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Reviewed 13 May 2022

Having loved deep-dish with my experience at Bacino's back in the 80s (they were closer to downtown back then), I had to get some deep-dish while working with a client. I was going to go to the Bacino's location in Lincoln Park but the Dakotah...Earley shooting had just happened so I decided to avoid the downtown area. Lou's was a great choice. They staff was VERY friendly and my small pizza was enough for two full meals. Even better leftover the next day!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 31 March 2022

Still the best deep dish and it is our go to for gluten free pizza. Always fresh tasty and hits the spot.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 28 January 2022

I dont think it was so great Ninos is much better.. No sauce, cheese was chewy and the crust was super hard

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 23 January 2022 via mobile

We arrive a little before 5 o’clock. We had our Covid vaccine cards ready and they asked for them. Thank you! This was a good time as we were the only occupied table in our dining room for about 30 minutes. We had a salad...and the appetizer spinach bread. The spinach bread tasted like a filled pizza in bread form. It was delicious. We had a salad with our bread. The service was great. We sat and caught up for an hour and a half and did not feel pressured to leave. We had a great experienceMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2021 via mobile

I had an amazing experience at Lou’s with the bartender Athena, she was so nice and accommodating. She was very attentive and both my food and drinks were amazing!! I love Lou’s pizza but Athena made the experience fantastic!!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 27 August 2021

a well-deserved 50th anniversary for a Chicago classic!! This year Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared March 17 Lou Malnati's Pizzeria Day in Chicago! The universal appeal of good pizza -- Italian Lou Malnati opened his first pizzeria on St. Patricks Day in a Jewish neighborhood...in a Chicago suburb. Although I've been a fan forever -- even sending pizzas across the country to my folks in California -- it was always the iconic deep dish cheese. This year I discovered the pizza named for the founder --spinach mixed with garlic, basil & onion; mushrooms; and sliced Roma tomatoes covered with three cheeses, on a garlic Buttercrust™. In a word, "heaven".More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

I am not from Chicago, but ever time I visit, we fined a different restaurant, an dig into a deep dish pizza. Today is Lou Malniati’s turn , we ordered 1 large deep dish classic and 2 small for leftovers. I recommend whatever pizza you...eat, make it butter crust. YUM!! I recommend this restaurant or any of the other (takeout only) places. The pizza are only sold in whole pie only. I hope this helps 👍🏻 here are some pictures, enjoy!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 11 August 2021

A local institution with quite a few locations, I had the pleasure of eating twice at the Buffalo Grove location. The pizza didn't disappoint, although the personal pie was a little small for someone with a decent appetite to consider a filling meal (for reference...the personal pie is the same size as the Pizza Hut versions sold in Target cafes). Fortunately there are amazing appetizers- the garlic bread was great and the cheddar cheese cubes are almost magical. One of the best things about returning to the Chicago area will be more meals at Lou Malnati's.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 1 May 2021 via mobile

Was in town with most of my family for daughter’s apprenticeship class. Lou’s made for a great dinner at the end of a long day. Have been to the place a few times before but never tried the boneless wings as an appetizer or the...cannoli dip for dessert. Glad we did! Was fantastic as always.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 6 March 2021

Received 2 deep dish pizzas in the mail as a gift. Everyone in my household agrees it was the worst pizza. I make better homemade deep dish pizzas than this.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, General Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2021

Hi 444stark , we are sorry you had a disappointing experience with our shipping services and that your pizza wasn't our best quality. Thank you for bringing this to our attention! Please send your feedback to https://www.tastesofchicago.com/contact so we can hear from you more directly....More

Reviewed 15 December 2020

I was craving a Individual deep dish Sausage , and instead got a Vegetarian pizza with no sauce on it, only tomatoes, it tasted like a pizza sandwich. I guess it was called the Lou's .

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

I have had giordanos pizza and it doesn't hold a candle to Lou's pizza. Eat or delivery this pizza is hand's down the best. Reasonable price for what you get.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020

We hav been going to this location for Lou Malnati's for many years. They have a very friendly staff and upbeat atmosphere. The pizza is the best around. The staff is very friendly and the service is great. If you are in a hurry you...may want to call your order in ahead and save the 30 minute wait.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Their sausage pizza is by far the best along with butter crust! Been eating this pizza since 1977! Nothing has compared

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 31 December 2019 via mobile

Fantastic deep dish pizza, my favorite. Bruschetta is really good as well. Unfortunately the server forgot to enter our bruschetta order so ended up getting it after the pizza arrived. All in all, still a great meal.

Date of visit: December 2019
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21 March 2019|
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Response from Eric F | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations in the usual sense. However, they do accept priority seating, so if you call ahead and pre-order your pizza you will be seated in the order of your pre-order. This system is actually better... More
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Response from ma192018 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they deliver locally and do ship across the U.S.
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I don’t know. I’m sorry. I would call Lou Malnatis directly.
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Yes, Lou Malnati's Pizzeria offers takeaway services.

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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4