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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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Near North Side
0.6 km from 360 Chicago Observation Deck
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was great. They took special care to get kids food out fast. Also had a small issue of one personal pan pizza that was mixed up with another tables. I told them but also said that I had no problem just having and enjoying...the one that was delivered. They comp’ed it anyways. Service was top notch. Their butter crust is amazing.More

Date of visit: July 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a foodie, you have to try this place. It’s a great pizza, great atmosphere. Highly recommend that you go early, pre order or not mind waiting. Overall, I highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered a medium pizza and an individual salad for three hearty appetites and could barely finish it. The crust was amazing. The tomato sauce (on top as is typical for Chicago style) tasted so fresh. Our server was friendly and engaging. This is pretty...heavy for everyday eating but I’m glad we got to experience Chicago pizza. Only one star down because it was expensive for pizza!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really fantastic vibe in this place. Pizza was great and our server Elliot was fantastic. This is our second visit and it was equally as good as the first.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 29 May 2022 via mobile

Wanted to try the typical Chicago deep pan pizza. A bit overwhelming with the pizza almost dying in cheese. Wouldn’t do it again.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 26 May 2022 via mobile

Four of us stopped by here after a day of sight seeing. I’d seen and heard great things about this Pizza joint long before we came to Chicago, this was on the bucket list! We headed there early, 4pm to ensure we had no queues...to get through, and we were seated straight away. Pizzas can take 40mins to cook, we were told , so we ordered a couple of appetisers and some drinks. Despite previous reviews, I decided a medium pizza would be manageable between two of us, the others selecting pasta dishes. The food arrived, the pasta dishes were large and good quality, the chicken wings were also a hit. The pizza was amazing, huge and full of lovely tasty ingredients, worth all the hype that precedes as visit. All dishes were finished, including the huge pizza, everyone commenting positively. We really enjoyed this must do venue in Chicago. It’s as good as we hoped it’d be !More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 13 May 2022

Had to wait over 1 hour for a table but it was busy. Never had Chicago style before so had what was recommended. The restaurant was cool it had a great atmosphere and the waiters gave good service. It was fairly pricey for what we...got but we went more for the experience than the food and we got that so was happy.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 7 May 2022 via mobile

Pizza was average for us and our order was incorrect. Draft beer selection was good. Would be willing to give them another try.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 31 March 2022

Pizza was fine. Not really our style, but that is not their fault. Took about 1.5 hours to deliver to our hotel a half mile away, but pizza was fairly warm. The driver was very kind. They also supplied us with plates and utensils too...which was nice. I probably wouldn't get it again for the price.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 17 December 2021 via mobile

Best deep dish pizza in Chicago. Fresh tomatoes. Fun ambience. We wait 45 min a Friday night but its deserve it. The bruschettas was amazing.

Date of visit: December 2021
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22 March 2022|
Response from justmeTNred | Reviewed this property |
I do not know but we did not have one. It is worth making sure you eat their fabulous Pizza AND Tirimasiu (sp)?
13 May 2018|
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Yes, you can! Go to "Tastes of Chicago" website.
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I don't think so
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Yes, Lou Malnati's Pizzeria offers takeaway services.

Yes, Lou Malnati's Pizzeria offers delivery services.

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4