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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Oak Park

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1038 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1102
+1 708-358-0800
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered a small deep dish pizza and it was plenty filling for two people. Staff is very open to letting you build your own pizza. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank dianepdk
Saint Johns, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellcelent Food and Service. This restaurant was recommended to us and we were not disappointed. The Salad and deep dish pizza was exceptional. Would definitely return next time in Chicago. ThankYou.

Thank Grant M
Cody, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We said we were in a hurry, got quick service. All staff went well beyond. Caution, if they offer "comfortable chairs, they are actually way too low, puts your chin on the table. Good food, wine.

Thank Ann P
Lake Forest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came back to Chicago and brought our son, so we stopped by Lou's and got a Chicago style pizza. It had the desired effect to impress the culture of Chicago. The pizza is delicious and highly recommended. We had the large deep Chicago classic. We took this pizza pie to go and enjoyed it at home with some ice... More 

Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lou's is a short walk from FLW's House and is a great way to follow up on your walking tour. This was my first Deep Dish Chicago pizza experience and boy was it amazing. Started with the Chicago special salad (yum - definitely make sure you share) and went with the deep dish (1/2 Lou's and 1/2 Chicago Special). Based... More 

Thank Lenora T
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Due's and Lou Malnati's are my favorite, but if you can't get downtown to Due's, then any of the Malnati locations are of equal product and quality! The Malnati pizza and salad are always my personal favorite. Also, Malnati's new location are architecturally significant! Good pizza and a cool place too!

Thank HowardZ S
Mundelein, Illinois
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Can't go wrong with anything at Lou's but long waits for a table on weekends. There deep dish is the best on the planet

Thank DDSanti
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Brought here by our hosts in Chicago, to finally try the famous deep dish. It was our host's favourite deep dish pizza place in Chicago and it was on my to do list to try. The pizza was great, warm, cheezy and a crunch outer crust. Great, but I decided I'm not that big a fan of deep dish anyway.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Had to try a Chicago deep dish pizza. Great experience. I expected a thick grust and was pleasantly surprised with the thin crust and a pizza loaded deep with tasty ingredients. Also I could order an individual sized pizza.

Thank Art D
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time here tonight. The salad was great. We ordered the combination appetizer and the classic Chicago pizza. Everything was very good. The server was on top of it. All 5 of us left full and happy with our meal, along with a to-go box. I can't wait to order pizza and have it mailed home to... More 

Thank Ljcopple

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 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: 1038 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-358-0800

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