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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
847-328-5400
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Ranked #6 of 221 restaurants in Evanston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
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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
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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
109 reviews 109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Lenexa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I had seen Lou Malnati's featured on a travel channel best pizza tour and wanted to try it to see if it was as good as Travel Channel said it was. It is. For sure. I had the Lou Malnati special which was sausage and cheese and I had the deep dish which is what they are known for. It... More

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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Chicago is known for its deep dish pizza, but this place has great pizza and the the very best salads. You will not find a better place than this to eat pizza and salad in Evanston. Really, Really Good. Good prices. Good Service. And fantastic food.

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Evanston, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Have never eaten in the restaurant-always pick up or have delivered. Delivery is usually within 90 minutes even on a Saturday. Salads are always freshly made. Deep dish or thin crust, you can't go wrong. If you are going for pick up, parking is touch and go depending on the time of day you go. Almost always find a spot... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We usually do the carry out and love, love, love the pizza. They use tomatoes on top instead of a paste. Dig in and enjoy.

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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My husband and I went here a few years ago when visiting my nephew who went to Northwestern. My nephew took us to where the locals go and boy were we glad he did. awesome pizza. The crust was like pie crust. delicious! The pie took an hour but there was so much good people watching we were okay with... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I love their pizza, especially the butter crust. I can't find anything like the butter crust any where I live (Denver). At this location, we actually decided to order dessert. Ewww. The desserts tasted like frozen ones you can get at Costco. I am pretty sure they were not made there. Skip dessert, but defintely eat the pizza!

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