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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Oak Park

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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1038 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
+(1)708-358-0800
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Pizza - Great Lunch!

Stopped by here for lunch while in the Chicago area for some Chicago style pizza. This is probably the best pizza I've ever had. I think Uno invented it and Lou's perfected it. We ordered off the lunch menu which seemed pretty quick and only $8.95 for a personal pizza, salad and a drink.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Cindee C
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped by here for lunch while in the Chicago area for some Chicago style pizza. This is probably the best pizza I've ever had. I think Uno invented it and Lou's perfected it. We ordered off the lunch menu which seemed pretty quick and only $8.95 for a personal pizza, salad and a drink.

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Irving, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My family and I normally order Home Run Inn for takeout but I convinced them to try Lou Malnati's and they were not disappointed. We ordered takeout and it was delicious! The lady who helped us with our takeout order was super nice and accommodating. She directed us on where to get out pizza, advised us about the menu, and... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Came to Chicago and had to have deep dish pizza at least once. This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. It was good, but not the best we've had on previous trips to Chicago. Restaurant had nice indoor & outdoor seating. Not super clean, but could be because of the partial outdoor seating and pesky bugs.

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florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Went to Lou Malnatis for lunch with a friend...the prices for the lunch special was 8.95 and it was a great deal! The staff were kind took our picture and gave us ample time to chat! The restaurant was clean and the food delicious! Would we return? You bet!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

By far the worst place to get pizza in the Chicagoland area. Upon arriving for dinner with my family the host told us it would be about a 15 minute wait before we could be seated, and to wait at the bar. We go to the bar, order drinks and an appetizer, then scolded by the same host for allowing... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There is a lot of great deep dish pizza throughout Chicago. You want find many or any better than Lou's. Quality ingredients. Freshness. Consistency. It's tough to beat. One favorite of mine is asking for the no crust (low carb) pizza. It has a crust made of meat and it's a great option for low-carb dieters.

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Oak Park, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I ate at the Oak Park location and frankly couldn't see what all the fuss is about. We had the deep dish "butter" pizza with sausage and tomatoes; the sausage was almost tasteless, the sauce was under-seasoned, and the crust was not good. Maybe the non-"butter" version would have been better. The family-style salad was potentially good, with lots of... More 

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St. Louis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is our go to spot for pizza in Oak park. I have tried a lot of other places and no one compares. Their deep dish pizza is some of the best I have ever had and I am a huge pizza lover. We get delivery most of the time here but the few times we have went in, everyone... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

While not as deep as Pizzeria Uno, this is still deep dish. And I like it better because you can actually taste the ingredients as well as the dough, and it doesn't fill you up quite as quick. We also had their chicken wings, which were delightful with their Gorgonzola dipping sauce. We had their take out on other visits... More 

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Helendale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I'd like to give 3.5, but not possible. LM is a pizza standard in the Chicago area. Decent pizza. Good taste. all the right stuff. However, I'd like more selections on the menu, besides a build it yourself. Good taste. Good service. etc. Pretty basic.

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Additional Information about Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Oak Park

Address: 1038 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone Number: +(1)708-358-0800
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 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
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1038 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: +(1)708-358-0800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 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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