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“Eat like a local” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Northbrook

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Northbrook
1326 Shermer Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 291-0250
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Ranked #21 of 104 Restaurants in Northbrook
Cuisines: Pizza
Description: This location offers carry-out, delivery and catering services only.
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Description: This location offers carry-out, delivery and catering services only.
Belfast
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Eat like a local”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Non Chicago natives may at first be surprised by the concept of the 'Chicago style pizza': which can be almost more like eating a deep filled pie than a traditional pizza. This style of pizza is unique to the area and anyone visiting really should give it a try, it has a very thick doughy base filled with an enormous amount of cheese and topping.

There a number of famous local brands which for years have been producing these deep, doughy pizzas but in all my years of eating them I think the Lou Malnati's brand is the best. I usually order from the Northbrook branch due to its proximity to my base but any of their outlets are all excellent.

Note that locals can get very invested in the debate about which of the famous chicago pizza brands is best, you should of course try them all in order to judge properly!

First-timers be warned: there is a lot of eating in one of these pizzas, even a small will probably be too much for one person.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Top Notch Chicago Style Pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The best Chicago Pizza comes from places like UNO's, Malnatis and Gullivers. They are all close to the same style. Love them all.

Visited December 2011
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Glencoe, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Best pizza in Chicagoland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Order the "Lou," a vegetaran delight with a unique blend of cheeses that achieves perfection. Even a meat lover like me prefers this slice over any other.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best pizza in Chicago”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011 via mobile

In the Gino's vs Malnati's vs Uno vs Giordano's Chicago deep dish battle, Lou Malnati's is the winner! But don't overlook their crispy thin crust. Lou's consistently produce a fresh, cheesy, crispy, hot pizza to order. Yum!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Northbrook, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lou Malnati's Pizza is Arguably the best in the World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2009

I have eaten Lou Malnatti's pizza both thin and thick crust many times and it fantastic in both forms.There is a very wide choice of ingredients. I personally prefer the stuffed spinach with pepperoni.It goes fabulously well with Chianti. I've never met a single person who didn't feel the same way as I do.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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