March 13, 2017


Living in Chicago, you have dozens of great pizza options to choose from. Ever since I was a teen my favorite pizza place was Giordano's. We had a location in Oak Forest where I grew up, Frank and I would often go on date nights. I couldn't resist the buttery flaky crust of their deep dish pizza. Yum. Eventually that location closed, and we moved to Las Vegas. In the early years before we found Amore Taste of Chicago, we craved Giordano's madly. Family would send us their pizza by mail as gifts. Plus, every time my mom would visit she'd bring us a large pizza. Whenever I'd visit home a trip to Giordano's was in order. We'd go to the Orland Park location or the one right by Midway for bite before my flight.

My last couple trips home, I was underwhelmed by the offerings. The quality seemed to go down or maybe I tired of it since I had found Windy City Beefs N Pizza. They make a killer deep dish. When I got word that Giordano's was coming to Vegas, I was excited but a little concerned it wouldn't measure up.

Shortly after it opened Frank had brought home a sausage pizza. It was good, but not great. I wanted to be fair and try it fresh in the restaurant before making judgement. Frank and I finally got over to Bally's to check it out. It's located in the Grand Bazaar Shopping Area. There is a bar on the first floor and the main restaurant & bar is on the second level. There was a wait for a table so we opted to sit at the bar. Our server was friendly. We got started with cheesy garlic bread ($8.50), and a small Special (Sausage, mushrooms, green peppers and onions) stuffed deep dish ($23.75) followed. I was thrilled they had 312 Green Line on draft too.

I'm happy to report it was very good. Buttery crust, gooey cheese and everything one would expect. Far better than the past few times in Chicago. I gotta say it is pretty awesome that you can get a taste of Chicago right in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. It definitely takes me back!

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