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“Everything was just right” 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.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Everything was just right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We ordered over the phone and killed time in the neighborhood. The staff was cheerful and attentive. The place was clean and bright. The food was ready when it was supposed to be. The price is amazing for what you get. They provied plenty of parm on the side and hot chilli pepper as well and we would have forgotten that if the had not suggested. The pizza was everything i have come to expect from a Chicago style deep dish. I loved it and my friend did too. Can't wait till i am back innthe area. We will be doing the same thing again

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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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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