I love pizza. I really do.
To get specific, I love thin crust Chicago pizza. I should note that I am neither from Chicago nor have I been to Chicago. What I know of Chicago pizza is what I’ve learned from Chicago-style pizzerias here in Las Vegas.
My favorite windy city pizza place that I have tried is Aurelio’s. I am beyond thankful this restaurant exists in Las Vegas.
I am less thankful when I go there on a Friday night only to find that it’s closed for remodeling.
I am a little more thankful when it forces me to end up at Rosati’s.
This was the first time I had been here, and, after anticipating Aurelio’s all day, I was afraid Rosati’s would fall short.
What I love about thin crust pizza is that it really showcases the sauce and toppings. You’re not spending all this time munching on a chewy crust, so you can actually savor the other ingredients.
Silly me was so starving that I forgot to take pictures of the pizza. We had a spinach, mushroom, and tomato pizza as well as a white pizza. I can ensure you that both were amazing.
This was also amazing:
Zeppoli. Basically, fried dough covered in powdered sugar. With raspberry sauce.
With a description like that, it’s hard for something not to be good.
Until I can actually go to Chicago, Aurelio’s and Rosati’s will have to fill the space in my heart for thin crust Chicago pizza. I can only imagine how great it is from the actual source.
I will go there someday. Mark my words.
What is your favorite pizza topping?