With regular slices that drape off their paper plates and crazy stuffed pies that can weigh up to sixteen pounds, this may not be the best-known of the local pizzerias trying to mimic the Big Apple...but they may be doing it better than anybody else.
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Patxi's Chicago Pizza (pronounced "pah'-cheese") produces the most rich, intense Chicago-style pizza you can find in the Bay Area. While they go a little too heavy on the crust and too light on the sauce, the finished product is balanced and hearty.
Berkeley Pizza in San Diego is a bit of a secret. It doesn't have a retail storefront; the only way you can partake is by delivery or by picking up a pie at the Little Italy Farmers' Market. Its stuffed pizza is one of the best pies in the San Diego area.