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US$5 - US$30
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Italian, American, Pizza
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Downtown / The Loop
0.9 km from The Art Institute of Chicago
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I was at this location last week, and ordered a pizza with chicken sausauge and spinach. There were very FEW pieces of meat on the pizza and an over abundance of spinach. The $26 for a small two topping pizza is beyond ridiculous! Needless to...say I won't be back and will discourage others.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came for the deep dish, had the buffalo wings to start and they stole the show! Pizza was good, wings were better. We queued for a table but the queue went fast and they ask you to preorder the deep dish so you aren’t waiting...ages once you’re seated. Would recommendMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I got a wild hair last week and decided I wanted to order pizza from a restaurant in another city that was excellent, because we really don’t have a lot of distinguished pizza in my hometown. I’ve only tried Chicago Pizza a couple of times,...but when I looked at the Lou Malnati site, I was sold. In all fairness, the pizza was expensive and I paid an extra $35 to have it overnighted because I didn’t want any issues with spoiled pizza. That said, it was delicious. We still have two left, and while I doubt I will do this often because of the cost, it was excellent. It tasted like I was eating it at a restaurant. It shipped beautifully and I am very pleased. I think the crust is supposed to be the main attraction, but for me it was the cheese. Very very good.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This pizza is heavy! I mean it weighs about 10 pounds so don't be surprised if you see it on the scale the next day!! It takes about 45 minutes of waiting time when it's busy during which time the service staff mostly ignore you...but wow it tastes amazing! This is the best Chicago style pizza in Chicago!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Granted, a deep dish gluten free pizza is a challenge for anyone. And it wasn't terrible. It just wasn't all that good. And it took 30 minutes to get it. Salads were fine. Bruschetta was just okay. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place by chance early one lunchtime during our week long stay in Chicago (from the UK). We were looking for something equal distance from our hotel and Northerly Island concert venue. So we stopped in for a lunch. Simple menu but well executed....Nothing like this in the UK, amazingly crispy base on the thin pizza. The deep dish pizza, again nothing like the UK, this is a thin crispy base and sides pizza pie. Delicious. We did indeed come back for an early supper on the evening of our concert (Goo Goo Dolls, brilliant!). Wait time can be a little long, they are all freshly made pizzas, they were super busy and we did have to hurry the end of our meal. But I’d go again, food was delicious, reasonably priced and as ever the wait staff were lovely.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another place was recommended by the Uber driver and we should have gone there. My husband really liked it but I thought it was just okay. Maybe I don't like deep-dish, the restaurant is in a basement.

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

Are you kidding me… stewed tomatoes on top of pizza and crust like cardboard. Sorry but…. I was so looking forward to a experience and left feeling absolutely disappointed. From TO… take a lesson from descendant pizza….

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best pizza we’ve had! My goodness the layers of flavors were amazing. I’m so glad we chose this over another pizza place in Chicago. We got delivery. One pizza and dessert. 10/10 will go back.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited almost an hour and a half one night to eat here. Was worth it. Pizza was very good and we weren’t rushed once we got a table. I will say it is very pricy for pizza. My small pizza with 4 toppings was $33!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Response from cooleylicious | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations at all. First come first serve.
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Response from Tony C | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are several parking lots within a short walk.
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Response from js2952 | Reviewed this property |
No, their pizza sauce doesn't contain either, I can't digest either onions or garlic, that's why I went there. I wanted to confirm it and I found on their blog that they specifically address that question, their pizza sauce... More
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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
  • Atmosphere: 4