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Top 10 deep dish pizza spots in Chicago

Is there anything more Chicago than the caramelized crust, cheese stuffed, tomato topped goodness that is deep dish? We think not. In honor of National Deep Dish Pizza Day, celebrated every April 5th, we’ve rounded up the top 10 deep dish pizza spots in Chicago so you can celebrate accordingly.


“Hands down, one of my new favorite pizza joints. The deep dish here is an essential to life, my goodness. Probably one of if not the best deep dish I’ve ever had. Amazing crust, not so greasy and oily, real fresh ingredients and just so delicious overall. ” – Nicholas M

“What sets apart The Little Meatball is the sauce! The perfect combination of what I think is sweet tomatoes, olive oil and a cheese blend I could eat [the sauce] by the spoonfuls. They call it their special sauce, and I agree. It is so unique! I love it on the deep dish the most for how much you can taste it.” – Sydney A

“Cute little restaurant at the heart of Lincoln park. I already love the neighborhood so finding a mom and pop place with good food service is pure bliss. We ordered the small deep dish to share and couldn’t get a pic cause we dug right into it once served.” – Emeri Q

“Perfect for deep dish if you lust over caramelized crust and thick tomato sauce Michael’s is the spot! Dropped in on a Sunday night and it was very cozy and quaint. The staff is very welcoming and helpful. Will definitely return for another round.” – Rebecca B

“Love love love their deep dish pizza! I just ordered a cheese deep dish with tomato and seitan bacon… I’ve had a lot of different vegan pizzas in Chicago… Kitchen 17’s deep dish pizza tasted as close as you can get to dairy deep dish cheese pizza.” – Annie R

“Worth the hype. I ate a few Chicago style pizza places while in town, and this one takes the win no doubt! It comes out literally bubbling and smelling like cheese paradise. The sausage was in massive pieces but didn’t overpower anything.” – Anna A

“Tried their deep dish and it was delicious! Hands down the best stuffed I’ve had, and I’m Chicago born and raised.” – Betty L

“Fast service, authentic taste, and food is always hot upon delivery! Not to mention the most reasonably priced and best tasting deep dish pizza around!” – Steven P

“Best deep dish on the South Side hands down.  I have had Cipriani’s deep dish a few times, and they don’t disappoint.” – Edgar D

“Hands down, best pizza ever! It’s always fresh and hot when I pick up. The sauce is amazing and is one of the few pizzas I like having sausage on! I’m now addicted and highly recommend this pizza over any other one all over the city!” – Xavier R 

Note: With Coronavirus related changes occurring regularly, we suggest confirming the most up-to-date offerings directly with the businesses listed. Don’t forget to check the business pages for their latest health & safety measures, such as contactless payment and mask requirements.

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the best deep dish pizza spots in Chicago according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the pizza category with a large concentration of reviews mentioning derivatives of “deep dish” and “chicago-style,” then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning those keywords. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of March 18, 2021. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of March 18, 2021.