Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Little Chicago's Pizzeria - South Side
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
In April, we tried a pizza from the Blue Grotto - when we were leaving, a man sidled up to us and told us that, while Blue Grotto is good, Little Chicago's makes the best pizza on the South Side!
He might have been right.
Some pizzas we love at first bite, then are less enchanted after a slice. With Little Chicago's it was the opposite - we weren't sure, but the more we ate, the more we liked it. By the time we finished the entire pizza - yes, the entire pizza - we were considering Little Chicagos for a new addition to our top ten.
Even though I'm sure they are best known for their Chicago style pizza, we decided to order a medium pizza with red sauce and a traditional crust. The pizza had a wonderful aroma and we couldn't wait to try it. The sauce was sweet with a slight taste of garlic, and small chunks of tomato. We loved the chewy crust, which managed to be thin yet light and airy. The crust was dusted with cornmeal and, according to one taster, had a "buttery" taste. Another taster only managed to say "Good!" in between bites.
In addition to the traditional crust pizza, Little Chicago's offers Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza, White Pizza, an Ultra Huge 30" pizza, Calzones, Wedgies, Garlic Pepperoni Stix, a 16" Square Sicilian, French Bread Pizza, Hoagies, Fish Sandwishes and Hamburgers, wings, salads, and 12 varieties of specialty pizzas. The specialty pizzas include a Philly Ranch and Margarita Chicken, among others. Some of the sides include Jalapeno Poppers, Broccoli and Cheese Poppers, Provolone Stix an dmore.
And FYI there is a half off coupon for Little Chicago's in the 2010 Enjoy coupon book. We forgot to use it!