Authentic Chicago Style Deep Dish at Pizz’a Chicago
Chicago-style pizza is a unique take on pizza that is baked in a deep-dish
pan to create a sky-high crust that is filled to the brim with toppings,
mozzarella, and rich tomato sauce. While deep dish pizza is most commonly
associated with the Windy City, it can be found in other corners of the
world where Chicago natives set up shop to share their delicious pizza
recipes with local communities. In San Jose, you don’t need to look
any further than Pizz’a Chicago when you want the authentic experience
of deep dish pizza done right. Keep reading to learn what you are missing
if you have never sunk your teeth into a Chicago-style deep dish.
What Is Deep Dish Pizza?
As the name describes, deep dish pizza is unlike its flatbread-style cousins
hailing from Italy and New York. The pizza itself is quite thick, but
the crust is only rolled out to a medium thickness to allow more room
for delicious toppings. Often served right in the pan, deep dish pizza
is ideal to share, since one or two slices may be enough to fill you up.
What is the mark of a good deep dish pizza? Like any other pizza, the crust is essential for the finished product.
The crust should have a distinctly yellowish tone thanks to the presence
of semolina in the dough. During the cooking process, a well-oiled pan
helps to crisp the edges for a characteristic crunch to contrast the gooey
cheese and sauce.
How do you eat it? No matter how hard you try, it may be impossible to pick up a slice of
deep dish pizza and eat it with your hands. Deep dish pizza requires a
knife and fork, and it is best eaten while dining in at your favorite
What are the traditional toppings? Every Chicago native has their own preferences for deep dish pizza toppings,
but red sauce and tons of mozzarella are essential. At Pizz’a Chicago,
we have embraced the California spirit with pizzas featuring more exotic
toppings and sauces, and we always welcome diners to explore their own
culinary creativity with custom pies.
Capturing Chicago Flavor in San Jose
You might wonder how Pizz’a Chicago can offer an authentic dining
experience in San Jose. Our founder, Theo Reynolds, brought his Chicago-raised
taste buds to the Bay Area nearly 20 years ago to open up shop. He has
been sharing his passion for deep dish pizzas crafted from the finest
ingredients ever since.
To taste our pizzas for yourself, call (650) 424-9400 to place an order for dinner tonight.