1111 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Jose Garces, Iron chef, Philadelphian transplant and famous restaurateur offers up a deep dish pizza that will rival most Chicago styled pizzas. Having lived in Chicago Garces took the basics on how to make a quality deep dish, and then fancied it up with high end toppings such as duck or chorizo.
901 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
The gourmet pizza here is a deeper dish, and there are about 8 versions to choose from, some common flavors available are sausage and pepperoni, BBQ chicken, buffalo chicken. However, customers love the Eggplant Deep Dish, and the Tomato Pie which is a thicker crust. Little Italy Pizza also makes excellent garlic knots and is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily with a few nights until 11 p.m. You also have the option for delivery or pickup. Little Italy Pizza was nominated as part of the 10 best places for pizza in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine.
140 S. 11th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
NYPD Pizza opened its doors in 2004, but brought with it, a nearly 40 years of experience making pizza in New York. So NYPD Pizza of course makes your traditional NY Style crust, which is the type of crust most pizza shops in Philadelphia make. But they do offer Chicago style on the menu and people who prefer the decadence of the deep dish really enjoy it. Just give them 30 minutes to make it. Besides pizza, they also make up most of your favorite “pizza place” foods like meatball subs, chicken cutlet sandwiches, and calzones. You can dine in, pick up, or order delivery.
209 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19107
Pizzeria Cappelli briefly had closed and reopened in this name. Here they also serve a deeper dish version of their pizza, but for true Chicago pizza fans, they would say it is not Chicago style, but it is a deeper thicker crust. They also have more interesting and inventive toppings such as mac-n-cheese and of course a Philly Cheesesteak. Pizzeria Cappelli is open late all week.
2313 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA. 19125
Pizza Brain is probably the only Pizza Museum in Philadelphia, so they know a lot about pizza. It is the world’s largest Pizza museum according to Guinness Book of World Records. Here you can get a deep dish, thicker crust version, or a thin crust pizza. Their sauce is a flavored, on some pies it’s spicy and others it’s infused with rosemary and other herbs (they have a special sauce section). You have the option to get some specialty ice cream right next door from the world headquarters of “Little Baby’s Ice Cream”.