Pizza Parade Tour for One, Two, or Four from Second City Tours (Up to 60% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Guides will lead you through River North to sample pizza from local eateries, including the original Uno Pizzeria & Grill

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $23 for one ticket to the Pizza Parade tour ($50 value)
  • $44 for two tickets to the Pizza Parade tour ($100 value)
  • $79 for four tickets to the Pizza Parade tour ($200 value)

Chicago-Style Pizza: Through Thick and Thin

Chicago-style pizzas are best eaten within reach of a knife and fork. Get to the bottom of the pies’ hearty nature with Groupon’s study of the Windy City’s iconic dish.

In Italy, the indisputable birthplace of pizza, the thin, crispy dish is considered nothing more than a light snack. In Chicago, however, you can hardly find a heartier meal. The most classic iteration of Chicago-style pizza, deep dish, shovels ingredients into a deep pan, resulting in a flaky, yellowy crust that serves as a cradle for layers of cheese and assorted toppings, all capped in a chunky crown of tomato sauce. Often speckled in parmesan cheese, the tomato-based ceiling is meant to discourage the ingredients inside from burning or trying to escape during the long baking time, which often totals 30 minutes or more.

The beloved deep-dish pie traces its origins back to a single pizzeria in 1943, though the innovation quickly caught on and spawned new interpretations across Chicago. One such evolution is stuffed pizza, invented in 1971. At first glance, it’s hard to tell a stuffed pie apart from deep dish, at least until you cut into it; inside, a top layer of crust hides beneath the top blanket of sauce, which also means stuffed pizza tends to be slightly taller than deep dish. Another variation heads the opposite direction. Much thinner and crispier than even New York–style slices, Chicago’s thin-crust pies are usually sliced into squares—quite possibly an intentional snub of the Big Apple’s triangle-cut slices and rhombus-shaped parking spaces.

Customer Reviews

If you are lucky and your guide shows up, it's a great tour. We were lucky and Chris our tour guide was great.
Dan M. · February 24, 2016
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Thank you for the positive feedback. Chris is one of our favorite guides. You can use Chris' code CHRIS50 to get 50% off all your tickets at secondcitytours.com
Merchant replied · April 27, 2016
Our tour guide was a very nice fun person with lots of knowledge . It was very enjoyable and I would take the tour again.
Nancy G. · May 6, 2017
Very interesting tour. Was longer than 1.5 hours which is great, but keep that in mind if you have a tight schedule.
Rachel V. · February 20, 2017

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