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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
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Ranked #9 of 236 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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English first
long island
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My wife and I chose this restaurant reluctantly and were pleasantly surprised when it exceeded our expectations. The staff was friendly and efficient, our waitress advised us to share a salad rather than order individual ones and she was so right--the regular-sized salads are enormous; I'd like to see the family salad. My wife enjoyed the minestrone soup and I... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I spent the last 42 years years eating Lous deep dish and loved it but now I adore the thin crust with garlic and onion or the thin Lou-dont waste your time going anywhere else in Chicago for pizza-this is the best.We went to the original in Lincolnwood when my oldest son was born-he's 43 now,and we have one a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Lou Malnadi's is probably the best pizza in Evanston. There thin crust is good and so is there deep dish. I always have it delivered to my house, so I don't know anything about the staff, but the pizza is always delivered on time. Right now I'm traveling the world for a year and sometimes my family and I miss... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Lou Malnati's handles a lot of large catered events for us and our experiences has always been good. Our experience during our last event was no exception. The various types of pizza and the salad that was delivered to us were great!

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Evanston, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is one of our favorite places in Evanston! The gluten free pizza is the best in Chicagoland. The service is always friendly and helpful. A place that is conversation friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Very tasty pizzas, generous portions, friendly service, and reasonable prices. What more can you ask for?

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Cedar Rapids, IA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Knew that the pizza would be as it ways it-- great deep crust and fantastic toppings. Have always been a great Chicago-area fan for 50-years. Sometimes we take a long weekend just to eat at all the fantastic restaurants. This trip we drove four hours in a big Uhaul with some family friends to move a grad student to Evanston,... More 

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Loved the pizza -- very helpful and friendly staff, not too long a wait. We'd go back for sure. The chocolate chip cookie pizza (with ice cream, whipped cream, etc) was delicious. The location is good, too, right on the edge of the Northwestern campus.

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Galway, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This place has the greatest pizza and also wonderful salads. We often order the first night on arriving in Evanston.

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Rainbow City, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I had a thin crust veggie pizza that was excellent. The taste was well-balanced and satisfying. The young man at the counter was friendly and helped me make a selection for take out.

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Additional Information about Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Address: 1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
Phone Number: 847-328-5400
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Pizza

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