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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” (503 reviews)
“salad” (413 reviews)
“chicago pizza” (200 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pizza really wasn't anything to write home about. The pizza crust was dry and bland. The appetizer plates were greasy with finger prints all over them. Still on the hunt for good Chicago pizza.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank maalawaala
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi maalawaala, We are sorry to see you had a disappointing experience with us. We would love to hear from you about this more directly. What could we have done better? Please click the link to fill out the corresponding information. We are looking forward...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a just a couple of days to catch up with friends on a recent trip to Chicago. When we asked what was the best pizza, they said Lou Malnatti’s! (Which sounded awfully close to “Illuminati” but I digress....) This pizza was delicious! We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roxie_0102
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Dec 29 Ordered Small Malnati Chicago Classic As our first authentic Chicago deep dish pizza, we enjoyed it's charm and taste, the crust was amazing. Also great service and wait system, very efficient. 1 star off as the cheese wasn't as melted and stretchy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Eddy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pizza was cold up on delivery. The restaurant was 2 blocks from our hotel and it was 20 minutes past delivery time. I would look somewhere else for pizza.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michael M
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi MIchael, We are sorry to see you had a disappointing experience with us and our delivery services. We would love to hear from you about this more directly. What could we have done better? Please click the link to fill out the corresponding information....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On this day the Bears were playing the Rams, so before going to the game I decided to go back where it all began, as this was the first deep dish pizza I tried many years ago. Since then I have tried Gino’s East, Pequod’s...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jermaine J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a few deep dishes as first timers in a Chicago. Lou’s was definitely the favorite! Fun atmosphere and excellent pizza! Deep dishes take longer so plan accordingly. Delicious!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kgepparker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my wife had a house salad, which she said was great... then we ordered a thin crust and of course the deep dish Malnattis special... and it was great! the service was great, of course we had to wait a bit, but that's normal on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Scottwold
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As of this writing, and dozens of Pizzas later, Lou Malnati's Traditional Deep Dish is the best Chicago Pizza I've had,,,, you will not be disappointed. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank paul274Boston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me, my wife and youngest daughter flew out for a weekend series against the Cards. Stopped by Lou's. as always, the service was great and the food superb. Never a doubt or a moment's hesitation about going.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Benwa52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I must admit, it’s hard to compare this to any other deep dish pizza, as this was our first time, however a few things left us feeling a little deflated, given how much we were looking forward to the experience... Firstly, the lady who took...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 0908267
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, We are sorry to see you had a disappointing experience with us. We would love to hear from you about this more directly. What could we have done better? Please click the link to fill out the corresponding information. We are looking forward to...More

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DeeL570
December 28, 2017|
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Response from Garland J | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can order online through Amazon.
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July 8, 2017|
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Response from jameshQ1278XF | Reviewed this property |
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups
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>  > River North
  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Phone Number: +1 312-828-9800
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