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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
+1 312-828-9800
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“deep dish pizza” (471 reviews)
“malnati salad” (82 reviews)
“chicago pizza” (190 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
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Reviewed yesterday

This was the best pizza I have ever eaten. We ordered a custom pizza while we waited since they take 45 minutes to cook. It came out shortly after we were seated and was remarkable.

Thank dupuislem
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by our hotel concierge. Our mouth watered when she was describing how good Lou Malnati’s pizza is. The restaurant didn’t disappoint. We ordered a small Buttercrust Deep Pan Chicago Classic pizza, and it was very good. At 5pm, the restaurant was...More

Thank stayontrail
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So Malnati’s is my first stop on my deep dish pizza rounds with Giordano’s and Uno’s to go. Over all Malnati’s was very good. The BBQ wings were excellent, not too much sauce so that you don’t taste the wings. I had the Chicago Classic,...More

Thank dino758
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was recommended to us by a local-- and we were so happy about it! Popular place, but you can pre-order your pizza so that you won't wait as long at your table. The salad is generously sized for 2. The individual pizza is awesome...More

Thank Swankysilver
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are on a Anniberthary trip celebrating our wedding anniversary and our friend Julie's birthday. Having a great time. So happy we got to stop into Lou Malnati's restaurant on Wells for lunch.....the best deep dish pizza. Ok if you are in a hurry stop...More

Thank TravelTripster17
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Simply looking for a deep dish pie to feed the entire family. This was a casual, fun atmosphere with quick service. Definitely stopping by again.

Thank Sam W
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 3 days ago

We found the two differently topped pizzas we ordered to be under seasoned, bordering on bland. If the deep dish here is typical of all other examples in Chicago, than we perhaps simply prefer a Napoli or NYC style but regrettably we didn't have time...More

Thank privateuser1909
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been to Chicago numerous time and being that this city is a foodie’s heaven I never got around to having a deep dish. I have to say after eating at Lou’s I kind of regret not having it done earlier. What a delicious...More

Thank Byronlove64
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your pizza with us. Come back again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town for work, I asked around for the place that serves the best deep dish pizza. After reading the reviews and polling my colleagues, Lou Malnati’s came out on the top. Staying in Wicker park, I was super excited to realize that they have...More

Thank JJ_EATS228
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the small deep dish with butter crust. This place was amazing. The pizza took 45 minutes to come out, so be prepared. I came at a good time when there wasnt much of a line. I still have Giordanos ahead of this place,...More

Thank Francisco R
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, Francisco! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your pizza with us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Dee L
December 28, 2017|
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Response from Garland J | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can order online through Amazon.
July 8, 2017|
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Mehdi H
May 29, 2016|
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Response from KitKat59 | Reviewed this property |
Giordano's is stuffed pizza (toppings are stuffed into the pie) and Lou's is deep dish (toppings are on top of the pie) Giordanos is dense Lou's although hearty is not as dense. Matter of personal taste, both are great!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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