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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 #51 of 8,285 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
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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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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was my first experience with deep dish pizza and it's very good. If you want deep dish pizza you need to place your order even before you are seated, which makes sense because we had to wait about 25 minutes for a table, which wasn't too bad. The service is a little slow but friendly. The garlic bread and... More

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Mason, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I love deep dish pizza but have never had one as good as this. I was in town on business and we heard they were the best. We had the original pie with a sausage layer, man that was awesome. The crust is perfectly crisp but not dry, thick in a good way.

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Pasig, Rizal, Philippines
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I haven't tried all the Chicago deep-dish pizzas, but this was exceptional.I tried a deep dish sausage pizza with extra mushrooms on my cousin's recommendation and I had 3 slices. The crust was perfectly crunchy, the sausage delicious, the sauce exquisite. I want another one tomorrow!

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This was a business trip so I was solo. I liked that I could pre-order the pizza when I got there (since it takes a long time to cook). I stood with lots of other people near the bar and had beers until I got my table. The food was so good...I had the bruschetta, which was amazing, and couldn't... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We dined at Lou Malnati's at 439 North Wells Street on Thurs. 10/9/14 at about 5:15 pm. The restaurant was brick and wood panel interior with plain uncovered tables. We were seated immediately and because we were informed by Jason, our waiter, that a pizza would take about 30-40 minutes we ordered the Malnati Special Salad along with a Malnati... More

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Lindon, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This was a great restaurant that had outstanding service! The food was outstanding! Deep dish is the way to go!

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Los Gatos
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We were looking for some authentic Chicago Pizza. Growing up in New Jersey we have definite feelings about what represents s good pizza. Were willing to give the deep dish a try but if this is the real deal it just is not appealing. The sausage in the deep dish and thin crust was decent and the tomatoes very sweet.... More

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Surrey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We came the night after the marathon for a treat- still a very long wait- close to 1.5 hours, but the bar was bustling and we found a seat to wait. The table was right under the aircon which was a bit freezing but we pre ordered the pizza so it arrived quite quickly. We weren't sure we had ordered... More

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pjpowers82
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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Their deep dish is amazing. If the lines are long they'll let you pre- order and call when your order and table are ready. You have to go with the butter crust for the real deal. Fair warning it takes 45 minutes to cook the deep dish, but it's worth the wait.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

As other reviews have stated, expect a wait, and settle in with a drink at the bar. You can preorder your pizza so it's just about on your table when you do get seated. Waitress was very attentive and try to salads as it's a great compliment to the pizza. I will say the deep dish is extra special and... 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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