What can we say, we like the deep dish pizza at Pizzeria Uno (see the Roadfood.com review) and Due in Chicago. A lot. We like it better than the pizza at Lou Malnati's, at least based on one visit to each of them over the last few years. We like the crust better. We like the sauce better. The toppings are about even. That's a Numero Uno pictured above (sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, peppers, extra cheese), one of the places where Due's menu intersects with the national menu.
Due was Ike Sewell's expansion pizzeria, opened in the 1950s, and when Ike franchised the concept he retained ownership of these two spots. But when Ike died, Uno and Due were sold to the franchising company. Word is that, supposedly, the parent company doesn't mess much with Uno and Due in Chicago. We don't know if that's true or not, especially as it's been decades since we've entered a franchised Uno, which are now called Uno Chicago Grill and feature a very different menu from these two Chicago originals.