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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-2104
+1 847-215-7100
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Oakland, California
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This iconic home of deep dish Chicago-style pizza is always jumping, but for good reason. They offer thin crust as well, and each is done well. There are few variations, but my favorite would be the Lou, with spinach, mushrooms and three cheeses, Roma tomatoes. The staff is cheerful and never appears harried. They deftly handle parties of all sizes.

Thank Kasac1943
Carmel, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Great place for deep dish pizza. The lasagna was fabulous! My salad was large enough to split with my husband and son!

Thank Stacie W
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Whether you like traditional thick Chicago Pizza or thin Lou Malnati's has it. We ate in and picked up. The pizza was great. Also we love their salads. You may have to wait a bit at dinner time, especially on the weekends but it's so worth it. The service is really good too.

Thank Michelle W
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I love the gluten free crust pizza, you can't even tell the difference! They are usually pretty busy so may want to call order in advance or make reservations. Definitely worth the wait!

Thank Laurie P
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Omg the pizza here is to die for . Wasn't sure if I'd like it but wow was it delicious. Only drawback ... They don't deliver frozen pies to Canada

Thank mommyzeeza
Slidell, Louisiana
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Well I cannot complain about this.. We got personal Pizzas and an appetizer because it does take 30 minutes for them to get done. Now I must admit the food is awesome, just don't look at there front door area for cleansiness cause you will walk out tickets on the floor mats are filthy. Hope the kitchen doesn't look like... More 

Thank Richard O
Central Florida, Florida
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We had a wonderful family salad and two Medium Pizzas for a group of 5 adults, the Chicago style crust was light and flaky and not soggy.

Thank C7812OYmarkk
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

If you enjoy great salads do not miss out on a Lous Salad which combines red onion, bacon and crisp lettuce with a pleasantly sweet and tangy vinaigrette dressing. This is one of the best salads you will ever have as a side dish to a main course. At Lou Malnatis they do everything right.

Thank wrigleyrick
Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Worth the long wait (About 30 minutes on a Friday night). Service fast & friendly, cozy and fun atmosphere... And did I say, GREAT PIZZA!

Thank Ric S
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Pre ordered food. Salads fresh and plentiful for 9. 2 large deep dish served warm and just right. Choc chip dessert loved by adults as well as children. Waitress very helpful and efficient. Sat in side room which was great for 9.

Thank Dream578

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-2104
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Buffalo Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 847-215-7100
With a name like Buffalo Grove, it's only fitting that we have a giant buffalo overlooking our main dining room! This location is a full service restaurant and bar, with carry-out and delivery serving Buffalo Grove and parts of Long Grove, Lincolnshire, and Wheeling. We offer catering and have private event spaces available for up to 80 people. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is the home of the best pizza in Chicago. Our signature Chicago-style deep dish pizza is made using a recipe that has been handed down through the generations. Today, Lou Malnati's is recognized as one of the most iconic and best restaurants in Chicago.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?