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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
18473285400
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Grand Rapids
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My first time in Evanston and was advised to eat at Lou Malnati's for great deep dish pizza. In my humble opinion, I'd describe the pizza as "good" more so than "great". The pizza's sausage was awesome, the sauce really good, but the crust was a little bland. The service we had was very good. Overall, I'd try it again... More 

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chattanooga,TN
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All five of us had "the Lou" personalized to our taste because you can add and subtract toppings however you want. It was oozing with lusciousness and the crust was about the best pizza crust I've ever had. The dining room is spacious and pretty and NOT TOO COLD! On warm nights they open up giant glass walls and you... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this place at the recommendation of a friend. There was a large table before us, but we were still served very quickly. The food was delicious and the service was great. I would go here again!

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Chicago for a wedding and Lou Malanottis was recommended as "The Best Deep Dish Pizza". It did not disappoint. The salad for one served 2 and Hugo, our server, was attentive and courteous. Great experience!

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered carry out on the 4th of July. The restaurant was crazy busy. Best thin crust pizza I've ever eaten. Highly recommend.

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Thank Annette W
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was visiting the area for a work conf. Decided I wanted to take some Chicago pizza home. I had about an hour left of my conf and easily was able to order online and pick up at a set time!Pizza was fresh and delicious! Highly recommended!

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Home
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Highly recommend! Made our terrific day in Evanston even better. What a great town! Excellent deep dish pizza and very friendly vibe.

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Tustin, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A group of us ordered 3 pizzas and sadly couldn't finish. The pizzas were great, with buttery crust and a lot of toppings. They had a great local beer selection as well. The waitress would come back periodically and ask if we were ready for another slice. She didnt seem too keen on us serving ourselves for some reason. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Service is friendly and attentive in a family style pizza place. The ingredients were fresh but the pizza lacked flavour. Menu is dated and needs an update to more adventurous tastes.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Grabbed lunch here when we were in Evanston for the afternoon, and I'm very glad we did. I had the Lou and it was really, really good. We also decided to split a Chocolate Chip Pizza at the end, which was delicious. Server was also super friendly and made the experience excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 18473285400
Description
Nestled between the growing downtown Evanston district and illustrious Northwestern University, Lou's in Evanston is a favorite of students and residents alike. This location offers dine in, carryout, and delivery as well as catering services. In the warmer months, outdoor seating is available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?