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Giordanos anyone?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Blacklegs22, Apr 12, 2017.

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  1. Blacklegs22

    Blacklegs22 Low-Roller

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    Admittedly thrilled to see Giordanos opened in front of Bally's since our last trip to Las Vegas. When last visiting Chicago we were introduced to the wonders of deep-dish pizza at Ginos East (also tried Pizzeria Uno, thought Ginos was superior, but both good...never made it to Giordanos or Lou Malnattis).

    I did a search here, and didn't see a whole lot of chatter regarding Giordanos. So give me the scoop: What did you like/dislike? Atmosphere/people watching? Are there long lines to get in (I recognize at least a 45 minute wait once the deep dish is ordered) during peak hours? Late night service busy during the weeK? etc. etc.

    Any info appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    No line at all when we went.

    There are two dining areas, one out on the mall and another upstairs.

    Same menu as Chicago as far as I can tell. I think the prices are a bit higher.
     
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    Out of the 3 big names in Chicago mentioned in the first post, Giordano's is by far my favorite. So excited to hear they opened on the strip. Can't wait to get over there now!
     
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    My favorite is Lou Malnati's, though Pizzaria Uno (or Due) on Ontario are a close second.

    I've seen Vital Vegas Scott and Mike from Vegas Bright and their holier-than-Thou thoughts on Chicago deep dish. They can buzz off on this topic. Every form of pizza (there is even a "Milwaukee-style" with a cracker thin crust) tastes great, just in a different format.

    Chicago deep dish is my favorite, especially because of the biscuit-like crust.
     
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    We walked by it a couple of times on our trip in February and the pizza looked delicious. I would like to try it next month since we are staying at Bally's but my wife thinks I have enough meals planned. Do they accept TR credits?

    Mark
     
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    Deep dish pizza is just a casserole LOL
     
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  8. IamLindainWI

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    You should be forwarded... Giordano's is NOT DEEP DISH! Giordano's is stuffed pizza. It is made by putting a thin dough into a deep dish pan and forming it up the sides. The sauce, cheese and toppings of your choice are then put in. Next, a second thin layer of dough is added over the toppings and the two crusts are sealed together. Finally a little more sauce and some grated cheese and it's baked to perfection. Many people confuse Chicago style deep dish and stuffed pizza. Deep dish has only 1 crust that is deep kinda like foccacia. Gino's East, Uno and Malnati's are all excellent deep dish places. Giordano's is great stuffed. Either way, enjoy! Please note this is nothing like the "stuffed crust" crap you at Domino's and the likes. Oh and in case you are wondering why a girl from WI knows this... I was born and raised in Chicago. :)
     
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  9. runningonthehub

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    I have had a Giordano's about four blocks from me for the last 25 years. I think the last time I went there was about 20 years ago. For some reason they could never manage to completely cook the crust. I .never really thought to give them another try. I have too many other options around me. I am sure the Vegas location will be much better
     
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    Chicagoland native here, and I much prefer Pizza Rock to Girodanos.

    Got a car and feel like a drive? Check out Aurilios in north las vegas. Its my favorite thin crust, anywhere.
     
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    Aurilios is my go to thin crust here in South chicago. I could have swore hunter said this location closed though.
     
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    Aurilios is awesome!
     
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    We had Giordano's back in March during MM. I mentioned it in a trip report. It was delicious and just like the Chicago location. Atmosphere was good as well as the service. We didn't have a wait but we also didn't get there to eat till 11ish due to a delayed flight. Highly recommend the cheesy bread sticks for an appetizer!
     
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    Grew up on Aurelio's. Friday nights after high school basketball games were spent at the original in Homewood, IL.
     
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    Pizza is sooooooo subjective! One's meat is literally another's poison!
     
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    I've never heard of it called Milwaukee style but if you like this type and are stranded in Racine try Wells Brothers. It's my favorite pizza anywhere.

    TomTWI
     
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    Very True. I personally really love and enjoy pizza in all it's forms, but that may be the result of trying to stay "low carb" diet-wise most of the time. It's become a special treat for us now, so I relish every time I bite into a slice regardless of "style".

    As far as the great debate between "Thin/New York" versus "Chicago deep dish/stuffed", as stated, I love 'em both. If forced to single out my favorite, the best pizza I probably ever ate was at Johns' in New York City (so good we ended up visiting twice!), but Ginos Easts is a close second, so how's that for fence straddling?:rolleyes2:

    After all the comments here, can't wait to try Giordanos... :feedme:
     
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    I've never been to the location in LV. Still showing as alive on google, but probably want to call before driving up there.
     
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    My two super-thin pizzas are Zaffiro's and Ned's. Zaffiro's franchised into many Marcus theaters, and is now available at Miller Park. I had one last week and it was very close to their restaurant, and I would have it at the ballgame again.
     
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