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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

#66 of 7,673 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
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805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2225
+1 312-786-1000
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Heard this was the go to place for Chicago style pizza and we weren't disappointed. Got the classic and though I'm not normally a fan of the deep dish the crust was incredible.

Thank tekphilly
San Francisco, California
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our hotel recommended this place as the best place for deep dish pizza but we were very disappointed. Nice service, stays open very late so a good choice for post theater dining but their pizzas are nothing to write home about. We had the specialty pizza and the spinach pizza and the chicken pasta. The pasta was ok but the... More 

Thank dianamna
Home Usa
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339 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really solid, satisfying, tasty deep dish pizza. Now a regular stop for us each time in Chicago, but we normally do take-out as the restaurant is always packed.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was told that this was a must do when visiting Chicago and wow they surely live up to theur name! I'm not even a huge pizza person but this is by far the best pizza ever (in USA not Europe ;) that I've had. And if you happen to go on a Friday, please order a bowl of their... More 

Thank Michelle G
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The salad was the best I've ever had. I would return and eat the salad only. The signature deep dish pizza was okay. It wasn't flavorful enough and I didn't care for the taste of the sausage. It was hard pressed.

Thank Lorraine D
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a review, Lorraine! I am happy to hear you enjoyed our salad. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a great lunch at this location. Delicious deep dish pizza - we had the pepperoni and even though it was a smaller size, we could barely finish it. The serving sizes are more than ample. We had a gift of a free dessert from our hotel, and chose the Chocolate Chip Cookie pizza - OMG....sublime. We enjoyed every... More 

Thank Robin M
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A group of 4 of us traveled all the way from Dallas just to try some famous Chicago deep-dish pizza and we all loved it. We came for lunch on a Saturday and we were seated right away. The waiter patiently explained to us some different options and we decided on getting both a pizza and a salad. The salad... More 

Thank Steven C
Jersey City, New Jersey
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very nice and bubbly waitress. We got the cheese deep dish with extra cheese. It was nice and cheesy. Im personally not a fan of the chunky tomatoes. I feel like its not much different from the pizzeria uno that is found all over.

Thank mayjal
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ordered Lou's delivery since we had a full day of walking museums and the city. Ordered deep dish pie, fettuccine, and their malnati's salad. Pizza was good but I found the crust a touch on the sweet side. The pasta was decent and my teenagers loved it. I ordered their salad expecting more of an anti pasta with salami,... More 

Thank hyjun24
Vancouver, Canada
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87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly service, and very good deep dish pizza. Staff served our group which was 2 tables efficiently. More than enough pizza to go around and leftovers for after.

Thank dmw9277

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2225
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-786-1000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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