I was in Chicago for a work related seminar and definately had to try this Uno's after reading Roadfood. With all due respect to Jane and Michael, who's opinions I greatly value, I just didn't think it was anything to jump up and down about.
I sat at the bar, and must admit the atmosphere in the place is great. Like a great old city tavern. Chicago has such great character. I ordered the individual sausage pie. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I can honestly say the pizza was no better than at any Uno's I've ever visited. The crust was kind of dry and hard; not worth eating on it's own like it usually is at Uno's. The sausage was good, nicely flavored, but otherwise it was a very boring pizza, certainly not one of Chicago's finest.
"This is a single individual pizza. You don't see the sausage, which is spread in abundance under the thick tomato topping. In our opinion, it's the rich, crumbly crust that puts this one in a league of its own."
"Until you've eaten at the first Uno, you cannot know the true glory of Chicago deep-dish pizza. Uno franchises around the country are mere shadows of the original."
"In the history of pizza in America, this corner bar is a landmark: home of thick-crust pies ... and the beginning of Chicago's rich pizza culture."