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Offline garyd

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Uno vs Malnati?
« on: October 29, 2012, 12:53:39 PM »
About 33 or 34 years ago a Pizzeria Uno opened in Denver. It wasn't the the Uno Chicago Grill travesty, it was a real Pizzeria Uno. I totally fell in love with this pizza but unfortunately it closed after only being open a couple of years. I was able to eat at two more Pizzeria Unos, one in San Francisco and one in Hawaii in the late 80's but I haven't had an authentic Uno pizza since then. I've never been to Illinois so I've never tried a Lou Malnati's pizza. So for those that have tried both, which one is better? Also, are the pizzas at Pizzeria Uno and Due still like the originals or are they made like the ones Uno Chicago Grills sell?


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Re: Uno vs Malnati?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 03:06:58 PM »
About 33 or 34 years ago a Pizzeria Uno opened in Denver. It wasn't the the Uno Chicago Grill travesty, it was a real Pizzeria Uno. I totally fell in love with this pizza but unfortunately it closed after only being open a couple of years. I was able to eat at two more Pizzeria Unos, one in San Francisco and one in Hawaii in the late 80's but I haven't had an authentic Uno pizza since then. I've never been to Illinois so I've never tried a Lou Malnati's pizza. So for those that have tried both, which one is better? Also, are the pizzas at Pizzeria Uno and Due still like the originals or are they made like the ones Uno Chicago Grills sell?


Uno and Due in Downtown Chicago still make it the original way.
I've never really seen a huge difference between the two, and the consistency of the dough/crust varies on the time of day, how long ago the dough was made, etc. I can say that Malnati's typically uses a little more 'sauce' than Uno.
I put that in quotes because both pizzerias use crushed tomatoes as their sauce, which you will notice by the varied amounts of tomato chunks on top of your pizza. :chef:

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