Ever since the Philly cheesesteak courted Memphis ribs and gave birth to the Phyllis cheese rib, intercity culinary marriages have been hotter than a mojito in 2006. Today's Groupon exemplifies this richly intermingled tradition with $20 worth of Chi-nnati's Pizza in Madeira for $10. Expose your palate to the cheesy depths of Chicago-style pizza without once violating Indiana's travel ban.
Chi-nnati's pizza menu lets you build your own pie or put your faith in a carefully catered creation such as The All-In—which unites pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and black olives ($18.95 for a 10'')—or the gourmet Mediterranean dressed in kalamata olives, feta, green peps, and onions ($16.95 for a 10'' deep-dish). Go thin with your 'zza crust if you don't like getting sauce in your mutton chops, or go deep and show off your virtuosic spork skills. Bring a deck of cards, though. The deep-dish options take a little more time to slow-bake, since Chi-nnati's has to wait for the Windy City to deliver authentic flavors to its ovens via a special pizza portal, then clear out any extra-dimensional monstrosities that came with it. If you get peckish waiting for your pie, Chi-nnati's also serves up hot sandwiches, dogs, and more.
A happy hybrid of Cincinnati cincibility and Chicago crust height, Chi-nnati's Pizza is like a spring duel between the Cubs and the Reds where everybody wins and no one is accused of cheating by replacing the opponent's gloves with live birds. Treat the most humorously nicknamed '20s gangster in your life to a hometown treat with today's Groupon.
- The pizza was good– the sauce spicy and rich, with lots of cheese, and a good amount of toppings…I liked the deep dish crust, dusted with cornmeal, and liked how well it held up to its toppings. – Wine Me, Dine Me
- I’m happy to report that the Chicago hot dog was a hit. The beefy dog, authentically topped with hot peppers, a pickle, chopped onions and celery salt, was accompanied by a side of homemade coleslaw. – Anne Mitchell, City Beat
Seventy-one percent of Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant:
- I have to say - having eaten there last night and being a Chicago native - this pizza is everything we Chi-town diners rave about but with a little twist...Chi-nnati's crust is more delicious than ANY I have had in my home town. We ordered the Mediterranean deep dish (though the 4 cheese was recommended) as well as the Shrimp and Pesto thin crust. Both were SOOO delicious! – Gonka