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“Nothing else like it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lou s LaGrotto

Lou s LaGrotto
3001 5th Street, Peru, IL
815-223-3083
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Ranked #5 of 56 Restaurants in Peru
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Trophy Club, Texas, USA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Nothing else like it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I was raised in Peru, but have lived in ten cities since, long enough in each place to try multiple pizza places. I have never found another pizza like LaGrotto's thick. I personally think their's is the best I've ever tasted. Even if you don't like thick pizza I'd suggest you try Lou's because it is so unique.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gurnee, Illinois
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly great pizza at a great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Had visited this restaurant the last time we went to Starved Rock. Had to go back. Fantastic pizza and it was a great deal. A large deep dish pizza with two toppings for $9.50. Will go back again.

  • Visited June 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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Manteno, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Our family was staying in Peru and decided to get a "feast" - pasts, wings and pizza. Due to reviews we were really looking forward to dinner. Well, everything was just OK. The mild wings were so mild they weren't seasoned at all. Red sauce pasta had very little sauce. It was good but ask for sauce on the side. The chicken alfredo was good...but too much sauce. The pizza was OK. they don't put a lot of toppings on the pizza. We ordered 4 different toppings so we expected it to be pretty covered. It wasn't.

Basically it was good - but more on the average side.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Eureka, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Deffiently going back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My fiance and I went here for a date night. Being new to the area we were not sure where to go, and the reviews led us to Lous LaGrotto. We had a great time!

We dressed pretty casual. I ordered a margarita over rocks special that they had going and it was very good!
We had the garlic nuggets as an appetizer and they were delicious, but if you are health conscious beware as those little things are not only delicious, filling but very greasy.

We had a deep dish pizza which we were wary of getting because we grew up in Chicago, but man it was good! Baked to perfection, ingredients were very tasty.

The service was decent, nothing spectacular but friendly.

If you have never gone, GO. If you had a bad experience, give them another shot because we sure will!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Federal Way, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Favorite Local Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Lous is by far our favorite Local Place to eat. The deep dish pizza is so good and filling. The garlic Nuggets are always a must have. The service is always so friendly whether you are dining in, carry out, or delivery. The chicken alfredo is also to die for.!! Also love the specials during football season!

  • Visited March 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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