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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

#283 of 7,678 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Lincoln Park
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958 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-2317
+1 773-832-4030
11:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw this place because it was close to the Apollo theater, plus we wanted some authentic deep dish. The pie was amazing, thick tomato layer, layered pepperoni and peppers, plus enough cheese in one piece to cover a typical large pizza. It was amazing. We ordered a medium which had 6 substantial pieces. We had ordered a salad and next... More 

Thank Raft62
Lawrence, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Maybe this is just the New Yorker in me. But this pie was meh. We had two personal deep dishes, and neither was worth it at all. Not even worth $5. U can easily get a better meal somewhere else for ur fiver. This is also taking into account the earlier pizza that we had in the day, a chain... More 

Thank A K
Edmonds, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We went the Monday after Christmas at 9:30 and the place was surprisingly packed. Luckily four seats were available at the bar for us to pass the 15-minute wait for a table to open. Two in our party started with the house salad. It was a nice size with standard greens, tomatoes, croutons, etc. While the salad was good, it... More 

Thank DP49
bonita springs fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Thick, thin, extra thin all come out as ordered. We called ahead and ordered our pizza and reserved six seats...instead of an hour wait it arrived in 20 minutes after we had the family chicken-club salad _ we ordered with less cheese ( ignored our request). Our beer and bottle of wine took 20 minutes to arrive. My meat lasagna... More 

Thank bonitabuffalo
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Looking for a place to eat at Lincoln Park found this restaurant. Crowded with different aged people, always a good sign. the pizzas were great. i had the thin crusted pizza and had to choose the ingredients myself. you have to wait for 20 minutes, but it is worth every minute. Also a small choice of pasta;s and of course... More 

Thank Wlommerde
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

My boyfriend and I wanted to try more than one deep dish pizza place while in Chicago and visited Lou Malnati's to try theirs. We each got a personal sized deep dish pizza for lunch that turned out to be the perfect amount of food as well as delicious. We both agreed that we enjoyed Lou Malnati's Deep Dish more... More 

Thank Whitney J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Had to stop in at Lou Malnati's for some wings, salad and of course the deep dish pizza. Always a good bet for some of Chicago's best pizza.

Thank TheBigBandWolf
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I've definitely had better deep dish pizza, and mine was left in too long. I was also alone and it's fine at a lot of places but here is v group oriented (definitely recommend going with 2 or 3 people). I wasn't like mad or anything but I'll definitely stick with Giordano's

Thank Uniqueuser42
Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I live two blocks from my apartment, and it is my absolute favorite. It's not a very large place and I see lines outside during busy times, but I know why! If you come to Chicago, you have to get Lou's as your "Chicago Pizza." The people here are really friendly too!

Thank Stephanie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to a few pizza restaurant but this one takes pizzas to a new level. Absolutely fantastic very filling and staff really friendly. I really like their notification system where you can see where you are in the queue! Try the Lou speciality!

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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
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 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: 958 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-2317
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-832-4030

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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