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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North

#56 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312-828-9800
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had been looking forward to dining at Malnati's since it had earned ranking as one of Chicago's best pizzas. We ate lunch a little before noon and the restaurant was packed on a Saturday. Service was attentive and friendly; wait for pizza was 35 minutes as promised. We ordered garlic bread which was stale and tasteless. The pizza was... More 

Thank RoseMarie8787
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288 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Conveniently located near the Merchandise Mart....The deep dish was just fabulous...it was the Lou's...in addition we had the Lou Salad for four. Salad was among the best I have ever had. Not a great fan of deep dish, but this was hitting on all cylinders. Great flavor. Service was excellent. Very cozy setting. Love to go back. Best of all,... More 

Thank eyeu
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

nice place, excellent service, take advice from your server about favorites and then be patient because Deep Dish Pizza takes time but it is worth the wait. ...I specially recommend having a deep dish pizza when hangover and super hungry after a night of party in chi-town.

Thank Una P
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent pizza and the Malnati salad was superb! Definitely worth the wait time when you get there. Make sure you order your pizza when you get there and it cuts down on the wait time once you get your table. I wayyyy over ordered the pizza so remember ... they are huge!

Thank Luv2Teach14
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here to get the original Chicago style deep dish pizza. Pizza was great. So were the buffalo wings. Also great service.

Thank Hobiewan
Windsor, Maine
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173 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a native Chicagoan now living far from Chicago, I was craving deep dish pizza on recent visit. A deep dish from Lou Malnati's solved the craving very nicely. It was very tasty. The crust was not over deep or doughy and had a buttery taste. There was plenty of gooey cheese and deliciousness all round.

Thank momoboys_12
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Chicago style thick crust pizza was delicious. Salad was outstanding! Delivery to our hotel was prompt and courteous.

Thank Eepsers
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was recommended to me and it didn't disappoint, a little off the main tourist area but when we arrived and were told it was a 45 minute wait for a table it was clearly a go to place! We had a drink in the sports bar next door while we waited for our table and it was worth the... More 

Thank Peter W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The most amazing pepperoni pizza I have ever tasted The first bite had my taste buds singing Wish I could get this in the UK as I would be in heaven

Thank Steven H
Toronto, Canada
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the LOU pizza an the malnatis family salad. Both were fantastic. We were only disappointed that we couldn't take the leftovers because we had no fridge in our room.

Thank Catherine C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
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: 439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-828-9800

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