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Italian, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Near North Side
0.8 km from Michigan Avenue Bridge
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Reviewed 7 May 2024

Lou’s deep dish was pretty good… probably should’ve stuck with something more simple like cheese or pepperoni, but was good. 5-star crust… perfect and yummy!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Kyle Hoffenberg, General Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2024

Thank you so much for the review! Couldn't agree with you more on our 5-star crust! We appreciate your feedback and are glad to see you had a great experience. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 30 April 2024

Hmmmmmmmm well we drove about 4 1/2 hours to try deep dish pizza. Overall, I would say it is not like any pizza I have ever eaten. It tasted more like an italian pie. It was very cheesy. The crust was good. It did take...a long time to cook it because it is so thick and they suggest pre ordering. Now we understand that.......however, my husband HATED it. So as much as every review says go here, it was not to our liking. Are we strange? I don't think so.....we tried it and it is not for us. Check been here and tried it. Next........More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 April 2024 via mobile

My team was in Chicago for a tradeshow. As the only Chicago native in our group, I picked Lou Malnati's as the place to go for pizza. In a word, I was embarrassed for suggesting this choice. The pizza was less than medicore. Very unlike...as I remember growing up in Chicago. The ambiance at this location was horrible. Ridiculously noisy. Service was medicore at best. This will be my last visit ever to Lou Malnati's. Thanks for nothing!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

I *LOVE* deep dish pizza and Lou Malnati's had long been on my list - and was my first stop upon my arrival in town. Unfortunately, I can't say it was the best deep dish pizza I've ever had. Whereas I was by myself, I...made the mistake of ordering a small, and that probably messed up the ratios of crust to toppings and cheese. It just didn't sing like I was expecting it to. But honestly, anything bigger would have been way too big (and expensive) for a solo diner. The service was alright, though.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

Looking for true Chicago pizza? This is the best. There's a competition in Chicago on who has the best pizza. It's between Lou's and 1 other establishment. Our vote is Lou's. Hands down the best pizza I've ever had.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

After our meeting , we dropped in Lou Malnati's Pizzeria downtown for late lunch , we hear and read so many interesting reviews on TripAdvisior , restaurant spacious very comfortable friendly atmosphere with small bar at front , about 5 mins wait , I was...surprised the menu well plan , not just pizza , from chicken wing to soup and salad also pasta to sandwich , we choose the Calamari , Lemon Pepper Chicken wings with Caesar Salad and their signature Deep Dish " LOU " , wow , too much food I order but everything is a top notch , what a amazing pizza sever in a Iron Pan like a PIE ! took over less 30 mins , freshly make to order , so plan ahead , if you are love pizza this is a paradise for you , so tasty , honestly it is like no other pizza I had in my life just classic deep dish pizza , only in Chicago , like Fogs leg in Paris ! Fish Chips in U.K good friendly services , we both ate so much , it is almost like Dinner , so if you first time visit the Windy City , Deep Dish Pizza and Steak dinner must try ! Amazing ! and it is so good we order a second one to take it back to the hotel ! talk about stomach ache , that was well worth it .More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023 via mobile

This was the absolute Best pizza in Chicago! The pepporoni Pizza did not disappoint. It's also the Best crust I've ever had.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

I'm not usually impressed by fast food or places tourists frequent but because my friend wanted to go, here i was. Well chicago deep dish pizza may not be my favorite NYC dish, but it was nicely prepared and served. I had the house dressing...on my salad and it was delicious. good job Chicago!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

We were looking for a Chicago style pizza and this was a great recommendation by our hotel, a few blocks walking distance. The atmosphere and building were super nice. The house salad with red wine vinaigrette was tasty and the pizza was delicious, we went...with the Lou special (sausage). Good size pizza. We got there at a busy time and they were very gracious and accommodated us very fast (we were two). Thank you !More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023

We were staying nearby and this was worth the wait for deep pan pizza. We had 1 'personal' pepperoni and 1 'small' Lou pizza, both were worth the 20 minute ordering time, which also allowed me time to look at the sports memorabilia on the...walls.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

We arrived at a good time as we were seated immediately. We started with the cheese bread which was meh and I could have done without it. The deep dish pizza was very good & worth the little bit of a wait. Our server was...very good and friendly. The only thing that was slightly annoying was the person clearing the tables. She seemed to pop up every few seconds. Even we we said we wanted to keep the sauce from the bread to use on our pizza she tried to clear it two more times where we just had to move it to the other side of the table. Other than that it was good!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

Wonderful Chicago deep dish pizza! Service was excellent and the portions were very large. The traditional deep dish pizza was excellent and don’t miss the chocolate chip cookie with ice cream for dessert.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

Oh my goodness....best pizza we've ever had. Every time we go to Chicago, this is a "must" restaurant that we have to visit

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 August 2023

A very good place for dinner & drinks. The salad was very good, but had extra salt. The tables are so close together, it's difficult to chat or go in/out.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Lou's is famous for it's deep dish pizza, but we got the bruschetta and thin crust sausage pizza and both were excellent, as was the service. Warning: the wait time can be significant if you go during peak dinner hours

Date of visit: July 2023
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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