As I’m sure when you refer to “Chicago Style” pizza, you mean the deep dish, stuffed thing that was invented in the 1940s….and that nobody I know personally in Chicago….with very few exceptions… ever eats. However, as we just moved away, I did give in after many years just prior to leaving….and had the Cheeseburger Pizza at Genos East in Lake Geneva (but there is at least one in Chicago)….wow….truly amazing….glad I did not know about this for the previous 15 years, as the calories must be off the chart….but a delicious indulgence nonetheless!!!
There is a place in Morton Grove north of the city called Burt’s Place…that gets spectacular reviews from critics..and although I’ve never had it, I’ve seen it profiled on multiple food shows….and it looks tremendous….but you MUST call your order in ahead…even for dining in…and cash only….one of my biggest regrets never having gotten there..
Now, a REAL Chicago style pizza could not be more different than the aforementioned belly bricks….rather, it is a crispy cracker thin crust….cut into tiny squares….and commonly known as the Chicago Bar Pizza….been served since….well…forever in town.
The best in my opinion is at Marie’s on W. Lawrence Ave….ahhhhh….just the best…plus REAL old retro Chicago ambiance….servers been there for decades….get the sausage pie..and order it cooked well done (trust me)
Others of this genre:
D’agostinos on Southport
Paternos on N. Milwaukee
Calo on N. Clark St.
Father and Sons on Milwaukee