I grew up in the Chicagoland area, and I still remember the time my family took me as a special treat to the originial Uno’s. The wait was long, and the interior was small, dark, wooden and seemingly ancient. When the pizza arrived, I could not believe how heavy each deep dish slice was. It was a dense meat and tomato pie, seeming to me symbolic of old Chicago with the meat factories and the hardworking, unglamorous immigrants, including my own great-grandparents. I don’t remember how it tasted, just how it felt.
Now, my friends, you can experience it too. Check out their brand-new gluten-free menu.
Unlike Lou Malnati’s, another deep-dish pizza chain in the Chicago area, Uno’s gluten-free crusts are not made out of sausage—they are made out of crust. But it has gelatin and xantham gum, so the cheese pizza is still not for vegetarians.
Uno’s claims to be the first national casual dining chain to offer a gluten-free menu. They were the first national chain to eliminate trans fat from their menu. They have more than 200 locations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. Uno’s does not deliver, but you can order online for takeout.