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“Excellent Salad; Tasty Pizza”

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
Ranked #93 of 10,254 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here with my wife. Put name on wait list -- supposed to be 30-35 minutes, but was only 15 minutes. Ordered pizza up front, good idea, so delivered shortly after being seated.

Delicious salad, some sort of onion vinaigrette, bacon crumbles, gorgonzola cheese, olives, and more -- large serving, enough for two. Bruschetta was good, not special, also a nice portion size (8 pieces). Personal deep disk pizza, mine with sausage (lots of it, nicely done), my wife's had veggies. Solid pizza, not "wow," however.

Reasonable, not cheap, price.

Thank CharlieinTexas
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

1st Chicago deep dish! Centrally located for super easy drop in lunch as we were playing tourist! Was suggested by a friend that we go here first and we were not disappointed. Staff was great and pie was amazing!

Thank wendyY949MJ
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria - wow some good pizza. Took some prospective customers to have Chicago pizza while in Chicago. Wow what great pizza. Great location, great pizza and great service.

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Thank JMMcD
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LouMalnatis, Public Relations Manager at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you had a great experience and enjoyed your pizza. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Arrived around 5:30 p.m. on a Saturday evening. They take your cell phone and text you a link which keeps you updated on the progress with your place in line. We were given an estimate of a forty-five minute wait, but it turned out to be closer to an hour. We
started at number thirty-nine in the cue. Then when we reached number twelve, it quickly changed to - table ready.

Loved the pizza and also LOVED the Lou Malnati "small" salad, which was small enough to feed three, and there were only two of us.

Interesting and clever ordering process. - you place your pizza order immediately after being put on the wait list. We were going to order the medium pan, but the order taker said a small was suggested for two people. When it arrived at the table I was disappointed because it LOOKED way too small. But, especially since we split the salad, we couldn't have eaten another bite.

Everything was absolutely delicious!

Thank Jbreview
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

I hadn't had a "real Chicago deep dish pizza" in a long time. This place will not disappoint. The pizza was delicious. Simple, fresh toppings and Italian plum tomato pieces and sausage in addition to the tomato sauce making for an excellent pizza.

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Thank Ralph S
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