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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
+1 847-328-5400
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We went there after the game. There was an hour and a half wait. We were debated saying and going somewhere else. That's when the owner came out and asked if we wouldn't mind sitting outside on the patio of he brought some tables out....More

Thank Karalee9641
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The "thin" crust pizza was great. The malnati's salad was such a big hit they ordered another one for the table. Save room for cookie pizza

Thank Mrs_P811
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We had a small Chicago style. The pizza was light and delicious. Felt good to eat a pizza and still be able to move. The crust is thin and buttery. The wait staff was great and all came over for an introduction. Great escape from...More

Thank mdemello1
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Our first deep dish pizza...awesome!!!! Also had a family style salad. There was so much food, we had leftovers for lunch the next day 😊

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Came here for a baseball tournament and once again Trip Advisor was right. Real fresh ingredients. Be sure to order the cheese bread

Thank john w
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My first time in Evanston and was advised to eat at Lou Malnati's for great deep dish pizza. In my humble opinion, I'd describe the pizza as "good" more so than "great". The pizza's sausage was awesome, the sauce really good, but the crust was...More

Thank soroya
Reviewed 19 July 2016

All five of us had "the Lou" personalized to our taste because you can add and subtract toppings however you want. It was oozing with lusciousness and the crust was about the best pizza crust I've ever had. The dining room is spacious and pretty...More

Thank deanie13
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We went to this place at the recommendation of a friend. There was a large table before us, but we were still served very quickly. The food was delicious and the service was great. I would go here again!

Thank Loveitis
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

In Chicago for a wedding and Lou Malanottis was recommended as "The Best Deep Dish Pizza". It did not disappoint. The salad for one served 2 and Hugo, our server, was attentive and courteous. Great experience!

Thank Mary Ellen H
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Ordered carry out on the 4th of July. The restaurant was crazy busy. Best thin crust pizza I've ever eaten. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Annette W
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Is there a way to purchase a gift certificate?
16 June 2016|
Response from neal f | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have gift cards -- see their website, under gift cards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-328-5400
  • E-mail
Nestled between the growing downtown Evanston district and illustrious Northwestern University, Lou's in Evanston is a favorite of students and residents alike. This location offers dine in, carryout, and delivery as well as catering services. In the warmer months, outdoor seating is available.
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