We were supposed to dine at Lou Manalti’s Pizzeria after the wedding rehearsal on Saturday evening. When the wedding party, family and friends arrived at the location in Naperville, IL…we were told the wait will be 2 hours especially when there’s 20 in the party. Apparently they don’t take reservations either! I was so looking forward to eat at Lou Manalti’s after watching yet another Bobby Flay Throwdown with Lou Manalti’s Pizzeria. I forgot who won as I think I fell asleep before they announce the winner of the Throwdown!
Anyway, the party moved on to Giordano’s about one block away and the wait was shorter; almost no wait actually though we were separated into 2 tables. It was a big difference as Lou Malnati’s was jam packed and Giordano’s wasn’t. I wonder if it was coz of the recent Bobby Flay Throwdown episode on the Food Network, or Lou Manalti’s is just heavenly good!!! At Giordiano’s, we ordered a few different kind of salads and of course the Chicago deep dish style pizza! Spinach and mushroom plus green pepper and pepperoni deep dish pizzas were ordered and they were pretty yummy (I only tried the spinach and mushroom pizza). I am not a big fan of deep dish pizza, as I prefer less sauce and MORE gooey and slightly browned cheese…. I love pizza with thinner crust and to be able to pick up a whole slice of pizza (and fold it into half?) and eat it with my hands……Mmmmmmm to New York style pizza! Sorry, Chicago!