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What's your favorite pizza for great quality toppings, cheese and crust?

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  1. I am fan of the Uno'sDue's lineage - so my favorites include as well their off spring of Lou Malnati's and Pizano's for Chicago Deep Dish -

    For Stuffed pizza -Bacinos and Edwardos -

    MY favorite thin crust places have closed so I will follow this link for suggestions

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    1. re: weinstein5

      Totally agree on deep dish, weinstein.

      For thin crust, Pizzaria di Nella on Fullerton makes a great Neapolitan style pizza that meals all your criteria.

      No a fan of stuffed pizza so I won't weigh in on that.

    2. I tend to prefer thin crust to deep dish. My favorites in the city are Balena, Coalfire and Piece. I like to mix things up with the toppings but particularly enjoy spicy sausage (i.e. nduja) and mushrooms (especially truffles).

      1. Deep dish all the way, including the "pizza in the pan" single-crust style and the "stuffed" double-crust style. Sometimes I'm in the mood for the former, other times the latter. Love 'em both, way better than thin crust.

        For pizza in the pan, Lou Malnati's, Pizano's, and the original locations of Uno and Due all turn out terrific pizza.

        For stuffed pizza, Giordano's is excellent.

        >> What's your favorite pizza for great quality toppings, cheese and crust?

        What, no love for the sauce? :)

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        1. re: nsxtasy

          Thanks, weinstein, gonzo and nsxtasy!

          My CHI visit is the end of July. Thanks for taking care of me in case we're in the mood for pizza between all the "real meals" ;-)

          @nsxtasy, bring on the sauce. I'm now awares!

        2. Piece - sausage and pepperoni. Once size larger than necessary to guarantee cold pizza for breakfast the next morning.

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          1. re: BeanTownGolfer

            Thanks, BeanTownGolfer! Agree, always order for the morning!

          2. Suparossa, Villa Napoli, & my long time favorite, Coluta's one block north of Harlem & belmont.

            1. I also recommend Coalfire. Other options not suggested already are Pizzeria Serio (in Lakeview on Belmont) and Pizzeria del Mercato (in West Loop on Fulton St.)

              1. I'll echo the Lou Malnati's and Pizano's recommendations. If you're looking for non-traditional Chicago-style, check out La Madia in River North. Their triple pepperoni (drenched in truffle oil) is to die for.