If you love the taste, the crisp, the cheese and the hands-on experience of pizza, Chicago is the motherland of “za” and a sanctuary of pie. Known for its Chicago-style, deep dish, pizza – thick, complex, saucy and smothered with mozzarella – Chicago is home to the best pizza restaurants, joints, dives and parlors in the country. From authentic neighborhood pizzerias to upscale Italian trattorias, Chicago is a passionate pizza town and a true slice of doughy, cheesy heaven.
Dig into some deep-dish pizza on the famous Slice of Chicago Pizza Tour. The ultimate sightseeing and eating adventure, this walking food tour is a tasty way to sample Chicago’s best deep-dish pizza, learn about the history of Chicago-style pizza, and have a mouthful of fun all while seeing the Windy City’s most exciting sights, restaurants and landmarks. The best part is that you can chow down on amazing Chicago pizza and walk off the calories.
Aunique partof this Chicago pizza tour is that you will compare different Chicago style deep-dish pizzas within the two hour journey. Try the diverse pizza crusts, cheeses, sauces, and cooking techniques, while learning about the restaurants, meeting the owners and hearing their stories about creating the perfect, piping hot pie. Eat, chat and have a blast with other pizza-lovin’ folks.
A staple stop on the Slice of Chicago Pizza Tour is Pizzeria Ora, located at the Best Western Plus River North in downtown Chicago. This casual Italian restaurant specializes in authentic, hand-crafted deep-dish pizzas and mouthwatering specialty pizzas – from the pesto-based El Blanco to the Marina, topped with scallops, shrimp, and squid.
Whether you crave a traditional deep-dish pie that you eat with a fork or a crispy thin-crust slice Chicago pizza is a blissful bite of deliciousness.