Nothing says Chicago like deep dish pizza, and Pizzeria Uno may be the birthplace of it all. The original deep dish pizza is said to have been created by Pizzeria Uno some 70 years ago, a pizza style that went on to become a collective icon of food for an entire nation, nay the world.
In 1943, just before the end of World War II, Ike Sewell opened his cornerstone pizza business with a crust as thick as a pie’s and just as buttery. An instant sensation, Sewell continued progressive pizza innovations with a thick marinara sauce, and thus, a legend was born. Today, Pizzeria Uno has over 140 locations all over the world – each serving what is now known as the signature Chicago deep dish pizza. Delicious and piping hot, if you’re in Chicago you can’t miss this iconic American meal.
Pizzeria Uno has four Illinois locations, but the original is on the corner of East Ohio Street and Wabash Avenue in Chicago at 29 East Ohio Street.