Just a public service announcement to readers who may be duped into thinking a pizza company ending in a vowel with four nice-looking Italian men on the box must offer decent pizza. Just avoid Rosati’s…
Rosati’s Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Review – AVOID!
I mentioned my diet earlier this week and really one of the only times it was broken in February was when I was in Chicago for Frequent Flyer University. I took an afternoon flight from LA and arrived around 10:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Chicago O’Hare, very hungry. Sure, I had protein bars in my bag, but I figured I’d treat myself to a late-night deep dish pizza as long as I was in Chicago.
Small problem: Lou Malnati’s was closed. Giordano’s was closed. What was I to do?
I almost just ordered a cheese quesadilla from the hotel bar. But scrolling through Postmates, I came upon a picture of a beautiful deep dish pizza from a pizzeria called Rosati’s. They were still open. Perfect, I thought!
I always make the mistake of ordering a pizza far too large for me, but figured I would take the leftovers home. Pizza is one of the few foods that can be-heated (or even eaten cold) and sometimes tastes even better on the second or third day.
The pizza arrived (I met the delivery guy in the hotel lobby) and I took it up to my room, noticing the four kind men on the box and really thinking I was in for a treat.
The pizza was wrapped in foil and still piping hot. I pulled the cover off and saw a greasy, but tasty looking sausage pizza.
Pulling a slice from the pie, I took a big bite…and was immediately devastated. The crust tasted like cardboard. Oh what a letdown. The sausage was nowhere near as tasty as Lou’s either.
I still managed to eat half the pizza, which is a huge danger in having junk food in front of you when you are hungry.
Simple lesson: stick to brands you can trust and don’t be duped by a nice Italian-sounding pizza company called Rosati’s (which apparently is quite a large nationwide brand that I had never heard of). Just writing this post makes me hungry for not just any deep dish pizza, but Lou Malnati’s.
Oh by the way, as bad as that cardboard pizza was, I’m glad I didn’t have that cheese quesadilla in the hotel bar. Apparently Victoria Walker from The Points Guy, a fellow speaker, made the mistake of ordering that quesadilla, got food poisoning, and was so sick she had to cancel her Saturday speaking appearance.
All I did was set my diet back a few days…