Deep dish pizza is to Chicago as Fish and Chips is to England, a true classic and have you even truly been there without trying it?
When we went over last September (hey, where’d that time go) our friends highly recommended Giordano’s, which we enjoyed at their flat before going to a baseball game. It was so so good, but we really wanted to experience the whole restaurant too.
So on our last day, we went along to Giordano’s on N Rush Street.
The decor is great. Retro signs, wooden paneling, wooden tables and iron chairs.
They run on a buzzer system to get a table, once you’ve ordered you get a buzzer which will go off as soon as a table is ready for you.
We settled down in our place, but just as we did so we were asked to move, as our table was easier to access for an old couple. We did so with no problem at all, the couple were so adorable, on a date for pizza, quickly enveloped in each others conversation.
We got shown to another table and thought that was that, but America is crazy good at customer service, so they insisted on covering our food bill. So we ordered a few sodas and made sure to give a good tip.
Anyway, what we all came here for was the food.
We had a starter of breaded mozzarella, it was the best and worst choice. It was absolutely delicious, perfectly stringy, but my it was filling. Did we need this as well as a main? probably not. Do I regret it? No way! We just took pizza to the airport to nibble on before the flight!
Then came out the pizza, which as I said we didn’t finish in one sitting, but they’ll gladly get a doggy bag for you. Deep dish is nothing like the frozen ones you can get in your local supermarket. It’s what I can only describe as a pie and a pizza got together for a night of passion, and this was the result. A pie like crust, free standing and holding in a molten mix of cheese and pasata. Well seasoned and ever so filling again.
We didn’t even attempt to look at the dessert menu, but I salute you if you can!
Have you ever tried deep dish pizza?