Chicago's known for its deep-dish, but the tour wants to expose diners to the other types of pizza available. So you'll get to check out thin-crust, stuffed and Neapolitan pies as well. There's a nice mix of chains and mom-and-pop shops on the six-options list. Of the chains, Pizano's is one of the oldest deep-dish pizzarias in the city, and Gino's East is known for its deep-dish with a cornmeal crust. Coalfire is an independent place that bakes pizza in a coal-burning oven. Family-owned Reggio's uses a butter crust. You'll even get to visit President Obama's favorite Chicago-style pizza place, Italian Fiesta.
Although this is a foodie tour, you'll get to see Chicago's neighborhoods, from the North Side's Roscoe Village to the South Side's Hyde Park. Your guides will also point out some architectural sites, supposedly haunted areas and give you the history of Chicago-style pizza.
The three-hour tour costs $55. Water is provided, but if you want soda or something stronger to pair with your slice, you can buy it directly from the restaurants.
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