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“My Default Pizza Place”

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, American, Pizza
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“My Default Pizza Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

Malnati's thick and thin pizzas are well prepared. Love the Green Line [Goose Island IPA] at the Elk Grove location. Accommodating to families and fine service, the pizza is well-prepared and exactly prepared to specs. I MUST have pepperoni on top so it is crisp, and Malnati's accommodates. Like the pizza cut in squares, and the staff balks, but they will prepare that way. Good parking and convenient

Visited February 2014
Thank Ronald J B
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great deep dish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Remember deep dish pizza can take awhile. That said it is fabulous. I had takeout delivered to a nearby hotel. It about an hour but I was told upfront. Also had a salad. Fresh! Great dressing too.

Visited February 2014
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

We ate both the salad and pizza named after "Lou Malnati". Best salad I've ever eaten in my life. Don't know what was so special about but I'd fly half way across the country for it again. The pizza was delicious too-deep dish, lots of cheese. Waitress was friendly. Wish we had one of these restaurants in New England!

Visited January 2014
Thank MeIam M
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Midland, Michigan
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168 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great pizza and salads”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

If you've tried Uno Chicago Grill and thought you were getting good Chicago-style pizza, you couldn't be more wrong. For real Chicago pizza Lou Malnati's is the place. The crust is great, the pizza cheesy and delicious. The sauce tastes of fresh tomatoes and is delicious. The house salad was fresh and the house dressing excellent. Can't recommend highly enough.

Visited January 2014
Thank Richard M
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Chicago, Illinois
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274 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Get the Butter Crust Pizza”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

Never had a bad pizza from Lou's. Been going to Lou's since I was a child. Used to eat at the original Lou Malnati's restaurant in Lincolnwood as a kid. I always get pizza, and always get butter crust as well. Well worth the extra buck or two. I personally don't get many toppings in my deep dish pizza. Better with just plain cheese, or pepperoni or sausage (one topping at the most!). I always recommend to out of towners to visit one of the Lou Malnati's locations nearby. And get the cheese cubes too. Yum!

  • Visited December 2013
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