Ok. For starters, I don't write food reviews in anyway. I am new to this.
As a pizza lover my whole life, growing up in Toronto, I finally stumbled accross the type of Pizza I like best. Pan Pizza. Once this was determined years ago I then began to search for a pizza that I like best in a Pan Pizza format. Pizza Hut imho has always had the "take a number" company assembly line taste and it is full of mistakes and not that thick at all. Not worthy of the title Deep Dish. So my search continued. I've always read allot about the subject of Pan Pizza and I was on a quest for a Deep Dish in the Toronto area.
I finally came accross a referal on another message boards lounge section on the topic of Deep Dish and was advised to check out Chicago Pizza Kitchen www.chicagopizzakitchen.ca. Problem is I live in East York, and this store is located in Maple (North West GTA). I do drive so I did consider a trip out there. That is how badly I wanted true Deep Dish. So I called them, and I spoke to Spiro the owner. He was very nice. And he gave his business a personal customer service touch by way of his awesome phone personality. He told me a bit more about his history and company and he advised on trying the Spiro peperoni Deep Dish. I had 3 other friends to feed at my condo in East York, so I decided to go for it. I think I was still in complete shock that it seemed as though my quest for a true Deep Dish has now been matched. Lol. Anyways, Spiro explained a small delivery charge based on my location and I didnt mind either way. I was so interested in checking this food out.
My order arrives less than an hour after I placed it. A very sweet delivery girl shows up at thee time Spiro had said.
This pizza is simply amazing. I don't care if this sounds like a shill. I have never had pizza this tasty in my entire life. The pizza was topped with a meat sauce, the crust is flaky, tasty and amazing and the spices and marinated flavours of the meat and the Asigio cheese was incredible. The thickness was that of what I always wished a deep dish pan pizza to be. I need a knife and fork I thought, but the pizza is baked so well that I was able to pick it up and it held together no problem. Just like a slice would. 1 large pizza has fed 4 of my friends (all big guys) and there is still pizza left over. I have now found my new pizza place and it is called Chicago Pizza Kitchen in Maple. Keep up the good work Spiro. I hope to get to know you better and try more items on your amazing menu. **Side note** the garlic sticks are very original, crispy, and tasty. You will never have garlic bread sticks like this anywhere.
Ask Spiro for the green spicy chilli to add to your pizza. He included it in my order and if you like spices, it compliments the pizza in an incredible way.
I have no complaints. This is the best Pan Pizza I have ever had.
Chicago Pizza Kitchen
2338 Major MacKenzie Dr, Maple, ON L6A3Y7, CA