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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - South Loop

#63 of 7,617 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
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805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2225
+1 312-786-1000
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lou Malnati's is my favorite pizza place in Chicago. If you have not tried their deep dish pizza, you are missing out!! We always have great food and service when we are here!

Thank danamarie31
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was edible, that's about all I can say. No flavor and I didn't care for the butter crust. On a side note I am full.

Thank mekissa c
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing deep dish Chicago pizza very busy place but our server Maggie was incredible. She made us feel like we were the only ones in the place. We had the Chicago classic, the crust was great and it wasn't greasy. Can't wait to come back!!!!!

Thank Tracy B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Asked for recommendations on where to get deep dish in Chicago, and the resounding answer was Lou Malnati's. they were right. It was incredible! We ordered the Lou Malnati Classic and the spinach bread. Both were phenomenal. Don't miss out when you're in Chicago!

Thank Joy S
Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A trip to Chicago without tasting deep dish pizza is incomplete. Our touring had left us south of downtown and the Loop so we decided to try Lou Malnati's on South State. A wise choice for sure. Its a limited menu of four options for deep dish (with the possibility of adding toppings) sets the stage for a full meal.... More 

Thank jeffl499
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were in Chicago for a Hilton Conference and Lou Malnati's Pizzeria was highly recommended by the locals. We had a Chicago Classic Pizza and bow tie Pasta. It was simply delicious and there service was outstanding! Peter Romano the manager is a wonderful leader and cares about his guest. He took the time to visit with us and truly... More 

Thank Belia A
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pizza as expected. French fries were curly, coated and expensive. Not expected but served hot. Dining room was a little chilly. Stay away from the window area. Our server Margaret was very efficient. The deep dish pizza is very heavy. Be conservative in your choice on size unless you want leftovers. Have fun. We did

Thank jeffrey g
Hartland, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hostess took our pizza orders when we arrived so we would not have as long of a wait once we got seated. Server was attentive and friendly. Pizza was fabulous! Will definitely go again next time we are in Chicago.

Thank Nolegirl407
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here New Years Day and the pizza was very good. The fresh tomatoes make the sauce very good. Alittle too much sausage for me but otherwise good.

Thank Sandra C
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lou Malnati's is excellent Chicago Deep Dish Pizza! When we arrived at the restaurant, there was a huge line and the wait was expected to be 40 minutes (yikes!). However, you can order your pizza while you wait - so when you sit down at an available table your deep dish pizza (highly recommend sausage with the butter crust) will... More 

Thank egersten

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Italian, American, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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