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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Pizza Place$$$$
Downtown Naperville, Naperville
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  • The Italian food at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is a can't miss
  • michele m.
    "Best deep dish pizza in Naperville make that ever"(20 Tips)
    Ed T.
    "Best deep dish Chicago style pizza in the world."(5 Tips)
    Betsy V.
    "... crust pepperoni pizza, malnati salad and a cold blue moon = little slice of..."(3 Tips)
    Nicole V.
    "The Buttercrust is heaven!!!!"(2 Tips)
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  • Jason F.
    Jason FloodAugust 4
    Been here 5+ times
    It is literally always insane here. The good is very good (great?). But the wait to sit and the wait to get the deep dish makes it a tough sell unless it's your first time or a yearly visit.
  • Betsy B.
    Classic Chicago-style deep dish available in a renovated old fire station. Pizza can take awhile, but there is an arcade room that can keep kids entertained while you wait. Bring your quarters.
  • Paul T.
    Paul TrottoAugust 8, 2016
    Extra mozzarella!
  • David W.
    David WJuly 29, 2016
    It was a good pizza, had the butter crust, it did not wow me.
  • Bobbie M.
    Bobbie MorelandMarch 13, 2016
    Best Pizza! Great atmosphere
  • Rachel P.
    Rachel PowersJuly 27, 2015
    Words can't express how much I miss this place! Hands down best pizza I've ever had!
  • Adrian E.
    Adrian EscalanteJune 18, 2015
    The lou special pizza was great! Also the spinach bread was really good, delicious food
  • Leila S.
    Leila SamiiJune 12, 2015
    Best. Pizza. Ever. Ever.
  • Terrass M.
    Terrass MisherJune 3, 2015
    2nd best deep dish in Naperville 😀 but it's still amazing.
  • Kurt D.
    Kurt DorrApril 29, 2015
    Great pizza
  • Mike B.
    Mike BechtelApril 3, 2015
    The Lou is a great, distinctive, pizza.
  • erin
    erinFebruary 28, 2015
    love the thin crust pizza and deep dish pizza
  • Roy R.
    Roy RumanerDecember 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best deep dish pizza in Chicago
  • Rebecca W
    Rebecca WNovember 25, 2014
    The Lou is delicious. Eat it!
  • JB A.
    JB AndersonOctober 20, 2014
    You can't go wrong with any of the pizzas. You don't HAVE to deep dish.
  • Rick T.
    Rick TantonAugust 9, 2014
    Try something from "You Gotta Eat Here!": The Malnati Chicago Classic, The "Lou", or Spinach Bread
  • Song Z.
    Song ZhaoAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best pizza place. For guys, try deep dish, sausage, garlic, and giardiniera.
  • Xandrea R.
    Xandrea RapierJuly 22, 2014
    Service is awful. Waiter was rude and unprofessional. Never will I return to this location. The pizza is average.
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LuMay 31, 2014
    If there is a wait, you can order your pizza with the cashier!
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KellyJanuary 4, 2014
    My party of 7 went at around 3pm on a Saturday. It was the first time ever I didn't have to wait for 45 minutes for a table! There was already a long line of people waiting when we left at 4:45.
  • Samantha G.
    Samantha GrayJune 30, 2013
    Best pizza in Illinois!!!
  • Andy E.
    Andy EhrlichMay 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You are fooling yourself if you don't get the deep dish pizza.
  • Mark P.
    Mark ParkerMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like your high school hostesses playing in their phones and no seating tables: this place is for you!!!
  • Kim N.
    Kim NapJanuary 31, 2013
    Great host staff. Phenomenal bartender (Stephanie). And excellent service! We will go back to downtown Naperville just to go back! Thin crust deep dish pizza - I didn't know it existed! Phenomenal
  • Iya I.
    Iya InciongNovember 4, 2012
    One of the best Pan Pizzas in Chicago :)
  • michele m.
    michele montalbanoOctober 3, 2012
    Best deep dish pizza in Naperville make that ever
  • Maria D.
    Maria DmytrowAugust 29, 2012
    Bast gluten free pizza ever?!!! ;)
  • Eric R.
    Eric RobertsAugust 14, 2012
    If you want real Chicago pizza...this is the place to go. One of a handful of really good pizza joints in the Chicago area. Go for the Lou...my favorite!
  • Connie Z.
    Connie ZhouJuly 26, 2012
    Get the "LOU"!
  • Matthew V.
    Matthew Van DykJune 11, 2012
    Click here to read the Urbanspoon reviews. Read more
  • Charles P.
    Charles ParselsJune 10, 2012
    It can get cold in there, but the pizza is hot... Wear a sweater in the summer and shorts in the winter.
  • Ed T.
    Ed TeuneMay 21, 2012
    Best deep dish Chicago style pizza in the world. Get The "Malnati Chicago Classic", awesome piles of Italian sausage and gobs of gorgeous cheese and sweet sauce.
  • Ed T.
    Ed TeuneMay 21, 2012
    salad? are you kidding me? why in the world would anyone go to Lou Malnati's to order salad??? The "Malnati Chicago Classic" is the best, took an out of town customer for it, the absolutely loved it
  • Amy F.
    Amy FarabaughApril 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Chicago deep dish pizza. If you're deciding between Lou's or Giordanos, go with Lou's. Try the deep dish with sausage and onion. It's really good.
  • Federico H.
    Federico HernandezApril 22, 2012
    Our pizza was served during busy hours. No one in our party liked the taste. Don't go during busy hours!!!!
  • Kristin M.
    Kristin Murphy-OblonApril 21, 2012
    BEST Pizza - no question there!
  • Graden H.
    Graden HudsonApril 7, 2012
    Excellent food all around. My favorite place during a week-long stay in the Chicago area.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FielderMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty much anything on the menu is a guaranteed winner. The wings are surprisingly good and the pizza speaks for itself.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LeMayMarch 1, 2012
    Gotta have the deep dish pizza.
  • Nicole V.
    Nicole VelazquezJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Buttercrust is heaven!!!!
  • Elena B.
    Elena BarbaDecember 28, 2011
    Try the house salad dressing! Omg delicious !
  • Reid S.
    Reid StuckNovember 30, 2011
    Calamari is excellent!
  • Deanna W.
    Deanna WozniakNovember 26, 2011
    Horrible service. Waited 10 minutes - no one came to our table so we left.
  • Pari P.
    Pari PatelNovember 10, 2011
    Better than Gino's and Uno!
  • D B.
    D BAugust 21, 2011
    BEST DEEP DISH IN THE WORLD. ITS THE REAL DEAL.
  • Sascha K.
    Sascha KuhlmannJuly 31, 2011
    Do not order the Thin-crust.....way too dry and crispy. Deep dish looked much better
  • Sam H.
    Sam HouseworthJuly 29, 2011
    One of two places you can go to have geniune Chicago deep dish pizza. I strongly suggest if you're an out-of-towner.
  • Jake G.
    Jake GunstJuly 29, 2011
    Join the Lou's secret society - the il-Lou-Malnati's
  • Tom R.
    Tom RuppJuly 2, 2011
    Pizza is great, but the salads are equally just as good.
  • Amy J.
    Amy JMay 21, 2011
    Overrated. Grab a Metra to downtown Chicago and get REAL pizza.
  • Sandra P.
    Sandra PlinskeMay 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The bruschetta is fabulous!!!
  • Betsy V.
    Betsy VMarch 4, 2011
    Deep dish, butter crust pepperoni pizza, malnati salad and a cold blue moon = little slice of heaven!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HFebruary 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Request "Well Done" it cones out perfect!
  • Omar L.
    Omar LodgeJanuary 25, 2011
    Malnati's World Famous Buttercrust!™ Try it, 'cause Lou likes it! I guarantee you will LOVE it too!! Amazing!!
  • Jane M.
    Jane MorrOctober 28, 2010
    Try the Malnati salad followed by a deep dish of The Lou for an amazing dinner.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HarringtonJuly 19, 2010
    Great Pizza!!!!!
  • Eric R.
    Eric RobertsJune 3, 2010
    Not much to say here except PIZZA!!! one of the Chicago area's finest!
  • Lindsey W.
    Lindsey WoodyApril 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Add extra sauce on your pizza--so much better. Also the fried zucchini is a great appetizer!
  • Roy R.
    Roy RumanerDecember 11, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Always the best pizza in Chicago
  • OnNaperville.com
    OnNaperville.comDecember 2, 2009
    Go to Lou's, try the Malnati Salad, then the deep dish pepperoni Read more
  • Enrique A.
    Enrique Aguilar NajeraNovember 26, 2016
    Toda la comida muy rica.
  • Jill V.
    Jill Vezina McIntyreAugust 29, 2011
    Yummy:) deep dish & chocolate chip pizza!!
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