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“Everything was just right”

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Ranked #15 of 120 Restaurants in Northbrook
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
Description: This location offers carry-out, delivery and catering services only.
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Description: This location offers carry-out, delivery and catering services only.
NYC
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Everything was just right”
Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

We ordered over the phone and killed time in the neighborhood. The staff was cheerful and attentive. The place was clean and bright. The food was ready when it was supposed to be. The price is amazing for what you get. They provied plenty of parm on the side and hot chilli pepper as well and we would have forgotten that if the had not suggested. The pizza was everything i have come to expect from a Chicago style deep dish. I loved it and my friend did too. Can't wait till i am back innthe area. We will be doing the same thing again

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  • English first
  • Korean first
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English first
Belfast
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Eat like a local”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Non Chicago natives may at first be surprised by the concept of the 'Chicago style pizza': which can be almost more like eating a deep filled pie than a traditional pizza. This style of pizza is unique to the area and anyone visiting really should give it a try, it has a very thick doughy base filled with an enormous amount of cheese and topping.

There a number of famous local brands which for years have been producing these deep, doughy pizzas but in all my years of eating them I think the Lou Malnati's brand is the best. I usually order from the Northbrook branch due to its proximity to my base but any of their outlets are all excellent.

Note that locals can get very invested in the debate about which of the famous chicago pizza brands is best, you should of course try them all in order to judge properly!

First-timers be warned: there is a lot of eating in one of these pizzas, even a small will probably be too much for one person.

  • Visited April 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Top Notch Chicago Style Pizza”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

The best Chicago Pizza comes from places like UNO's, Malnatis and Gullivers. They are all close to the same style. Love them all.

Visited December 2011
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Glencoe, Illinois
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best pizza in Chicagoland”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Order the "Lou," a vegetaran delight with a unique blend of cheeses that achieves perfection. Even a meat lover like me prefers this slice over any other.

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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best pizza in Chicago”
Reviewed August 25, 2011

In the Gino's vs Malnati's vs Uno vs Giordano's Chicago deep dish battle, Lou Malnati's is the winner! But don't overlook their crispy thin crust. Lou's consistently produce a fresh, cheesy, crispy, hot pizza to order. Yum!

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