The old-timers claim that deep-dish pizza came from the North Side, and real Chicagoans—by which they mean Southsiders—eat tavern-cut thin crust. There's some truth to that (though Giordano's started on 63rd Street, for one). These days, deep-dish is all over the South suburbs. Few examples are more dramatic than the pies served at this Alsip mainstay, with a ring of flaky crust as tall as a medieval wall barricading a thick lake of gooey cheese and supple tomatoes.
How to order: Call 708-423-9100 for takeout and delivery.