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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North

#63 of 7,756 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta
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439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-4512
312 828 9800
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 176
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  • 46
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My first Chicago pizza

This was my first Chicago pizza so I don't have anything to compare it too. It was certainly indulgent and delicious. Nice that they make a personal size. Fantastic sauce. I ordered it delivery so can't comment on the actual restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Savannah, Georgia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Savannah, Georgia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was my first Chicago pizza so I don't have anything to compare it too. It was certainly indulgent and delicious. Nice that they make a personal size. Fantastic sauce. I ordered it delivery so can't comment on the actual restaurant.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The pizza is amazing and worth the wait. Their salad is also very good. We like to go with the family

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If your looking for fresh, tasty authentic Chicago style pizza then look no further. These guys cut no corners in providing you with one the greatest pizza experiences in Chicago. Don't waste time looking elsewhere and make this your pizza destination while in Chicago!

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Ask around and you'll hear a couple of Chicago recommendations come about again and again for best Chicago style Pizza. Lou Malnotti's is an iconic favorite. One taste and you'll know why and be a fan too. This is a must visit stop when you visit and crave Chicago Style pizza! Love it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

By far the best deep dish pizza I ever had. My husband and I tried one of the other big names here in Chicago and it doesn't even compare to Lou Malnati's. This is hands down the best!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Of the big 3, this is our favorite. The butter crust and tomato sauce is what keeps me coming back. Service was good and the pizza took about 30 min (not bad for Chicago style). It tasted great and half of one medium pizza filled up 3 adults. The restaurant was clean and the bathrooms were clean. Pricing is good.... More 

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Stratford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

All I really have to say is...this is easily the best pizza ever. I live in New Jersey and have had New York pizza from Brooklyn and Manhattan and also pizza many many times in Philadelphia. This tops all. Must have.

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Montréal
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Had to try this place after seeing it on the food network. The pizza was amazing and the staff very friendly. Not expensive at all, we were very surprised and how little it had cost us and we left with a nice doggy bag!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I know there are people that prefer others but for me this is deep dish. The butter crust is outstanding and the fillings/toppings are great as well. Does it take a while? Yes it does but have a salad an appetizer and a few drinks. You won't be disappointed. Never go to Chicago without eating at Lou's.

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Union, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

We wanted to dry deep dish Chicago pizza and our friends suggested and took us to Lou Manatis. The host, while we were waiting in line, said it would take 30-40 minutes for a deep dish. Boy, was it worth the wait?! It was so good and juicy! Now I can't get it out of my mind. LOL! Can't wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-4512
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312 828 9800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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