Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria – Chicago

Gonna take a break on the Japan posts and post a bit about Chicago!

We wanted to take a short 5 day vacation and chose Chicago. Why? Because of its architecture and deep dish pizza!

So for dinner the first night, I had to try the famous deep dish pizza.  We chose Lou Malnati because it’s one of the best in Chicago and close to our hotel.

We got there at 8pm and was told we had to wait 1 hour!  To speed things up, they told us to order our pizza in advance.  After waiting an hour, we got our table and then had to wait another 30 minutes of the pizzas! The pre-ordering wasn’t faster.

We ordered a medium Malnati Chicago Classic (sausage, cheese and vine-ripened tomato sauce on Buttercrust) deep dish pizza.

This was amazing and was worth the 1.5 hr wait.  The buttercust was like a hybrid between a regular crust and tart..and it was flaky and crispy! This topping is the best pizza topping I’ve ever had! The sausage’s texture was perfect and had the right amount of chewiness.

We also ordered a small pepperoni deep dish… this wasn’t as good as the classic.

Our hotel gave us a coupon and it was either a free bruschetta appetizer or a chocolate chip pizza.  Obviously, I chose the dessert. It was a chocolate chip cookie, topped with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream in a deep dish.  This was amazing.  The cookie was warm while the ice-cream was cold…. yumm.

This meal was pretty economical.. all the food was less than $40 for 4 people!

We loved Lou’s so much, we returned for our last meal before heading to the airport!


Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

various locations but we went to the one in Gold Coast

1120 N State St
+1 312-725-7777


One response to “Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria – Chicago

  1. Pingback: Pizzeria Due – Chicago | faim? oui oui!!!!!!

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