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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Naperville

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Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
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131 W Jefferson Ave, Ste 123, Naperville, IL 60540-4683
630-717-0700
Website
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 185
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Delicious, but a tad too crowded...

We love Lou Malnati's deep dish. It's a classic, it's consistent, and it's delicious. Also, try their stuffed spinach bread as an appetizer. Although it's kind of small, it packs a ton of flavor! The only thing that puts me off about this location is the amount of people-traffic. Obviously they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
ashleyxmarie
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Homer Glen, IL
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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330 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Homer Glen, IL
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We love Lou Malnati's deep dish. It's a classic, it's consistent, and it's delicious. Also, try their stuffed spinach bread as an appetizer. Although it's kind of small, it packs a ton of flavor! The only thing that puts me off about this location is the amount of people-traffic. Obviously they can't control being awesome and having a ton of... More 

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Naperville, IL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We love Lou's! On a Friday and Saturday night, the wait is really long, so get there early or late. Our favorites: - thin crust pepperoni - deep dish cheese - Lou's salad This restaurant is family friendly and in an old firehouse. They also have carryout, but parking can be tough.

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Naperville, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a large party and many age ranges as guests. I felt the server was not very attentive to our group as the lunch went on. We arrived after the first guests in our party arrived, and it was a long while before the server circled back and got my and my kids' drink order. The food was hot... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you like deep dish pizza with a crispy crust this is the place for you. Love Lou's. Some off her best pizza in Chicago

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Naperville, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

For 2 years, lived one mile from Malnati's takeout and 8 miles from full service restaurant in downtown Naperville. Dangerous. Crust is made with lots of butter and soooo good. Toppings and cheese always fresh and generously piled on. Now living in the low country of South Carolina, still have cravings for a Lou Malnati pizza. Traditional thick crust is... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This pizza place is in the heart of Naperville across from the Apple Store so it sees a lot of business. During nice weather it is always busy. They have both inside and outside seating. The pizza is good - they specialize in deep dish although they have thin crust too. They may have other pasta dishes but we only... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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398 reviews 398 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Mind you I can't eat pizza, and I know Lou's is known for their deep-dish pizza. I had a chicken sandwich with fries. The sandwich was so-so, not much taste to it. I did like the fries though. Service was very good. But I also wasn't impressed with the interior of the restaurant. It seemed a bit drab to me.... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great Pizza-- ask for the sausage to be broken up if you don't want huge chunks in your pizza. good place for larger groups. fun atmosphere

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Naperville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Don't get the regular crust, get the special butter crust to get full flavor! It is available for any pizza not just he Lou's Pizza. The Malnati's salad is fabulous but make sure you get their special salad dressing for the full flavorful effect. There are other items on the menu from appetizers to sandwiches, put we have never strayed... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My two favorite items on the menu are; The Lou Pizza and the Malnati Salad. According to the menu, "The Lou Pizza is "Spinach, mushrooms and sliced roma tomatoes covered with a blend of mozzarella, romano and cheddar cheese on a garlic Buttercrust. This is a meal I crave. Malnati's is the only pizza I really look forward to eating.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 W Jefferson Ave, Ste 123, Naperville, IL 60540-4683
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Naperville
  • Phone Number: 630-717-0700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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