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Where to Go for the Best Deep-Dish Pizza

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 01/10/14 -- Many guests of our Chicago hotels want to sample the Windy City's best deep-dish pizza, but don't know where to go. While opinions certainly vary about who serves the best pie, four eateries are frequently acknowledged as being among the best: Pizzeria Uno, Gino's East, Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, and Giordano's.

When in doubt, start with the one where it all began. Founded in 1943, Pizzeria Uno made the first Chicago-style deep dish with a whole sausage patty as the single topping. Nowadays, veggie lovers consider the restaurant's Farmer's Market pizza to be the best in town. Loads of caramelized onions, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and eggplant are blended with pesto and feta cheese to cover the nine-grain crust.

At Gino's East, founded in 1966, the Chicago Fire gets particular attention. The pizza contains traditional sausage, but features the added bang of roasted jalapeño and red peppers, along with red onions.

The most famous deep dish at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is simply called The Lou. Spinach, mushrooms and roma tomatoes sit atop a three-cheese blend in a traditional pie-like crust.

It's amazing how just two toppings can create such a great tasting dish, but that's the case with the Tropic Delight at Giordano's. The sweetness of Canadian bacon and pineapple blend perfectly with the salty cheese and tangy sauce to create a memorable pizza.

In most cases, our Chicago hotels' locations were not chosen for their proximity to famous deep dish eateries. But no matter which one you've booked, once you've set down your bags, it's time to go scope out the Windy City's finest pies.

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