The first time I visited Chicago, my most important goal was to have some of their amazing deep-dish pizza I’d heard such incredible things about. There were no apps or Yelp services (maybe that’s not such a bad thing) at the time. So we relied on the hotel concierge to direct us to his favorite pizza spot.
After what seemed like an eternity, we were treated to the most soggy, disappointing pizza ever at Lou Malnati’s. Lucky for us we were able to make our way to Gino’s East and they more than made up for the crap LM served us. I was recently given a $50 gift card to Nancy’s Chicago Pizza in Atlanta. I was anxious to see how they compare to the Chicago pizza I’ve had previously.
The decor is nothing fancy and I wish they had more of a craft beer selection. The only local beer they carry is Sweetwater, my least favorite of all our local breweries. I opted for a Blue Moon which they have on draft.
We ordered two pizzas: an “ultra thin crust” Hawaiian and a Deep dish (half Chicken Cacciatore and half Uncle Tony’s). The Hawaiian (see it in the background of the picture to the left) was pretty abysmal. I’d much rather have a Domino’s Hawaiian thin crust pizza – the one by my house puts a ton of crispy bacon on top. Nancy’s pizza was not “ultra thin” at all. In fact it was rather doughy and tasted like a frozen pizza. The barbecue sauce was way to sweet as well.
I’m happy to say that the deep dish was much better – well at least half. The chicken was hard and rubbery – just not flavorful at all. The Uncle Tony’s was the exact opposite though. It was hearty and delicious and made with quality cheese and lovely ingredients of sausage, mushrooms and green peppers.
All slices of the deep dish were crispy on the crust as I would have expected and the sauce was thick, not watery at all. There are only eight slices for a large but they are a decent size. It is nice to know you can order half and half if everyone can’t agree on what they want. Too bad my stepdaughter wanted chicken. I did think the price of $27 for the pizza was rather steep too.
On the bright side, the manager, John, couldn’t have been nicer. He was so pleasant and helpful.
Nancy’s Chicago Pizza
3167 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305