Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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6649 N Lincoln Ave (at Prairie Rd)
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
(847) 673-0800
Pizza
Italian
2
8.90
Hours
Mon–Thu: 11:00 AM–11:00 PM Fri–Sat: 11:00 AM–Midnight Sun: Noon–10:00 PM

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The first Lou Malnati's Pizzeria opened in 1971 to much acclaim, and it’s now a Chicago — and national — institution. Lou died of cancer just seven years later, but his family kept his dream alive, expanding his chain to 42 locations at last count.

The Lou Malnati’s deep-dish experience comes in four sizes: six-inch individual (serves one), nine-inch small (serves two), 12-inch medium (serves three), and 14-inch large (serves four). So you most likely will just be ordering one or two if you plan to finish them, even with a few friends (unless you’re not planning to eat anything else that day).

They do actually make a thin-crust pie, but what’s the matter with you? You’re not visiting for thin-crust, so make sure one of those picks is the Malnati Chicago Classic: a casserole (remember, deep dish isn’t technically pizza) made with Lou's lean sausage, some extra mozzarella, and vine-ripened tomato sauce on buttercrust. "It's authentic Chicago!"

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

 

 

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Lou Malnatis has been serving the city for decades. It's all about with the signature Lou, topped with spinach, mushroom and sliced tomatoes. Get it with the buttercrust and thank us later.
Eater
2014-03-20 15:59:09
Gotta go with the Chicago Special: crumbled sausage, gooey cheese, thick sauce, and buttercrust!
Allie
2011-05-11 18:38:16
This is the original Lou's from 1971
Brent
2010-01-09 23:58:12
Excellent pizza. Ordered "The Lou." Their salad was ok. Too crunchy with bacon bites for me though. Great service. Make sure to order your pizza while you wait for a table!
Jeff
2015-08-09 09:37:31
Deep Dish Butter Crust - AMAZING!!!!
Lisa
2014-05-06 14:41:53
lots of ladies in sweatpants here.
kari
2014-01-10 20:35:13
A favorite since childhood Lou knows how to dish up the deep dish. Never disappointing, great toppings, great atmosphere. A must visit place for great deep dish pizza.
David
2011-11-17 23:22:15
BUTTER CRUST!!!!! :D.... <<<Drool
Jeff
2011-10-12 21:40:42
Buttercrust - there's a difference. Reduced fat cheese - one can hardly tell. Save some calories and fat, but still keep the flavor! :)
Cynthia
2011-10-02 20:14:23
Best "Lou" pizza...so delicious!
Julie
2011-09-27 00:56:29
This is the original location but no tourists. Avoid long lines by arriving within 2 hours of opening or closing. Pre-order to get seated fast & pizza faster. Must get the buttered crust!
Raed
2011-09-17 17:49:55
Deep dish and crust are the best!
Kathy
2010-11-20 11:29:41
Absolutely the best pizza ever!!!
Lenny
2010-10-03 19:54:24
order the deep-dish pizza with extra tomato sauce as Jon B said, and also with butter crust. very important
Joe
2010-01-03 21:07:29
Best Chicago style pizza. Go for a sausage pie plus malnati's salad.
Levi
2012-12-24 14:26:05
Food is great. Service is awful. Make sure you have hours to spare if you're going here
Alberty
2012-09-08 15:11:12
Get the buttercrust. Also, get the house salad (family style) with the sweet vinegarette.
Joanna
2012-07-15 22:34:24
Best pizza in Chicagoland!! Ask for it well done and un-cut!
Lisa
2012-05-06 15:28:51
They have delicious water here!
andrew
2012-04-20 19:40:53
Great pizza, get the butter crust. Ask to be seated in Nick's station. The man knows how to care for his clients.
Nancy
2012-04-13 19:06:16