CHICAGO (WLS) --Have you ever gotten into an argument with your friends about who has the best pizza in the Chicago area?
Well, our Hungry Hound Steve Dolinsky is aiming to put that debate to rest with a methodical survey of local pizzerias - in his epic PIZZA QUEST.
Our Hungry Hound visited 22 pizzerias that specialize in stuffed and deep dish pies. Read the full list here and breakdown of thin-crust categories.
SEE THE HOUND'S FULL THIN-CRUST BREAKDOWN BLOG HERE
Based on the pizzas our Hungry Hound tried, the thick categories - as he's defined them for the Pizza Quest - are stuffed and deep dish.
The Full A-Z List of Stuffed and Deep Dish Pizzerias (for a review of each restaurant with links to each website, visit the Hound's blog)
The Art of Pizza
3033 N. Ashland Ave.; 773-327-5600
2204 N. Lincoln Ave.;
1955 W. Addison; 773-248-0455
10204 Central Ave., Oak Lawn; 708-499-0505
Edwardo's Natural Pizza
2 locations in region - Gold Coast and Oak Park
1600 S. 61st Ave., Cicero
Five city and five suburban locations
Multiple locations. I visited 730 N. Rush St., 312-951-0747
Louisa's Pizza & Pasta
14025 S. Cicero Ave., Crestwood; 708-371-0950
6649 N Lincoln Ave, Lincolnwood; 847-673-0800
Milano's Pizza & Specialties
10945 S Western Ave.; 773-445-4010
Pan Pizza at My in Bucktown
2930 N. Broadway; 773-883-1977
Old World Pizza
7230 W. North Ave # 206, Elmwood Park; 708-456-3000
2207 N. Clybourn; 773-327-1512
8520 Fernald Ave., Morton Grove; 847-470-9161
3125 Dundee Rd., Northbrook; 847-498-5700 (also in Highland Park)
Seven locations; went to 2056 W. Division; 773-252-1777
3011 Butterfield Rd, Oak Brook; 630-861-6177
The Original Pizzeria Uno (referred to nationally as Uno Pizzeria and Grill or Uno Chicago Grill)
29 E. Ohio St., 312-321-1000
4632 N. Cumberland Ave.; 773-589-2602
3038 W. Irving Park Rd.; 773-478-3070
953 W. Diversey; 773-525-4200
Read the Hound's methodology
The Hound discusses some highlights from his Quest on Windy City LIVE!