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“Deep Dish Rules” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
1050 E Higgins Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1590
847-439-2000
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Ashtabula, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Deep Dish Rules”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Love this place, pizza is awesome, you'll probably have to wait for a table but grab a menu, place your order and it'll be ready when you get your table. We've had other deep dish pizzas but Lou's rules. If you can finish one of their pizza's...hats off to you, you're not going to go home hungry, if anything you'll be going home with a to go box!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Omaha Nebraska
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“You will not eat a better pizza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The deep dish pizza was awesome, I have not had a pizza that was even close to this quality. The staff were friendly and the beer was cold, a bit expensive but cold. My next trip to Chicago will include a trip to Lou's. The frozen pizza for home cooking are 90% as awesome as the dine in pizzas.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wi
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“THIS is Chicago style pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

If you really want true "Chicago Style" pizza go to Lou's. The lines and wait can be a bit long to get a table but it is well worth it. We always seem to order a pie that is too large but make a valiant effort trying to finish it.

Salads are decent but really folks you are there for the pizza. They usually have some in a cooler by the Hostess Counter that you can take home and cook off yourself but nothin's beats one right from the oven at Malnati's

Visited May 2013
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Dubuque, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Outstanding Deep dish Pizza !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

All I can say is that this is the best deep dish pizza I have ever had ! It was truly outstanding ! The staff was great and the service was top notch ! A must on your next trip to the Chicago area .

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Elsinore, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Pizza like no other”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This was our local pizza restaurant when we lived in Palatine, 20 years ago. We have had to make do with the occasional pizza shipped from Chicago.

However, back for a visit and it is just as delicious. Salads are huge and plenty for 2 - 3 to share and that is the small size. Deep dish buttercrust pizza is rich but tastes like no other pizza I have ever had. We shared a 9" pizza and still could not finish it. Toppings are very fresh. Good selection of wines by the glass, including N.Z. Sauv.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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