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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

#59 of 7,709 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
+1 312-828-9800
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Branson, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service could have been a little more attentive and the price were a little high. Other than that the pizza and salads were great. I would almost rate this Mid range to Fine dining just because of the prices.

Thank Daniel A
Kearny, New Jersey
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87 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had to wait for a few minutes due to lots of people but that was not a problem since we were visiting for the first time adn had to review the menu. They tell you it takes almost 45 minutes for a pizza so the fact that you can order the type you would like before you even sit down... More 

Thank Lissette0708
Sand Springs, Oklahoma, United States
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time in Chicago and had to try the pizza - not disappointed. Great atmosphere, just a little on the noisy side. More pizza than we could finish and the house salad dressing was perfect. Best thing - they will ship their pizza anywhere so we're already planning a party to have this shipped in.

Thank RLB207
Carmel, Indiana
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came early (5pm)and thought we would beat the rush but no such luck. 45 minute wait for seat and another 30 minute wait on a thin crust pizza. Pizza was worth the wait.

Thank Cjd1949
Alexandria, Virginia
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209 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking distance from my hotel, The Gwen. healthy walk about 20 minutes but worth it. I knew this location woud be crazy - perfect storm of the National Restaurant Show in town, a Friday night and the BEST pizza, hands down. Four deep at the bar. I began stalking the people at the bar so i could snag a seat.... More 

Thank CoronaOldTown
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I go here every time I visit Chicago - years and years now. Never ever disappointed. Even had it delivered and it was still 10 out of 10. You must go - if you don't - you didn't really get Chicago deep dish.

Thank 77tr1pper
Omaha, Nebraska
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently visited the WIndy City and stayed close to Malnati's on Wells St. It was after dinner but the place was SRO in the wait area. The service was good and friendly and the pizza delivered on our expectations. A tip: Be prepared to order when you arrive as the pie takes a while to bake, In the meantime you'll... More 

Thank husker757
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Great tip about ordering while you wait! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your food and we look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Eastvale, California
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There are a few deep dish pizza places in this beautiful city. I've tried them all. But this is by far my favorite. Service was great. Friendly staff. Definitely ordering for home shipping.

Thank 1Jeeplover
Lowell, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While in Chicago visiting our daughter, we decided to try some Chicago deep dish pizza. Our daughter said Lou's is what the "locals" eat. We ordered both deep dish and thin crust pies. Both were delicious. Will definitely eat Lou's the next time we are in town.

Thank jillbH869FJ
Ontario, Canada
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183 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried out Girodano's and Malanati's and was expecting the latter to be the better of the two but that wasn't the case. Worst part of that is Girodano's seated us right away and Malanati's had a 30min wait. I found their deep dish pizza wasn't as tall/high and seemed to have canned tomatoes on top which was all I could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-828-9800

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