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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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Today
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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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Lou Malnati's, the king of Chicago Style pizza

First thing you notice about this place is the amazing restaurant. It is a hip and trendy place. They have a garage style door that opens to the outside. We were seated outside and enjoyed the beautiful evening. Were ordered The Malnati Chicago Classic for two. The waitress suggested we order... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Andrew S
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

First thing you notice about this place is the amazing restaurant. It is a hip and trendy place. They have a garage style door that opens to the outside. We were seated outside and enjoyed the beautiful evening. Were ordered The Malnati Chicago Classic for two. The waitress suggested we order an appetizer since it takes 35-40 minutes for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great service and wonderful food in a quaint town. Will definitely visit again. The restaurant was clean and reasonably priced.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

For our first time at a Lou Malnati's, we wanted to have free parking, be no more than 30 minutes from downtown and have a location rated 4.0 or higher. This location is beautiful and is huge. We shared the Malnati Chicago Classic. The tomatoes were the best I have ever had on a pizza. The cheese was abundant and... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Lou's won't disappoint you if you're looking for original Chicago-style pizza. This location has an indoor/outdoor feel at the front and it's very comfortable. The service was way above average and the food was great!

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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Have ordered on several occasions...every time, we have had to wait a min. of 15 min beyond the time that they advised us to pick up the pizza...given the very limited parking they have, this has become a deal-breaker for us..there are many more pizza places in the area that have a better handle on time management...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Came here yesterday on business. Service was a little slow/mixed up, but sat right on the patio and really enjoyed it. I love the fact that they have a "crust less" pizza that caters to low carb eaters. The personal size with a small salad was perfect for my appetite and delicious. Ambiance was cool and high quality. Would def.... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

... of Chicago's famous deep dish pizza. For a crowded place on Saturday evening at dinner time, we didn't have trouble getting a table, but the service sure left something to be desired. We actually had to get the host to find our server after being at the high-top table for over 12 minutes. Honestly, we were never sure who... More 

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River Forest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I am usually not a 'big' pizza eater but I do love Manati's thin crust. It's the crust that makes it so good. The Manati's salad is addictive!

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Gainesville FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

As newbies to the Chicago area we are always trying new pizza. The Lou Malnatis was our hands down favorite after two years of testing. So when they moved to Oak Park we were thrilled. But it isn't quite as good as the Chicago one unfortunately. The place is packed, slow and loud. The pizza was good but not as... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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