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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - South Loop

#61 of 7,630 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
Closed now
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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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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to Lou Malnatti's a couple of times, and find that I like it the best of all of the deep dish places in town. It is a long wait, but the apetizers are great so get a few of those while you wait. My most recent visit was a weekend, but the place was packed with locals... More 

Thank Jolche
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped her after a trip downtown. Had to impress the out of towners with what real Chicago pizza was and Lou's didn't let us down. This place was busy for the early dinner but we got seated pretty quick. Our server "Omar" rocked the house. He was prompt, polite and attentive. By far the best service I've gotten in... More 

Thank Kevin H
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a final meal in our weekend trip in Chicago. The deep dish pizza was good but we preferred the deep dish pizza at Giordano's better.

Thank Kent T
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 4 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 4 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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153 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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1,543 reviews
785 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 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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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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