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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North

#58 of 7,635 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312-828-9800
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

During my 5 nights in Chicago, I came here twice. And there's a reason! I am 100% spoiled when it comes to pizza: I'm Italian, and I love to bake it at home in my pizza oven. But I was told that deep dish pizza was something to try out if you were to pass from Chicago. So I did!... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch specials are very good value. Sat at the bar, bartenders were friendly. Will come again next time I'm in Chicago.

Thank TOCityPaws
Johnston, Iowa
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first time eating Chicago style pizza and this place was phenomenal!!! They were extremely busy, but had a great system of texting you when your table was ready. The restaurant was very crowded and loud (not the place for a quiet, romantic dinner) and the pizza took a little while to make (35-40 mins from the time... More 

Thank H Z
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the best service! Our waitress was hilarious and sweet. She made sure we had everything we needed at all times. She made great recommendations and really helped us have a pleasurable dining experience. We had the calamari which was amazing as well as the three cheese bread. Then of course the Chicago classic deep dish. Next time I'm... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in and got 2 seats at the bar. Split the house salad and a small pizza. Once again the freshness of the sauce and texture of the crust was spot on. The salad was a nice surprise too.

Thank guy15
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Deep dish is the way to go. Friendly server and staff. Reasonably priced. Authentic. Yummy. Glad we went here for lunch!

Thank angiel826
Waseca, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been told by many people that this was the place to go to get authentic Chicago pizza. It did not disappoint! There was a long wait, but that was to be expected. The atmosphere was fun and lively. The wait staff was very thorough and quick. We all loved our pizzas. Can't wait to go back on our... More 

Thank nleean
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have tried several deep dish pizzas in Chicago and always return to Lou Malnatis. This location features great fast service and great food. We arrived on a busy Friday night and the hostess had us order while we waited for a table. It worked out great for us. The wait was short. Get the Malnati Chicago Classic.

Thank Rosebowl94991112
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great night of Pizza for the family. Love Lou Malnati's delicious Pizza. We love Pizza night in my family and Lou Malnati's is a family favorite. Wether we are watching movies or eating together at the table as a family we love eating Lou's Pizza. It's cooked to perfection, delivered in no time and is always hot and... More 

Thank K.b. E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably one of the best deepdish pizza in town. The crust makes the difference and toppings are good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-828-9800

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?