River North - Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

16 Reviews
439 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 828-9800
Today: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Amenities Highchair/booster available
Amenities Delivery
Amenities Take-Out
Amenities Parties & Events
Average Entree $5.00
Cuisine Pizza
Cuisine Italian
Cuisines Kid Friendly Restaurants
Cuisines Pizza
Feature Lunch
Feature Delivery
Feature Lunch Special
Feature Vegetarian
Feature Good for Groups
Feature Take Out
Feature Dinner
Feature Vegan
Feature Private Parties
Feature Catering
Feature Kid Friendly
Features Full bar
Features Private room(s)
Features Outdoor dining
Features Casual
Payment accepted Mastercard
Payment accepted Cash
Payment accepted Visa
Smoking Permitted At the bar; Section
About Lou Malnati's Pizzeria Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's is as rich in history as its pizza is in flavor. Lou Malnati got his start in the 1940's working in Chicago's first deep dish pizzeria. He took his pizza expertise to Lincolnwood, a northern suburb of Chicago, where he and his wife Jean opened the first Lou Malnati's Pizzeria on March 17, 1971. Lou was known for his fun-loving character as well as making Chicago's best pizza. Loyal patrons lined the streets on opening day for a taste of his delicious deep dish creations. Lou always thought it was funny that an Italian should open a pizzeria in a Jewish neighborhood on an Irish holiday.
Mon 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Tue 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Sat 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Sun 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Reviews for River North - Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

River North - Lou Malnati's Pizzeria received an average rating of 4.69 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews.

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by Lina on 10/16/2021

Lou Malnati started his pizza operation in 1971 in the suburbs, and his sons, Marc and Rick, opened this location in the trendy River North area in 1986 to carry on the family tradition. Burnished wood, comfortable booths, high tables with… Read Full Editorial

My Review by m1keyb via Citysearch on 3/10/2016

We were visiting from out of state, and wanted a true chicago deep dish pizza experience.\r \r Our friends suggested we come here, as it's their flagship store, and as well as Ginos, and Giordanos, supposed to be one of the most authentic…

The place is also clean, which is a plus factor by Kanan T via Insider Pages on 1/6/2016

When it comes to affordability and customer service, this probably has an edge above other pizza chains. The place is also clean, which is a plus factor.

My Review by jenniferr441632923 via Citysearch on 11/3/2015

One of the best deep dish pizza's I have ever had. Yum.

Best deep dish pizza by ocfooddiva via Menuism on 10/13/2014

After trying deep dish pizza from numerous restaurants in Chicago and even in SoCal, the best is still Lou...

Delicious Pizza in Chicago by Sue Y via Insider Pages on 10/10/2013

OMG Lou Malnati's Pizzeria has got the best pizzas. The people who work there are so nice and it makes me proud to call this neighborhood my home. This is my catching up spot with my friends when there is nothing to do.\r The people are…

My Review by bobj62034183 via Citysearch on 7/16/2013

Good place, good location great pizza

Healthy Food by Barry B via Insider Pages on 3/14/2013

Good food and even better service. Food was delicious and worth the extra coin they charge for it. I like the good variety of chicken dishes with pasta. The service is always wonderful and the prices are very reasonable. Great place to…

Nice Place by Kathy J via Insider Pages on 3/1/2013

Recently I went to this place with my friends for dinner it’s really nice. We really enjoyed their, the customer service was really nice. This is the best place for lunch and dinner. The cost is reasonable.

My Review by tommyj2069426952 via Citysearch on 12/26/2012

Highly Recommended! My first time here and I for sure it won;t be my last. great service, Pizza was so yummy, will definitely visit again soon

Don't get the hype its overplayed and by herryb via Citysearch on 7/15/2012

Don't get the hype its overplayed and bland! There r much better pizza places in Chicago. Like Art Caffe Pizza

When friends come from out of town and by Scott Eberhart1 via Citysearch on 7/11/2012

When friends come from out of town and ask where to go for "Chicago pizza" I always point them to Lou's . Best in the city hands down

Incredible butter crust. Not always the by maggiew405537531 via Citysearch on 7/4/2012

Incredible butter crust. Not always the friendliest staff.

My Review by UsersF965 via Citysearch on 6/20/2012

This is a wonderful restaurant with delicious pizza and it has a great atmosphere. I especially like the outside patio section that you can visit on warm days. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Love this place by JaneMcNair via Citysearch on 3/1/2012

Lou Malnati's Pizzaeria is a great place together with you friends. This place is good for conversation. The quality of food is always at its standard. The service is always great.

Pizza is so good here! by CherryPickerSuperman via Citysearch on 9/7/2011

I love Lou Malnati's pizza. It is SO good. You will wish you could eat a whole pie if possible. Pass the word on this place, great food.

Best All Around Pizza by MJ113355 via Citysearch on 8/15/2011

Like the headline says - best all around pizza in the city!

Best pizza in Chicago by Rebecca Solis via Citysearch on 8/15/2011

This pizzeria is by far the best in Chicago. The tomatoes are fresh, the calamari is fried to perfection. The wait time is super long, but totally worth the wait. I order for pick up after waiting over one hour!!

I love to take my family here! by LindaLloyd via Citysearch on 4/3/2011

Simply a great place to eat italian food and the pizza aint bad either :) I love to take my family here on a saturday afternoon!

first time with lou by Jan1969 via Citysearch on 3/2/2011

I tell you it was awesome. My first time with Lou Malnati's was amazing pizza Loved it!!!!!

THE Best Pizza chicago has to offer by rbren123 via Citysearch on 2/14/2011

For all you out of towners looking to experience Chicago-style pizza, go here. It is the real deal.

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