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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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840 S Waukegan Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-2608
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really great pizza, delicious crust and great cheese! Try "The Lou"! We love Lou Malnati's! My out-of-town kids insist on having it every time they're in town!

Thank Kimmarie S
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review, Kimmarie! I am happy to hear you had a great experience and enjoyed our pizza. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

You can't order any fresher Pizza!Consistently fresh ingredients, hot, on time, and Delicious! We usually pick-up, rather than use delivery; just 'cause we can get it home faster & begin eating the deliciousness more quickly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Simi Valley, California
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My son and daughter-in-law recommended this place so I ordered online. We were not disappointed. The pizza was very tasty and the toppings were delicious. The crust was done perfectly. The restaurant salad was the best especially with their own brand of dressing. We ordered for a specific time but still had to wait a few minutes before we received... More 

Thank Crazycruiser59
Killingworth, Connecticut
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246 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Nice big pies with tasty filings. Butter crust rules. Thin crust or thick crust, both are worthy of east coast pizza.

Thank Charles_Schuchert
North of Chicago
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Our go-to place for feeding out-of-towners. Authentic taste o'Chicago. The LOU is so delicious and with so many veggies - it tricks you into thinking it is healthy!

Thank Rachelima
Deerfield, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

We have enjoyed great pizza over the years - thin crust, pan pizza, and gluten free. Also, love that Lou Malnati's Salad. However, they mixed up an order for us on Saturday, and couldn't have been more accommodating. This type of customer service will make sure that they will continue to have loyal customers.

Thank Carol D
Meghan R, Internet Marketing Specialist at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review, Carol. I am sorry for the mix-up and am happy to hear that our team was able to make things right. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

Galveston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Best pizza ever. I thought it might be too "bready" but it wasn't, it was just the best ever pizza, so much so that I ordered online shipments.

Thank Lucy F
Fort Worth, Texas
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

We went to the "Buffalou" location where we could dine on site. Anything right by the hotel was take out / delivery. It was a fun experience and the pizza is great!

Thank Lori F
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Have been back here a few times love the pizza, deep dish sausage and pepperoni is amazing helpful staff and the great selection of beers!

Thank Spanneredmonkey
Little Rock, Arkansas
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

Everything was great & great service. Salad was fresh & deep dish pizza! Priced right & called ahead so food ready quickly & helpful waitstaff.

Thank Roitz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 840 S Waukegan Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-2608
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: 18477351515
Lou Malnati's Lake Forest offers carry out, delivery and catering. It is located at 840 South Waukegan Road. This location opened in 2008. The closest dine-in Lou Malnati's is located in Buffalo Grove.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?