Few types of pizza are as unique and iconic as Chicago-style pizza. If
you’ve never tasted it before, you can
try Chicago pizza near San Jose at Pizz’a Chicago. The Windy City’s most famous dish is different than most other
types of pizza that you’ll find around the world. Read on to learn
a few facts about this unique regional food.
It’s a Relatively Recent Invention
Though Chicago was founded in 1833, Chicago pizza wasn’t served in
the city until more than a century later. Pizzeria Uno, which opened in
1943, was the first restaurant to ever serve this dish. The heirs of the
restaurant’s founder Ike Sewell and its chef Rudy Malnati have disputed
which of the two men actually invented the deep dish pizza, but both agree
that it was first served at Uno’s. In the seven decades that have
passed, many more pizzerias serving deep dish have opened in Chicago and
all around the country.
It’s Layered Differently Than Other Pizzas
Thin crust pizzas are usually layered in the following way: crust, sauce,
cheese, toppings. But the unique structure of a deep-dish pizza requires
a different layering scheme. The thickness of the crust and the depth
of the topping layer require much longer baking times than other pizzas,
so to prevent the cheese from burning it is laid down first. Then the
toppings are added, and finally a layer of tomato sauce on the very top.
This construction ensures that the other ingredients don’t charring
before the crust is perfectly cooked.
It’s Available in Gluten-Free and Healthy Versions
Chicago-style pizza has kept up with changing needs and preferences of
modern diners. Gluten-free crust is available so that people who choose
not to eat gluten or those who suffer from celiac disease or other gluten
sensitivities can enjoy deep dish pizza. In California, pizzerias make
deep dish with local vegetables to offer diners fresh, healthy toppings.
A customized Chicago-style pizza with all your favorite toppings is the
perfect delivery or takeout food for the whole family.