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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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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
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Reviewed yesterday

There doesn't seem to be any consensus on the best pizza pie in Chicago, so we tried Lou Malnati's after a couple people's recommendations. The wait was long but that's to be expected, and we got a Classic and a Lou. The classic was fantastic...More

Thank Floreta L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

WOW!! I walked in around 6pm and somehow beat the rush. I had a house salad with ranch dressing while waiting for my pizza. Salad was fresh and homemade ranch was great. Then my pizza arrived... 😀 this is THE BEST pizza I have ever...More

Thank njwalton
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your salad and pizza. We look forward to your next visit with us again soon!

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a personal deep dish pizza. Chicago Classic (sausage) and pepperoni (I added olives, mushrooms and green peppers). Nice size. Then we had the deep dish cookie. A great way to end off the meal. Nice atmosphere. We went before the supper rush so...More

Thank tmunro67
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review! That sounds like a delicious pizza. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed yesterday

For the first time In Chicago this restaurant was recommended for the best pizza in Chicago. The pizza was fantastic, it took a little longer to cook, but while worth the wait. If you are in Chicago by all means go there.

Thank earmuffs59
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your pizza and it was worth the wait. We look forward to your next visit when you're back in Chicago!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Being tourists we of course had to get deep dish. So we went to the N Wells place on a saturday afternoon, and even at 2 pm there was a 30 to 45 minute wait. So, we decided to do take-out, which still took 45...More

Thank notperfectalas2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've eaten at the big four pizza restaurants: Uno's, Giordano's, Gino's East and Lou Malnati's. My wife likes Lou's the best. I like Uno's first then Lou's. A medium is plenty large for a family of four. Don't bother with the personal dessert, it's awfully...More

Thank dmyla
Reviewed 2 days ago

Expect to wait 30-60 minutes for the pizza itself to be baked (after you are seated) but it is worth the wait.

Thank Vanessa P
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback, Vanessa! We are happy to hear your pizza was worth the wait. Come back again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

the food is top notch and servers are wonderful. for this first time I tried thin crust and it was amazing. really good, only down side is the wait at times and small one stall bathroom is problematic.

Thank lorri p
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback, Lorri. We appreciate hearing from you and are happy to hear you enjoyed your thin crust pizza. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to Lou's this past Saturday. They had probably 50-75 people outside waiting for tables or takeout. We went in and we're promptly helped with a take out order which was ready in less than thirty minutes. The pizza was delicious and the service...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was amazing- went with deep dish Lou pizza for our lunch. Absolutely fabulous! Crust was the bomb, and Ingredients clearly fresh. We had a 30 minute wait for a table at lunch time on a Saturday. They encouraged us to order our pizza while...More

Thank Jean B
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cookiekay62
8 July 2017|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
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Mehdi H
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!
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kimhod
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
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: 439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-828-9800
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