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Chicago Pizza vs Italy Pizza

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Do you like your pizza Chicago or Italian style? Why not take a holiday in each place and find out?

Versatile, easy, delicious.
Is there a more well-travelled food dish than a Pizza? This famous fast food made of dough, tomato sauce, cheese and olive oil, crops up all over the world, thanks to those four wonderful, basic ingredients that make Pizza so easy to add to. However, outside of Italy, it has to be in America that Pizza has really found the most fame, and especially in the historical, lively city of Chicago, where the Pizza is so good it’s even been renamed for the ‘deep dish’ it’s cooked in.

Best pizza(photo by: maveric2003)

Deep dish pizza, singing the blues, and the home of the first skyscraper
‘Chicago deep dish style pizza’, with its 2 inch sides and delicious, deep chunky fillings is a great meal after along days sightseeing, as Chicago is the birthplace of the first skyscraper and host to some of the best skyscrapers in the USA. So why not stay in the chic, boutique style, Raffaello Hotel Chicago, and maximise your time for sightseeing and shopping. Then, enjoy some pampering at the Raffaello’s popular spa before enjoying something else Chicago excels at, great blues music, at the ‘Blue Chicago bar.’

Ancient Romans, Pizza, and Neapolitan romance.
Yes, that’s right, Pizza dates from Roman times and, as any Neapolitan will tell you, so do romance and style, which Naples, home to some of the best present day traditional thin crust Pizza, also has in abundance. Why not stay at one of the greatest hotels in Naples, Italy, such as the ultra-modern, comfortable UNA hotel Napoli in the centre of the town, as a wonderful base, from which to explore the narrow, colourful streets, and ancient Roman, Medieval and Greek monuments.

A recipe for Pizza heaven
Then later, when the sun goes down, perhaps stroll with your partner across the famous Piazza del Plebiscito, or along the coast, and find a traditional Pizziera. Share a large ‘Marinara Pizza’ with heaps of garlic, oregano and olive oil. Cut it, fold it, eat it with your fingers, and share a bottle of Chianti with love.


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  1. Eric White says:
    September 16th, 2013 at 22:51

    Italian pizza is great, don’t get me wrong. But I’m all about the Chicago deep dish! Italy has got the originality and quality ingredients… but give me that ChiTown deep dish pie ALL day!

  2. BAReFOOt says:
    June 30th, 2014 at 03:06

    There is no such thing as “Chicago pizza”. There’s a savory Chicago pie though. It’s not very good.

    Kinda like Handegg (“American football”). ;)

    Real pizza has a dough that is at most 2–3 mm thick, is baked at 600–750°F for about 30 seconds to a crispy-bubbly outer state, and is minimalist (by American standards) in its toppings. Just a *bit* of tomato sauce, e.g. some ham and mushrooms, maybe olives, real mozzarella, done. After the baking some love a bit of self-made garlic oil over it.

    The dough really is the art though. The whole pizza stands or falls with the dough.

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