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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2225
+1 312-786-1000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“deep dish pizza” (337 reviews)
“salad” (196 reviews)
“chicago pizza” (108 reviews)
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Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2225
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Whenever we come to Chicago we go to Lou's for their Chicago Style Pizza. Made with fresh ingredients, the pizzas are always perfect. Family style in a family friends environment - Love It.

Thank Gianna H
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, Gianna! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your pizza and had a great experience with our team. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pizza; friendly service. Brought my kids for their first Chicago deep dish. Sorry we couldn't get back during our visit to get the thin too. Nice location if you're hitting the museums and aquarium. While they might allow it, do ever get Chicago pizza...More

Thank Dennis D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so tired from walking all day, and we were sad to see a line. But they put your name on a list and then you're able to order your pizza. So it all went pretty fast. We ordered a thin crust pepperoni and...More

Thank TaurusMom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At first I thought it would be a fast food experience based on the amount of people waiting and jammed in the front waiting area ; but when our Chicago Special deep dish pizza arrived ; I was extremely impressed by the taste. The sauce...More

Thank TAdvisorBuff
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you had a great experience while dining in with us and you enjoyed your food. We look forward to your next visit again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arredondo bed at about 9 on a Monday evening. There was a 25 minute wait. Luckily they let you put in an order while you wait so it is ready when you are seated. We got two personal pizzas. I got the classic with the...More

1  Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very close to the Hilton so we walked a couple blocks and picked up a pizza to go. Pizza was good. Thin crust was good and the sauce was tasty. Good spot!!!

Thank Efren K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A disappointing experience. Our deep dish was watery on top and underwhelming/undercooked. Service was great but not enough to make up for this unfortunately.More

Thank Walkabou
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with the deep dish pizza your received. Please click the link to fill out the corresponding information and our management team will be in contact with you. Again, thank you for your feedback and we greatly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told it was the best deep dish pizza was the best. It truly was. The service was excellent. Great atmosphere.

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Chicago before and never been a fan of the deep dish pizza. I was out at a conference and work colleagues really wanted to try this place. First you wait in line and order exactly what you want. It is a long...More

Thank Sally B
LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for giving us a try while in Chicago! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your deep dish pizza with us and you had a great experience. We look forward to serving you again when you're back in town!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chicago deep dish with pepperoni and sausage was almost TOO big, meaty and rich with cheese, if you can possibly imagine it. Seriously we think will feed more people than the estimations listed for serving recommended. Tasty flavors, though. We enjoyed the left-overs.

Thank VacaBird
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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14 February 2017|
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Response from Fabienne N | Reviewed this property |
I actually froze my leftovers before I got on the plane back to California, it had thawed and was perfect on arrival. I'm not sure if they have half-baked or frozen to go....but you could call a day ahead and ask. I... More
21 January 2017|
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Response from scorpio5 | Reviewed this property |
No. I done not think so.
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30 August 2015|
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Response from LouMalnatis | Property representative |
Yes, our pizza sauce contains chunks of tomatoes. If you do not want chunks of tomato, you can always request your pizza be made with our thin crust sauce (same sauce, just pureed a bit more so there are fewer chunks).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2225
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-786-1000
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