Restaurant Rave: Pizzeria Uno
Posted by Patricia Gorecki | 11/22/2013 | Category: Restaurant Raves
Ready for a showstopping meal? Stop in at Chicago's famed Pizzeria Uno, home of the Chicago deep dish pizza! Check back weekly to find other Restaurant Raves for great dining spots around the Chicago area.
Pizzeria Uno, $-$$, Near North Side
29 East Ohio, Chicago, IL 60611
Reviewed by: Trish Gorecki
If there is one iconic Chicago dining establishment, it is Pizzeria Uno, or simply “Uno’s." Since introducing the dish in 1943, Uno’s has been serving up the original deep dish pizza that has become a lasting symbol of Chicago.
Located in Chicago’s Near North Side, Uno’s is convenient to a wide range of popular Chicago attractions including the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier. Unique among the modern skyscrapers and boutique shops, Uno’s red brick facade and green and white striped awnings hearken to its origins, remaining unchanged since its introduction in 1943.
The interior of the restaurant is small and can get a bit cramped during the dinner rush, but the food and inviting atmosphere certainly make up for it. Service is fantastic and streamlined to make your dining experience as easy and convenient as possible. Pizzas take an average of 45–60 minutes to cook. With this in mind, the wait staff take your order while you are waiting for a table and your pizza is ready for you to eat almost as soon as you are seated.
And now for the food. If you have never tried Chicago-style, authentic deep dish pizza, you are in for a serious treat. Uno’s has combined some of Italy’s authentic recipes with the finest meats, spices, cheeses and vegetables available. The result is pure deliciousness. The crust is thick and flaky and is coated with the perfect amount of butter without being greasy. The sauce is simple, fresh and contains chunks of real tomato throughout. This is followed with a thick layer of creamy cheese and topped with your choice of fresh ingredients, from high quality meats to crisp vegetables.
No matter what pizza you choose, you can’t go wrong. Hands down, Pizzeria Uno offers the best pizza in the city! Make sure you stop in for a slice. One bite and you will be glad you did!
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