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“Classic deepdish pizza and good American beer”

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Ranked #2 of 443 Restaurants in Naperville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Classic deepdish pizza and good American beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Pizza: manna of the collegians... I've never let go of this adage and think it should be extended to include the gathering of any large group.

As a Chicago native, my affinity for deep dish pizza is genetic in nature, and Lou Malnati's represents a stalwart in this space.

But, we don't need to start with the pizza that earned Lou's the numerous accolades. No, start your dining experience with the Malnati salad--family size of course. Crispy leaves of romaine teamed with olives, mushrooms, tomatoes and a culinary coup de grace pairing of chunks of gorgonzola and sweet vinaigrette.

When you're ready for pizza (if you're not stuffed from the salad) look no further than the Malnati Chicago Classic. Sausage, extra cheese, tomatoes, all on Lou's Buttercrust. We matched this traditional deep dish with a smaller thin crust and the combination was more than enough food for the five of us.

Finally, what’s delicious pizza without a cold beer to wash it down? Apart from your standard selection of American brews, ask what specialty bottles and draughts are making the rounds when you visit. Enjoy!

Visited November 2013
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Winnebago, Illinois
2 reviews
“Ordered delivery to hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

Most wonderful pizza and salad! They deliver to the hotel and bring you plates, napkins, utensils, seasonings! Very accomodating for the traveler!

Visited November 2013
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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109 reviews
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“Great family restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

Our family went to Lou Malnati's and it is a wonderful family restaurant. The house family style salad is fresh and filled with more than just lettuce. The pizzas - both deep dish and thin crust - are great. They offer a wide selection of craft beers on tap. Service is friendly, attentive and fast. Just like eating at an Italian house - friendly and noisy with lots of good food.

  • Visited December 2013
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
1 review
“Simply the Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Definetively the best pizza in the Chicago area. The Lou's salad is a must as well! Get there early as there is always a wait.

Visited November 2013
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Nixa, Missouri
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86 reviews
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“Love Lou's every time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

The family and I eat Lou's every time we come to Chicago area, and we continue to love it.
Chi town deep dish is just home to me, even though I have lived away fof years. Jake's pizza in Lisle, Connie's, and the awesome Lou's just "take me back to Chicago."

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