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Lou Malnati's: "Pizza like it should taste" Lou Malnati's Tip by keida84

Lou Malnati's, Chicago: 19 reviews and 39 photos

A little hole in the wall, call and pre-order as the pizzas take a while to cook, then you are seated in a non-descript room with bench seating and tables while your nose is assailed by the most delectable smells to ever emerge from a pizza parlour. Finally the waitress brings the pie and you get your first look at the "famous" pizza. Dig in and eat hearty. You will want to bring the pizza back home in your suitcase.

They have a frozen section in the restaurant for take home pizza which you bake off in your own oven. That is great if you live in Chicago and can come by and pick one up. If you are a true deep dish lover or a "convert" like me, well then you know how hard it is to find great deep dish in Southern California or anywhere else outside of Chicago. No worries Lou Malnati's will ship their freshly made, flash frozen pizza to your door. It is easy with the miracle of dry ice and the UPS man was quiet envious when he saw the box. Lou's shipping price is built into the price of the pizza and it is quite reasonable too. Each pie is 9 inches and generously serves 2 maybe 3 people. They have monthly specials like their heart shaped pizza for Valentine's day. Frozen pizzas do not have a "long freezer life" so store them only a month or less in the freezer.

Favorite Dish: Deep dish pizza hands down is my favorite dish at Lou's. This was pizza the way pizza should taste. Now many may disagree with me but for this pizza lover Lou Malnati's reigns supreme. I like the sauce because it has crushed tomatoes in it, with just the right blend of herbs and spices that give it a bit of a kick. A generous helping of cheese and olive oil make for a delectable pizza. Add your favorite toppings and dig in. The pizza does not reheat well so try not to leave any leftover.

Check out the website you won't be disappointed.

Address: 439 N. Wells Chicago, IL 60611
Price Comparison: about average
Phone: 312.828.9800
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 18, 2007
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