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Bacino’s Pizza (Not a Dairy Queen Review)

Flying standby and trying against my will to get off the island of Puerto Rico and back to my Utah home, all of the flights were sold out.  My only option was to fly to Chicago, spend the night, and then catch an American flight home to Salt Lake.  Going from 70 degree Puerto Rican weather to -1 weather in Chicago really sucked.  What made it suck less was a visit to Bacino’s pizza for some Chicago deep dish pizza.

Bacino’s had a really swanky, pizza pub dive feel to it, and I really enjoyed it.  My son and I were greeted and sat right away when we arrived.  Obviously we had to order the deep fried ravioli as an appetizer.  Deep dish Chicago pizza takes some extra baking time, so you need something to keep you from going insane.

Deep Fried Ravioli

Deep Fried Ravioli

Fried Ravioli is one of my all-time favorite appetizers.  Take cheese, fry it up, and then dunk it in delicious marinara sauce.  It’s not the healthiest of appetizer choices, but then again, you probably wouldn’t be here if you were on a diet.  Another point I have to make, is based on how full we got off the pizza, looking back on the ravioli, they weren’t absolutely necessary from a ‘getting enough to eat’ perspective, but they sure were delicious!

The Bacino's special

The Bacino’s special

The Bacino’s special, or in other words lasagna and pizza’s love child.  Delicious and robust sauce, enough cheese to shake a stick at.  Filled to the brim with mushroom, Italian sausage, onions, and peppers.  I felt “full” after just one slice.

A few years ago I saw a special on the travel channel where fireman judged Chicago style pizza against New York style pizza.  NY won out in the end, and I have to admit I’m a more of a NY pizza guy myself.  But with that said, it doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate all types of pizza.  All pizza is welcome on my plate, except for stuff with pineapple.  No thanks!


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