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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-2104
+1 847-215-7100
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Duluth, Minnesota
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our son is going overseas for an extended period, and he wanted to enjoy some good pizza with us before he departed from O'Hare on a late night flight. What a great "send off" meal we experienced a few days ago at this restaurant! We called ahead with our order -- and arrived around 7:15 pm -- and it was... More 

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Thank Aaron B
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lou Malnati's is a Chicago staple! The pizza is wonderful, especially the thin crust. I'd highly suggest The "Lou" pizza and the Malnati Salad. We have eaten here and picked up also. There is a convenient side door for pick up orders. They also deliver!

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Thank Rebecca J
Arlington Heights
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you think of Chicago style pizza, this one ranks right up there with the best of them. There are many good ones in Chicago, but this one is my favorite.

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

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

Evanston, Illinois
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to do deep dish, the crust is crunchy, the cheese is melted evenly, the sauce is light and chunky and if you like sausage it is layered work flavorful patties.

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Thank Swedishgirlinus
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Deep dish is a Chicago attraction, but have you thought about their thin crust? Amazing especially with pepperoni and sausage. Great place to enjoy with family, the wait staff serves the pizza to you.

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Thank Brian K
LouMalnatis, Guest Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this review

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

Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always good pizza and salad. Fun atmosphere though very loud. Be prepared for a 45 minute or so wait...but well worth it. Sauce a big on the "tangy" side, just he way we like it.

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LouMalnatis, Guest 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 and enjoyed our pizza. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Wheeling, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Some of the best in Chicago pizza. Thick crust is the specialty, but thin crust is also great. You can preorder your pizza before you arrive, or order while waiting for your table.

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Thank garydien
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you want true Chicago deep dish pizza in a true atmosphere this is your place. It will never disappoint. We like the pan "buttered"...yep heart attack style. BUT, you should know that their other items on their varied menu are also A+. I highly recommend their house salad, it is huge and yummy. Lastly, catering YES and always spot... More 

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Thank Carol G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is on of the best Chicago deep dish pizzas I've had!! Must stop if your in Chicago!! The deep dish cheese is to die for!!

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Nothing beats a Lou Mal's deep dish wheel of sausage pizza well done with butter crust uncut! Nothing comes close

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-2104
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Buffalo Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 847-215-7100
Description
With a name like Buffalo Grove, it's only fitting that we have a giant buffalo overlooking our main dining room! This location is a full service restaurant and bar, with carry-out and delivery serving Buffalo Grove and parts of Long Grove, Lincolnshire, and Wheeling. We offer catering and have private event spaces available for up to 80 people. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is the home of the best pizza in Chicago. Our signature Chicago-style deep dish pizza is made using a recipe that has been handed down through the generations. Today, Lou Malnati's is recognized as one of the most iconic and best restaurants in Chicago.

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