Lou Malnati's South Loop

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Lou Malnati's South Loop
Photograph: Martha Williams Lou Malnati's deep dish pizza

There are two kinds of Chicagoans. No, not North Siders and South Siders. We’re talking Giordano’s people and Lou Malnati’s people. Lou Malnati’s deep-dish is the pinnacle of cheesy Chicago-style goodness. Everything else on the menu—including pastas and salads—is passable, but not worth passing on the ’za. Get the butter crust. And don’t worry when you develop a Lou Malnati’s addiction: They Fed-Ex pizza anywhere in the country.


Venue name: Lou Malnati's South Loop
Address: 805 S State

Cross street: between 8th St and 9th St
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-11pm; Fri, Sat 11am-midnight
Transport: El stop: Red to Harrison. Bus: 29, 62, 146
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I'm going to assume all the Lou's use the same recipe, so I'm guessing they would all have the same rating, right? Well I went to the one on state street because of all the hype about their pizza. The service was great, and so was the delivery timing of the pizza. I've never been a fan of deep dish and their version didn't convert me either. It was just too watery for me. I'll take a greasy pizza over a watery one any day. Maybe next time I'll try thin crust.