Lou Malnati's
~ 1971 ~

Famous For: Perfecting the Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza recipe.

Founded By: Lou Malnati and his wife Jean opened the first Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in Lincolnwood, Illinois on March 17th, 1971.

Fun Foodie Facts: 

  • Deep dish was created in the 40’s when times were tough and people needed an affordable yet substantial meal.
  • Invented at Pizzeria Uno, where Lou Malnati and his father, Rudy Malnati, worked in the kitchen.
  • On an average large deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s, they put about a ½ pound of cheese! Cheese lovers rejoice.
  • Chicago is the only city in North America where sausage pizza outsells pepperoni pizza.

Our Recos:

Try the Lou Malnati’s salad if you’re looking for a lighter dish. It’s a Chicago favorite (includes romaine lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, mushrooms, salami bits and gorgonzola cheese with their Sweet Vinaigrette and Romano cheese.)

Free Dessert

Get a free dessert when dining in, with a purchase of $20 or more. Valid at 1120 North State Street location only. One time use, cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 12/15/18.


Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
North State Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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