We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.
Get food delivered

Ratings and reviews



US$5 - US$25
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (277)
Filter reviews
264 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews deep dish pizza salad thin crust favorite pizza great chicago style pizza cheese mushrooms
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 25 March 2021

100% Tasteless and an embarrassment to Chicago. They seem to be taking advantage of COVID by lowering their standards with cheap cheese, tasteless sauce, and fatty meats. I've been going to this location since it opened and it has been getting worse every year.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 14 July 2020

I ordered a thin crust first buy my neighbor strongly recommended the deep dish, saying that this is one of the two best deep-dish in Chicago. So I called again and replaced the deep-dish Lou with the earlier thin one. For years, my whole family...is not fans of deep-dish at all since we don't like thick crust with greasy sources. however, this one surprised all of us! The crust is not "deep" at all. The reason why it is called deep-dish is that the pizza has a "deep curb" so the sources can stay within the "plate". the crust is thin, not greasy, and the sausages are awesome together with everything else (pepper, garlic, Roma tomato, mushroom, cheese, etc.). You don't need anything else to add on and just order it! The time to pick up is actually 45 minutes but it deserves waiting. Large size serves a family of three and we can only accomplish 2/3. The price is 39, fairly reasonable if you look at the quality and the quantity of the meat, vegetables, and sources. Storngly Recommended Lou deep-crust, you would never regret to have a try, like us.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

Deep dish pizza worth the trip. Spectacular service with a smile. Pizza was delicious. Very filling and satisfying for dinner. Great drink selections and buzz of the room made for a great night.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 3 January 2020

Pizza was great, fast service! We just wanted to try their famous pizza, and it is really different from "regular" pizza by far.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 27 December 2019

We usually eat pizza here...because it's our favorite pizza (especially the Lou!). We've enjoyed appetizers and salad with our meal as well. It's a busy, bustling place but we've always had great service in spite of that. It's a great Oak Park restaurant!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 11 December 2019

Lou’s Malnati‘s and December 9 to celebrate my daughter‘s 21st birthday what an amazing time me and my daughter keep going back for the Lou Malnati‘s Salad if you haven’t tried it it’s a must we typically go in order just the family style salad...and eat that between the two of us hands-down the best salad I have had. I would recommend you ordering a cosmopolitan so good all in all the service was amazing and we have a wonderful time celebrating my daughter’s 21st birthday thank you Lou salad if you haven’t tried it it’s a must we typically go in order just the family style salad and eat that between the two of us hands-down the best salad I have had. I would recommend you ordering a cosmopolitan so good all in all the service was amazing and we have a wonderful time celebrating my daughter‘s 21st birthday thank you Lou’s for an amazing time for an amazing time.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 27 November 2019 via mobile

I loved their personal gluten free crust. It’s not the normal Udi’s crust. My wife got the deep dish and enjoyed every bite. It was very convenient to the Frank Lloyd Weight Wright homes and house.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

Chicago institution, great deep dish, Chi-town must, indoor dining, in good weather dine at sidewalk tables, or order take-out for movie night

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 16 October 2019

We almost always get carry out from Lou's. Our order is always as requested and usually ready around the estimated completion time. Occasionally we purchase the frozen pizzas and have found them to be quite good as well.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 14 October 2019 via mobile

It is Chicago, it is deep dish, it is AMAZING. I love the location, the food, the service, the whole package

Date of visit: October 2019
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
The Carleton of Oak Park
447 reviews
.33 km away
Travel Inn
2 reviews
4.60 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Chicago/Rosemont/O'Hare/SE
292 reviews
6.71 km away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago West-O'Hare Arpt Area
272 reviews
7.15 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Delia's Kitchen
151 reviews
.03 km away
Cozy Corner Coffee Shop
72 reviews
.03 km away
The Little Gem Cafe
73 reviews
.17 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
1,304 reviews
.62 km away
Escape Factor
132 reviews
1.08 km away
Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk
114 reviews
.46 km away
Oak Park Public Library
111 reviews
.56 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

Yes, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria offers takeaway services.

Yes, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria offers delivery services.

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5