What’s going on Untrained Misfits its your dude the Untrained Dude back with some fun from the windy city. I was out there for a few days and after eating generic fast food for a few days like a jackass, I managed to stumble upon to this little gem of a place. Its called Bella Bacino’s and I really didn’t stumble upon this place as it was in the lobby of my hotel. I saw that they had deep dish and I thought well I’m in Chicago and I want a deep dish. Never did I think that my general laziness that I have at times would work out in my favor. I wouldn’t think that a place in the lobby of my hotel smack dab in the middle of downtown Chicago would make a great pie. I have nothing but nice things to say about their pizza but I had to order an appetizer of Calamari. The Calamari I was not a fan of as it tastes a little rubbery and devoid of seasoning. I wanted to like it but ehhhh Calamari is something that is really easy to mess up so I forgive them for this.
Now onto what you should really order when you come here. I picked out the Bacinos Special that comes with Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, Green Peppers and Onions. This was the first time I ever had a deep dish and was unaware of the 35 minute wait that it takes when you order a Deep dish pizza. I’m a new yorker and I’m used to getting my slices in 5 minutes or less and my large pies in 15 minutes. Well let me tell you my friends that it’s worth the wait. The crust was great, the sauce was awesome, the cheese was just right and the “toppings” were just what you want in life. The new yorker in me had me eating the my slice by hand like a new york style pizza which was a little hard and met with a lot of confused stares by passerby’s.
You know as a New Yorker I want to dislike this as its everything that is not a New York style thin crust but it has its own flavor and charm all its own. If your in Chicago give it a shot
Look at the joy this pizza brought to my buddy Ben’s face haha
Till next time,
P.S. Like always our links are in Bold and check out Bella Bacino’s on East Wacker Ave.