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“Best pizza chain in Chicago” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Ranked #1 of 100 Restaurants in Buffalo Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: With a name like Buffalo Grove, it's only fitting that we have a giant buffalo overlooking our main dining room! This location is a full service restaurant and bar, with carry-out and delivery serving Buffalo Grove and parts of Long Grove, Lincolnshire, and Wheeling. We offer catering and have private event spaces available for up to 80 people. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is the home of the best pizza in Chicago. Our signature Chicago-style deep dish pizza is made using a recipe that has been handed down through the generations. Today, Lou Malnati's is recognized as one of the most iconic and best restaurants in Chicago.
central Ohio
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221 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
“Best pizza chain in Chicago”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

Even if it wasn't the closest pizza place to our usual hotel, we would still go out of our way for Lou's. The pizza is always outstanding. Service is fast and competent. Noise level and crowd is average for the area.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Waukegan, Illinois
1 review
“Best Pizza in Chicago (or one of the best)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Best deep dish pizza. Love the butter crust. The spinich Bread was also wonderful. There was a little bit of a wait, but definately worth it.

Visited April 2012
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New Lenox, IL
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“BEST DEEP DISH”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

We've been to most of their locations because of their outstanding deep dish and this place is just as good as the others. The service is excellent, the food always served hot and with a smile. We have gone there for many years and will never stop.

Visited July 2012
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Houston, Texas
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308 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Great food, slow service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

The food at Lou Malnati's is excellent! However, the service is very slow and infifferent! Buyer beware!

  • Visited May 2012
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good product”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

They do a nice job with the famous Chigago deep dish pizza, maybe not the best but good. Since my wife hates deep dish we don't go very often.

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