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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 #73 of 8,268 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

First time in Chicago, and I wanted to experience the goodness of Chicago Deep Dish Pizza. This place was recommended to us by the hotel we were staying at. It was just a short walk to the place. The server told us when we placed the order that it would be 30-40 minutes before our order came out. She was... More

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Findlay, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Oh my...worth the wait. Pizza lived up to the reputation. My son "the spaghetti" expert highly recommends the pasta and sauce. We did make it in without wait as we were in the middle of the afternoon. Your gonna wait an hour at least if your trying to eat at peak times.

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Graham, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This resaurant was recommended to us by our hotel concierge. I am so glad that I asked because we were thinking of going to Gino's. We arrived a little late around 9:15. There was an hour and fifteen minute wait! We preordered our pizza so when the table was ready, we could eat. So we went to the bar to... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is hands down the best deep dish pizza in Chicago. Places like Pizzeria Uno don't even come close. Crust is delicious, sauce is tasty, pizza is to die for. When you check in to get your place in line, pre-order your pizza so that you will get it 45 minutes after you're seated. No reservations are accepted here. Take... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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123 reviews 123 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to Lou's with a group of 5 associcates. I've had Chicago Deep Dish Pizza from a variety of places, but never Lou's. We had two pizzas, including Lou's special (vegetarian) and the classic. They were both "AMAZING"! I was a bit surprised at these compared to some of the others we've had. WOW! Oh ya... We had to wait... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I absolutely loved the deep dish pizza. I also ordered the bbq wings, which were beyond amazing. My boyfriend and I had to return before we left Chicago. I'm missing it and wish they would open one in NY. I'd literally be there every week.

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Pipersville, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great pizza, but don't think you're going to order and eat in a half hour. Not only is there aways a long line, but the pizzas take about 45 minutes to make. Very good and I would go back.

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Campinas, SP
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Good pizza option near the Mart. Pizza tastes great, and the service is great. Ambiance is a little dark for lunch hours, but should be nice for dinner. The Lou's flavor is really good with the mushrooms and spinach.

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Vancouver
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

By far the BEST deep dish in Chicago! Ordered the pepperoni and mushroom....went back the next day for lunch. Don't be discouraged by the line up.... its moves fast and you can pre-order you pizza as they take 45 minutes to make. There is a bar at this location, so you can have a glass of wine or beer while... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Incredible Chicago style pizzas! The pizzas take around 40 minutes, but it is definitely worth the wait!!! We all absolutely loved the pizzas! The butter crust was amazing!! You can have a nice salad while you wait for the pizza. Staff was very friendly. Place got busy as it is so popular and it was Sunday but you can pre-order... More

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