Want to Order Frozen Pizza Shipped From Chicago? – Here’s a list of pizza joints that do it

You want to send something distinctively Chicago to your friends in other cities, and Chicago Deep Dish Pizza sounds great, but even though you’ve managed to bake up a really good deep dish pizza at home (thanks in part to this wonderful website), you may not have your own subzero freezer and unlimited supply of dry ice and packing materials. Also, you’re thinking, “dang, I’d have to get up out of my comfy chair and go ship the darn thing too,” so it’s perfectly reasonable to exclaim loudly into your mobile device, and probably a confused pet or roommate,

“I could ORDER frozen Chicago deep dish, stuffed, or tavern style pizzas and let THEM ship them nation-wide FOR me!
Thank you, Convenient Online Interweb Shopping Dealie!”

You know what? That’s totally cool with me.
I don’t often order frozen pizzas because I prefer to make my own, so I won’t make any official  recommendations, but here’s a list of places that ship frozen pizzas:

BTW, I don’t make a penny by telling you about these, but this is the kind of information that I think you’d want to know.
If you know any other Chicago pizza restaurants that ship their pizzas nationwide, please let me know and I will consider adding them to the list. I will try to keep this list current as I get updated on availability.

Chicago Pizza Joints That Ship Frozen Pizzas:

** UPDATED 01-03-2021 – with MORE PLACES! **

(shipping methods are varied – your mileage may vary)

If you’re looking for stuffed pizza:
Nancy’s: https://shipnancyspizza.com/

Giordano’s: https://gio1.ultracartstore.com/

Edwardo’s: https://edwardospizza.goldbely.com/

Bartolini’s (not to be confused with Bartoli’s) offers stuffed pizza, and also tavern style thin crust – that meatball pizza looks ridiculicious! : https://www.goldbelly.com/bartolini-s

Pequod’s now offers their famous pan-style pizza with the caramelized crust through GoldBelly: https://www.goldbelly.com/pequods-pizza

La Briola (famous for bread, now also for pizza), is also available through Goldbelly, with their version of the caramelized pan deep dish AND also tavern style thin crust: https://www.goldbelly.com/labriola-chicago

If you’d prefer original deep dish, most of the big Chicago joints have a frozen shipping department now:
Pizzeria Uno: https://ship.unos.com/

Lou Malnati’s: https://www.loumalnatis.com/ship-lous

The Lou’s are 9 inches and Uno pizzas are 10 inches in diameter.

Gino’s East has 11 inch pizzas: https://ginoseast.goldbely.com/

Pizano’s ships both deep dish and thin crust pizzas: https://www.pizanosshipmeone.com/

My Pi ships the bigger 12 inch pizzas if you’re looking for best value,
and would be my unofficial pick if I were to order frozen pizzas
(they’re not paying me for this endorsement): https://www.mypiepizza.com/nationwidedelivery

Chicago’s Pizza ships deep dish and stuffed: http://www.asliceofchicago.com/

Connie’s ships their pizzas too: https://www.conniespizza.com/ship-pizza-anywhere/

and there is [* WAS – after 35 years, they decided to close shop in 2019*] a small mom & pop shop called Giovanni’s which will also [used to] ship deep dish and stuffed pizzas. 

Chicago Tavern Style Thin Crust: 
I mentioned Pizano’s, Bartolini’s and La Briola above, but also:
Aurelio’s: https://www.aureliospizza.com/shipping/
Candelite: https://www.goldbelly.com/candlelite-chicago-pizza

Home Run Inn ships 12 packs of their 6 inch pizzas: https://www.tastesofchicago.com/category/home_run_inn

13 thoughts on “Want to Order Frozen Pizza Shipped From Chicago? – Here’s a list of pizza joints that do it”

  1. Love this very helpful site. It’s especially great for us Chicagoans who’ve moved away and can’t get good Chicago food anywhere. It’s been a struggle of mine since moving to North Carolina 13 years ago. While checking all your helpful pizza shopping options, I noticed a link to Giacobbino’s pizza on the Connie’s web site. That one was very intriguing. Their site, however, doesn’t have an order page. Do you happen to know if Giacobbino’s offers pizza that ships nationwide?

    Thanks so much and keep up the great work! Seeing your many Facebook posts I’m sometimes tempted to move back to Chicago….just for the pizza!

  2. So I’m from GA and would LOVE to try a deep dish Chicago pizza. That being said…. who do I choose? I have no way of knowing who has the best, most authentic tasting deep dish. Any suggestions?? If I’m going to spend the money, I want it to be really good. Thanks!

      1. Any suggestions on trying to freeze a pizza following your recipe? I have made about 10 pizzas following your recipe and experimenting a bit. I would like to make a batch of mini ones (like Lou’s lunch size) and freeze them.

        Would you recommend freezing an unbaked pizza, partial bake (how long?), or fully baked?

          1. Here’s some more thoughts on freezing your own pizza, which may become a new article on freezing deep dish when I get a few more tests in:

            For deep dish, I would NOT recommend trying to freeze a completely unbaked pizza.
            You’ll have a lot of problems with the dough and other ingredients messing with each other during the thaw and bake.

            Bake, Cool, and Freeze is the easiest way,
            but because you baked most of the moisture out of the pizza, re-baking it may dry it out further.
            You could spray some water on top right before before the re-bake to help minimize this (this also works for reheating leftover slices).

            Par-baking is probably the best way.
            A) Bake your pizza long enough to set the outer crust, and then let the pizza cool to room temp before trying to freeze or you’ll melt all the other food in your freezer. If you’re concerned about the center of the crust not setting, I suggest using a sheet of parchment in your pan before you press the dough into it; then you can use the parchment to help get the pizza out.

            B) You might also try baking an empty crust until it’s light golden, let that cool, and then add cheese, par-cooked (or precooked) sausage if you’re using it, and/or pepperoni (under the sauce is traditional),
            and top with uncooked crushed tomatoes and parm/romano before freezing.

            If you have the space, you could freeze your par-baked pizza in the pan, then pop it out of the pan and wrap in baking parchment, then wrap the parchment in foil before returning to the freezer (or shipping with dry ice).

            How long do you heat a pizza that’s been frozen?
            Good question, because I’ve seen one restaurant tell you to bake a frozen deep dish at 400 degrees F for 35-45 minutes, or if you thaw yours overnight in the fridge, bake for 20-30 minutes at 400 F.

            That sounds like a good guideline, but be prepared to bake longer if needed because everyone’s oven is different, so check your pizza with an instant read thermometer. If the cheese and sauce part of pizza is 160-165 degrees F, then your pizza is cooked.

        1. Bella Bacino’s on Wacker ships their thin crust and stuffed to order anywhere in the US. Just wanted to let you know so you might add to your list. I wish I could get a thin crust cheese pizza shipped to me from Palemo’s on 63rd. Best pizza ever!

          Take care.
          San Diego

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