Asking Chicagoans for their favorite pizza place is like asking them for their favorite baseball team. Nearly everyone has an opinion and they are hardcore about what they like and where to get it.
While there isn’t just one type of Chicago-style pizza since several types were developed in Chicago, it is best known for its deep-dish pizza which typically has a crust up to three inches tall at the edge, slightly higher than the ingredients, and includes large amounts of cheese and chunky tomato sauce. Pizzeria Uno is said to be the inventor of deep dish pizza and still is considered one of the best places to score a gooey slice.
Deep dish pizza is not to be confused with its stuffed pizza cousin which is even deeper than deep-dish (otherwise, they’re pretty similar). Check out The Art of Pizza and see whether you can tell the difference.
Most pizzerias serve thin-crust pizza and what sets apart one place over another is usually the pizza sauce and pie crust. Chicago has its thin crust devotees, too.
While old school pizza restaurants are becoming few and far between in many parts of the United States, Chicago is lucky in that we have several options to enjoy.