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“Yummy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Gold Coast

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Gold Coast
1120 N State, Chicago, IL 60610 (Gold Coast)
312-725-7777
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Ranked #59 of 7,738 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
Description: Lou Malnati’s opened the doors to its 33rd pizzeria on Monday, July 4, 2011. Located at 1120 N. State Street in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood, this pizzeria is the company’s new flagship location, and has the largest seating capacity of all the Malnati restaurants to date. Lou Malnati's is famous for its Chicago-style deep dish pizza and has become a staple for local Chicagoans, as well as a mandatory destination for tourists.
Canton, MI
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Very good pizza, loved the house salad - lots of stuff in it and a very good lite dressing, and the beer was reasonably priced (for DTN Chicago).

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Somerset, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Just Okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

My husband and I dined here on a recent trip to Chicago. We were told they had the best pizza in town. We were looking for something quick for lunch and decided to go. The round of sodas they brought out tasted like seltzer so we asked the waiter to change the syrup and the next round was fine.

I asked for a house salad with their house dressing as they didn't have Italian dressing and it was so good! My husband ordered a pan pizza and I opt for the calamari. My husband's pizza was just okay and the calamari was good but their special sauce was not that great. I asked the waiter to bring me marinara sauce instead and it was just okay.

We'll stick with Pizzeria Uno next time.

Visited December 2012
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Taylor Mill, Kentucky
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“great pizza and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Great atmosphere/restaurant space, esp compared to most chicago pizzerias. Server was very friendly, knew the menu and didn't miss a beat. Spinach salad was yummy and pizza, of course. Also open late. Perfect after a long night of shopping.

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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great Place for a Chicago Classic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

What a great place to eat pizza in Chicago, the atmosphere, serve and food were excellent! You will not be disappointed. We had the Chicago Classic and Veggie deep dish with the butter crusts. We started with the Cheese Bread and Calamari for appetizers which were soooo good! Thank you Lou's for a great time, reasonable prices and great food!

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    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Grandville, MI
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We got the Lou's Classic with extra cheese, sausage and the butter crust. Also added pepperoni. Sooooo good! Hands down it's better than Gino's East and Giordano's put together.

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