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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Pizza Place and Italian Restaurant$$$$
River North, Chicago
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  • The folks at Epicurious and Serious Eats like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Serious Eats
    "And that means it's one of the best deep dish pizzas of all"(87 Tips)
    LaShon A.
    "Love their pizza's butter crust and sausage."(15 Tips)
    Morten A.
    "👍🏻 Try the buttercrust bun with your favourite toppings and enjoy!"(10 Tips)
    Meg K.
    "Uber-fresh tomatoes make Lou's the best pizza in Chicago."(8 Tips)
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  • Chris R.
    A classic deep dish pizza adds to your Chicago experience. Warning, Don’t order too large. One medium was too much for the 2 of us. Hotels don’t have fridges!
  • K W.
    K Wagner1 week ago
    Can't go wrong with Chicago Deep Dish. Just be prepared to wait 30 min as it takes time to make.
  • Betsy M.
    Betsy Micklem1 week ago
    We had Chicagoian. Next time I want try veggie
  • Morten A.
    Morten Authen2 weeks ago
    While in Chicago, you'll have to try a Chicago-style pizza. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is the place! 👍🏻 Try the buttercrust bun with your favourite toppings and enjoy! 👍🏻😃
  • @mybatutis
    @mybatutisSeptember 22
    Awesome. Just awesome.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren McGillAugust 28
    Stay far away!!! We had a friend with a dairy allergy with us, and she was served dairy after CONFIRMATION no dairy was in the dish. On top of that, rude and dismissive staff... Go somewhere else!
  • Flip C.
    Flip ChavezAugust 27
    The pizza was mediocre and the service was phenomenally slow.
  • Lee H.
    Lee HoffmanAugust 11
    The Lou was my fav, very good deep dish
  • Orangeheromama
    Best calamari I've ever had! And the pizza was to die for!
  • Michael N.
    THIS IS LIKE THE BEST DEEP PIZZA I'VE FREAKING TASTED!!! I'm making a trip back here just to have it. 😳
  • Hudson Sutler
    There's not much more iconic than Chicago Deep Dish pizza and while everyone has their favorite, for us no one has been doing it better than Lou's. Read more
  • Guebra H.
    Guebra HJuly 2
    This is the best pizza I've ever eaten😍 🍕
  • Chris
    ChrisJune 30
    Try the butter crust.
  • Chris P.
    If you have not had proper Chicago Pizza, start here.
  • Nate P.
    Incredible pizza and experience. Highly recommend
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LeMarch 31
    Spinach cheesy bread makes a good appetizer but the original sausage deep dish is great
  • Phil W.
    Deep dish pizza that isn't soggy. Pretty darn tasty, though the pizza chips+dip was a gamble that didn't quite pay off.
  • David M.
    David MedinaJanuary 6
    Great service!
  • John M. P.
    John M. PetersDecember 23, 2016
    A stop when in Chicago - great pizza, but sometimes a long wait. Order when you arrive. When your table is ready, your pizza will be ready also.
  • Sam K.
    Sam KrasnikDecember 23, 2016
    Great deep dish
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MartorinaDecember 23, 2016
    Always get the butter crust!
  • Kyle G.
    Kyle GarrityDecember 18, 2016
    Honestly, I feel bad for anyone who thinks this is good pizza. There's very little flavor. The crust is eh. Don't believe the hype. Even the waiter let it slip, most of his customers are tourists.
  • Balsam ..
    Balsam .rDecember 3, 2016
    One slice more than enough 😁👍
  • Chris A.
    Chris AbneyNovember 24, 2016
    Get the classic, it's fantastic, and remember it's way more filling than you expect!
  • Eduardo S.
    Eduardo SalinasNovember 17, 2016
    Good deep dish, but doesn't beat Gino's imo
  • jiresell
    jiresellNovember 13, 2016
    My favorite pizza in Chicago, and maybe anywhere. Get the sausage deep dish. It takes about 30 minutes to prepare but is delicious!
  • Abdallah A.
    Abdallah AlemranOctober 24, 2016
    Try "the Lou", nice veggie pizza.
  • Xavier
    XavierOctober 9, 2016
    Really good deep dish pizza! If you still are hungry go for the lime pie it is a must!
  • Ruben V.
    Ruben Van NieuwenhuyseOctober 3, 2016
    Get the deep crust there, no problem to add or substitute stuff. Great pizza
  • Miguel H.
    Miguel HernandezJuly 31, 2016
    The "Lou" & The Malnati Chicago Classic deep dish.
  • Fatima A.
    Fatima AbdulsalamJuly 24, 2016
    A bit over-hyped
  • Kimberly W.
    Kimberly WeibergJuly 17, 2016
    Amazing Deep Dish...worth finding!!!!
  • JOANN O.
    JOANN ONTHERUNJune 20, 2016
    Waiting for my deep dish pizza to arrive but had the Cesar Salad... Just how I like it .. Tossed in EXTRA everything (and this pic is after I had already eaten half of it!
  • Mark T.
    Mark TorromeoJune 11, 2016
    Super long wait, but pretty good pizza.
  • s h.
    s h .June 7, 2016
    Incredible deep dish pizza
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LegastoMay 31, 2016
    Malnati's Chicago Classic
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LegastoMay 31, 2016
    Sumptuous Malnatis Chicago Classic Deep Dish Pizza and calamari fritti
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SMay 5, 2016
    Great deep dish pizza. If it's your 1st time try the sausage. The spinach pizza is also very good. It is filling and 1 slice is enough for most people.They also deliver frozen pies across the country.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BApril 29, 2016
    a must when we visit chicago
  • Fran
    FranApril 22, 2016
    Classic is a good pizza to try.
  • RcL
    RcLApril 19, 2016
    Nothing compares to a New York slice!
  • Anna S.
    Anna StumpfApril 11, 2016
    The "order while you wait" was awesome! Best and biggest calamari I've ever had (we thought they were onion rings!). Love the personal size pizzas!
  • Tim M.
    Tim MesserschmidtMarch 22, 2016
    Amazing deep dish pizza. Definitely easy to recommend. Try the butter crust if you're looking for something special.
  • John S.
    John SuhFebruary 27, 2016
    Deep dish!!!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaFebruary 26, 2016
    Deep dish classic has buttery crust. Thin crust 👍🏼 too. Food takes a while, 30+m. 🍕
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelJanuary 28, 2016
    For deep-dish pizza, stop into any of the eight Lou Malnati’s locations in the city or Pequod’s Pizza in Lincoln Park; for a classic Chicago-style hot dog, try Portillo’s downtown. Read more
  • Bee W.
    Bee WilliamsJanuary 8, 2016
    Not a fan of deep dish pizza tbh
  • Adna
    AdnaJanuary 5, 2016
    Great deep dish. Get a frozen pizza to go!
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DoriaJanuary 2, 2016
    Great place! Lou Malnati's classic is always a good choice.
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