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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North

#58 of 7,617 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312-828-9800
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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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Deep dish is the way to go. Friendly server and staff. Reasonably priced. Authentic. Yummy. Glad we went here for lunch!

Thank angiel826
Waseca, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had been told by many people that this was the place to go to get authentic Chicago pizza. It did not disappoint! There was a long wait, but that was to be expected. The atmosphere was fun and lively. The wait staff was very thorough and quick. We all loved our pizzas. Can't wait to go back on our... More 

Thank nleean
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139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have tried several deep dish pizzas in Chicago and always return to Lou Malnatis. This location features great fast service and great food. We arrived on a busy Friday night and the hostess had us order while we waited for a table. It worked out great for us. The wait was short. Get the Malnati Chicago Classic.

Thank Rosebowl94991112
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great night of Pizza for the family. Love Lou Malnati's delicious Pizza. We love Pizza night in my family and Lou Malnati's is a family favorite. Wether we are watching movies or eating together at the table as a family we love eating Lou's Pizza. It's cooked to perfection, delivered in no time and is always hot and... More 

Thank K.b. E
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably one of the best deepdish pizza in town. The crust makes the difference and toppings are good.

Thank pilou13
Irvine, California
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In a word, EXCELLENT. After being highly disappointed by our Chicago hot dog experience this place hit a homerun in the Chicago deep dish pizza department. We got a plain cheese and the Maltani Chicago Classic. We arrived just before 5:00 and were quoted a 20-25 minute wait. They allow you to pre-order your pizza cause it does take a... More 

Thank sjdamigella
Shreveport, Louisiana
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent deep dish pizza. Got the butter crust classic and added some items. Perfectly cooked. Not too soupy and the crust was cooked completely without drying into a charred mess. Had a competitors pizza (not sure if one or two...) a few years ago and it was just too deep and the crust was way over cooked as a result.... More 

Thank Urosmith
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at the restaurant during the Christmas holiday. I'm diary free so can't have the famous deep dish pizza. Went to Lou Malnati's because the others in my party absolutely love the pizza. No big deal. I'm open to having other dishes. We had a late dinner, got there at 9:20 and fortunately there was no line and got promptly... More 

Thank Twocorgis
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199 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having sampled several deep dish pizza places in Chicago, Lou's remains my favorite. We also had calamari, which is always crispy and served with tangy dipping sauce. But the real star is the pizza. Lou's uses sauce with big pieces of tomato, and the crust is always cooked perfectly. This location has plenty of space yet manages a cozy, comfortable... More 

Thank TexasMargs
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pizza had been recommended to me by my sister, so a friend and I went to the restaurant around 5:30 on Thursday Dec. 29. It was a bit crowded in the entrance/bar while we waited, but we ordered our pizza before being seated and received regular text messages telling us our number on the waiting list to be seated.... 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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?