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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North

#98 of 7,817 Restaurants in Chicago
#112 of 8,581 Places to Eat in Chicago
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Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta
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439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-4512
312 828 9800
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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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
Yummy Chicago pizza style

The best place to try the famous Chicago Pizza! The only problem it's the waiting time for a inside table! The service was correct and the food was very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Quebec, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The best place to try the famous Chicago Pizza! The only problem it's the waiting time for a inside table! The service was correct and the food was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Last time we were in Chicago we tried Giordano's and were disappointed. This time we set our sights on Lou Malnati's and we loved our pizza. We got the classic Chicago sausage pizza and it was wonderful. The sausage covered the whole pizza, the tomatos were tangy and the balance was perfect. The crust was what we were hoping for,... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped here one night during a conference in May as recommended by a few different people in our hotel. Easily the best deep dish pizza I've ever had! They explain up front that it can take up to 30 minutes to prepare and cook. The server gave us some drink and app suggestions and we waited the 30 minutes... More 

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Dickson City, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

First time Chicago style pizza deep dish. Got their specialty with sausage. Waiter was fast & efficient and place was hopping with customers. Took awhile to cook but they say that to the uninformed tourist. Enjoyed a beautiful night outside al fresco. Pizza really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'm not a fan of deep dish pizza, bit this pizza ill eat. The flavor is so good amd the service is great as well. The only deep dish pizza ill eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

For my personal taste of deep dish pizza in Chicago, I think Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is the best. Be advised that deep dish takes more time to cook, about 45 minutes and River North is always full, so a wait of 60-90 minutes is normal. If you pre order and plan ahead you will enjoy it.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Get ready to grab the most yummy deep dish pizza pizza in town. Yes this place is favourite amongst locals and tourist. Variety and flavours make this place demandind for authentic pizza. Make sure you keep atleast 2hrs in hand if you decide to visit because minimum half an hr waiting on weekdays and 45mins on weekends and after you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When we asked the front desk at our hotel where we could get the best pizza in Chicago we were directed to this place. This being my first trip to Chicago I had high expectations for deep dish pizza. The service was good but the pizza was greasy and not good at all. We ordered a medium for three guys... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went there after being recommended by a couple of locals there in Chicago. And it was actually the best deep dish pizza we tasted in Chicago. Must try! Although the wait time was 45 minutes for the pizza but that's usually the time required for making deep dish pizzas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We love the pizza one of the best pies in the world! The frozen half baked pizzas are amazingly good even after a train ride back to Michigan

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Additional Information about Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North

Address: 439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-4512
Phone Number: 312 828 9800
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
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
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pasta

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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, Delicatessen, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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