Chicago Dining – What Is Chicago-Style Pizza, Anyway?

Most people assume that Chicago-style pizza is all deep-dish – after all, that’s the pie that we’re known for by most people who live outside of the city. But there are actually three unique kinds of Chicago-style pizza. Discover the difference between them, and then embark on a pizza tour of this incredible culinary hotspot.

  • Classic Deep-Dish Pizza – It’s a classic for a reason. Dough is smashed into a deep, oil-covered pan and then covered with slices of mozzarella cheese, toppings, and finally the sauce. Deep-dish pizza is about three inches high, and is cut into wedges and served.
  • Stuffed Pizza – Even bigger than deep-dish pizza, stuffed pizza features a dough that is less moist, more buttery, and more garlicky – and often fed through a sheeter before being placed in the pan. The dough is covered by shredded mozzarella cheese, followed by another thin layer of dough. Toppings and sauce finish it off.
  • Pan Pizza – Pan pizza features a dough that is cooked halfway, then frozen. To make the pizza, mozzarella cheese is placed between the pan and the dough – which gives the pie a burned look and to-die-for taste.

Start your Chicago dining adventures right here at Pizzeria Ora, our very own deep-dish pizza parlor. Indulge in a world of ooey-gooey cheese, mouthwatering sauce, and delectable toppings. Please contact us today to find out more!


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