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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
847-328-5400
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pizza!

We stopped in at Lou's for a quick bite and ordered personal sized pies...the "Lou" and a plain thin crust plus salads. The server told us the pizzas would take about 30 minutes. Our salads came and were good - large and fresh with homemade type dressing on the side. It didn't take quite 30 minutes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped in at Lou's for a quick bite and ordered personal sized pies...the "Lou" and a plain thin crust plus salads. The server told us the pizzas would take about 30 minutes. Our salads came and were good - large and fresh with homemade type dressing on the side. It didn't take quite 30 minutes for our pizzas to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Lou's. We had the trio of dips and pizza chips along with a couple of deep dish pies. The kids really liked the cheese version, but my pepperoni and sausage was average. The pizza wasn't all that hot which tainted my view. I'm guessing it waited a few minutes before the server brought them out.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Never disappoints. I believe it's the best pizza in Chicago. Light, butter crust is not as filling as some of their competitors. Their Malnati's sald is also fantastic. For dine in or take out, Malnati's is solid all around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had lunch at Lou Malnati's and it was excellent as always. This has been our favorite pizza for 35 years when we used to live in the Chicago area. Now, whenever we return to the area, we must get to Lou's for pizza. Because the deep dish pizza is prepared to order, be prepared to wait for 30-45 minutes... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The cheese deep dish pizza is great. We ordered a small (feeds 2-3) of us because we knew we wanted dessert. It was delicious. The base was not what we were used to but tasty all the same. We had tiramisu for dessert but it was not enjoyable. It had been frozen and was not thawed properly when they served... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Having tried all the other local chains on our list, we finally got to Lou Malnati's. The Cheese pizza was very good with a sweet tomato sauce that really made it tasty.

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evanson, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A wonderfully casual dining with delicious choices of deep dish (or thin--really?) pizza. Tucked into a residential/college neighborhood, it offers friendly service and great Italian choices. Also speedy delivery if you want to order out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is my favorite pizza in the world! I usually order two- three different types: cheese and sausage thin crust, green pepper, mushroom, onion thin crust, and deep dish spinach and sausage. We like it so that we will order a few time a month. It is always piping hot and consistent in quality. Great for take out too!

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Don't forget to sign up their email list to get a free appetizer coupon (with $20 or more order). As always, great deep-dish Chicago style pizza!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We came as a group and odered 2 large pizzas and a cheese meat legana we only had 1 hour in our parking meter and the food took like 40 minutes to come it was so big and fat I got filled up on my 3rd bite. Great stuffy food for navous felling / $70.00 total!!!!!!!!!!! I only liked the... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 847-328-5400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
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

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