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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

#60 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-4512
+1 312-828-9800
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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452 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love Lou Malnati's Pizza and try to go to one of its many restaurants or carry out locations at least once a month! This one is in great location downtown Chicago! We love The Lou's special and having chocolate chip Pizza for dessert! Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is a must stop when in Chicago area!

Thank FrankFern
Goshen, Indiana
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our first slice of Chicago here at Lou's. Thin crisp deep dish crust kept crisp by putting the cheese on the bottom of the pizza with fresh tomatoes on the top. Magnificent and so very filling! Loved the atmosphere and exceptional staff!

Thank kendrac865
Minneapolis, United States
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The pizza is amazing and much better than other famous pizza restaurants in Chicago that I have eaten at. The butter crust is the difference for me. I typically leave a lot of crust behind because it's just too much to eat. The crust at Lou Malnati's is just right and the flavor of the ingredients for me was much... More 

Thank Todd A
Branson, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service could have been a little more attentive and the price were a little high. Other than that the pizza and salads were great. I would almost rate this Mid range to Fine dining just because of the prices.

Thank Daniel A
Kearny, New Jersey
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88 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had to wait for a few minutes due to lots of people but that was not a problem since we were visiting for the first time adn had to review the menu. They tell you it takes almost 45 minutes for a pizza so the fact that you can order the type you would like before you even sit down... More 

Thank Lissette0708
Sand Springs, Oklahoma, United States
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time in Chicago and had to try the pizza - not disappointed. Great atmosphere, just a little on the noisy side. More pizza than we could finish and the house salad dressing was perfect. Best thing - they will ship their pizza anywhere so we're already planning a party to have this shipped in.

Thank RLB207
Carmel, Indiana
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came early (5pm)and thought we would beat the rush but no such luck. 45 minute wait for seat and another 30 minute wait on a thin crust pizza. Pizza was worth the wait.

Thank Cjd1949
Alexandria, Virginia
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209 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walking distance from my hotel, The Gwen. healthy walk about 20 minutes but worth it. I knew this location woud be crazy - perfect storm of the National Restaurant Show in town, a Friday night and the BEST pizza, hands down. Four deep at the bar. I began stalking the people at the bar so i could snag a seat.... More 

Thank CoronaOldTown
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I go here every time I visit Chicago - years and years now. Never ever disappointed. Even had it delivered and it was still 10 out of 10. You must go - if you don't - you didn't really get Chicago deep dish.

Thank 77tr1pper
Omaha, Nebraska
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently visited the WIndy City and stayed close to Malnati's on Wells St. It was after dinner but the place was SRO in the wait area. The service was good and friendly and the pizza delivered on our expectations. A tip: Be prepared to order when you arrive as the pie takes a while to bake, In the meantime you'll... More 

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LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Great tip about ordering while you wait! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your food and we look forward to serving you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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 60654-4512
  • 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?