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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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11:00 am - 11:00 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: Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Deep dish is not pizza, but it is very good here

Had a deep dish (I do not call this pizza, but it is good). It was very good, although perhaps the mushrooms were canned, so I would avoid them in future. But it was still a very tasty pie nevertheless. I think the downtown/loop outlet is a bit better, but this is still a good and relatively... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Xman_7
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a deep dish (I do not call this pizza, but it is good). It was very good, although perhaps the mushrooms were canned, so I would avoid them in future. But it was still a very tasty pie nevertheless. I think the downtown/loop outlet is a bit better, but this is still a good and relatively inexpensive option in... More 

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Thank Xman_7
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

So this was Chicago style pizza, apparently. Not what I expected from deep-dish pizza. We had the namesake version. Butter crust was thin and hard, high on the sides. Sausage and cheese was in a layer in the bottom of the "dish." The sauce and other toppings were on top of that. I call it "good." I'd go back if... More 

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NJ
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239 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is the best Deep Dish Pizza. Try the Butter Crust. Not all pizza in Chicago is "deep dish". In fact, most is not. You cannot compare "deep dish" with regular pizza. They are two different meals. But if you want to try Deep Dish, this is the place to go. Ask the wait staff to help in selecting the... More 

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Thank Jnjtiger
Evanston, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Whether you like thin crust or deep dish, Lou Malnat ' s is the place to feed your pizza desires. Best pizza I have had in America. Not a small statement, but said with no hesitation.

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Thank rlopatin3
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I recently ate here with my family while in town for the night. We all loved the pizza and the service was good. You will want to get here early because it can get pretty busy in the evening.

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Thank wesley7777
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We were told that the pizza in this restaurant is the best! We agree!! We ate there a couple times and were never disappointed. Portions are large enough to take home for a second meal.

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Maui
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We were in Illinois for a family wedding and the first night, wife, so & his girlfriend decided to walk here for pizza based on the existing rating. Definitely not a fail! Started with the family size Ceasar Salad with chicken which turned out to be HUGE! Then the 4 of us split 3 different pizzas. All were good &... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This my husband's favorite pizzeria. We're always stopping by this Italian family style pizzeria during our Evanston visit. They have a full Italian menu, however we always order two large dish pizza, one with mea/chees and one with just cheese for our vegetarians in the family. Now, they're only carry Beer and wine for adult beverages.

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UP of MI
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful pizza parlor! Great prices! Great service! Pizza good. It was undercooked though, with some barely cooked dough inside.

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Ohio
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We found this location off of TripAdvisor and it was amazing. Anyone who complains about the wait obviously did not read the menu. It clearly states that thier deep dish pizzas take a long while time to cook. We waited about 35 minutes for two pizzas. One pepperoni and sausage, and the classic. Both were excellent and left us stuffed.... More 

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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, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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