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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

) #50 of 7,901 Restaurants in Chicago ££ - £££ Italian, American, Pizza
805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2225
+1 312-786-1000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“deep dish pizza” (315 reviews)
“salad” (167 reviews)
“chicago pizza” (103 reviews)
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Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2225
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even though I like the thin crust Italian pizza, I went for the Chicago's favourite thick crust and I really liked it. The personal size was not much larger than a CD disc, but it was nearly enough for me. I chose the chocolate pizza-like...More

Thank Kamil C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was great. We did have to wait a half hour to be seated but they have you pre order so when you finally get seated your food arrives shortly thereafter. Service was friendly and good especially for the amount of visitors they had.

Thank Hkrau1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was great hot on time the workers was very nice from the time me an my guess arrive until we left.

1  Thank prettyeyezMo
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you had a great experience with our staff and enjoyed your food. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were recommended this place by our friend who lives in Chicago. It was great. There is always a wait time, but you can preorder your pizza prior to sitting down. The appetizers of garlic bread ( great sauce ) and the trio of dips...More

1  Thank traveldoc27
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place serves the best lunch special....everyday from 11-2 they offer a beverage, side salad and either pepperoni or sausage deep dish pizza for $10. Love the crispy deep dish pizza....and generous salad. Can't wait to go back.

1  Thank susan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for lunch recently upon the recommendations of several locals regarding the best place for deep dish pizza. Lou's did not disappoint! Our salad arrived first and was absolutely delicious. I had to stop eating it to save room for pizza. The pizza...More

1  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pizza was very good! The staff were all very friendly and attentive! Very reasonably priced for a family of 5.

Thank wildcats4ever
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pizza was great. Stuffed spinach bread is a must! Service was great. Definitely the place for Chicago style pizza.

Thank Jeanne6972
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really impressed by how well and quickly the staff handled the large volume of customers. With a 20 minute wait, we ordered pizza before being seated and only waited a few minutes at our table for food. Full disclosure, I have not had...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I reserved a table for the next available time at around 6.40pm, the hostess told us there would be around a 30/40min wait as it was prime time. In which time we should pre-order our food and return once receiving a text...More

Thank Rachael A
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15 February 2017|
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Response from Fabienne N | Reviewed this property |
I actually froze my leftovers before I got on the plane back to California, it had thawed and was perfect on arrival. I'm not sure if they have half-baked or frozen to go....but you could call a day ahead and ask. I... More
21 January 2017|
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Response from scorpio5 | Reviewed this property |
No. I done not think so.
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31 August 2015|
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Response from LouMalnatis | Property representative |
Yes, our pizza sauce contains chunks of tomatoes. If you do not want chunks of tomato, you can always request your pizza be made with our thin crust sauce (same sauce, just pureed a bit more so there are fewer chunks).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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