By: Erik Weichel I like pizza, you like pizza, let’s eat pizza. Oh how little do we foresee of our futures when blinded by food. Service and Atmosphere: This was a close second in our favorite part of the experience here. The place is clean, fairly large, and impressively decorated. I had high hopes. There are books on the wall for Christ sakes. BOOKS. There was some festive christmas lighting and pretty girls seated next to us. What could go wrong? We arrived on Saturday night about 9:30pm and it was fairly busy. They stop serving at 10.
Menu: The menu seemed pretty standard, which is fine, but it did not take long to decide what to eat. They have plenty of appetizers, salads, and pastas to choose from if pizza isn’t your game. Definitely on the pricey side of life, yet the portions were sizable. When we ordered, the waitress warned us that it was too much food. She was right on too many levels.
Basil Pesto Chicago Pizza (20,000 KRW): This pizza tasted more of Chicago than basil or pesto. The dough was thick (to be expected) and overflowing with cheese. Now this could be what you’re looking for, if it were not for the burnt, dry bottom and crust and complete lack of flavor. What a disappointment from something that looks so delicious when it is served up. Good thing we got two 8 inch pies, instead of one 12. I don’t like to hate, but damn this was bad.
Squid Ink Chicago Pizza (20,000 KRW): This pizza tasted like a Chicago sidewalk after a hurricane. I wanted to be adventurous, try some weird shit, but this was bad for all the wrong reasons. I like seafood and was hype on checking this out. But again, the dough was dry and burnt, the cheese took over the entire taste. Nothing of this pizza resembled anything of the ocean or of pizza. Look at the thing! My unquestionable vote for worst DvLP meal I’ve been a part of.
Fried Chicken Wings and Vegetables (16,000 KRW): Trying to end on a positive note here. These were by far the absolute best part of our meal. Nearly even made the experience salvageable. While a little expensive for a dozen small wings, they were some of the best I’ve ever had. People who don’t normally eat wings would enjoy these. Peppered with parsley and served with a hot sauce/blue cheese mix, they are everything I would expect from a place like this given my first impression. They were ever-so slightly sweetened and fell right off the bone. You literally can’t dislike them. And there’s also carrots and celery so it’s basically healthy.
Value: 58,000KRW for two Cokes, two terrible pizzas and chicken wings…. Uhh…..
Who SHOULD visit Original Chicago Pizza: Recently find out your significant other is much more of a scumbag than originally projected? Take them here and leave them the bill.
Who SHOULD NOT visit Original Chicago Pizza: Everyone else.