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flipflopgirl72
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Posted: 5/9/2011 1:53:47 PM
I will have a 4 hr layover tomorrow in chicago and am hoping to catch some awesome chicago pizza, I love Gino's East but not close enough to get some, anyone know of good pizza in the airport or within walking distance and if so where?

Thanks so much!!


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Posted: 5/9/2011 2:17:32 PM
I'm not sure exactly which Chicago pizza places are available in which O'Hare concourses, but I noticed when I was in O'Hare in March that many of the city's "native" restaurants have outposts at O'Hare.

If you have time, walk your concourse to check out the options, then circle back to what looks the best to you. After time on a plane the walk will feel good!

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Posted: 5/9/2011 2:29:02 PM
Check out the website for O'Hare airport as I am sure they have maps of all the terminals and what you can find in terms of food courts, etc. in each one. I don't know if anything is available in the hotel that is connected to the airport but check their website, too.

I can comfortably say there is absolutely NOTHING within walking distance of the airport (meaning off the site of the airport). You could take the el from the airport into the city easily enough. Considering how long it takes to go through security, I personally wouldn't be leaving the airport grounds.

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Posted: 5/9/2011 3:49:32 PM
Sorry to say... you are not in luck. Four hours is not really enough time to leave the airport. Definately not enough to take the El anywhere. There is NOTHING walking distance from O'Hare. I guess you could walk to the O'Hare Hilton... but that's on airport property.

There is a Giordanos in Rosemont which you could get a cab and go to. You it is conceivable... but you would be cutting it close. It really depends on what your comfort level is with the thought of not getting back through security in time.

You have to keep in mind that getting deep dish pizza involves waiting 45 minutes for it to cook. It would even be worth it for you to call an order ahead when your plane lands so they start cooking while you deplane, get a cab and head over there.

I volunteer at the airport and will warn you... it is HUGE. If you are landing or departing from a C gate - don't even think about it. Sadly for all that it is a giant airport... it is a bit of a food wasteland. Chilis is about as good as it gets.




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Posted: 5/9/2011 4:58:22 PM
I've fly through O'Hare several times a year and have never seen a Chicago style pizza place in O'Hare. sorry.




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Posted: 5/9/2011 5:02:38 PM
Didn't there used to be a Pizzeria Uno in O'Hare?

If there is... that would be your best option, though I personally feel that the 'chain' Pizzeria Uno restaurants are quite different from getting the real thing downtown (at Pizzeria Uno and Due).


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Posted: 5/9/2011 5:07:28 PM
I wonder if you could get something delivered to O'Hare?

I think some of the Chicago pizza places ship on dry ice all over the country, so you don't need to be in Chicago to get it.



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Posted: 5/9/2011 5:24:17 PM

Didn't there used to be a Pizzeria Uno in O'Hare?
I think that has been gone for a while. There are some small places that serve the 'personal size' Unos pizzas... and they are HORRIBLE.


I wonder if you could get something delivered to O'Hare?
Nope. If you could then we would have done so at the USO. The problem is multi-layered. What address do you give the driver? How do you ensure that you and the driver find each other? Also, drivers don't want to deal with the traffic and the chance they will get a ticket. There is no place to comfortably eat outside of security (unless you go to terminal 5 which has a food court).

Trust me. I know the cops and the traffic cops at O'Hare, could assure the drivers they would get a 'courtesy' (assurance of no ticket), could give detailed directions of where to deliver (door 2A) and they still wouldn't deliver. We just end up going to get it ourselves for special events.

How about instead of Chicago pizza you go for a Chicago style hot dog? There is a Gold Coast Dogs that I would recommend in the rotunda area between terminal 2 and 3.




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Posted: 5/9/2011 6:17:52 PM

How about instead of Chicago pizza you go for a Chicago style hot dog? There is a Gold Coast Dogs that I would recommend in the rotunda area between terminal 2 and 3.




Great idea. Then get some Garrett's popcorn for dessert and call it a meal.


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