Lou Malnati's Pizzeria on the North Side serves true Chicago style deep dish pizzas, complete with a thin crust and wholesome toppings. The decor ... More
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria on the North Side serves true Chicago style deep dish pizzas, complete with a thin crust and wholesome toppings. The decor isn't very dressy, except sports paraphernalia and framed T-shirts on the walls. The extremely special tomato sauce used here is made from the finest ripe plum tomatoes, that renders it a fine texture. Generous helping of sausages along with spinach, mushrooms, sliced tomatoes and a blend of mozzarella, Romano and cheddar cheeses is irresistible! Lou also serves appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches and will FedEx pizzas anywhere in the U.S. The staff is friendly and makes you feel right at home. If booze is up your alley, a full bar keeps you well serviced.
Lou Malnati's is NOT one of Chicago's best pizzas. NO WAY !! Their cheese has a rubbery texture, and they have too much crust in relation to the cheese. In addition, some of their individual locations are REALLY DIRTY, SMELLY AND VERY NOISY with lousy service. Many places have better pizza than Lou Malnati's. Try Graziano's. Try your simple neighborhood place down the block. Forget about Lou's !!!
Went to Lou's on Aug 9th '09 just after 11:00 a.m. and was not disapointed, food was served hot and the atmosphere great...one exception was our waitress, she was attentive to our needs and was availiable when we needed something...but, our daughter ordered a Sprite & either got Club Soda or the Syrup was out, either way, we asked for a replacement & the waitress felt a need to argue w/ us, insisting it was Sprite & it was fine? Okay, anyway, I would still recommend Lou's as the food, service & pricing were excellent!
You people must be high if you do not like Lou Malnati's. This is chicago style pizza at its best. There are no neighborhood pizza places that make a real chicago style pizza. Please do not compare thin crust, NY style pizza to THE BEST PIZZA in the world!!!
Lou Malanatis is way OVERRATED!!! I'm really shocked people give this four and a half stars and love this pizza. the best pizza places are the non franchise places! Real italians owning their restaurant, here are som places way better than lou malnati's- Allegretti's - Gigio's- Manzo's- Thats REAL pizza!!!1
Best pizza in Chicago. I'm a life-long Chicagoan and I've tried pizza from just about every place in the city. If you're looking for an amazing, authentic deep dish pizza, this is the place. The atmosphere isn't bad, much roomier than pizzeria uno, and decent service. I would recommend this place to tourists and city dwellers alike.