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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 - 10:00 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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Tustin, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

There is another deep dish chain in Evanston -- you know which one I mean-- but the service at Lou's is far above that of the other. Very friendly staff who actually talk to you, are knowledgeable, don't hand you the standard and rather stupid line, How's everything tasting today, good? and scuttling away. Now, deep dish takes a while,... More 

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Fort Wayne, In
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Like many others, I watch several food shows on cable. Too many to name here, but when one focuses on pizza or steak, I pay attention. Lou Malnati's was a name I filed on the back of my forehead for a future visit to Chi-town, a mere 3 hours away. (I had a native Chicagoan refer to his city as... More 

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Thank Thomas H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

If you're first time visiting Chicago like us, you must try their deep dish pizza. After we ordered, the waitress told us it will take 30 minutes. It actually took a little bit more but its worth the wait. Everybody in our group of 6 agreed that the pizzas ware delicious. We froze the leftover and took it to our... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I grew up in Evanston and have since moved away. We have to get our fix of Chicago "junk food" on every trip back. I grew up going to Lou Malnati's on Lincoln and this location does not disappoint. My extended family (about 18 people) participated with a mixture of deep dish, thin crust and salad. The taste was excellent... More 

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Long Beach, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Had to try the deep dish before leaving Chicago. Good comfort food. The butter crust might have been a bit richer than I liked, but my teen enjoyed it immensely. The house salad was enough for 2. Reasonable prices, giant sodas, good service, clean.

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Germantown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We were staying at a hotel just down the street and ordered pizza from here for our dinner. One to two pieces is all you will need, and save a couple for breakfast the next day! Longer order time than most pizza places, but well worth the wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

This is where I go for authentic deep dish in the Chicago area, and I was happy that they opened this branch in Evanston. The pizza is great, and the staff is nice (every time I've been here the manager has walked around to ask each table how the meal is)

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?