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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
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Ranked #11 of 229 restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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90% Recommend
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English first
Evanston, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You want authentic classic Chicago Style Deep Dish? This is the place. Lunch is available on Fridays here just north of downtown Evanston close to the NU campus. I like the pizza on the well done side and if you are similar to me you might want to ask for that. Really excellent salad as well..... Order too much and... More

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Gretna, Nebraska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

No matter what pizza you get from here, make sure to get the butter crust. You will not regret it. For God's sake, you don't eat pizza with a fork and knife, people!

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Olympia, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My wife, son, and I were in Evanston visiting from Washington state for my daughter's graduation from college. Wednesday night is Pizza night in our family so of course we had to experience famous Chicago style pizza. We ordered two: "The Lou" a vegetarian pizza for my wife and daughter, and "The Chicago Classic" for my son and I. These... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

There were two of us so we ordered a pepperoni and a Lou's Special. Both were great and full of meat. Loved the burnt crispy crust.

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Saline, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Pretty crowded and had a 1/2 hour wait so we pre ordered. Well, 1/2 later after we were seated still no pizza. Beer selection is minimal and expensive. Pizza ok but not sure why so many favorable reviews. People have low opinion of food and service around here??????

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Chicago, Illinois
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139 reviews 139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

If you like a cheese pizza order theirs with extra sauce. Closest one to my house, have been to Clark St. Rush St. and Buffalo Grove. All good

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We quit going to the Lou Malnati's chain about 10 years ago because of the grease factor, but tried it again in Evanston with friends from GA visiting Northwestern. We were pleasantly surprised. We were able to get a deep dish veggie (vegetarian girls) which was very light and tasty, as well as the traditional sausage pizza which was much... More

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Irving, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Worst service ever. Owner is a complete jerk. When I received what I ordered it was not what the menu stated. I sent it back and the owner told me it was my fault, he proceeded to tell me that I didn't know how to read and asked me to leave. He still tried to charge me even though I... More

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Whenever we visit family in the area, we have to include a pizza meal from Malnati's. We had a large family gathering, and ordered pizzas for all. There wasn't much left over, but what was still tasted great the next day:)

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memphis area
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We ate here about 2 years ago on a visit to Northwestern. Stopped by again this month for a quick lunch on another trip to Chicago area. The only down side is finding a place on the street to park--many spots are reserved for residents with tags, but it's worth the hunt. Pizza was as good as ever. We think... More

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