If only CA could have a beef stand on every corner like we already have taco stands on top of each other.
To get a true Chicago style beef, combo, square pizza -- oh yeah -- one must go to Chicago. You are correct sir to say that Joe Mantegna's is about as close as it gets to "Chicago Style". However, let me just point out a list of things that make Joe Mantegna's "Taste of Chicago" a joke:
1) Hot Dogs - they must import them a small town in Mexico called Chicago cause they ain't no Vienna Red Hots Those things are what gives a hot dog a bad name. The casing is too thick & it tastes like a Slim Jim or similar type sausage -- they are not Chicago Hot Dogs;
3) Ribs: - not too bad. Next time I go I am hopeful that I can ask for the sauce on the side so I can taste the pork. Overall not too bad;
They have the audacity to serve hot Mexican style vegtables as if I wanted to wrap my combo in a corn tortilla & ask for a shot of tequlia.
What we need in LA is Aurelio's Pizza. Now your talkin PIZZA!!!!