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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-2104
+1 847-215-7100
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I've had plenty of pizza in my time, but Lou's is by far the BEST pizza in Chicago...no. It's the best in the Country! If you order delivery, make sure to tell them not to cut it. The pizza arrives a little crispier that way.

Murrells Inlet
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

In town visiting family and my brother says we gotta go to Malnati's. I was hesitant because I don't like real thick crust on my pizza and I know Chicago is known for it's deep dish, but it was just perfect. The toppings on the pizza were more than plentiful and for someone who loves as much cheese as you... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I have been a fan of Lou's Butter Crust Deep Dish pizza since 1976 when I first visited their restaurant on Higgins Rd. Let me say that I have No affiliations with any pizza restaurant, but I somehow managed to pick up the nick name "Pizza-Man" in College in MN. I have no idea How.. "Blink- Blink" Not buying it... More 

Thank arts713
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

It had been many years since my wife and I had been to Lou Malnati's but a recent visit assured us that this is still one of the premiere Chicago-style pizza parlors around. Having grown up in Chicago, we are drawn to the local pizza style, but have been disappointed by the overuse of a particular ingredient to the demise... More 

Thank DaleB9120
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Old fashion home made pizza, reminds of my childhood sitting with my date (married 60 years) enjoying a great deep dish pizza.

Thank Bernard L
Minneapolis, MN
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Never had Chicago Deep Dish & I must admit this pizza was excellent. Crust was buttery and thin, wasn't bready. The layers of sausage & cheese makes this pizza deep. They have only 2 meats..sausage & pepperoni. The pizza was quoted to come out in 30-35 min, it came out in 31min. The waitress served each of us 1 slice... More 

Thank angelinmpls
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great deep dish pizza. Nothing like the crumbled sausage on the Lou's special. Good salads and appetizers. You cannot go wrong.

Thank sjr122
Buffalo Grove, Il
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Several times I visited for Corp event and each time it was good food and great service. Lou Malnati's pizza is rated top choice in Chicago and I would recommend not to miss it if you have a chance to stop and try it.

Thank tcohen4
Wheeling, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Being not a great lover of pizza, I had my doubts while entering Lou Malnati's for the first time. But the buttery crust deep dish pizza stole my heart on the first bite. The homemade tomato paste and sausage and cheese layers each leaves a distinctive taste and long lasting impression. I would say, this is the pizza I have... More 

Thank PunnyaM
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Ordered a Chicago deep dish pizza and vegetarian thin crust. The pizzas were quite good. We were a bit disappointed by the garlic bread. Not garlicky enough for our Indian palates. The staff was pleasant and considerate to my autistic sister cutting small slices of the pizza just the way she needs We will visit again

Thank hilloo

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?