Pizzeria Uno

★★★★☆
Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza
  • 29 E Ohio St

    Chicago, IL 60611

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  • 312-321-1000

About Pizzeria Uno

Hours
M-F 11:00am-1:00pm Sat 11:00am-2:00pm Sun 11:00am-11:00pm

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Unpleasant experience, Had heard there was going to be a long wait of about 45mins for a table. and sure enough we got there and were told 45mins to an hour. But that because we ordered then we wouldnt have to wait once we were sat down.

3
★★★★★

Unpleasant experience, Had heard there was going to be a long wait of about 45mins for a table. and sure enough we got there and were told 45mins to an hour. But that because we ordered then we wouldnt have to wait once we were sat down.

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I have lived in Chicago for over 30 years. I was looking forward to finally tasting Pizzeria Uno. We purchased two large pizzas one chicken and sausage. I am sad to say that on Friday 10-7-11 at 12:00pm. you guys must have been very busy

3
★★★★★

I have lived in Chicago for over 30 years. I was looking forward to finally tasting Pizzeria Uno. We purchased two large pizzas one chicken and sausage. I am sad to say that on Friday 10-7-11 at 12:00pm. you guys must have been very busy

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I love Pizzeria Uno. They are a classic Chicago landmark restaurant.
The deep dish pizza here is so good, it's not the classic deep dish you think of like the kind you get from Giordanos, but it is excellent!
Get the supreme style pizza,

3
★★★★★

I love Pizzeria Uno. They are a classic Chicago landmark restaurant.
The deep dish pizza here is so good, it's not the classic deep dish you think of like the kind you get from Giordanos, but it is excellent!
Get the supreme style pizza,

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DEEP DISH for sure and while there was a 1 hour wait I can't say it was worth it. The pizza was bland and did not have much sauce, if any, on it. The sauce pretty much consisted of cut up whole tomatoes. It tasted like I was eating dough. The salad was drenched in dressing so much so lettuce covered with dressing on the bottom of the bowl. The serving size however was well worth the price. I would have considered giving Pizzeria Uno a second chance since people rave about it until I discovered my purse was stolen during my lunch. I informed the waiter my purse was stolen, he apologized and said "not again". He went to go inform the manager and when he came back he said there is nothing we can do for you. It happens a lot here and which is why we have a security guard but he is off duty today. I inquired about getting the meal free due to the major inconvenience and he said the manager is not authorizing it. The manager didn't even come out to speak with me! It was the worst service I have encountered at any establishment. The 1 star "EH" does not adequately explain how displeased I have been with the whole experience. I am always going to different pizza shops and trying different recipes since chicago has an array to choose from but this has been the worst establishment I have come across.

Visitor beware whenever going to Pizzeria Uno. They have a track record of stolen property and bad managing.

0
★☆☆☆☆

DEEP DISH for sure and while there was a 1 hour wait I can't say it was worth it. The pizza was bland and did not have much sauce, if any, on it. The sauce pretty much consisted of cut up whole tomatoes. It tasted like I was eating dough. The salad was drenched in dressing so much so lettuce covered with dressing on the bottom of the bowl. The serving size however was well worth the price. I would have considered giving Pizzeria Uno a second chance since people rave about it until I discovered my purse was stolen during my lunch. I informed the waiter my purse was stolen, he apologized and said "not again". He went to go inform the manager and when he came back he said there is nothing we can do for you. It happens a lot here and which is why we have a security guard but he is off duty today. I inquired about getting the meal free due to the major inconvenience and he said the manager is not authorizing it. The manager didn't even come out to speak with me! It was the worst service I have encountered at any establishment. The 1 star "EH" does not adequately explain how displeased I have been with the whole experience. I am always going to different pizza shops and trying different recipes since chicago has an array to choose from but this has been the worst establishment I have come across.

Visitor beware whenever going to Pizzeria Uno. They have a track record of stolen property and bad managing.

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People seem to either hate Pizzeria Uno, or love it, depending on their love of pizza and their background. This review is geared toward tourists, as downtown locals more than likely have been here already and have formed their opinons.

Things tourists might dislike:
The wait times can be pretty long (45 mins to over an hour when it's busy) and the place is small and cramped. Noise levels can also get pretty loud.

Things tourists might like:
Even though the wait times can be long, you can at least place your order when you put your name down so at least you may not have to wait much longer after you sit down for your deep dish pizza (which traditionally takes longer to make than a regular or thin crust).

Things tourists might like or dislike:
The deep dish pizza itself! I've had friends from the west coast come out and absolutely love the pie-like crust and how the toppings are placed under the cheese. At the same time, I've heard complaints about the tomato chunks in the sauce. Friends from the east coast have just plainly said that nothing is better than New York pizza. I have not had the chance to judge, though I hope to do so this summer.

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★★★★☆

People seem to either hate Pizzeria Uno, or love it, depending on their love of pizza and their background. This review is geared toward tourists, as downtown locals more than likely have been here already and have formed their opinons.

Things tourists might dislike:
The wait times can be pretty long (45 mins to over an hour when it's busy) and the place is small and cramped. Noise levels can also get pretty loud.

Things tourists might like:
Even though the wait times can be long, you can at least place your order when you put your name down so at least you may not have to wait much longer after you sit down for your deep dish pizza (which traditionally takes longer to make than a regular or thin crust).

Things tourists might like or dislike:
The deep dish pizza itself! I've had friends from the west coast come out and absolutely love the pie-like crust and how the toppings are placed under the cheese. At the same time, I've heard complaints about the tomato chunks in the sauce. Friends from the east coast have just plainly said that nothing is better than New York pizza. I have not had the chance to judge, though I hope to do so this summer.

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Terrible experience... I brought a friend who's from out of town to experience Chicago deep dish pizza. I have had other brands of deep dish in Chicago, thought I would try Uno for the first time with my friend.
We sat down knowing that pizza might take a while but still wanted to try.
However when it's almost an hour, we finally asked the hostess (waitress was no where to be found) to check on our food, she said ?it?ll be a few more minutes? without even checking. I asked her if she could check, and she came back saying ?it?s only been 51 minutes, it could take up to one hour usually". I said ?but two other tables with more people and ordered more food and larger pizza have all gotten their food? , she said" they probably ordered before you did", I said ? No, they didn't sit down after we have placed the order?. She was visibly upset and said ? we have warned you it could be a while, they will bring it out when it?s ready.? And walked away. I asked to speak to the manager. We waited another about 10 minutes before we got our ? small? pizza. If the service attitude had been nicer, it wouldn?t be such a terrible experience of waiting. It was so terrible that I don?t think I will ever take any friends there.
I saw an episode of Chicago deep dish pizza on travel channel where Uno?s pizza was compared with lou malnati's pizza. I regretted terribly I didn?t go for another pizza restaurant where I knew I had great experience before.
No matter how great the recipe of the pizza or how great the company name is, the customer service ruined the whole meal and we spent 2 hours for a small pizza and a ruined Sunday lunch.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Terrible experience... I brought a friend who's from out of town to experience Chicago deep dish pizza. I have had other brands of deep dish in Chicago, thought I would try Uno for the first time with my friend.
We sat down knowing that pizza might take a while but still wanted to try.
However when it's almost an hour, we finally asked the hostess (waitress was no where to be found) to check on our food, she said ?it?ll be a few more minutes? without even checking. I asked her if she could check, and she came back saying ?it?s only been 51 minutes, it could take up to one hour usually". I said ?but two other tables with more people and ordered more food and larger pizza have all gotten their food? , she said" they probably ordered before you did", I said ? No, they didn't sit down after we have placed the order?. She was visibly upset and said ? we have warned you it could be a while, they will bring it out when it?s ready.? And walked away. I asked to speak to the manager. We waited another about 10 minutes before we got our ? small? pizza. If the service attitude had been nicer, it wouldn?t be such a terrible experience of waiting. It was so terrible that I don?t think I will ever take any friends there.
I saw an episode of Chicago deep dish pizza on travel channel where Uno?s pizza was compared with lou malnati's pizza. I regretted terribly I didn?t go for another pizza restaurant where I knew I had great experience before.
No matter how great the recipe of the pizza or how great the company name is, the customer service ruined the whole meal and we spent 2 hours for a small pizza and a ruined Sunday lunch.

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Big fan of Uno's been going there on when in Chicago for year. Went there yesterday and hadn't been in a couple of years and I was very disappointed. First off the pizza just tasted old... I mean I had to wait 45 min for the pizza and the crust was dried out and cool like the pie had been sitting for a while, and I got it as carry out and waited in the store for a half an hour. All I'm saying is if I had to sit and wait on my pizza for a half an hour why did my pizza taste like a frozen pizza that had been sitting out for an hour?!?! If you want great pizza in Chicago at this point forget Uno's and go to Giordano's

0
★☆☆☆☆

Big fan of Uno's been going there on when in Chicago for year. Went there yesterday and hadn't been in a couple of years and I was very disappointed. First off the pizza just tasted old... I mean I had to wait 45 min for the pizza and the crust was dried out and cool like the pie had been sitting for a while, and I got it as carry out and waited in the store for a half an hour. All I'm saying is if I had to sit and wait on my pizza for a half an hour why did my pizza taste like a frozen pizza that had been sitting out for an hour?!?! If you want great pizza in Chicago at this point forget Uno's and go to Giordano's

Pros: it's pizza

Cons: Not as good as it used to be

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I hate to give anyone a bad review and honestly I never have but I felt compelled to give others the scoop on this place. It is a trap. It is at least a one hour wait so they take your pizza order at the door so it can cook while you wait. After an hour and a half they seat you and the waiter says "remind me what your order is please" At this point you wait for another hour and then a very average (at best pizza comes out. Time elapsed 2.5 hours and that is in the middle of the afternoon. The kicker is that the pizza is not worth the wait. The sauce is just canned tomatoes with no spice whatsoever. This may be a "historic" establishment but they lost it along the way. Don't bother.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I hate to give anyone a bad review and honestly I never have but I felt compelled to give others the scoop on this place. It is a trap. It is at least a one hour wait so they take your pizza order at the door so it can cook while you wait. After an hour and a half they seat you and the waiter says "remind me what your order is please" At this point you wait for another hour and then a very average (at best pizza comes out. Time elapsed 2.5 hours and that is in the middle of the afternoon. The kicker is that the pizza is not worth the wait. The sauce is just canned tomatoes with no spice whatsoever. This may be a "historic" establishment but they lost it along the way. Don't bother.

Pros: Was Edible

Cons: Long Wait, Was Just Edible

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Wait is long. Pizza is Terrible. Service is not very good either. I have a feeling they troll this site putting in good reviews of themselves. How about putting that effort into improving your game instead of just trying to strip tourists of their cash.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Wait is long. Pizza is Terrible. Service is not very good either. I have a feeling they troll this site putting in good reviews of themselves. How about putting that effort into improving your game instead of just trying to strip tourists of their cash.

Pros: None

Cons: There is nothing to like about this place

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Every time we come to Chicago we stop and have an Uno's pizza. I love the cheese, the sauce, and the crust. I've even ordered it to go, walked back to the hotel room and ate it there.

4
★★★★☆

Every time we come to Chicago we stop and have an Uno's pizza. I love the cheese, the sauce, and the crust. I've even ordered it to go, walked back to the hotel room and ate it there.

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We stopped in here for a traditional deep dish pizza while in Chicago. It definitley isn't like a normal pizza; the sauce was on top of the toppings! My son and I thought it was great, but if you don't like sauce, this won't be your cup of tea.

5
★★★★★

We stopped in here for a traditional deep dish pizza while in Chicago. It definitley isn't like a normal pizza; the sauce was on top of the toppings! My son and I thought it was great, but if you don't like sauce, this won't be your cup of tea.

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When in Chicago everyone should experience the tastes of the city; one of which is a traditional deep dish Chicago pizza. It takes a while to get your order, but the wait is worth it.

4
★★★★☆

When in Chicago everyone should experience the tastes of the city; one of which is a traditional deep dish Chicago pizza. It takes a while to get your order, but the wait is worth it.

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After living with Pizza Papalis in Detroit for so many years, I just assumed that that was a decent representation of Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Boy, was I wrong! The pizza arrived and it was not at all what I know and love as "deep dish". It was essentially a really doughy pizza. While a Pizza Papalis pizza weighs like 20 pounds from being packed with cheese and meat and vegetables, Uno was mostly dough, with the usual amount of cheese and toppings on top. Just sitting on top! Like a regular pizza! Why is that so special?

Therefore, I don't refer to Michigan deep dish pizzas as "Chicago-style" anymore. Who wants a mouthful of dough? Go eat some pancakes.

0
★☆☆☆☆

After living with Pizza Papalis in Detroit for so many years, I just assumed that that was a decent representation of Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Boy, was I wrong! The pizza arrived and it was not at all what I know and love as "deep dish". It was essentially a really doughy pizza. While a Pizza Papalis pizza weighs like 20 pounds from being packed with cheese and meat and vegetables, Uno was mostly dough, with the usual amount of cheese and toppings on top. Just sitting on top! Like a regular pizza! Why is that so special?

Therefore, I don't refer to Michigan deep dish pizzas as "Chicago-style" anymore. Who wants a mouthful of dough? Go eat some pancakes.

Pros: Historical aspect, I guess

Cons: Just not that good!

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Chicago style pizza is perfected here! The crust is flaky, the cheese is hot and gooey, and the sauce is perfect! The old-Italian/old Chicago decor is great too. Definitely recommended.

2
★★★★☆

Chicago style pizza is perfected here! The crust is flaky, the cheese is hot and gooey, and the sauce is perfect! The old-Italian/old Chicago decor is great too. Definitely recommended.

Pros: Delicious pizza, decor, service

Cons: wait times

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I'll be frank about Pizzeria Uno, and concise - if you want authentic Chicago pizza pie, go here. It won't be to everyone's tastes, and it won't live up to a lot of peoples' expectations. What you get is basically a recipe that hasn't changed in the decades this place has been around - a pie crust that is crumbly and hearty, combined with a powerful tomato sauce that is spiced lightly and with cheese that is simply the best in the country, leaving you satisfied with one (and a guilty second!) piece, you will rejoice tomorrow when you have leftovers. Many people are put off with the wait - come early. Many people complain about the wait staff - talk to the manager, they will come. And if you are used to substandard pizza (like St. Louis style with Provel ... Provolone and velveeta cheese mixed *shudder*, or New York style pizza with gallons of grease per slice) then you will not like this. However if you are unbiased and simply looking for a homely, dark pizza house then this is the place. Order the pepperoni pizza for an extra special taste that will leave you breathless at how pizza should be.

2
★★★★☆

I'll be frank about Pizzeria Uno, and concise - if you want authentic Chicago pizza pie, go here. It won't be to everyone's tastes, and it won't live up to a lot of peoples' expectations. What you get is basically a recipe that hasn't changed in the decades this place has been around - a pie crust that is crumbly and hearty, combined with a powerful tomato sauce that is spiced lightly and with cheese that is simply the best in the country, leaving you satisfied with one (and a guilty second!) piece, you will rejoice tomorrow when you have leftovers. Many people are put off with the wait - come early. Many people complain about the wait staff - talk to the manager, they will come. And if you are used to substandard pizza (like St. Louis style with Provel ... Provolone and velveeta cheese mixed *shudder*, or New York style pizza with gallons of grease per slice) then you will not like this. However if you are unbiased and simply looking for a homely, dark pizza house then this is the place. Order the pepperoni pizza for an extra special taste that will leave you breathless at how pizza should be.

Pros: Pizza ... what you came there for!

Cons: Parking, potentially LOONG wait times

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If you like deep dish- they have pretty good pizza, but their regular thin crust pizza is not very good. It's a unique atmosphere... sort of chaotic. Fun for going out with friend. Very dark and cluttered on the inside... Overall it's a mediocre place.

3
★★★☆☆

If you like deep dish- they have pretty good pizza, but their regular thin crust pizza is not very good. It's a unique atmosphere... sort of chaotic. Fun for going out with friend. Very dark and cluttered on the inside... Overall it's a mediocre place.

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I was SO disappointed with Pizzeria Uno's pizza after having seen a segment about them on TV. There was about an hour wait [and I'm willing to wait for GOOD food], when we finally were seated we had mediocre service from an old lady who was obviously prejudiced against young people, and their food really kind of sucked.

Their salad almost looked like those packaged salads you can buy for cheap at the grocery store.. and tasted like it too. The dressing wasn't great either.

To top it off their pizza was fairly bland. The cheese was good, the crust was OK, but the sauce was god awful. I'm thinking maybe locals like this place just because they remember it from their childhoods or something.. but the pizza DEFINITELY is not all it's cracked up to be. My favorite Chicago-style pizza is from Pizza Papalis in Detroit, Michigan. All of their ingredients are amazing and their sauce is perfectly seasoned and flavorful. Pizza Papalis puts Pizzeria Uno to SHAME!

1
★★☆☆☆

I was SO disappointed with Pizzeria Uno's pizza after having seen a segment about them on TV. There was about an hour wait [and I'm willing to wait for GOOD food], when we finally were seated we had mediocre service from an old lady who was obviously prejudiced against young people, and their food really kind of sucked.

Their salad almost looked like those packaged salads you can buy for cheap at the grocery store.. and tasted like it too. The dressing wasn't great either.

To top it off their pizza was fairly bland. The cheese was good, the crust was OK, but the sauce was god awful. I'm thinking maybe locals like this place just because they remember it from their childhoods or something.. but the pizza DEFINITELY is not all it's cracked up to be. My favorite Chicago-style pizza is from Pizza Papalis in Detroit, Michigan. All of their ingredients are amazing and their sauce is perfectly seasoned and flavorful. Pizza Papalis puts Pizzeria Uno to SHAME!

Pros: cheese?

Cons: salad, pizza, sauce, service, long wait

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Have not had Uno's since I was a kid and decided to go after a day down at Navy Pier. Arrived at 5:15 with our 2 kids and was told it would be a 45-90 minute wait, but that they put your order in so that it is 80% cooked when you get to your table. We finally sat down a few minutes before 7 (almost 2 hour wait) and we did not get our pizza until 7:30. Our waiter was very rude with a huge attitude problem and couldn't have cared less that the pizza was taking so long--in fact he didn't even notice we had been waiting so long until I pointed it out to him. And even then, he acted like I was making up the whole time-frame thing. When we finally got it, we were really disappointed. It tasted like it had been sitting for 15 minutes on a counter or something. The only redeeming thing about our evening was when the manager came over to ask how everything was and we told her about what we had experienced. She was very apologetic and ended up taking 1/2 $ off our pizza which is not what we were looking for, as we told her. All in all, the service was TERRIBLE, the pizza mediocre and I am sure we will never go back again.

1
★★☆☆☆

Have not had Uno's since I was a kid and decided to go after a day down at Navy Pier. Arrived at 5:15 with our 2 kids and was told it would be a 45-90 minute wait, but that they put your order in so that it is 80% cooked when you get to your table. We finally sat down a few minutes before 7 (almost 2 hour wait) and we did not get our pizza until 7:30. Our waiter was very rude with a huge attitude problem and couldn't have cared less that the pizza was taking so long--in fact he didn't even notice we had been waiting so long until I pointed it out to him. And even then, he acted like I was making up the whole time-frame thing. When we finally got it, we were really disappointed. It tasted like it had been sitting for 15 minutes on a counter or something. The only redeeming thing about our evening was when the manager came over to ask how everything was and we told her about what we had experienced. She was very apologetic and ended up taking 1/2 $ off our pizza which is not what we were looking for, as we told her. All in all, the service was TERRIBLE, the pizza mediocre and I am sure we will never go back again.

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We went to Pizzeria Uno for lunch and avoided the long wait, at 3PM or so there was only a 15-30 minute wait for 2, which was wonderful because I expected to wait much longer from the reviews. Also, they take your pizza order at the time of reservation, so even if you have to wait 45 minutes for a table, your pizza will be ready when you sit down, or at least be in preparation. The restaurant was small, but I wouldn't consider it cramped. My girlfriend and I ordered a small Spinocolli pizza(Spinach and Broccoli specialty) and a salad bowl to share. Both were very delicious. I personally did not think the spinocolli tasted so great, but my girlfriend thought that it was amazing. The pizza itself was wonderful and I liked the crust a lot, it was mainly the broccoli that I didn't find so great on the pizza. Other than that, great restaurant. My girlfriend and I were not able to finish a small pizza,

2
★★★★★

We went to Pizzeria Uno for lunch and avoided the long wait, at 3PM or so there was only a 15-30 minute wait for 2, which was wonderful because I expected to wait much longer from the reviews. Also, they take your pizza order at the time of reservation, so even if you have to wait 45 minutes for a table, your pizza will be ready when you sit down, or at least be in preparation. The restaurant was small, but I wouldn't consider it cramped. My girlfriend and I ordered a small Spinocolli pizza(Spinach and Broccoli specialty) and a salad bowl to share. Both were very delicious. I personally did not think the spinocolli tasted so great, but my girlfriend thought that it was amazing. The pizza itself was wonderful and I liked the crust a lot, it was mainly the broccoli that I didn't find so great on the pizza. Other than that, great restaurant. My girlfriend and I were not able to finish a small pizza,

Pros: Great Pizza

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As a young couple visiting Chicago we asked the cab driver where the best pizza was in town at 11 o'clock at night. He took us to Pizzeria Uno. We order whatever the house recommended and order Cheese Garlic Bread and Mild Boneless Buffalo Wings. The garlic bread was good but not great but the wings were awesome. They had all the flavor of the spicy wings but none of the heat. Then the Pizza came. This thing was perfect. The sauce was great, the flavors of the meat of the pepperonis and canadian bacon was great, the pizza had enough cheese to say that it actually had cheese, and the crust was crumbly goodness that leaves you eager to eat the crust. I visited Chicago and decided to move to Chicago, not for pizzeria uno (but thats a great reason too), but it is definately well worth the wait. I WILL go back and gladly wait for over an hour to eat. Hope this helps...

2
★★★★★

As a young couple visiting Chicago we asked the cab driver where the best pizza was in town at 11 o'clock at night. He took us to Pizzeria Uno. We order whatever the house recommended and order Cheese Garlic Bread and Mild Boneless Buffalo Wings. The garlic bread was good but not great but the wings were awesome. They had all the flavor of the spicy wings but none of the heat. Then the Pizza came. This thing was perfect. The sauce was great, the flavors of the meat of the pepperonis and canadian bacon was great, the pizza had enough cheese to say that it actually had cheese, and the crust was crumbly goodness that leaves you eager to eat the crust. I visited Chicago and decided to move to Chicago, not for pizzeria uno (but thats a great reason too), but it is definately well worth the wait. I WILL go back and gladly wait for over an hour to eat. Hope this helps...

Pros: BEST Food, Hip atmosphere, Excellent Value

Cons: Have to take train because of parking

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This place is just awful. No one in this restaurant is from Chicago, and there's a good reason for that. The pizza is pretty much the worst I've ever had. It was like eating a lump of grease. I couldn't even make it through one bite. The decor was totally cliched and the service was lacking. I don't understand the appeal of the place at all. It pretty much only exists to please tourists who don't know from Chicago pizza.

1
★☆☆☆☆

This place is just awful. No one in this restaurant is from Chicago, and there's a good reason for that. The pizza is pretty much the worst I've ever had. It was like eating a lump of grease. I couldn't even make it through one bite. The decor was totally cliched and the service was lacking. I don't understand the appeal of the place at all. It pretty much only exists to please tourists who don't know from Chicago pizza.

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Pizzeria Duo's is the best deep dish! Home Run Inn pizza has the best thin! Thats it, there is nothing further to discuss.

2
★★★★★

Pizzeria Duo's is the best deep dish! Home Run Inn pizza has the best thin! Thats it, there is nothing further to discuss.

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I would not recommend this place to anyone. If you don't like bad service, stay away. Was told it would be a 45min wait to seat a party of two, waited over an hour and was never seated, so I left.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I would not recommend this place to anyone. If you don't like bad service, stay away. Was told it would be a 45min wait to seat a party of two, waited over an hour and was never seated, so I left.

Pros: none

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Uno's deep dish still the best pizza I ever ate!! Yes, a long wait, yes cramped and crowded but the pizza is worth it!! If you want a brightly lit spaceious suburban bland dining experience go elsewhere!!

2
★★★★★

Uno's deep dish still the best pizza I ever ate!! Yes, a long wait, yes cramped and crowded but the pizza is worth it!! If you want a brightly lit spaceious suburban bland dining experience go elsewhere!!

Pros: pizza, atmosphere

Cons: too many tourists

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I am from the Chicago area. I have lived away from the area for 30 years. But nearly every time I come back to visit, Uno's is a given! There is no better deep dish pizza. Everything about the place, the wait, the food, the service?it?s all part of the phenomenal experience. I will be visiting in July of 2007, and guess where I'm going without a doubt?I can't wait!!! It's simply the best~

2
★★★★★

I am from the Chicago area. I have lived away from the area for 30 years. But nearly every time I come back to visit, Uno's is a given! There is no better deep dish pizza. Everything about the place, the wait, the food, the service?it?s all part of the phenomenal experience. I will be visiting in July of 2007, and guess where I'm going without a doubt?I can't wait!!! It's simply the best~

Pros: It's all good!

Cons: Not on your life!

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The debate on who made the Original Deep Dish pizza rages on. I've been a Chicago native all my 25 years on this planet and I STILL question who's deep dish is the original and who's is the best. After some research and PLENTY of taste tests, I have to say Pizzeria Uno was the FIRST to create the pie-like pizza Chicagoian call "Chicago's Own". With that debate settled, onto how this and other locations and "styles" faired up. For me, I usually go to their location in Schaumburg right by Woodfield Mall. At that location, think of it as a TGI Friday's or Bennigan's atmosphere where the menu is stacked with appitizers like nachos and chicken wings and, of course, the famous deep dish pizza made almost anyway you want with almost everthing you can put in a pizza. The Downtown Chicago locations (Uno and Due) are DIFFERENT. They're old school, almost like a basement floor of a low celing house feel with room to barely fit 100. Don't be looking for that 5 page menu with appitizers galore either; it's a VERY BASIC menu with pizzas made with ONLY the traditional toppings. A total shock for me thinking all Uno's are the same. But one thing that stays the same is the taste of their pizza...GOOD!!! I say, when you're sightseeing around Chicago's Mag Mile or just in the area and have a hankering for some traditional pizza, come on in to either Uno or Due and bring a friend, you may just need one to finish the whole pizza =)

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★★★★☆

The debate on who made the Original Deep Dish pizza rages on. I've been a Chicago native all my 25 years on this planet and I STILL question who's deep dish is the original and who's is the best. After some research and PLENTY of taste tests, I have to say Pizzeria Uno was the FIRST to create the pie-like pizza Chicagoian call "Chicago's Own". With that debate settled, onto how this and other locations and "styles" faired up. For me, I usually go to their location in Schaumburg right by Woodfield Mall. At that location, think of it as a TGI Friday's or Bennigan's atmosphere where the menu is stacked with appitizers like nachos and chicken wings and, of course, the famous deep dish pizza made almost anyway you want with almost everthing you can put in a pizza. The Downtown Chicago locations (Uno and Due) are DIFFERENT. They're old school, almost like a basement floor of a low celing house feel with room to barely fit 100. Don't be looking for that 5 page menu with appitizers galore either; it's a VERY BASIC menu with pizzas made with ONLY the traditional toppings. A total shock for me thinking all Uno's are the same. But one thing that stays the same is the taste of their pizza...GOOD!!! I say, when you're sightseeing around Chicago's Mag Mile or just in the area and have a hankering for some traditional pizza, come on in to either Uno or Due and bring a friend, you may just need one to finish the whole pizza =)

Pros: The ORIGINAL Deep Dish Pizza, old school atmosphere, tourist attraction

Cons: parking, limited choices, not suitable for tall people, Downtown locations aren't the same as suburban locations

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This was one of the worst meals we've ever had. So bad, that we stopped at the Chinese place on our walk back to the hotel. We were very disappointed, because we love pizza and thought this would be a great way to finish off our visit to Chicago.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was one of the worst meals we've ever had. So bad, that we stopped at the Chinese place on our walk back to the hotel. We were very disappointed, because we love pizza and thought this would be a great way to finish off our visit to Chicago.

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This pizza is well worth the wait. We got to Due at 11:00am and we did not have to wait at all. The wait staff is friendly and always making the appetizer or salad recommendation. We did not order either because the pizza is so thick and heavy.
The pizza was made to perfection and piping hot when it came from the kitchen.
Highly recommended to anyone that would like to try deep dish and shopping along the MI mile.

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★★★★☆

This pizza is well worth the wait. We got to Due at 11:00am and we did not have to wait at all. The wait staff is friendly and always making the appetizer or salad recommendation. We did not order either because the pizza is so thick and heavy.
The pizza was made to perfection and piping hot when it came from the kitchen.
Highly recommended to anyone that would like to try deep dish and shopping along the MI mile.

Pros: Two Thumbs Up, Best Deep Dish Pizza

Cons: The wait for a table can be up to 2 hours

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Pizzeria Uno (and Due) is the original Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Do not let the "Bar and Grill" chains fool you; they do not do justice the the original in Chicago. This is the place to go for Chicago's greatest pizza! The food is delicious, but since it is so popular, you might have to wait a while to get seated. The only con is how crowded it gets for being in such a small building.

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★★★★★

Pizzeria Uno (and Due) is the original Chicago-style deep dish pizza. Do not let the "Bar and Grill" chains fool you; they do not do justice the the original in Chicago. This is the place to go for Chicago's greatest pizza! The food is delicious, but since it is so popular, you might have to wait a while to get seated. The only con is how crowded it gets for being in such a small building.

Pros: Best deep dish pizza in the world!

Cons: Can get crowded, long waits

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So i watched Oprah with my girlfriend a month ago and she kept raving about Pizzeria Uno and Due. I planned a trip to Chicago for a week and my co-worker told me not to go to either Pizzeria Uno or Due. Unfortunately, due to time and location, my friends and i decided to check it out. And my co-worker was right, nothing special, nothing interesting. Very simple... like any ordinary pizza. I've had much better in Los Angeles. Maybe i should have asked the locals where they would go instead.

2
★★★★☆

So i watched Oprah with my girlfriend a month ago and she kept raving about Pizzeria Uno and Due. I planned a trip to Chicago for a week and my co-worker told me not to go to either Pizzeria Uno or Due. Unfortunately, due to time and location, my friends and i decided to check it out. And my co-worker was right, nothing special, nothing interesting. Very simple... like any ordinary pizza. I've had much better in Los Angeles. Maybe i should have asked the locals where they would go instead.

Pros: location, decor

Cons: wait at least half an hour on any given time. food was average.

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On a recent visit to Chicago, I HAD to FINALLY go to the original Uno. The pizza is good, although I thought the crust on our veggie deep dish was even thicker than is normal on that style. I was disappointed at how small and cramped the restaurant was. It was difficult to have a conversation because everyone was crammed in so tightly. I wouldn't say you shouldn't go here, but once you've been, it's not worth a return visit. Go to Giordano or anywhere else with more spacious seating and you'll be just as pleased with your pie.

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★★★★☆

On a recent visit to Chicago, I HAD to FINALLY go to the original Uno. The pizza is good, although I thought the crust on our veggie deep dish was even thicker than is normal on that style. I was disappointed at how small and cramped the restaurant was. It was difficult to have a conversation because everyone was crammed in so tightly. I wouldn't say you shouldn't go here, but once you've been, it's not worth a return visit. Go to Giordano or anywhere else with more spacious seating and you'll be just as pleased with your pie.

Pros: it's the original!, restaurant decor

Cons: seating space

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First, let's define Pizzeria Uno. There is the original restaurant on Ohio Street in Chicago, its clone restaurant up the street, Pizzeria Due, and then the many franchised Uno restaurants around the nation. The franchised places deliver a mass market product cooked in 15 minutes (not 45 minutes as is the original) and share only the name with the original. Thus we can dispense with them; they are not true Pizzeria Uno and their quality, like their locations, is all over the map. Now to the original Pizzeria Uno on Ohio Street (and it's clone Due): While it is still an edible pan pizza, time and greed have taken their toll on quality. While tourists may accept it as genuine deep-dish Chicago pizza, that delicious concept is long dead. You see, I remember Pizzeria Uno in the 70's and 80's, when it was great. You had to use a knife and fork. There was lots of rich sauce, cheese, and fresh ingredients. It was a masterpiece. But that pizza art is long gone. Today's Uno's is prepared quickly, sloppily and half baked to meet the long line of tourists. It is dry, unfresh, and mediocre. Uno's legendary founder, Ike Sewell, spins in his grave. Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, once a local treasure, is gone. Sadly, other Chicago deep dish greats like Gino's and Malnatti's aren't much better. Whether the hamburger or the pizza, McDonald's and Uno's prove that when you try to mass produce a culinary masterpiece, you end up with mediocrity.

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★★★☆☆

First, let's define Pizzeria Uno. There is the original restaurant on Ohio Street in Chicago, its clone restaurant up the street, Pizzeria Due, and then the many franchised Uno restaurants around the nation. The franchised places deliver a mass market product cooked in 15 minutes (not 45 minutes as is the original) and share only the name with the original. Thus we can dispense with them; they are not true Pizzeria Uno and their quality, like their locations, is all over the map. Now to the original Pizzeria Uno on Ohio Street (and it's clone Due): While it is still an edible pan pizza, time and greed have taken their toll on quality. While tourists may accept it as genuine deep-dish Chicago pizza, that delicious concept is long dead. You see, I remember Pizzeria Uno in the 70's and 80's, when it was great. You had to use a knife and fork. There was lots of rich sauce, cheese, and fresh ingredients. It was a masterpiece. But that pizza art is long gone. Today's Uno's is prepared quickly, sloppily and half baked to meet the long line of tourists. It is dry, unfresh, and mediocre. Uno's legendary founder, Ike Sewell, spins in his grave. Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, once a local treasure, is gone. Sadly, other Chicago deep dish greats like Gino's and Malnatti's aren't much better. Whether the hamburger or the pizza, McDonald's and Uno's prove that when you try to mass produce a culinary masterpiece, you end up with mediocrity.

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Pizzeria Uno gives Chicago pizza a bad name. No wonder New Yorkers think theirpizza is better. The deep dish pizza I had with a friend was mostly crust, very little cheese, sauce, and sausage, and featured burnt pepperoni on top.

This was once a great place, not anymore. Save your money and time and go somewhere else for Chicago style pizza.

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★☆☆☆☆

Pizzeria Uno gives Chicago pizza a bad name. No wonder New Yorkers think theirpizza is better. The deep dish pizza I had with a friend was mostly crust, very little cheese, sauce, and sausage, and featured burnt pepperoni on top.

This was once a great place, not anymore. Save your money and time and go somewhere else for Chicago style pizza.

Pros: Can't think of any.

Cons: Long wait for terrible pizza.

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Okay, I've only eaten at the downtown pizzeria a few times, but am a regular at Uno's in Schaumburg. Not only will you find the best pizza at Uno's, but also the best burger, huge and juicy, the best skinless baked potatoes and the most succulent chicken gorgonzola. The menu is eclectic, the atmosphere is warm and attractive, and the wait staff is friendly and attentive. You won't find a better casual meal for the price, whatever your taste.

2
★★★★★

Okay, I've only eaten at the downtown pizzeria a few times, but am a regular at Uno's in Schaumburg. Not only will you find the best pizza at Uno's, but also the best burger, huge and juicy, the best skinless baked potatoes and the most succulent chicken gorgonzola. The menu is eclectic, the atmosphere is warm and attractive, and the wait staff is friendly and attentive. You won't find a better casual meal for the price, whatever your taste.

Pros: a variety of tasty food, regardless of your personal preferences

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i first went to uno's in 1966 after a rolling stones concert. the people who brought me there made it a regular stop almost every trip to chicago. since then i have introduced uno's to my wife,my children,parents,relatives and numerous friends of my four children. every time we go to a concert or a ball game in chicago,uno's is always a regular stop. sometime there is a wait,but you mingle with the other people waiting and have a beer or whatever. the best pizza anywhere around.

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★★★★★

i first went to uno's in 1966 after a rolling stones concert. the people who brought me there made it a regular stop almost every trip to chicago. since then i have introduced uno's to my wife,my children,parents,relatives and numerous friends of my four children. every time we go to a concert or a ball game in chicago,uno's is always a regular stop. sometime there is a wait,but you mingle with the other people waiting and have a beer or whatever. the best pizza anywhere around.

Pros: excellant pizza, inexpensive, great atmosphere

Cons: none

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For starters I'd like to say that I'm not a fan of deep dish. The crust is just too filling and I'd rather eat toppings. That said, I had to try the original deep dish since I was in Chicago on business. I still don't like all that crust but Uno's was a great pie. It was cooked well and tasted good. My small pizza weighed a few pounds but much of it was from good quality toppings. The other Uno's I've tried around the country don't measure up. If in Chicago, you owe it to yourself to try the original.

2
★★★★☆

For starters I'd like to say that I'm not a fan of deep dish. The crust is just too filling and I'd rather eat toppings. That said, I had to try the original deep dish since I was in Chicago on business. I still don't like all that crust but Uno's was a great pie. It was cooked well and tasted good. My small pizza weighed a few pounds but much of it was from good quality toppings. The other Uno's I've tried around the country don't measure up. If in Chicago, you owe it to yourself to try the original.

Pros: Pizza, Inexpensive, History

Cons: Long waits, Limted seating

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I absolutely LOVE Pizzeria Uno!! The best pizza I have ever had with the absolute freshest ingrediants!!! I have lived in Chicago all my life and I have never had pizza that has measured up to them!!!

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★★★★★

I absolutely LOVE Pizzeria Uno!! The best pizza I have ever had with the absolute freshest ingrediants!!! I have lived in Chicago all my life and I have never had pizza that has measured up to them!!!

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We heard about this famouse place and was so excited to try the deep dish pizza here. First night we couldn't get in because it took more than 2 hours to wait.

We went back the next evening at 4:30pm and wait about an hour to get a table. Turn out their pizza was really really bad. The pizza sauce and crust was tastless. We ordered a small one and couldn't even finish it. urgggg...g

We wait for about an hour for this bad pizza, not going back ever again. The service is pretty good though.

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★☆☆☆☆

We heard about this famouse place and was so excited to try the deep dish pizza here. First night we couldn't get in because it took more than 2 hours to wait.

We went back the next evening at 4:30pm and wait about an hour to get a table. Turn out their pizza was really really bad. The pizza sauce and crust was tastless. We ordered a small one and couldn't even finish it. urgggg...g

We wait for about an hour for this bad pizza, not going back ever again. The service is pretty good though.

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If you have never had a real deep dish pizza, this one may surprize you!!! My dad used to bring home Uno's back in the 70's when I was a kid and it was the best even then. It is an unusual mix of ingredients unlike anything in the Chicago area. Friends of mine fight over the best Chicago Pizzeria, some say My Pie, Some Home Run Inn, Some Gino's and others Giordano's...there are alot of great ones in Chicago. But for unusual richness in every bit from the crust to the sauce to that awesome homemade sausage, I think Uno's and Due have the market on authentic DEEP DISH Pizza.

I just wish I didn't have to travel all the way from Atlanta to get a Pizza that reminds me of the good old days... when everything on the pizza was made from scratch.

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★★★★★

If you have never had a real deep dish pizza, this one may surprize you!!! My dad used to bring home Uno's back in the 70's when I was a kid and it was the best even then. It is an unusual mix of ingredients unlike anything in the Chicago area. Friends of mine fight over the best Chicago Pizzeria, some say My Pie, Some Home Run Inn, Some Gino's and others Giordano's...there are alot of great ones in Chicago. But for unusual richness in every bit from the crust to the sauce to that awesome homemade sausage, I think Uno's and Due have the market on authentic DEEP DISH Pizza.

I just wish I didn't have to travel all the way from Atlanta to get a Pizza that reminds me of the good old days... when everything on the pizza was made from scratch.

Pros: Authentic, Rich ingredients, Longevity

Cons: To crowded to eat

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Though this pizza place is swamped with tourists in the summer, it is still one of my favorite restaurants for deep dish pizza in Chicago. Oddly enough, the pizza at this Pizzaria Uno is completely different (and much better) from that you would get at the chain outside of Chicago.

A word to the wise, the wait for the pizza is about 45 minutes so put in your order when you place your reservation. Then you can chill with some drinks on the patio - when your seats are ready, your pizza is not far behind. The pizza is about the same price as other local chains.

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★★★★☆

Though this pizza place is swamped with tourists in the summer, it is still one of my favorite restaurants for deep dish pizza in Chicago. Oddly enough, the pizza at this Pizzaria Uno is completely different (and much better) from that you would get at the chain outside of Chicago.

A word to the wise, the wait for the pizza is about 45 minutes so put in your order when you place your reservation. Then you can chill with some drinks on the patio - when your seats are ready, your pizza is not far behind. The pizza is about the same price as other local chains.

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Visited Chicago many times and love the city. We wanted to try some authentic Chicago style pizza....we waited in line for over an hour because we were told this was the best. What a disappointment and a waste of money. My whole family agreed, the pizza was awful. Canned tomatoes and greasy sausage is not my idea of good.

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★☆☆☆☆

Visited Chicago many times and love the city. We wanted to try some authentic Chicago style pizza....we waited in line for over an hour because we were told this was the best. What a disappointment and a waste of money. My whole family agreed, the pizza was awful. Canned tomatoes and greasy sausage is not my idea of good.

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I love this place! I crave their pizza when Im not in Chicago. They have the best crust, sauce and cheese. Theyre restaurants are pretty cramped for space, but thats Chicago for you!

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★★★★★

I love this place! I crave their pizza when Im not in Chicago. They have the best crust, sauce and cheese. Theyre restaurants are pretty cramped for space, but thats Chicago for you!

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All I can say is that there is no better pizza on the planet. Those who knock it down must be owners or employees of the competition conspiring against it. Unos Rules when it comes to pizza and atmosphere. Leave enough time to enjoy the whole experience and live a little.

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★★★★★

All I can say is that there is no better pizza on the planet. Those who knock it down must be owners or employees of the competition conspiring against it. Unos Rules when it comes to pizza and atmosphere. Leave enough time to enjoy the whole experience and live a little.

Pros: food quality, atmosphere, history

Cons: none

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My husband & I went to Chicago for the first time 2 weeks ago and wanted to try the real Chicago style pizza. We selected Pizzeria Uno because it was the orginal and was suppose to be the best. We were seated fairly quickly, however the service was pretty bad. We ordered water and a cheese bread appetizer which never came, when my husband inquired, the server said she forgot. The pizza came about 45 minutes later and all I can say is that we were very disappointed. We ordered their combo pizza and all you tasted was thick greasy sausage,canned tomatoes, and soggy pizza dough. The other toppings were almost non-existent and the cheese, though plentiful, was tasteless. Needless to say a very disappointing meal.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband & I went to Chicago for the first time 2 weeks ago and wanted to try the real Chicago style pizza. We selected Pizzeria Uno because it was the orginal and was suppose to be the best. We were seated fairly quickly, however the service was pretty bad. We ordered water and a cheese bread appetizer which never came, when my husband inquired, the server said she forgot. The pizza came about 45 minutes later and all I can say is that we were very disappointed. We ordered their combo pizza and all you tasted was thick greasy sausage,canned tomatoes, and soggy pizza dough. The other toppings were almost non-existent and the cheese, though plentiful, was tasteless. Needless to say a very disappointing meal.

Pros: None

Cons: service, pizza

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My husband and I make sure to make a special visit to Pizzeria Uno when we visit the Chicago area! The pizza is awesome!!!!! It is my favorite of the Chicago style pizza family!

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★★★★★

My husband and I make sure to make a special visit to Pizzeria Uno when we visit the Chicago area! The pizza is awesome!!!!! It is my favorite of the Chicago style pizza family!

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The heritage shines through the small mansions that house Uno and Due. To get a fresh brick-oven fire pizza in this setting is how it was done back in 1943 when Uno got it's start in Chicago. The difference in Uno's nationwide is the Chicago Grill side of the menu featuring items not available at the downtown originals. Also visit SuCasa, Uno's Mexican Restaurant, next door to Due...the founder's in-laws restaurant.

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★★★★★

The heritage shines through the small mansions that house Uno and Due. To get a fresh brick-oven fire pizza in this setting is how it was done back in 1943 when Uno got it's start in Chicago. The difference in Uno's nationwide is the Chicago Grill side of the menu featuring items not available at the downtown originals. Also visit SuCasa, Uno's Mexican Restaurant, next door to Due...the founder's in-laws restaurant.

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I have visited the franchises in the suburbs and they are WONDERFUL. This is a pizza I will get specific cravings for. Theirs is the best crust out there--all buttery and flaky. Salads are always crisp and fresh. I'm starting to drool just thinking about it!

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★★★★★

I have visited the franchises in the suburbs and they are WONDERFUL. This is a pizza I will get specific cravings for. Theirs is the best crust out there--all buttery and flaky. Salads are always crisp and fresh. I'm starting to drool just thinking about it!

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The last time I was in Chicago, I ordered 2 pizzas from Uno's and flew them home with me to Phoenix! They may have been just a little cold but I wanted my friends at the fire station to taste what real pizza was like! Simply the BEST!

2
★★★★★

The last time I was in Chicago, I ordered 2 pizzas from Uno's and flew them home with me to Phoenix! They may have been just a little cold but I wanted my friends at the fire station to taste what real pizza was like! Simply the BEST!

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i was not impressed by uno. because of the popularity of this place, there was over an hour wait to be seated. we placed our pizza order before beginning our wait and overheard a waiter telling a customer that the pizzas are cooked 2/3 the way before you are seated, then cooked the remaining 1/3 once you are seated. unfortunately, quality suffers when this method of cooking is employed, as there were parts of our pizza that were burnt, but there was uncooked dough inside the pizza. to add to the lack of quality, it was too salty (either the sauce or the sausage). there are better pizzas out there that are less expensive if you take the time to do your research.

0
★☆☆☆☆

i was not impressed by uno. because of the popularity of this place, there was over an hour wait to be seated. we placed our pizza order before beginning our wait and overheard a waiter telling a customer that the pizzas are cooked 2/3 the way before you are seated, then cooked the remaining 1/3 once you are seated. unfortunately, quality suffers when this method of cooking is employed, as there were parts of our pizza that were burnt, but there was uncooked dough inside the pizza. to add to the lack of quality, it was too salty (either the sauce or the sausage). there are better pizzas out there that are less expensive if you take the time to do your research.

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this is the greatest pizza we have EVER had!!!! It is awesome!!! the service is fast, the atmoshpere is great and the servers were very friendly!

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★★★★★

this is the greatest pizza we have EVER had!!!! It is awesome!!! the service is fast, the atmoshpere is great and the servers were very friendly!

Pros: everything

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