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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
+1 312-828-9800
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a bit cliche, but this place does not disappoint. Service is great and it's a large restaurant so it doesn't usually take very long to get a table. The outdoor patio is covered so it's nice even if the weather isn't great. Share a...More

Thank Kristin H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The crust is a bit lighter and crisper than some other Chicago deep dishes, but the flavor is excellent. The service was courteous and even on Saturday evening, it was fairly speedy. The one thing that put a damper on the experience was chicken wings....More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place does not disappoint, as long as you have time! Lots of waiting on the weekend, but as long as you plan ahead, it shouldn't be a problem. We love the pizza here and the chocolate chip pizza for dessert is the best!

Thank JennioDesMoines
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

The pizza is so darn good. I've had pizza but not like this. We had the Malnati Chicago Classic™ and added green peppers and maybe onion too. I can't quite remember, but wow the pizza was good. The crust was super buttery and crisp. The...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Deep dish pizza at its best! When visiting Chicago, everyone need to try some of chicagos famous pizza pies.

Thank mikesH314XO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm really glad a got a chance to try the pizza here. Deep dish, rich tomato sauce and full of flavour. The bottom of the crust was crisp and almost cracker like (in a good way) instead of really doughy. Our server was excellent. We...More

Thank Tamaracat71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I go to Chicago, obviously we head out for pizza. I went on a pizza tour a few years ago, and checked out 5 different kinds of pizza. I personally liked Lou Malnati's the best. So, to my surprise, as I get ready...More

Thank Bonniesal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch and loved it. Their pepperoni pizza is superb, and we loved the deep-dish. Their salads were also yummy! Our server was fantastic, and we will definitely visit again.

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is why we came to Chicago....Chicago pizza! My husband had been wanting deep dish pizza for a while, so I suggested that we fly to Chicago for his birthday and get him some...and see Chicago. We had a little trouble getting to Chicago so...More

Thank JJWCruising
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always been a Giordano's BBQ chicken pizza family. Tried Gino's East and Pizano's too but Giordano's was tops. Even had a G pie delivered to Dallas for my wife's birthday. Tried Lou Malnati's for the first time and it's our new #1. We sat outside...More

Thank Jim C
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Mehdi H
Is this better than Giordano's?
30 May 2016|
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Response from KitKat59 | Reviewed this property |
Giordano's is stuffed pizza (toppings are stuffed into the pie) and Lou's is deep dish (toppings are on top of the pie) Giordanos is dense Lou's although hearty is not as dense. Matter of personal taste, both are great!
Do we need reservations for Sunday lunch?
4 June 2015|
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Response from DempseyZanesville | Reviewed this property |
We were in Chicago during the week days, so I am unable to answer your question about reservations. I would call and ask....they are very helpful
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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 60654-4512
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-828-9800
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