About Lou Malnati's Pizzeria Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's is as rich in history as its pizza is in flavor. Lou Malnati got his start in the 1940's working in Chicago's first deep dish pizzeria. He took his pizza expertise to Lincolnwood, a northern suburb of Chicago, where he and his wife Jean opened the first Lou Malnati's Pizzeria on March 17, 1971. Lou was known for his fun-loving character as well as making Chicago's best pizza. Loyal patrons lined the streets on opening day for a taste of his delicious deep dish creations. Lou always thought it was funny that an Italian should open a pizzeria in a Jewish neighborhood on an Irish holiday.
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Amazing, the pizza pie crust was flaky and all the ingredients taste fresh. I would definitely go back.

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Wesley S.


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Ate at Lou Malnati's with a large party. Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Forgot to bring out my drink. Pizza was delicious and well-done. Wait for food was reasonable. Waitress gave the entire table one check and individuals had to split up the check by hand. Apparently there is a system limitation, according to the waitress. The overall pleasant experience was tarnished by this check fiasco.



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So glad our concierge recommend this place

It is our first time here in Chicago and my husband and I really wanted to get a Chicago style pizza so we went down to the concierge and she recommended this place and we were so glad she did. This pizza was amazing and we ended up bringing it back with us to the hotel bc we got a medium and we could only eat two slices but did not want to waste it and we even ate it cold the next day. :-)



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Straight up tasty. Do your se...

Straight up tasty. Do your self a favor and get the Lou's salad.



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Pizza Pizza

This is some goooooood pizza!!! Can't wait to have some again, think I'll surprise my lady with a trip here : )


Not 4 me, mayb 4 u

Place was cramp for dining, pizza was bland in taste, good friendly staff



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It was the worst food I ever had



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Great Pizza. I wouldn't choose...

Great Pizza. I wouldn't choose thick crust except here. Even when you get the pizza loaded you get a nice crispy crust. You have a good wait while it bakes, but you can order ahead so it's done when you get there.



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A great pizza at a great price. Forget Ginos. Stop by here for a great experience. Deep dish pizza is simply the best. Everything else on the menu is first rate. The atmosphere is fun and the service great. Make this place a stop while you stay in Chicago



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This pizza is great! It's not like Giordanos or Gino's because the crust is handmade and the tomato sauce is too. I saw this restaurant on the Foodnetwork and it's lived up to the show's "ooh's and ahhh's" I really enjoy Chicago deep dish and this is a favorite for when guests are in town.


One of the best

They will Fedex a box of 4 pizzas to your house for about $50 - in dry ice. Put one in the oven for 1 hour and it reminds a Chicagoan of home.

More Business Info

Regular Hours
Mon - Thu:
Fri - Sat:
Payment method
discover, amex, all major credit cards, diners club
Price Range
Wrigley Building-North Tower
Central Chicago, Near North Side, River North
Italian Restaurants, American Restaurants, Caterers, Pizza, Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, American, Take Out, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average