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Pizzeria Uno

Birthplace of the Original Deep Dish Pizza, 1943

 

— Historic Landmark —

 
Pizzeria Uno Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, April 23, 2015
1. Pizzeria Uno Marker
Marker is to the left of the rightmost door, facing East Ohio Street.
Inscription.  Ike Sewell invented Deep Dish Pizza in this building in 1943, which began a Deep Dish pizza revolution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLandmarks.
 
Location. 41° 53.544′ N, 87° 37.617′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of East Ohio Street and North Wabash Avenue on East Ohio Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 E Ohio St, Chicago IL 60611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tribune Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Catherine and Jean-Baptiste Point du Sable (approx. ¼ mile away); Jack Brickhouse (approx. ¼ mile away); The Pioneers (approx. ¼ mile away); Green Bay Road (approx. ¼ mile away); The Discoverers (approx. ¼ mile away); Louis Jolliet & Père Jacques Marquette (approx. ¼ mile away); Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Chicago-Style Pizza.
According to Tim Samuelson, Chicago’s official cultural
Historical Location Plaque image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 23, 2015
2. Historical Location Plaque
This plaque is inside the restaurant. It reads “Pizzeria Uno — The Original Pizzeria. Founded on this site December 3, 1943. The first pizzeria in the world to serve pizza-in-the-pan or deep-dish pizza, now known as ‘Chicago style pizza.’ This was the first place to serve pizza as a full meal. This is where it all began!”
historian, there is not enough documentation to determine with certainty who invented Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. It is often reported that Chicago-style deep-dish pizza was invented at Pizzeria Uno in Chicago, in 1943, by Uno’s founder Ike Sewell. However, a 1956 article from the Chicago Daily News asserts that Uno's original pizza chef Rudy Malnati developed the recipe, and Michele Mohr from the Chicago Tribune reports that Saverio Rosati’s descendants say that the menu is still the same today (including deep-dish) as when Rosati’s Authentic Chicago Pizza opened in 1926.
(Submitted on February 14, 2021.) 
 
Pizzeria Uno, 26 E Ohio St, Chicago, Illinois image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 23, 2015
3. Pizzeria Uno, 26 E Ohio St, Chicago, Illinois
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 14, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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