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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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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.

Thank Andrew L
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!

Thank 4JAAZ
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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 

Thank Thomas M
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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.

Thank Katherine H
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Took my oldest child for pizza and the deep dish was simply perfect. It does take 30 minutes, to make sure your phone is charged.

Thank JusticeSalmon
North Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The place for Chicago deep dish pizza. Pizza was excellent!!! Also had a family size Malnati's salad to share and it's awesome! We were there in the afternoon, so there was not wait, but if you're waiting, it's worth it!

Thank LoveToTravel1234512
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

A very nice place to have some pizza. Classic deep dish, nothing fancy but very tasty. With more than moderate prices this place is among my favorites.

Thank Alex M
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We went there after the game. There was an hour and a half wait. We were debated saying and going somewhere else. That's when the owner came out and asked if we wouldn't mind sitting outside on the patio of he brought some tables out. We agreed. It was awesome the service, salad and of course the pizza. Great people... More 

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Springfield, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The "thin" crust pizza was great. The malnati's salad was such a big hit they ordered another one for the table. Save room for cookie pizza

Thank Mrs_P811

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
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: 1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 18473285400
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?