thought Giordano's was one of the better that I tried in Chicago. Chicago is tough, as most neighborhood's have their preference.

                  1. re: Dennis Loubal

                    Dennis, had pizza from Kylie's this weekend and really liked it.

                    The crust is tremendous. The toppings are top notch, particularly the sausage and mushrooms. Our cheese pizza was maybe too tomatoey, but the level of tomatoes was just right on our more loaded-down pizza.

                    Really like your staff--very pleasant.

                    Keep it up! And find a way to open for lunch.

                    1. re: not the bad Steve


                      Thanks for trying us out and for the review. In the short term, lunch is going to be difficult, until we develop a stronger dinner crowd. However, if you have a daytime event, like an office party or the like, and need a bunch of pies, give the store a call (632-2266/63-BACON, unintentional phone number, but still funny) a few days in advance and we will try to accommodate you.

                      Thanks again.

                      1. re: not the bad Steve

                        Tried Kylie's. It was very good. Perhaps the best Chicago style pizza in the Seattle area. I would agree that there were perhaps a bit too many tomatoes. Also I thought it was odd that the deep dish pizza was not served in the pan. But it was very good. Please note that they are still cash only and only serve sodas in the can, but all in all the service was good and the pizza was excellent. Will be back and it is worth checking out if you are looking for Chicago style pizza.

                      2. re: Dennis Loubal

                        Went last night. Although not on par with the very best Chicago has to offer, it is quite good, and better than much of the deep-dish you get in the Chi.

                        Agree it was a bit heavy on the tomatoes, which were also ever-so-slightly underseasoned and slightly watery. Perhaps another couple of minutes in the oven would have resolved both issues. Might try ordering it well-done, which has solved similar problems in the past. Also, the crust was a little too sweet for us.

                        On a side note, the tossed salad was quite nice, although it could have used a few more greens, a little more vinegar, and a little less red onion. Service was excellent. We'll definitely be back, and will recommend Kylie's to other homesick Chicagoans.

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