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Lou's LaGrotto

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3001 5th Street, Peru, IL 61354
+1 815-223-3083
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Richmond, Virginia
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the deep dish and garlic knots. This place is locally owned, so this is not a chain. The pizza was not cooked to the pizza chef's liking, so he offered to re-cook it for us. Looked fine to us.

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Thank Jennifer G
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Lou's LaGrotto, responded to this review

Thank you for reaching out with a great review, Jennifer. We are so happy that you were thrilled with the food and the service. Thanks for stopping in, hope to see you again soon! More 

St. Louis, MO
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Chicago-style pizza, outstanding draft beer selection. Family friendly restaurant, polite staff, and reasonably priced (3 adults & 1 kid had food and beer, less than $50). Atmosphere was fun, too!

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Thank dmwtroy
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Lou's LaGrotto, responded to this review

Thank you for the great, 5 Star Review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience at Lou's LaGrotto! We look forward to seeing you in again soon! More 

Granville
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Good food, nice bar. Special on Monday night. Reasonable prices. Large dining room. Outside patio for Nice weather.

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Thank Kevin K
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Lou's LaGrotto, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Kevin! We are thankful for your business and as always, glad we could provide you with a great experience! More 

Sugar Land, Texas
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Ever have just one too many turkey dinners? Having reached that point, with my extended family, with in-laws and new spouses we opted for pizza instead. Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving was the perfect time for pizza nuggets and sauce then a supreme pizza, another one for the veggie lovers, and it sounds impossible...one without cheese. All were deep dish and... More 

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Thank DebG477
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Lou's LaGrotto, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review Deb!! And thank you for letting us be a part of your Family Thanksgiving Dinner! Let's hope that this becomes a tradition, and we see your family at our dinner table next year! Happy Holidays! More 

Leland, Illinois
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I used to visit this quaint pizza place when I lived in the area. I missed it when I moved away. And I am very happy to say I'm back! Service is excellent. Their deep dish pizza is absolutely the best. The pasta dishes are delicious. Their side salad leaves something to be desired but I guess it's a pizza... More 

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Thank TiaJean
Brandee B, Social Media Manager at Lou's LaGrotto, responded to this review

Hi Tia, We are thrilled that you were able to make it in to grab some pizza when you were back in the area, and even happier that you brought some recruits. However, I am deeply sorry that you were put off by the booths. The condition of them has been on my mind quite a bit lately and I... More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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175 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Just can't stay away, when we are in northern Illinois! Addictive Chicago style deep dish pizza in an out of the way place. Let your GPS direct your senses...the smells are wonderous. Their famous garlic nuggets are large hunks of pizza dough deep fried then rolled in garlic butter and sprinkled in parmesan. 1 order is enough for 6 people... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Their deep dish pizzas rival those in Chicago! Also love their bruschetta and onion straws. Eating here is a must whenever in the area…would even consider making a trip out just for this pizza, it’s that good. Place has a nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Thank helaku7
Brandee B, Customer Service at Lou's LaGrotto, responded to this review

Wow! We are honored with such compliments. I'm happy to hear you love our deep dish pizza as much as our IL Valley customers! More 

Dixon, IL
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Love eating here with my guy, fun, great food and nice atmosphere! Love the grotto booths. I need to try the deep dish as it looks very good. The bruschetta is fantastic!!

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Thank JLKDix
Brandee B, Customer Service at Lou's LaGrotto, responded to this review

It's great to hear you love the bruschetta! You definitely do need to try the deep dish pizza, it's one of the favorites in the IL Valley. Thanks again! More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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175 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Just can't stay away, when we are in northern Illinois! Addictive Chicago style deep dish pizza in an out of the way place. Let your GPS direct your senses...the smells are wonderous. Their famous garlic nuggets are large hunks of pizza dough deep fried then rolled in garlic butter and sprinkled in parmesan. 1 order is enough for 6 people... More 

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Thank runnergirl080
Brandee B, Customer Service at Lou's LaGrotto, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Our deep dish pizza at Lou's LaGrotto is a specialty that so many people love! We hope to see you back when you are in the IL Valley area. More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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437 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Seriously, this is the best pizza I have ever had and believe I will ever have. I do not live in the area anymore, but this is an absolute MUST whenever I am back for a visit. Best pizza on the planet, hands-down!

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Thank chester110105
Brandee B, Customer Service at Lou's LaGrotto, responded to this review

Thanks for your rave review! Here at Lou's LaGrottos, we really appreciate your feedback. Next time you are in Peru, IL please do stop in and say hi! More 

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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
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3001 5th Street, Peru, IL 61354
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peru
  • Phone Number: +1 815-223-3083

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