You may have noticed that I visited four of Chicago’s finest pizzerias in the brief span of two days recently. This was certainly a challenge, but I did it all for you, the loyal followers of The Pizza Fan (thanks Mom). I was hoping to come away from this pizzalicious trip with a clear-cut winner for Chicago’s pizza, but, unfortantely, the best I could come up with was a three-way tie between Giordano’s, Gino’s East, and Lou Malnati’s. My problem was that I especially enjoyed a certain and different part of the pizza from all three restaurants, and below are the individual awards I came up with to make myself feel better about being too weak-willed to pick Chicago’s best pizza:
Best Cheese – Giordano’s (try asking for extra cheese and be prepared to be amazed)
Best Topping – Gino’s East (order their sausage patty that covers the entire pizza if you can’t stand bites without a topping)
Best Crust – Lou Malnati’s (make sure you request the butter crust to get full enjoyment)
I welcome others’ thoughts about the best pizza in Chicago as perhaps there is another pizzeria in the Windy City that tops all of these?