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 Palo Alto, 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 pizza joint.

  • 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 Palo Alto

You might wonder how Pizz’a Chicago can offer an authentic dining experience in Palo Alto. 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.

TOP 10 reasons to eat at Pizza Chicago

  • If you don't, we'll hold our breath until you do.
  • You've always got a friend here.
  • We keep hoping his Airness will eat here; you wouldn't want to miss that would you?
  • We let you talk with your mouth full.
  • Your mother would want you to.
  • This might be the closest you ever get to Chicago!
  • We need the money.
  • You'll have an alluring, sexy glow after eating our pizzas.
  • We might even name a pizza after you.
  • Hey, Glen Campbell ate here, should you?