Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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Details
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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Foursquare Tips
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
Sat, 09/17/2011 - 13:49
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
Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:59
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
Thu, 11/17/2011 - 18:22
Yummmy
Angelika
Fri, 08/13/2010 - 18:14
Gotta go with the Chicago Special: crumbled sausage, gooey cheese, thick sauce, and buttercrust!
Allie
Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:38
We like to place every order of deep-dish with extra tomato sauce. This guarantees the awesome, chunky tomatoes keep up with the thick cheese and crust.
Jon
Sun, 12/27/2009 - 15:38
This is the original Lou's from 1971
Brent
Sat, 01/09/2010 - 18:58
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
Sun, 08/09/2015 - 05:37
Deep Dish Butter Crust - AMAZING!!!!
Lisa
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:41
lots of ladies in sweatpants here.
kari
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:35
BUTTER CRUST!!!!! :D.... <<<Drool
Jeff
Wed, 10/12/2011 - 17:40
Buttercrust - there's a difference. Reduced fat cheese - one can hardly tell. Save some calories and fat, but still keep the flavor! :)
Cynthia
Sun, 10/02/2011 - 16:14
Best "Lou" pizza...so delicious!
Julie
Mon, 09/26/2011 - 20:56
Deep dish and crust are the best!
Kathy
Sat, 11/20/2010 - 06:29
Absolutely the best pizza ever!!!
Lenny
Sun, 10/03/2010 - 15:54
order the deep-dish pizza with extra tomato sauce as Jon B said, and also with butter crust. very important
Joe
Sun, 01/03/2010 - 16:07
Best Chicago style pizza. Go for a sausage pie plus malnati's salad.
Levi
Mon, 12/24/2012 - 09:26
Food is great. Service is awful. Make sure you have hours to spare if you're going here
Alberty
Sat, 09/08/2012 - 11:11
Get the buttercrust. Also, get the house salad (family style) with the sweet vinegarette.
Joanna
Sun, 07/15/2012 - 18:34
Best pizza in Chicagoland!! Ask for it well done and un-cut!
Lisa
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 11:28
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