Gusano’s Chicago Style Pizza – New

By on May 19, 2011

Gusano’s Chicago Style Pizza recently opened in South Tulsa at about 101th and Mingo and they are coming to Tulsa with a big claim. Their website says that they make, “THE best Chicago-style deep dish pizza in the world”. If you love pizza and that does not get you excited, I don’t know what will. The new restaurant is among just a small handful of other Tulsa pizzerias that serve Chicago style deep dish. You never know, Gusano’s might become your new favorite.

Gusanos Chicago Style Pizza Tulsa

We stopped in to try some of their homemade deep dish during opening week. Check out the pictures below to see what we got. If you have a chance to visit, be sure to leave a comment and tell us what you thought.

Gusanos Chicago Style Deep Dish Tulsa

Here is one of their regular pizzas. Those sausages are as large as they look.

Gusano’s Chicago Style Pizzeria
9999 S. Mingo Rd, Tulsa (South), OK 74133
Gusano’s Facebook Page

Gusanos on Urbanspoon


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  1. Bryan

    May 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Sooooooooo…… was it?

    This feels more like an advertisement more than any type of review I’m used to from the site.

    • Staff

      May 19, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      Not an ad. Just want to let them work out the kinks before I comment on quality of food and service.

  2. Greg

    May 20, 2011 at 7:51 am

    i.e. was not that good

  3. Erica

    May 20, 2011 at 9:18 am

    We went there last night and had a great experience. The pizza was very good, the crust was amazing, and our waitress, Sam, was quick and efficient. We will definitely be going back.

  4. Blugalhether

    May 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    It’s amazing! I love Gusano’s!!!

  5. Rachel

    May 27, 2011 at 10:10 am

    We love Chicago style THIN crust pizza, with spicy sauce and delicious sausage. Gusano’s failed horribly in this department. The crust was mushy, the cheese was plasticy and the sauce (which was good) was scarce. As to the service, our waitress seemed irritated to be at work and we had to beg for refills. The manager was running around in tiny black shorts she kept picking out of a place that made me hope she had nothing to do with food service. As my husband was born in the sausage capital of the world, Chicago, I feel I should also note that the sausage at Gusano’s is odd. It has ground fennel rather than the pop of fennel seeds you expect in a good quality sausage. Also, this Oklahoma girl was also disappointed they did not have Dr. Pepper. When we left, I almost felt like I owed Savastano’s an apology for even trying another Chicago style pizza joint. In short, if you want Chicago style pizza, just keep diving to 105th and Memorial for the real deal.

  6. BA1 tiger

    May 28, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Looks like Chicago style pizza but tasted like pizza on a saltine cracker crust. No cornmeal in the crust. Needs a lot of work hope they will listen.

  7. Scott

    June 1, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Being a big fan of Chicago pizza, especially Gino’s East and Lou Malnatis, it’s pretty safe to say we don’t have anywhere in this area that can provide that. Savastano’s is the closest we have but leaves me still wanting the real deal. I’m interested to try Gusano’s. The crust looks a little odd (probably the ‘no cornmeal’ comment is the cause), but at least they’ve gotten it right with the sauce on top of the cheese.

  8. Robert Farris

    June 11, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Tried Gusano’s the other night. I was really disappointed. I am familiar with Chicago style pizza (Giordano’s, Gino’s East, Malnati’s) sorry to report, this wasn’t it. The crust was like an apple pie crust that had been worked too much. Really tough! There wasn’t much topping when you compare it to real Chicao style.

  9. Bxb1

    June 16, 2011 at 4:49 am

    I thought it was the best pizza I’ve had in the Tulsa area. Good crust, good sauce, good toppings, good service, lots of beer. I’ll go back!

  10. SheilaBrokenArrow

    July 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Very disappointed. They seem to be proud of their crust , which they describe as buttery and flakey , but its not at all like any pizza crust I’ve ever had. They need to offer a traditional crust. My husband had the Chicago style one and said it wasn’t close to what he was expecting, having lived in Chicago. The pizzeria is in our neighborhood and we want them to do well. We hope they will take this to heart and make some needed changes.

  11. BillinTulsa

    August 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Tried it this past weekend and thought it was really good. Not sure what Sheila is referring to, they had both Chicago-style and traditional crusts on their menu. We had the Grub’s choice traditional. It came out quick, had a crispy crust which was good, and was priced reasonably. Our server, Justin, at the bar, was very friendly and on top of it. We’ll go back for sure.

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