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“Meh” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Ranked #68 of 9,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Italian, American, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Meh”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

I LOVE pizza. Chicago style included. But this was just not it. The crust wasn't anything special. We ordered the butter crust and I tasted no butter. There just was not enough cheese and sauce, way too much dough, and the dough being not that great, made it a not so great pizza experience. Not terrible, by any means, but just not the great Chicago style pie that everyone seems to rave about.

Visited November 2012
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Lyons, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

This was close to our hotel and was recommended by the hotel.Within two blocks walking. Get interior decorations, good waitstaff and prices

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

best pizza I've ever had. I'm not sure I can even eat regular pizza now, everything else will pale in comparison. Must stop when visiting Chicago!

Visited December 2012
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WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Great pizza. Friendly staff, perfect location if you stay at the Essex Inn. A great place for a meal after seeing the Joffrey Ballet.

Visited December 2012
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Tokyo, Japan
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104 reviews
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“Long wait, very naughty pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

You gotta wait, but its worth it. Lou's deep dish pizza is the best. Its a naughty calorie bomb, run a marathon before coming so you can enjoy without guilt.

  • Visited September 2012
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