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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Elk Grove Village Lou's was the best in the 70's and still is we have moved since but meet there when out of town neighbors come to town . Buffalo Grove Restaurant and the Lake Zurich take out is awesome too , The deep dish butter crust is the best weather it is cheese and sausage or spinach and mushroom it is always great !
I think it is the best deep dish out there no if's and's or but's !!!!!

My son had his Wedding rehersal dinner at the Buffalo Grove in 2002 !

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Carol R
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Siesta Key, Florida
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Best Pizza There Is”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The crust on the thin crust pizza here is awesome. And, the deep-dish pizza is the best there is. The only problem is that there is always a long wait for a table (since the pizzas are made to order, and that takes quite a while). There's a way to avoid that, however. Call ahead and pre-order for a certain time. When you arrive, your pizza(s) will already have been started (it takes about 40 minutes), so you'll promptly be seated. You can then order appetizers and/or drinks, if you choose, since the pizza order won't be rushed out to you. Or, you can order for delivery!

Visited October 2012
Thank ronzam
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Huntley, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Pizza restaurant”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

First time there...food was good. Quite busy, but service was ok
Liked the fact that it is not too far to travel...fairly close to Del Webb

Visited September 2012
Thank Betty C
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Vero Beach, Florida
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158 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great Chicago Pizza”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

My husband and I ate at a Lou Malnati Pizzaria in Shamburg maybe 4 or 5 years ago. I loved the pizza! Our son and daughter-in-law suggested Lou Malnati when we asked about the best pizza places. We were both immediately on board for a Saturday afternoon lunch before visiting a pumpkin patch and corn maze with our granddaughters. This pizza is the best ever!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Kat3Oh
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Sioux City, Iowa
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Night Out”
Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

By the recommendation of some colleagues we ventured down the road to this restaurant. Of course we had to have some Chicago pizza while we were in town. The restaurant was almost easy to miss but luckily the staff at our hotel told us there was a Walgreens across the street so we were able to make the turn. We made it to the restaurant at 5:30 on a Tuesday evening and were able to walk right in and get a table. We ordered our food right away and got our appetizer and drinks right away. Our pizza came in about a half hour, which they told us it would take that long so we were prepared. It was delicious of course! Super cheesy and the crust was really buttery. I've eaten at another Chicago famous pizzeria (see my previous reviews) and I would have to say given the choice I would pick Pizzeria UNO, just because the crust and sausage toppings were better. This place was still great and satisfied our hunger for pizza! We had enough slices to take back to the hotel to snack on later. By the time we were left around 7:00 the place was packed and they had a waiting list, so get there early! Overall great food and fast service.

Thank Emily K
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