Hungry Hound's Pizza Quest - Full Deep Dish and Stuffed Pizza List

Monday, November 2, 2015
Lou Malnati's
images-Steve Dolinsky

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.


The Categories:

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

Beggars Pizza

10204 Central Ave., Oak Lawn; 708-499-0505

Edwardo's Natural Pizza

2 locations in region - Gold Coast and Oak Park

Freddy's Pizza

1600 S. 61st Ave., Cicero

Gino's East

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

Lou Malnati's

6649 N Lincoln Ave, Lincolnwood; 847-673-0800

Milano's Pizza & Specialties

10945 S Western Ave.; 773-445-4010

My Pie

Pan Pizza at My in Bucktown

Nancy's Pizza

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

Pizza Barra

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

Sicilian Bakery

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!