Pizzeria Uno’s Pizza

Pizzeria Uno’s is one of Chicago’s most famous pizza places.  You can make a similar deep dish pie at home.  Thanks to QueenBerta for this recipe.
Uno's Pizza

Pizzeria Uno’s Pizza

Pizzeria Uno's Pizza

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  • Recipe Type: Appetizer Recipes, Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Main dish Recipes, Snack Recipes
  • Prep time:30 minutes
  • Cook time:30 minutes
  • Serves: 8
Pizzeria Uno's Pizza

This makes a fantastically yummy treat! Making it at home is much cheaper then eating out!


  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • 1 package active dry yeast (I use Viva Pizza Yeast from Williams-Sonoma)
  • 1 cup warm water, (110 to 115 degrees)
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or cooking spray (I use only Bertolli Extra Light Olive Oil)
  • 12 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage, mild-cooked, drained and crumbled
  • 1 15-ounce can tomatoes - whole pear or plum, drained (I use 2 15-ounce cans
  • of tomatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • fresh mushrooms, sliced or chopped green pepper (optional)


1. Generously brush a heavy 10 x 2-inch round cake pan or 10-inch spring form pan with olive oil or cooking oil. (I use the same dark baking pan as they use in the restaurants, it gives a much better crust.)

2. In large mixer bowl, sprinkle yeast into warm water. Stir till dissolved. Stir in 1 1 /2 cups of the flour; the 1/3 cup oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Beat at low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat for 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl often. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.

3. Cover, let rise in warm place till double. Punch down. Let rest 5 minutes.

4. Turn dough into pan. Using oiled hands, spread dough evenly over bottom and partially up sides of pan. Cover; let rise till nearly double, about 30 minutes.

5. Arrange cheese slices in 1/4-inch thick layer on dough. Gently press sausage on cheese. Using hands, gently crush tomatoes into small pieces atop sausage. Sprinkle with herb and Parmesan.

6. Bake in a 500 degree oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or till edges of the crust are crisp and golden brown. If desired, sprinkle the pizza with sliced mushrooms or chopped green pepper during the last few minutes of baking time. let the pizza stand 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.

The pizza yeast is great from Williams-Sonoma. It makes a great crust. I use only Bertolli Extra-Light Olive oil, because it doesn't have a real heavy olive oil taste. This pizza recipe is not like the other Chicago deep-dish which uses yellow cornmeal, which have been made by other famous restaurants.

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  • Andy Jackson

    So far,all the recipes for real Chicago crust is the same and even look the same in picture,but fail in taste and texture.The recipes do not produce the crust of the famous pizzas, which is the pastry buttery biscuit like crust people are dying to replicate..You will not achieve it using all these recipes on the internet.The ingredients that you read in their pizza box,are only correct to a certain point.Fortunately for me I have learned this secret which I am not ready to share.The only thing I can say is that there are ingredients and techniques missing.Unless you employ them it will never result in the wonderful pizza crust!Everything from the flour to the fats are wrong with most of the recipes online.

    • http://www.copykat.com Stephanie Manley

      Thank you for your input. I am sure you have your reasons why you won’t share how to recreate this at home.

      • DJake0007

        Good point Stephanie………I’d tell the guy to PUT UP OR SHUT UP!!

  • Andy Jackson

    This is not like Unos.Just a regular pizza crust.You won’t know any different unless you have had Uno’s Pizza.

  • gfaedftg

    that is not true

  • stephanie

    Pizza Uno now has a gluten free pizza. It is really good for those of us with celiac disease. Unfortunately, it’s really expensive and also, my nearest Pizza Uno is almost 2 hours away. Can you get to the bottom of this recipe, Please!!
    My suggestion on this would be to purchase a gluten free pizza mix already on the market. I know there are lots of people out there with celiac disease, and many more that are gluten intolerant. I have no experience at this time with this, and wouldn’t feel right giving you my first experimentation or two! You could then use the rest of this as the remaining recipe. ~Stephanie

    • cnygeoff55

      our Unos has gluten free pizzas and it is NOT expensive. prices range from $10-13. the same price for regular pizzas. they have a rather good gluten free menu. as for a copy kat GF dough recipe there are a few online at different sites. my advice is try different recipes until you find one you like.

      • cnygeoff55

        lol. I didnt even notice the original post was from four years ago. think I need more coffee. hahaha

        • stephaniemanley

          Thanks for your comments, I should do a gluten free pizza dough so everyone can enjoy pizza. I appreciate your comments and you dropping by to share your wisdom.