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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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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 2 weeks ago

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
Leland, Illinois
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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170 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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Thank runnergirl080
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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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37 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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170 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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424 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 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 

Leland, Illinois
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Great place. Friendly staff. Delicious pizza. Definitely will return. I'm vegetarian so I ordered a veggie pizza. It was deep dish and wonderful. Prices are great. Takes about 45 minutes for a deep dish but worth it.

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Thank TiaJean
Lakewood, Colorado
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Every time we are back to visit family a stop at Lou's is necessary. Don't miss trying their pizza! And their garlic pieces they offer as a free appetizer are delicious too.

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Thank Kidsandcritters
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

I arrived late at the hotel. Still looking for something good to eat. I saw they advertised at the hotel. Good pizzs delivered in a quick fashion and piping hot.

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Thank Arnold P

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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, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?