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Deep Dish Pizza in South Florida?

HabaneroJane Apr 26, 2013 01:40 PM

Enough with the thin, cracker crust BS! Where can I get authentic Chicago-style deep dish pizza down here?

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    kevdog RE: HabaneroJane Apr 26, 2013 04:39 PM

    unfortunately, nowhere....it's sad. but lou malnati's will ship you a pie

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      LargeLife RE: HabaneroJane Apr 27, 2013 08:05 AM

      I'm thinking you have to import one....

      EMac

      1. freakerdude RE: HabaneroJane Apr 27, 2013 08:47 AM

        Pusateri's in Stuart is a little hole in the wall type place but I have never been. I have only heard on here that it is very reputable for Chicago style deep dish.

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          seminole phil RE: HabaneroJane Apr 27, 2013 09:23 AM

          PUSATERIS ONLY HAS THIN STYLE PIZZA THAT IS EXCELLENT, THEY DO ADVERTISE DEEP DISH PIZZA TO GO IN A TIN CONTAINERS FROZEN BY A FAMILY MEMBER BUT AS OF 2 DAYS AGO WHEN I WAS THERE THEY TOLD ME THEY STOPPED MAKING THEM FOR A FEW MONTHS, THE THIN IS NOT CRACKER THIN BUT AWESOME PIZZA CUT IN SQUARES, THEY ALSO HAVE ITALIAN BEEF, SAUSAGE AND VIENNA HOT DOGS

           
          1. non sequitur RE: HabaneroJane Apr 27, 2013 11:24 AM

            Wow HJ - I never would have pegged you as a deep dish lover! After months of a recurring dream where I was in Chicago looking for a pizza, I went all the way from aventura to pinecrest to satisfy the craving (a flight to O'Hare would have taken almost as long).
            "Manhattan Chicago Real Pizza" located at 12715 S Dixie Highway. They have very strange hours and it's basically take out only, but I liked it.
            My DISTANT second recommendation is Costco, where I've seen take and bake made in store. I like olives, but theirs was like HALF olives.
            I did order online from Chicago (Gino's), but it isn't the same product - it's made by a third party or something.

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              taiga RE: non sequitur Apr 27, 2013 11:57 AM

              Was Manhattan Chicago Real Pizza real Chicago deep dish pizza?

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                non sequitur RE: taiga May 4, 2013 12:02 PM

                Yes: despite the oxymoronic name, they make an authentic Chicago deep dish pizza.

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                  taiga RE: non sequitur May 11, 2013 05:59 PM

                  I just returned from eating Manhattan Chicago's deep dish original pizza and it was seriously delicious, incredibly filling, and given the fact that three of us could only manage to heat half of the smallest version, incredibly cheap as well. This place is a good hidden secret.

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                HabaneroJane RE: non sequitur Apr 28, 2013 05:30 PM

                It's not something I'd eat all the time, but after a spate of mediocre thin-crust-style pizza, I'd love to try some mediocre deep dish. :)

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                LargeLife RE: HabaneroJane Apr 29, 2013 05:01 AM

                I'm going to try Pusateris in Stuart.....may take me a few weeks but I'll get to it.....There's another interesting place in Port St. Lucie....right on US1.....called Lombardi's....

                These guys are from Italy.....They barely speak english....and I would venture to say that their food is 'real' italian.....and their pizza is outstanding.....Their crust is cracker like and very thin and crispy.....and its a delite to eat.....

                I was in Chicago last summer....tried deep dish at the famous places you see on Food Network and Travel Channel.....and for me...it was like eating a quiche...Almost casserole like.....I liked it.....I'm a big eater and it was very filling and satisfying....but to me....it wasn't 'pizza'....

                Pizza is obviously a very subjective subject......But I have a friend that once told me that pizza is like water....it tastes best where you first ate it.....and for me....it's The Capri in Florida City (just south of Homestead and on Krome Avenue).....Same recipe...same ground water supply (well)....same pizza ovens for over 50 years....SAME CONSISTENT TASTE.....and that's the key to pizza....consistency....

                EMac
                Ft. Pierce, FL

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