What: The Chicago-Style House Special Pizza
Where: Giuseppe’s Pizza and Pasta, 1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
How much: $26.50 large; $22 medium; $15 small
Contact: 760-537-1890; www.giuseppesps.com
Why: Oodles and oodles of yummy sauce.
When one picks up a large Chicago-style pizza from Giuseppe’s, the sheer weight of the pie is vaguely startling: It’s heavy.
For most folks, a slice of “normal” thin-crust pizza is a nice snack; add on another slice or three, and you have a meal. However, one slice of the Chicago-style house special pizza here can be a meal in and of itself—and what a meal it is.
A thickish, spongy-on-the-edge, tasty crust. Huge chunks of a savory sausage. Pepperoni, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and—smothered on the top of it all—a delicious, tangy tomato sauce.
It’s that tomato sauce that brings this brick of a pizza (and we mean “brick” in a really, really good way) all together, and the fact that the sauce is placed on top of the pie makes each bite an adventure: Who knows what ingredients lie underneath?
Giuseppe’s offers more than just Chicago-style pizza; thin-crust pies are also available, as are a large variety of delicious pastas and Italian-style entrées, as well as salads, appetizers and desserts. The restaurant also offers a killer Sunday brunch—and every brunch entrée comes with a side of bacon! (On the booze side, whisky/bourbon aficionados, take note: Giuseppe’s selection is pretty spectacular.)
However, whenever we find ourselves at Giuseppe’s, we are consistently drawn to the Chicago-style pizza. It’s just too good.
Just remember: If you have leftovers, or if you’re getting the pizza to go, lift with your knees, and not your back. You don’t want to injure yourself, do you?