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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

#54 of 7,681 Restaurants in Chicago
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439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
+1 312-828-9800
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Cairo, Egypt
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Lou in summer 2016 we were a company of four adults, we ordered the family size salad and two medium sized deep pan Chicago authentic pizza. It was more than enough we even took with us almost a whole pizza. The place is very nice, the salad and pizzas are great. We recommend it and will go again.

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Thank Wafik b
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you had a great experience with us and enjoyed our food. We look forward to serving you all again soon! More 

Corinth, Texas
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Lou's when we arrived in Chicago and it was the last place we visited before flying out. The service was great both times and the pizza is amazing. Highly recommend.

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Thank LCJones629
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you had a great experience with us and enjoyed your pizza. We look forward to serving you again when you're back in Chicago! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends who used to love in Chicago and our local Uber driver. My first experience with Chicago deep dish pizza. Wow! It was phenomenal. We also had the Malnati salad which was great too. Of note, it takes 40-45 to prepare and bake the pizza. This may be too long of wait for... More 

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LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you had a great experience and enjoyed our pizza. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow this place is busy! They don't take bookings, so you may have to wait..... call the staff and find out what their busy times are and try to arrive before or after their peak times. Their pizzas are awesome though, so if you have to wait it's well worth it. And that's all you need to know!!!

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Leawood, Kansas
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We picked this reservation because it was recommended by business associates. We had a great dining experience here. The pizza was fantastic!

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in for a late dinner Saturday night and the place was packed. Put our order in while waiting for a table. We were seated quicker than the estimate and enjoyed the Malnati salad and cheese garlic bread. Pizzas were out about 10-15 min after finishing up the appetizers and were worth the wait. We had the deep dish and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place. Pizza (deep dish) was really good. If you are in a hurry, not the place for you if you order the deep dish pizza. Took about 30 min to get food but it was worth the wait! Had a couple of the local brews and were good also

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Atlanta, Georgia
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want to try deep dish pizza in Chicago, this seems to be the place to go for it. As a New Yorker, I must admit that I much prefer NY style pizza. But it was very good and despite it being packed, the service was friendly and excellent. The pizza is very good, though it is a time... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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228 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here based on a recommendation from friends for Dinner around 8 pm on a weeknight. When we arrived there was a pretty large line however what you do is go up to the desk and let them know if you want to eat in or carry out. If you want to eat in and want deep dish, order... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always make it a point to stop here when we're in town (about 1-2 times a year). Very hearty so order on the small side buy so delicious. Tried other pizza places and nothing compares. Love it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-828-9800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?