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Chicago’s Pizza Gluten Free Pizza Restaurant Review

Chicago's PIzza Gluten Free Pizza

Chicago’s Pizza

3114 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL
(773) 477-2777

So our travels have led us to escape the heat of St Louis and head to Chicago. One thing on my food bucket list has been Chicago style deep dish pizza. I was really afriad that I would not find a gluten free deep dish pizza, but thanks to a little googling and a reccomendation from a friend, I came across the most amazing pizza I have ever had gluten free or otherwise! Chicago’s Pizza has seriously ruined me for any other gluten free restaurant pizza. I want to hitch the restaurant to my rv and take it with me.

When we arrived we were brought bread and dipping oil. I quickly told the server to take it away because we could only eat gluten free. To my surprise she said she would be back with gluten free bread! Free gluten free bread and dipping oil! It was amazingly soft and slightly crunchy on the outside. We went on to order gluten free cheesy garlic bread and a large gluten free deep dish pizza. We chose the Chicago Special with italian sausage, green pepper, onion, and mushroom and we added pepperoni because, why not?

Chicago's Pizza Cheesy Garlic Bread

Chicago’s Pizza Cheesy Garlic Bread

The cheesy garlic bread was out of this world. I was amazed that the bread held its structure while being soaked with garlic butter and topped with gooey stringy delicious cheese. Most gluten free breads don’t hold up well to liquids.We were so excited for our pizza to come out. I was not able to sit still and was practically dancing in my seat.

When it did come out the server plated us up slices of the large hot pie. It was a nice touch. The crust was tall and the toppings were really piled on. Despite being heavily topped the crust was not soggy. It was thick, chewy slightly crispy on the bottom and just perfect! It tasted like real pizza. Most pizza places that offer gluten free pizza go really sparse on the toppings because most crusts can not stand up to all the liquid that toppings produce. This is one aspect of pizza making that Chicago’s Pizza excels in. I believe it helps that chicago style pizza has the sauce on top of the cheese and toppings. The layer of cheese kind of seals the crust off from the toppings helping the crust stay dry. The toppings were fantastic too. I don’t think I’ve ever had tastier or larger chunks of sausage or more flavorful pepperoni in my life. The sauce was stand out as well. It had visible chunks of onion and tomato and a really robust flavor.

Slice of Chicago's Pizza Gluten Free Pizza

Slice of Chicago’s Pizza Gluten Free Pizza

Overall I can’t wait for another chance to go into the city and grab another pie or two. Chicago’s Pizza will half bake a pizza for you to finish in your own oven and they provide instructions on time and temp for best results. Want to know the most amazing thing about Chicago’s Pizza? They deliver gluten free pizza, pasta, sandwiches, calzones, sides, ect until 5 am! They also use a dedicated area and dedicated toppings to make every gluten free pizza as safe as possible. Out of all of the reviews I have read I have not seen mention of anyone having a bad gluten free experience. We travel non stop now and would love to hear recommendations of your favorite gluten free restaurants. Post them in the comments.

Rating by Laurie Clark: 5.0 stars ****

The BEST Thick Crust Gluten Free Pizza Recipe ~ Grain Free And Nut Free

I was scrolling through Pinterest one day a few months ago and stumbled upon an amazing looking grain free foccacia bread recipe from Gourmande In The Kitchen. I tried it and it was pretty flippin tasty. Ever since I tasted that bread I wanted to recreate it for use as a gluten free deep dish pizza crust. I tweaked the ingredients, subbed a few out, and added my own spices then doubled the recipe ending up with my own fantastic gluten and grain free pizza crust creation.

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Frozen Gluten Free Pizza Crust Showdown

When you don’t have time to make your own gluten free pizza crust, ready made crusts are a quick solution.

We’ve tried a few different frozen pizzas and  pizza crusts, and here are our thoughts on them. None were excellent, but it’s frozen pizza so our hopes weren’t incredibly high. We added a few extra toppings to each – extra cheese, fresh basil, onions, and red peppers. You know we have to enhance the flavor of everything we eat, but since we were only judging crust and consistency our additions did not affect our review.

If you do have time to make a crust try our Gluten Free Grain Free Nut Free Thick Crust Pizza or our Thin Crust Quinoa Pizza out. You will not be disappointed.


We found the sauce and cheese to be adequate on this pizza. We found the crust to be crunchy and somehow both chewy and crumbly. The crust seemed to be heavy on the corn as it seemed rather gritty. The flavor was overall great and was my girlfriends favorite out of the three pizzas. The crust passed the cold pizza test well enough still being edible.

Rating by lclark: 4.0 stars

Against the Grain

This was the sole untopped crust we tried out. It looked amazing and was a three cheese flavored crust. We found that topping it with sauce and cheese and baking it according to the instructions gave us a gummy unpleasant crust. The flavor was cheesy but not a flavor reminiscent of pizza crust. It was a bit too buttery flakey for a pizza. This was actually our least favorite pizza of the night. Maybe parbaking the crust till a little beyond golden brown may help the consistency issue. It seemed to taste better cold the next day and the cold helped the chewy gummy crust seem more palatable.

Rating by lclark: 2.0 stars


We found this to be the tastiest option but it only won by a slim margin. The sauce and cheese were adequate but we again added some of our own cheese. We found the crust to be crunchy on the edge with chewy but not bad overall texture. The flavor was the most real pizza flavor of the three. it also won the cold pizza contest being pleasant the next day to eat.

Rating by lclark: 4.0 stars