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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North

#58 of 7,613 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312-828-9800
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

They have the Chicago deep dish pizzas as well as regular thin crust. Next time we will order thin crust. There is just too much food in the deep dish. The flavours are good but I have had better

Thank Waterdown
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having ate Chicago-style deep-pan pizzas in the UK, wasn't expecting great things, but... Wow! This was delicious! No soggy, chewy base but a much thinner one; crisp, crunchy, almost sweet - topped with an equally delicious sauce. What differs is the sauce is fresh, with actual tomato pieces, and super tasty. It sits - I think - on top of... More 

Thank thomsr
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came back to Chicago just to have this pizza again! I've tried others and this is the best out here

Thank Stella W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had read so much about Lou Malnati's pizza and couldn't wait to try it. We were not disappointed. It was the best deep dish pizza we have ever eaten!! The best part...they deliver. We ate their pizza and a huge garden salad at our own candlelit dinner, at our hotel suite. No crowds, and a quiet dinner, before heading... More 

Thank jules7354
Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My experience was with ordering from Lou Malnati's via their website. It is one of the worst websites I have ever visited for online purchasing, along with absolutely atrocious customer service and ridiculous price gouging. Every attempt to purchase items led to an error message stating that the information that I was inputting did not match my credit card information.... More 

Thank Lisa C
Kingwood, Texas
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101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a girls weekend trip to Chicago and of course we had to have pizza. We decided to give Lou Malnati's a try We went around 2:30 on Saturday afternoon and still had a 45 minute wait....and it was worth it! We split their salad and a pepperoni pizza and walked out the door with huge smiles on our faces.... More 

Thank Kathy R
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited Lou Malnati's River North for the first time with my 3 boys the Tuesday before Thanksgiving 2016. The restaurant was busy, but we were seated right away and our server was fantastic! We had been to other well known deep dish joints in Chicago and were looking for a new place to try. Much to our surprise, Lou... More 

Thank Andy C
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Crowded and there was a lengthy wait but worth it. The deep dish is amazing. Great atmosphere and plenty to see on a walk while you wait for your table.

Thank buffaloveli
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The pizza here was amazing, got recommended this place by a friend. I can't remember the name of the pizza I had but it was the "Lou Malnati special" or "classic"? It was amazing, I chose the single person one, definitely would get the size up for one person. I ordered a side salad with mine but could have eaten... More 

Thank Lucy S
Tucson, Arizona
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had been looking forward to dining at Malnati's since it had earned ranking as one of Chicago's best pizzas. We ate lunch a little before noon and the restaurant was packed on a Saturday. Service was attentive and friendly; wait for pizza was 35 minutes as promised. We ordered garlic bread which was stale and tasteless. The pizza was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
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: 439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-828-9800

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