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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
US$20
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Menu

APPETIZERS‎
$5.95
Lou's Bruschetta
Fresh chopped roma tomatoes, romano cheese & fresh basil tossed in olive oil & topped w/ shaved parmesan. Served on homemade toasted garlic rounds.
$5.95
Three-Cheese Bread
A family portion of crispy french bread w/ melted mozzarella, parmesan, cheddar cheese & a touch of garlic. Dunk it in dipping sauce.
$5.50
Stuffed Spinach Bread
A Malnati creation, this crusty handmade loaf is served fresh out of the oven, stuffed w/ a delicious blend of cheeses, fresh spinach, garlic, onion & chunks of tomato. A vegetarian delight
$7.75
Calamari Fritta
Lightly breaded & seasoned to perfection, served w/ a tangy cocktail sauce.
$5.25
Breaded Mushrooms or Zucchini
Served golden brown w/ ranch dressing
$5.25
Toasted Mozzarella Sticks or Cheddar Cubes
Delicious‎ bites of cheese served w/ our homemade marinara sauce
$3.95
Garlic Bread
Served w/ marinara sauce.
$7.95
Buffalou Wings
Oven‎ roasted, then fried buffalo style wings tossed in "mild w/ a little giddy up" sauce. Served w/ celery & gorgonzola or ranch dressing.
$7.95
Bar-B-Lou Wings
Oven roasted, then fried Buffalo style wings tossed in a sweet honey bar-b-que sauce. Napkins not needed - the sauce is so good, you won't dare leave any on your fingers.
$8.25
Combination Platter
A variety of toasted mozzarella sticks, cheddar cubes, breaded zucchini & mushrooms. Served w/ ranch dressing & marinara sauce.
SOUPS & SALADS‎
About The Salads
All feature salads are served family style & feed three to four people. Medium sized salads serve one to two people.
Homemade Salad Dressings
Bowl $3.25
Cup $2.40
Minestrone Soup
A hearty Italian vegetable soup made w/ homemade chicken & pork stock in the Old World, two-day process.
Bowl $3.25
Cup $2.40
Soup di Giorno
Soup of the day, always homemade. ...always tasty!
$11.25
Medium size $7.75
Malnati Salad
Romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, black olives, sliced mushrooms, crumbled Volpi salami & gorgonzola cheese. Tossed w/ Lou's famous dressing w/ a touch of romano cheese.
$4.50
Family portion $9.25
House Salad
Fresh iceberg & romaine lettuce laced w/ red cabbage, carrots & topped w/ roma tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions & homemade croutons.
$11.25
Medium size $7.75
Chicken Club Salad
Chopped‎ Romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, shredded mozzarella & cheddar & crispy Volpi salami all tossed in our homemade Club dressing w/ crunchy tortilla chips.
$10.75
Medium size $7.25
Caesar Salad w/ Grilled Chicken
Grilled strips of chicken served over romaine lettuce & tossed w/ caesar dressing. Topped w/ ripe tomatoes & fresh baked croutons.
$10.75
Medium size $7.25
Antipasto Salad
Romaine & iceberg lettuce topped w/ Volpi salami, roast beef, provolone cheese, black olives, pepperoncini, red onions, giardiniera & drizzled w/ our red wine vinaigrette dressing & topped w/ fresh baked croutons.
WORLD FAMOUS CHICAGO STYLE DEEP DISH PIZZA‎
6" Individual (serves 1) $5.95
9" Small (serves 2) $9.95
12" Medium (serves 3) $13.95
14" Large (serves 4) $18.25
Cheese Deep Dish Pizza
6" Individual (serves 1) $6.60
9" Small (serves 2) $11.45
12" Medium (serves 3) $15.90
14" Large (serves 4) $20.50
Pepperoni or Sausage Deep Dish Pizza
6" Individual (serves 1) $7.60
9" Small (serves 2) $13.70
12" Medium (serves 3) $18.85
14" Large (serves 4) $23.90
The "Lou"
A pizza so good we gave it his name! Fresh spinach, mushrooms & sliced tomatoes covered w/ a blend of mozzarella, romano & cheddar cheese. No substitutions please.
6" Individual (serves 1) $7.05
9" Small (serves 2) $12.70
12" Medium (serves 3) $17.40
14" Large (serves 4) $22.25
The "Malnati Chicago Classic"
Lou Malnati's is legendary for its pizza in the pan, & here, sausage is the specialty of the house. Made w/ Lou's exclusive blend of lean sausage, some extra cheese, & vine-ripened tomato sauce on our famous Buttercrust.™ It's authentic Chicago
Indivudual $0.65
Small $1.50
Medium $1.95
Large $2.25
Extra Ingredients
Mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives, sliced tomatoes, extra cheese, garlic, hot giardiniera, anchovies, extra tomato sauce or fresh spinach (enhanced w/ garlic, basil & onion)
$0.75
Malnati's World Famous Buttercrust!
Try it, 'cause Lou likes it! Order your pizza w/ lower in fat cheese.
Ask About Our Gluten-Free Deep Dish Pizza!
Lou's offers a gluten-free "Crustless" Deep Dish Pizza for those people who are gluten-intolerant
THIN CRUST PIZZA‎
9" Small (serves 1) $5.95
12" Medium (serves 2-3) $10.15
14" Large (serves 3-4) $13.30
Cheese Thin Crust Pizza
9" Small (serves 1) $6.60
12" Medium (serves 2-3) $11.65
14" Large (serves 3-4) $15.25
Pepperoni or Sausage Thin Crust Pizza
Small $0.65
Medium $1.50
Large $1.95
Extra Ingredients
Mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives, sliced tomatoes, extra cheese, garlic, hot giardiniera, anchovies, extra tomato sauce or fresh spinach (enhanced w/ garlic, basil & onion)
$0.75
Malnati's World Famous Buttercrust!
Try it, 'cause Lou likes it!
Order your pizza w/ lower in fat cheese.
PASTA‎
$9.45
Chicken Louie
Tender‎ pieces of chicken served over fettuccini & tossed in a cream sauce then baked w/ mozzarella on top
$8.95
Penne ala Malnati
For the pasta fanatic! We fold cream & romano cheese into our homemade meat sauce then stir in penne. Also available topped w/ baked mozzarella at no extra charge
$7.95
With meatballs $+1.95
Spaghetti or Penne
With your choice of our hearty meat or marinara sauce.
$8.95
Lasagna
Lou's‎ Old-World recipe featuring a blend of spinach, three cheeses & topped w/ our meat or marinara sauce.
SANDWICHES‎
All Sandwiches are served w/ your choice of French fries or fresh fruit & cottage cheese.
Chicken sandwiches are available as an entrée served over a bed of pasta for an additional $1.95
$8.25
French Fries
Fresh Fruit
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
A tender breast of chicken sautéed to perfection, topped w/ mozzarella cheese & covered in marinara sauce.
$8.25
French Fries
Fresh Fruit
Chicken Marsala Sandwich
A chicken breast sautéed in our mushroom-wine sauce.
$8.25
French Fries
Fresh Fruit
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
A boneless breast of chicken grilled an served w/ cottage cheese & fresh fruit.
$7.95
French Fries
Fresh Fruit
Beef Sandwich
Malnati's own recipe slow roasted in herbs & spices, & smothered w/ melted mozzarella.
$7.95
French Fries
Fresh Fruit
Meatball Sandwich
Italian seasoned meatballs topped w/ fresh marinara & melted mozzarella.
FOOD FOR KIDS‎
Food for kids available for children 12 & under. All kids' meals come w/ a small drink (dine-in only).
$4.75
Spaghetti or Penne
Served w/ meat or marinara sauce.
$4.75
American cheese
Cheddar cheese
Mini Burger
A 1/4 pound burger served w/ your choice of American, cheddar or mozzarella cheese. Includes your choice of fries or fruit.
$4.75
Chicken Nuggets
A reigning favorite. Includes your choice of fries or fruit
DESSERTS‎
$5.95
Individual serving $2.95
Chocolate Chip Pizza
A freshly baked chocolate chip cookie prepared in a deep-dish pizza pan, topped w/ vanilla bean ice cream & whipped cream. You won't believe how good this is! Enough for two! Please allow about 10 minutes for baking
$5.95
Individual serving $2.95
Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae
Warm fudge brownies on vanilla bean ice cream, w/ chocolate syrup, cookie crumbles, & whipped cream. This one's too good to worry about calories. Enough for two!
$5.95
Tiramisu
Ladyfinger cookies soaked in homemade espresso & layered w/ mascarpone cheese topped w/ cocoa power - crowned w/ accents of dark chocolate. Serves 2-3.
BEVERAGES‎
$2.25
Soft Drinks
32 oz Jumbo
$2.25
Intelligentsia Coffee
$2.25
Tea
$2.25
Iced Tea
32 oz jumbo
$1.75
Dasani Bottled Water
LUNCH‎
Served from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m daily.
All items come w/ your choice of a side salad or cup of soup. Includes your choice of soda.
$7.75
Extra ingredients $+0.50
Side Salad
Cup of Soup
Soda
Express Individual 6" Pizza
Choice of Cheese, Cheese & Sausage or Cheese & Pepperoni.
$7.25
Side Salad
Cup of Soup
Soda
Stuffed Spinach Bread
A Malnati creation, this crusty handmade loaf is served fresh out of the oven, stuffed w/ a delicious blend of cheeses, fresh spinach & chunks of tomato. A vegetarian delight!
$7.25
Side Salad
Cup of Soup
Soda
Half Order of Lasagna
Lou's Old-World recipe featuring a blend of spinach, three cheeses & topped w/ our meat or marinara sauce
$7.25
Meatballs $+1.95
Side Salad
Cup of Soup
Soda
Half Order of Penne or Spaghetti
With your choice of our hearty meat or marinara sauce.
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Reviewed today via mobile

My first time in Chicago and I wanted to try some authentic Chicago style pizza. I had multiple people recommend Lou’s to my wife and me. We went about 545 and they were already packed. The wait was about 45 minutes, but we didn’t mind...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sirafro2000
Reviewed today

Friendly service, although a bit slow. Nice menu to choose from, really tasty food! Portions are huge! For sure to recommend!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fidzje
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Family owned, history, awesome food and service and we will be back for sure. They have a process where, you give your name for a table, then you order your pizza, and they text/call you when the pizza is ready and I have no idea...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 261brads
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant chain a couple of times. Personally the pizza doesn't do it for me and it doesn't come at a cheap price. However I know many enjoy.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank K1694YLjohnh
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, we are sorry to see you had a disappointing experience with us. We would love to hear from you about this more directly. What could we have done better? Please click the link to fill out the corresponding information. We are looking forward to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The pizza was delicious, so filling that I couldn’t eat more than one piece. Loved it The margaritas were a little weak but they fixed it up for me.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank msylemmons
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you had a great experience with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and we look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Michelle Martinez Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here to try pizza and chose individual sized ones but I just did not like it. Did not distinguish the Italian sausage in the whole tomato sauce filling. Just plain taste nothing special. And expensive for that!!!! Service was ok, just commercial nothing more!...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jeremy85100
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jeremy, We are sorry to see you had a disappointing experience with us. We would love to hear from you about this more directly. What could we have done better? Please click the link to fill out the corresponding information. We are looking forward...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We placed our pizza order as soon as we checked in and had a 20 minute wait. The service was good but the food is the real star! We started with the bruschetta and salad - both were very good. The pizza is deep dish...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AvengerD3
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi AvengerD3, Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you had a great experience with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and we look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Michelle Martinez Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For my first time visiting Chicago my friend wanted to take me to so many places to experience food it was difficult for her to choose where to take me. For pizza, we went here & they do not take reservations. As it was a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank valeriet981
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Valeriet981, Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you had a great experience with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and we look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Michelle Martinez Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no way I can be at Chicago without trying deep dish pizza, how can I miss the opportunity to visit one of the most famous restaurants in Chicago?! *Quick note, if you do plan on ordering their deep dish pizza, expect about a...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank cathyisashorty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A coworker recommended this place when I asked for an authentic local place. I was not disappointed. I ordered the small pie, had 2 slices for dinner (I was full) and ate the other 2 slices for lunch the next day. Delish!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dacabassa
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you and your coworker had a great experience with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and we look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Michelle Martinez Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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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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