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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

#64 of 7,664 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Downtown / The Loop
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805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2225
+1 312-786-1000
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The salad was the best I've ever had. I would return and eat the salad only. The signature deep dish pizza was okay. It wasn't flavorful enough and I didn't care for the taste of the sausage. It was hard pressed.

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Thank Lorraine D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a great lunch at this location. Delicious deep dish pizza - we had the pepperoni and even though it was a smaller size, we could barely finish it. The serving sizes are more than ample. We had a gift of a free dessert from our hotel, and chose the Chocolate Chip Cookie pizza - OMG....sublime. We enjoyed every... More 

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Thank Robin M
Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A group of 4 of us traveled all the way from Dallas just to try some famous Chicago deep-dish pizza and we all loved it. We came for lunch on a Saturday and we were seated right away. The waiter patiently explained to us some different options and we decided on getting both a pizza and a salad. The salad... More 

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Thank Steven C
Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice and bubbly waitress. We got the cheese deep dish with extra cheese. It was nice and cheesy. Im personally not a fan of the chunky tomatoes. I feel like its not much different from the pizzeria uno that is found all over.

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Thank mayjal
minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered Lou's delivery since we had a full day of walking museums and the city. Ordered deep dish pie, fettuccine, and their malnati's salad. Pizza was good but I found the crust a touch on the sweet side. The pasta was decent and my teenagers loved it. I ordered their salad expecting more of an anti pasta with salami,... More 

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Thank hyjun24
Vancouver, Canada
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88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly service, and very good deep dish pizza. Staff served our group which was 2 tables efficiently. More than enough pizza to go around and leftovers for after.

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Thank dmw9277
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Lou Malnati's with my two best friends and we had never tried it before and we all agreed that Giordano's had a better tasting pie. All I could taste was the tomato paste in top and it did not provide good flavor. Our waitress was nice and she provided us with good service.

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Thank Joseph C
San Francisco, California
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want a Chicago deep dish pizza during February and it is too cold outside this establishment will delivery your desire right to your hotel room. Their crust is perfect, not too thick or cakelike. The pie I ordered was pepperoni and cheese. The small was so big that I froze the leftovers and brought the rest back home... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Lou's last night primarily because we could walk there from the Hilton Chicago hotel. What a surprise!!! The pie was out of this world, the service friendly and prompt and the atmosphere warm (on a very cold night!). If your in the Windy City---go out of your way to find one of Lou's restaurants. You will not be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yum! Those three letters cover it. Yum. Great pizza. Crust had a yeasty beer-like flavor and was crisp on the very bottom. Pizza perfection in my opinion. If you don't like yeasty bread, you probably won't enjoy their thick crust pizza. They were good to tell us that a deep dish pizza took about 30 minutes to cook. I promise,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Italian, American, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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