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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 - 12:00 am
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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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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
Great food! But plan to wait.

The location and atmosphere are terrific, and the food and service are wonderful....once you get seated. Since they don't take reservations and since the place is popular, you will likely end up waiting...and probably for quite a while. Just relax, and prepare to enjoy the great pizza...but don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
JustaGuyOakPark_IL
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Oak Park, IL
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Oak Park, IL
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The location and atmosphere are terrific, and the food and service are wonderful....once you get seated. Since they don't take reservations and since the place is popular, you will likely end up waiting...and probably for quite a while. Just relax, and prepare to enjoy the great pizza...but don't go when you're in a hurry.

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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My husband enjoyed his first taste of Chicago deep dish pizza here, and we really liked their spicy buffalo wings appetiser as well. Very good service.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

After the Frank Lloyd Wright tour we came here for a late lunch. We saw the reviews and gave it a try. After we ordered a thin crust Med. pizza to share the waiter recommended an appetizer since the pizza takes 30min. He recommended the Malnati Salad. It was really excellent. We ordered a medium salad and it was more... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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