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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Service is friendly and attentive in a family style pizza place. The ingredients were fresh but the pizza lacked flavour. Menu is dated and needs an update to more adventurous tastes.

Thank Davidovich2
Lakewood, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Grabbed lunch here when we were in Evanston for the afternoon, and I'm very glad we did. I had the Lou and it was really, really good. We also decided to split a Chocolate Chip Pizza at the end, which was delicious. Server was also super friendly and made the experience excellent.

Thank Lilly S
Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

There is another deep dish chain in Evanston -- you know which one I mean-- but the service at Lou's is far above that of the other. Very friendly staff who actually talk to you, are knowledgeable, don't hand you the standard and rather stupid line, How's everything tasting today, good? and scuttling away. Now, deep dish takes a while,... More 

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Fort Wayne, In
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Like many others, I watch several food shows on cable. Too many to name here, but when one focuses on pizza or steak, I pay attention. Lou Malnati's was a name I filed on the back of my forehead for a future visit to Chi-town, a mere 3 hours away. (I had a native Chicagoan refer to his city as... More 

Thank Thomas H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

If you're first time visiting Chicago like us, you must try their deep dish pizza. After we ordered, the waitress told us it will take 30 minutes. It actually took a little bit more but its worth the wait. Everybody in our group of 6 agreed that the pizzas ware delicious. We froze the leftover and took it to our... More 

Thank Leonides S
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I grew up in Evanston and have since moved away. We have to get our fix of Chicago "junk food" on every trip back. I grew up going to Lou Malnati's on Lincoln and this location does not disappoint. My extended family (about 18 people) participated with a mixture of deep dish, thin crust and salad. The taste was excellent... More 

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Long Beach, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Had to try the deep dish before leaving Chicago. Good comfort food. The butter crust might have been a bit richer than I liked, but my teen enjoyed it immensely. The house salad was enough for 2. Reasonable prices, giant sodas, good service, clean.

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Germantown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We were staying at a hotel just down the street and ordered pizza from here for our dinner. One to two pieces is all you will need, and save a couple for breakfast the next day! Longer order time than most pizza places, but well worth the wait.

Thank david b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is where I go for authentic deep dish in the Chicago area, and I was happy that they opened this branch in Evanston. The pizza is great, and the staff is nice (every time I've been here the manager has walked around to ask each table how the meal is)

Thank Vanetia C
Toledo, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Went to Lou Malnati's with my daughter while visiting her on Evanston. Great deep dish. Not so piled high to make me stuffed but definitely substantial. Try the 'Lou'. It has spinach but not overboard. Their thin crust was good too. Just the right amount of sauce. Not overboard! Felt like an authentic Chicago pizzeria. Loved it!

Thank Lisa C

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: 1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-3795
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: 18473285400
Nestled between the growing downtown Evanston district and illustrious Northwestern University, Lou's in Evanston is a favorite of students and residents alike. This location offers dine in, carryout, and delivery as well as catering services. In the warmer months, outdoor seating is available.

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