And… that’s a pretty deep Deep Dish

This is classed as “small” in Chicago

Continuing le travels across America, we moved from Buffalo, through Detroit (both of which I’ve written about extensively) and ended up in Chicago. One meal in particular will always be associated with the Windy City, and that’s the Deep Dish pizza. Those frozen ones you whack in the oven for 15 minutes always seem so underwhelming, and sadly that was the only experience of deep dish that I’d had outside of Pizza Hut, so we made a visit to Giordano’s to see what all the fuss was about.

Giordano’s is one of the most famous pizzerias in Chicago – it doesn’t claim to be the first, but it certainly claims to be the best. We were there at 11am and the queue was already almost out of the door. Luckily, most of the visitors tended to be in groups or families, and there was a little booth for 2 that we were given almost immediately. The pizza is so thick that it takes 45 minutes to cook through. The above pizza is a small, no kidding. We shared it, only three slices each, and it filled us up for the rest of the day, which was surprising considering how much food I can normally eat. We went for a fairly basic pizza, so that we could focus on the pizza itself. I can imagine that this would still be delicious even if it was just tomato and cheese. Absolutely divine. The restaurant itself is incredibly busy, but the food came right on time, and the waitresses were lovely (and, for some reason, in Hogwarts uniform). Superb pizza, highly recommended, though not if you plan on eating again that day!

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