They have promised us it is opening near the Fairfield Commons mall. No date, just a plan to open by year’s end. You have heard the buzz and mumblings, and may have even seen what the pizzas look like. . Giordano’s Pizza is coming. Yes, finally, a one of a kind Deep Dish Chicago Style Icon will enter the Miami Valley, and thick pizza in Dayton will forever be changed.
Eating the pizza here is a Food Adventure. in fact it is more of a pie than pizza. A combination of deep dish pizza, a stuffed pizza and a tomato pie from all walks and regions of Italian life.
HERE’S THE SKINNY ON GIORDANO’S RESTAURANT:
— In the 1800’s in Turino, Italy, Mama Giordano would get married to a Mr Boglio. Every Easter she would make a big “Italian Easter Pie” for her family. This pie was made only on special occasions and was a huge, stuffed pizza.
— In 1974 Italian immigrants Efren and Joseph Boglio started serving their mom’s recipe in the South side of Chicago.
— In 2018 they have about 50 locations, one about to be Dayton, Ohio !
HOW TO MAKE A FAMOUS GIORDANO’S STUFFED PIZZA:
1) The pizzas are made to order and baked like a pie
2) An oiled, Deep Dish pan is lined with a signature flaky, thick dough on the bottom. This dough tastes like a mix of pizza dough, part pie dough, and part “pot pie” crust.
3) The pan is lined with ingredients placed on top of the thick crust.
4) The ingredients are covered in a huge mound of mozzarella cheese
5) This step is the “secret” that sets them apart. A thin layer of top dough is than placed atop the pizza and trimmed off, making a pie type appearance. Numerous air holes are purposely put into this layer.
6) A thick, generous helping of marinara sauce is hand ladled onto the thin top crust , covering it completely.
7) The pizza is baked for 45 minutes.
There you have it, the steps to a Giordano’s Stuffed pizza. We hope they open sooner than later, we cannot wait for a stuffed pizza Food Adventure.
Besides stuffed pizza Giordano menu features appetizers, Italian dishes, thin crust pizza, salads, and has a full catering menu.
Dayton has had its brush with Chicago Pizzas. Uno’s Pizzeria used to operate 3 stores in Dayton, Centerville and Huber Heights. Two Uno’s have since closed and only the downtown Dayton location remains at 126 North Main St. next to Victoria Theater.
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If you can’t wait until they open, feel free to go to www.Girodanos.com and have a pizza sent by special delivery to your doorstep.