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“Best thick crust Pizza in the peninsula” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pizz'a Chicago

Pizz'a Chicago
4115 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4004
(650) 424-9400
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Ranked #72 of 313 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best thick crust Pizza in the peninsula”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Having lived in Chicago for a number of years, I have been a big fan of its signature thick crust style of Pie. Very few places in the Bay Area are even close to getting it right. Thick crust does not automatically imply more "bread". The crust, sauce, ingredients and cheese must be in the right proportion as well. I do suggest one alteration, which the restaurant is happy to satisfy, and that is extra sauce, less cheese (in consideration of age). For me, this makes for the best tasting thick crust Chicago style pizza I have had in a long time (outside of Chicago).

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Nice comfy food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

When away from home in a place you don't know its good to see a sign for a casual place that looks inviting. This fit the bill nicely. The people there were very friendly and helpful with a family not familiar with the menu. While the deep dish pizza was not exactly Lou Malnati's, it was good. We all enjoyed our meal and it wasn't going to break the bank!

Visited July 2014
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Woodside, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Patxi's Chicago Pizzaria versus Pizz'a Chicaga”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Chicago deep-dish pizzas can taste very different.

The atmospheres and decorations in each restaurant are drastically different.

I prefer my pizza like I first had it in Chicago at Pizzaria Due in midtown Chicago. None of these restaurants equal that.

Which California location makes the best?
Which has Chicago-like service... read on...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Northern California
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77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Low end”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We ordered a few pizzas for delivery from here. None of them was particularly good. Bland sauce, minimal toppings and air blown dough. Frozen would have been better.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Not Chicago Style Pizza”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I was staying at a nearby hotel and saw the restaurant as I was driving to it. I lived in Chicago for 10 years and don't miss much about it except the pizza, so it peaked my interest. I ordered their basic pizza and picked it up, waiting for some time after they said it would be ready. Please was full of Chicago memorabilia, but pizza was nothing like a Chicago Pizza, except that it was pricey. Felt manipulated and ripped off. Pizza was OK,but not Chicago Style. There should be a law.

Visited November 2013
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