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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North

439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-4512
312 828 9800
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Ranked #58 of 8,282 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

After only having a day to visit the city we knew it was a must to get some deep dish pizza. Our concierge recommended this restaurant and we were so glad he did. We had the Malnatis deep dish and it was definitely the best pizza we had ever eaten. This is a sit down experience unlike most grab a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Lous is a Chicago institution, they are friendly, family oriented, and the service and staff have been consistently great. We love the food, and this is our fail safe for any out of town visitors wanting to try Chicago style pizza. I think we have been there a total of times last year and all of them have been with... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you love pizza, and I love pizza,Malnati's is the place. Sweet red sauce, savory sausage and delicious crust- the Malnati's Chicago classic-divine! thin crust aficionados let your inhibitions run wild and dive into a Malnati's deep dish, you won't regret it. Order a Malnati's salad and a local draft beer like Goose Island. Great service and atmosphere. I'll be... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Loved the buttery deep dish sausage/mushroom pizza and the salad with olives, mushrooms and pepperoni bits was great too. Highly recommend!

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I've been addicted to this restaurant for a long while now. It's a short walk distance from where I work, so going there for lunch was a great option. But interestly i found myself going there for dinner every time i had to show off to visitors in town. Family, friends. So far everyone has agreed that Their Pan pizza... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

All I can say is more buttercrust please!!!! I think this is the best deep dish pizza in Chicago! Make sure you specify that you do not want your pizza cut or else it gets too soggy. Also be sure to try the Pasta Ala Malnati - soooooo good!

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Best deep dish pizza in Chicago! I love their basic Lou pizza. Their tomatoe sauce is so good. I have been to their place on wells but this branch is really nice and spacious with good outdoor seatings.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Still the best deep dish in Chicago, even for a vegan like myself. Very affordable and the staff is pretty awesome.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Lou's is the best, hands down. If I could only have one more slice of pizza in my life, it would be Lou's. If I could only have pizza from one place for the rest of my life, it would be Lou's.

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

On a recent trip to Chicago we ate at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria. They don't take reservations & are extremely busy so go early. We were told the wait was 35 mins but were seated in about 15. While the service and food were good, the pizza didn't wow me but could have been the hype was so strong that perhaps... More

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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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches

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