Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North

  • 3.40
  • Great!
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439 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654Chicago / Near North Side  [ Map ]

(312) 828-9800  [ Website ]

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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria (River North)

    • 3.5

Whether you love it or hate it, deep dish pizza has become an iconic food of Chicago. There are several restaurants in the city specializing in it and they all claim to be the best, but I decided to try the most popular local chain, Lou Malnati’s. Chicago-style pizza is something I rarely have, so I was looking forward to it.

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North

 

I walked in to a small crowd and gave my name to the hostess. She took my phone number and informed me that it would be around 20 minutes. You can place your order at the other counter so they can begin to prepare your pizza while you wait. Pizzas can take up to 30 minutes. About 10 minutes later I received a text that my table was ready and was led to a small booth upstairs.

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Lou Malnati’s Pizzerias have stayed true to the original Chicago-style deep dish pizza recipe that Grandpa Malnati helped create in 1943 at Chicago’s first deep dish pizzeria. Both tourists and locals swear by it. As much as I love New York-style pizza, I had to try it!

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The Malnati Chicago Classic is made with Lou’s lean sausage, some extra cheese, and vine-ripened tomato sauce on their signature Buttercrust.™ Now the personal size seemed like the appropriate portion for myself, but if you want your pizza to come in that greasy deep dish pan, go with the small.

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North

 

I ordered a Goose Island Green Line. I cold beer and pizza go so well together.

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North

 

I waited and waited. It seemed much longer than it probably was because I was pretty hungry. After about 20 minutes and seeing others’ pizzas pass right by me, it finally arrived!

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They serve up your first slice and leave the rest up to you.

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North

 

The chunky tomato sauce and lean sausage were mild in flavor, but still good. Chunks of sausage was evenly spread throughout. There was a decent amount of cheese and the crust held up well. You know what? I actually liked it. Not bad at all. I only wished it was hotter, it was served lukewarm. Oh and that flaky buttery crust was pretty good too.

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The pizza was pretty good. As popular as Lou’s has become (they ship their pizzas all over the world), they still manage to serve up a satisfying meal. I only had a chance to try one place for deep dish pizza and I’m perfectly content with Lou Malnati’s.

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    • 3.5

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When in Rome... (and because it was near my hotel) Half of a personal #Lou namesake from loumalnatis - Spinach mix, mushrooms and sliced roma tomatoes covered with blend of , romano and cheddar on garlic #Buttercrust. added which is layered in between. Note the crispy edge. #RGchicago #ChiTown #ChicagoEats mag #LouMalnatis

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A little late for but check out this slice of from loumalnatis. We walked in -8C for it and we found out it was only so we got it . So worth it though. Thanks for the recommendation jakrengel and jennnnnnx3! dailyfoodfeed infatuation infatuation_chi eater eatersanonymous foodbeast adamsoko

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Wowoweeewaaa...I gotta admit, I AM a fan of Chicago style deep dish pizza thanks to Lou Malnati's. Their sauce, cheese, sausage, and their buttery crust....divine! Check out my review up on the blog now! Link in bio.

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Exceptional Pizza!

Lou Malnati's is a classic restaurant that could never get old. My friends and I wanted something familiar when we were out and about in the city and were beyond starving when we found Lou Malnati's on River North. The service was extremely fast despite a large amount of customers and the food was perfect as always. Highly recommend this gourmet pizza spot!

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Aaahhhhhh....and it begins at Lou Malnatis!! Server was asking if we wanted this in the middle and I

Aaahhhhhh....and it begins at Lou Malnatis!! Server was asking if we wanted this in the middle and I was like, "no, it's actually all mine" bahhahahha!! Had to get their classic and famous "Lou"!

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Look at the cheesseeee!!!!! I swear I won't want

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You wanna pizza me? LouMalnatis Chicago Deep Dish for #NationalCheesePizzaDay because why not?

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The "Lou" at Lou Malnati's! (Spinach mix, mushrooms and sliced roma tomatoes covered with three cheeses) ie emmachoo7

The Malnati Chicago Classic at Lou Malnati's! (Lou's lean sausage, some extra cheese, and vine-ripen

The Malnati Chicago Classic at Lou Malnati's! (Lou's lean sausage, some extra cheese, and vine-ripened tomato sauce on our famous Buttercrust) ie emmachoo7

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Popping my Chicago deep dish pizza cherry at Lou Malnati's!  Half Malnati Chicago Classic -Made with

Popping my Chicago deep dish pizza cherry at Lou Malnati's! Half Malnati Chicago Classic -Made with Lou's lean sausage, extra cheese and vine-ripened tomato sauce on Buttercrust. Half The "Lou"- Spinach mix, mushrooms and sliced roma tomatoes covered with blend of mozzarella, romano and cheddar cheese on garlic Buttercrust. pizza

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Sunday night with my best friend Lou loumalnatis

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Eat Chicago style deep dish Wheres the best? Vote in the comments Need help deciding? The Original Chicago Pizza Tour guides you all over town so you can try the best, one slice at a time. Book a tour chicagopizzatours.com and use 'chibucketlist' for $10 off

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first stop of our last day in ! loumalnatis, of course! . We're having the spinach stuffed bread to start! Holy moly! If this is any indication of how the is gonna taste, I'm in for a tasty treat cause that bread was incredible! Pizza pictures to come soon! #TandYTakeChiTown

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Well, it's cold here. Definitely a change from Bali Thank you for all your suggestions and recommendations for places to eat and go see We've walked all over today exploring all the things. Just stopped off at loumalnatis to experience a deep dish pizza Keep those suggestions coming guys, you're awesome! #LETSSTARTYOGA #AbAsanas

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Can't leave Chicago without a deep dish.

Can't leave Chicago without a deep dish.

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All the locals say the best #Chicago is loumalnatis and I have to say I agree! spdxbeyond

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from our friends in Chicago! Two Lou Malnati's pizzas from Rom and Maren!!!! I'm home alone too....to tell or not to tell my husband. Heehee!

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Lou Malnati's .... pizza lovers heaven // open one in ATL please tysm

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Information of Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North

Location
439 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone Number
(312) 828-9800
Category
Italian / Pizza
Business Hours
Sun:11:00AM - 11:00PM
Mon:11:00AM - 11:00PM
Tue:11:00AM - 11:00PM
Wed:11:00AM - 11:00PM
Thu:11:00AM - 11:00PM
Fri:11:00AM - 12:00PM
Sat:11:00AM - 12:00PM
Occasion
alone
Dress code
Casual
Wheelchair accessible
Yes
Credit cards
Yes
Outdoor dining
Yes
Delivery
Yes
Takeout
Yes
Caters
Yes
Website
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