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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
18473285400
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So mad and disappointed for the 2nd time. Ordered 2 large deep dish at 3pm for pickup at 7pm that night, got to restaurant at 6:55, paid, then waited until 7:35 for pizzas with the wrong type of crust!!! Why??? Reason given, they forgot. Same thing happened last year at same restaurant. Worst take out ever had anywhere-- Chicago, New... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mixed impression after visiting this place: impeccable service, lovely ambiance (especially because of its NWU campus location) and generous pizza toppings on one hand; not the greatest pizza (too much of cheese, too little of pizza sauce to my liking) and outrageous pricing on the other. Especially when it comes to alcohol - $8.50 for a glass of mediocre red... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We absolutely love this pizza. The deep dish pepperoni was awesome. Recommend it to anybody reasonable prices great atmosphere awesome pizza. Mark said 10 out of 10 but we can only rated at five so it's five out of five

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Thank modonnel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We had a deep dish pizza took about an hour so it was supposed good people are friendly . We had the salad was very good french fries were excellent fried mushrooms but be careful it's very hot best water deep dish with sausage spinach and vegetables you can get olives if you like them and your pizza

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Thank Theresa M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a required stop when we visit Evanston. Usually we go for lunch since the wait is not as long. We do the Classic. Tonite we did carry out & enjoyed at our son's home. Malnati's is consistently good and a Chicago tradition.

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Thank Karen S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

First time eating Chicago Deep Dish pizza. Very good flavor, excellent toppings. You can order your pizza while you wait for your table, a big plus. We waited 45 minutes for our table and then another 30 minutes for our pizza, it was Friday night at 5:15 when we arrived. Ordered family size house salad, could have served 8 as... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I will admit that Chicago-style pizza is not normally my favorite - perhaps betraying my New York roots. Nevertheless, Lou Malnati's does it very well: fresh ingredients, loads of flavor and a good crust. The salad was unexpectedly tasty as well. The service is friendly and Lagunitas L'il Sumpin' ale makes a fine accompaniment.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Really great pizza - different from our NY roots. Still fantastic and available as personal-pan sizes...allowing everyone in the family to customize to taste. Our waitress highly-recommended the bruschetta appetizer (with trio of sauces) which was delicious, too. We'll be back!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner with aboit 20+ people. Mostly adults plus 4 kids 5-6 years old. After waiting about 1 hour for our food the waiter couldnt allocate all pizzas and left three of them standing on a small table for about 10 minutes. Eventually we just took the pizzas (although not what we had ordered) just to be told at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My son and I had bruschetta that was deliciously fresh and tasty as our appetitizer. He had a cheese deep dish and I had a thin crust with multiple toppings. Everything was fantastic including the service and pricing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 18473285400
Description
Nestled between the growing downtown Evanston district and illustrious Northwestern University, Lou's in Evanston is a favorite of students and residents alike. This location offers dine in, carryout, and delivery as well as catering services. In the warmer months, outdoor seating is available.

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