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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-2104
+1 847-215-7100
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“deep dish pizza” (44 reviews)
“chicago pizza” (30 reviews)
“sausage” (47 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-2104
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I went here around 6:00 pm on a Friday. It was very crowed, but the restaurant clearly has a clearly-defined system for dealing with large numbers of customers. When they take your name they encourage you to order. This is critical, as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Eric F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They changed the recipe for the spaghetti. It used to be the best anywhere around. The last couple of times I ordered I Noticed it was spicy hot. I finally called to ask if they changed the recipe. I was told that they did change...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DBLDPRjohn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lou Malnatis has the best gluten free crust of anyone. It is their thin crust ( I wish they’d figure out a deep dish). I get it quite often. Also love their Lou’s salad and the pasta sauce. I often bring their meat sauce home...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Helen H
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My first taste of Chicago style pizza. Deep dish slow baked. Cornmeal in the pie crust. Bottom up layered with sooo much cheese then filiing(Italian sausage of course) and topped with tomato sauce and stewed tomato. The Caesar salad was more than 2 servings. Wish...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Katie K
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We came here for a party and the pizza is excellent. The deep dish is the best. not just the pizza was good but we had this cookie w icecream dessert that was so delightful. I definitely would eat their pizza again. However, being a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lilrox724
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

My niece’s new husband’s family had their rehearsal dinner at Lou Malnati’s, and it was excellent. The food, the service, the setting with free parking were all great. Loved the pizza and salads and dessert trays. We like to order out from here and will...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BonnieT159
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Sausage pizza was hot and tasty. Medium deep dish was plenty for two people. Service was quick and friendly. Wait staff kept my iced tea filled at all times. I really enjoyed my dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KBKexplorer
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

So the GF pizza was baaaad! Worst crust ever. Tasted like rice flour only-crust could break your teeth! Don’t they know there are awesome GF blends? No flavor in the sauce either - should have had a salad.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Susan S
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

We're sorry you didn't enjoy your gluten-free pizza, Susan. I'd like to have a manager follow-up with you directly to discuss. Please provide us with your contact information by filling out our feedback form, bit.ly/LousCrew. Best, Chelsea Sherlock, Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

The worse pizza I ever taste in the City of Chicago. This was no taste and also the pizza was burn. This is completely Garbage.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Footprints16286
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

We're sorry that you didn't enjoy our pizza. If you would like to have a manager follow-up with you directly, please fill out this form with your contact information: https://www.loumalnatis.com/contact. Cheers, Buffalo Grove - Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Reviewed September 10, 2018

This has always been my go to deep dish pizza location whether dining in or carry out. The staff are always Chicago friendly and the decor makes the patrons feel like they're a part of Sweet Home Chicago, even though its far out in the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank MooshLA
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Questions & Answers
Heather H
August 26, 2018|
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Response from ma192018 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they deliver locally and do ship across the U.S.
Mary S
December 28, 2017|
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Response from GB7855 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. I’m sorry. I would call Lou Malnatis directly.
Barbara G
July 5, 2016|
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Response from tcohen4 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure it's a yes!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-2104
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Buffalo Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 847-215-7100
With a name like Buffalo Grove, it's only fitting that we have a giant buffalo overlooking our main dining room! This location is a full service restaurant and bar, with carry-out and delivery serving Buffalo Grove and parts of Long Grove, Lincolnshire, and Wheeling. We offer catering and have private event spaces available for up to 80 people. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is the home of the best pizza in Chicago. Our signature Chicago-style deep dish pizza is made using a recipe that has been handed down through the generations. Today, Lou Malnati's is recognized as one of the most iconic and best restaurants in Chicago.
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