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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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$$ - $$$
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6649 N Lincoln Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712-3605
+1 847-673-0800
11:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the quintessential Chicago deep dish pizza restaurant. I had delivery and it was spectacular, the cheese was still hot and gooey and the crust was perfect and crunchy. A medium pizza is too much for two people, something to think about if you're used to a normal medium pizza. Of course this was a little on the expensive... More 

Thank Thomas67_75
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whether you like deep dish or not this is definitely the most authentic Chicago style pizza you need to try! They have a good assortment of other menu options as well but you definitely need to do the pepperoni while you're here.

Thank Donna B
Skokie, Illinois
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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pizza is a very personal thing and I've discovered that it is also a regional thing. But if you are trying to capture Chicago Style Pizza, Malnati's is one of the restaurants to head to. I also like their creamy garlic salad dressing so I usually get a salad. Family friendly but be aware that pizza takes a while and... More 

Thank Steve K
Cleveland, Ohio
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's see, 45-minute wait to be seated ... 60-minute wait for food to arrive ... and it was crap. I dunno why people rave about this place, but the pizza is overrated and under-flavored. Bland beyond belief. We got a deep-dish sausage pizza, with the butter crust. This is what they specialize in, right?? Bland crust with no flavor. Bland... More 

Thank Redbeard1969
Houma, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like deep dish pizza, this is the place. No skimping on toppings, buttery crust deliciousness. They also make a fantastic salad. It is a must if you go to Chicago.

Thank lillyg646
Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not had a deep dish pizza in a very long time. My husband and I had to go to Chicago for business and really wanted to eat some deep dish. I asked a friend who goes to Chicago often. He recommended this restaurant and I am so thankful. The pizza was fabulous....wonderful.. I only wish they would think... More 

Thank travelbug185
Magnolia, Arkansas
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230 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We asked our taxi driver which of the Chicago pizza places was the best and he drove us to Lou's ....it was a great choice! We had the traditional sausage pizza and also one with veggies and sausage. They were both wonderful! We will come back when we can!!

Thank Lfferg
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is the original Lou Malnati's location. I have been coming here for over 20 years. Large space with easy parking. It is a 30+ minute drive from the city, but well worth it if you love Lou's pizza. Lou Malnati's is the best Chicago-style deep dish pizza!

Thank TimIL747
Fort Lauderdale
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I'm from Chicago so I can consider myself a good judge. We live in a small city in Vermont and for the last 31 years I have not found a decent pizza. Years ago when I was visiting my Mom, hubby and I ordered one delivered to our hotel. We were hooked. Now every couple of months we order them... More 

Thank Linda S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome, as usual! Nothing more need be said! But since I need to write 100 characters or more, here goes: Just went with the 9" sausage only and of course my husband added a side of anchovies. Just enough for two people. Personal opinion, best pizza in the Chicago area.

Thank curbs4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
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: 6649 N Lincoln Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712-3605
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lincolnwood
  • Phone Number: +1 847-673-0800

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