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Sacramento - Chicago Fire Pizza

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Sacramento - Chicago Fire Pizza

cwujd1 | Sep 1, 2008 08:54 PM

I've now had both the deep dish and the stuffed pizza at Chicago Fire on J Street in Sacramento (the original is in Folsom but I haven't been there). The restaurant purports to be a tribute to places like Lou Malnatti's and Gino's East in Chicago but I'd have to say the pizza is better than those I have had at the originals in Chicago fairly recently. The Chicago pizzas were made and presented somewhat indifferently compared to the Sacramento version. The deep dish crust at Chicago Fire is made in a crisp but still moist style unlike the dry, crackery crust at Zachary's in the East Bay. Good balance of flavors and ingredients. Pretty much the best pan pizza I've had outside of Chicago except for a little brother and sister run place that existed in Berkeley about 20 years ago. Can't vouch for the thin crust. That's an entirely different product.

Maybe I'll try Zelda's for a comparison. Anyone had them both and have some comments?

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