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Old 08-05-2003, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Pizzaria Uno has yummy chicago deep dish pizza, as well as Gino's East.

Pizzeria Uno
29 E. Ohio St.

Founder Ike Sewell, now deceased, introduced Chicago to deep-dish pizza when he opened Pizzeria Uno in 1943, and it has become the city's signature dish. Pizzeria Due opened a short hop away (at 619 N. Wabash) in 1955 and offers the same menu in a larger space. Many tourists are surprised when they hear their pizza will take a minimum of 45 minutes to prepare, though a sign outside warns them of this fact. An "Express Lunch" is available between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. The room's not much, a total of 18 small tables and five booths, plus an eight-seat bar. (Pizzeria Due is more lavish, and can handle parties of 30-40 people.) The pizza, not the atmosphere, brings 'em in.

Gino's East of Chicago
633 N. Wells St.

Gino's East of Chicago abandoned its rather cozy location on Superior Street and moved into the voluminous space formally known as Planet Hollywood. Fans of the original location will notice the graffiti-scrawled walls were kept in tact and moved to the new location. Diners can still tackle huge deep-dish pizzas and live to write about it. Management says the place is dedicated to preserving its family appeal. It's a place for people to have a great time, write on the walls and eat good pizza.

There are many many other good restaurants in Chicago. It is awesome city for ethnic cuisine as well.

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