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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

#57 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312-828-9800
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited on a Friday night around 8pm. The place was seriously busy, and we were told the wait would be about 45 minutes. Not a problem for us as we didn't have any other plans, but be prepared to wait and plan plenty of time to eat before other plans!! They suggest ordering your pizza while... More 

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Thank sophiamkat
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome food and great atmosphere. Laura our waitress was so AMAZING and she really made our time there great. I have a foul dark sense of humor and she played along with it so thank you for that! I will definitely come back to the River North location when i come back. Butter Crust For Life !

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Thank powleyB
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely worth the wait! Pizza was unique and delicious. Can't wait to try their mail order service and enjoy Chicago pizza in Pittsburgh!

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Thank Kym412
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review! I am happy to hear you're a fan of our Chicago deep dish pizza. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful special salad. The pizza was good but not as good as the hype. The tiramasu dessert was excellent. They offer a 10% military discount or free dessert! Nice first night!

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Thank Chanelle C
Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ate here for lunch and sat at the bar. I ordered Minestrone soup and a small deep dish (pep and mush). Both were very good. The bartender who waited on me was very friendly and we had a long conversation about life in Chicago. It really added to the experience. Great place to stop for a pie!

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Thank scoredonu
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review! I am happy to hear you had a great experience at the bar and enjoyed our pizza. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Should have stopped at the appetizers!!! We were full before we got to the main course!! But stuffed pizza when you are stuffed, oh ya, it was so good!! It was to the table 10 minutes earlier than expected! And fresh - all fresh made and so delicious!! Medium was too big for us since we has the combo appetizers!... More 

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Thank Jane F
Illinois
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed overnight in the city for our anniversary and had always wanted to give Lou's a try, but never found ourselves close enough to walk in. We did a lot of on-foot adventuring in 24 hours but lemme tell you - THIS was the highlight of our trip! The wait time was as-expected for a Friday night so we... More 

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Thank Allyson D
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You cant leave Chicago without checking this place out !! Staff is really friendly , the Pizza was out off this world !! You wont regret it !!

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Thank Guillermo G
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lou Malnati's is hands down the best Chicago style deep dish pizza in the city! Having grown up around the Chicago area, I've tried all the main local Chicago chains of deep dish pizza and Lou's has always been my go to. Whether you dine in or order take-out, I've never been disappointed with the freshness of the pizza. In... More 

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Thank GB218
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This another pizza place in Chicago. Heard many grest things about this place so I had check it out. I ordered thier deep dish pizza was godd but kinda sweet for me. I also ordered one of thier salads which I loved. I enjoyed the salad more than the pizza. Overall a good plcae to eat. Will go back, especially... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-828-9800

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