Monday, February 28, 2011

Uno Chicago Grill/ Pizza

Uno Chicago Grill claims to be the "Birthplace of the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza!"  I'm not so sure about that. Here is their web site: http://www.unos.com/

Ian and I went there for lunch one day.  We ordered the usual Bacon, Tomato, Mushroom toppings for our Chicago Style Deep Dish pizza at Uno's for lunch.  The wait for the pizza was about twenty minutes, which isn't too bad for a deep dish.  Ambiance was between a trendy or current restaurant and a little bit of old italian thrown in there.  There seemed to be a lot of people with really young loud kids that day.  Not that I don't like kids, but it seemed strange for that many to be there in the middle of a work day.
Maybe the balloons are to attract the little ones.

Our table looked like this:
They do have Mr. Pibb to drink, which makes me a happy person!  Sometimes it's the little things in life!  The pizza came it and it looked pretty good!
The toppings were actually a bit over whelming.  The tomato was fresh, but the bacon and mushrooms were kind of on the soggy side.  The sauce had an ok tangy flavor. 

The crust wasn't so great. It was on the soggy side.  Every time I cut into it, the bottom of it came off and stuck to the plate.
That is the bottom of the crust stuck to the plate!  Uno isn't one of my favorite pizza places, especially for Chicago Deep Dish.  I would have the local restaurant, WB's. 

They did have this cool nutrition kiosk in there front entry way.  You can see the nutrition information on all of the food they sell. You can also build your own pizza.  We looked at the information for a tomato deep dish.

It looks exactly like the informaiton on the food you would find in a grocery.  I really like this idea and wish more restaurants would use it.  I do give them an A+ for the availibility of the nutrition information. 
As a pizza, I give this pizza 2 pizza pies out of four pizza pies.  It's ok in a pinch, but I would reccomend going somewhere else if you have the time.



1 comment:

  1. I have never been a fan of that place. Their deep dish is not really that DEEP! NO deep dish pizza should take anything less than 45 minutes to prepare. That right there should tell you something.

    And the kids... always like that. It's like a TGI Friday's but they serve pizza. And the soggy ingredients... that's not acceptable.

    I am sorry you had such a bad experience there, but it doesn't surprise me. They also have a weak location. By the way... glad to see you writing again!

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