Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 11 ratings

439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 828-9800
$ Under $10 per entree
Gluten-Free Features

Pizza

Categories

Late Night, Lunch, Local Chain

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    1 ratingOctober 14, 2016

    Absolutely horrible. The entire restaurant is a disorganized disaster. Horrible. I have celiac disease and I went with a friend who has a gluten sensitivity. I am currently laying in bed in pain. Halfway through my meal I thought I would vomit. My friend is currently in the bathroom vomiting. We both had the "crustless gluten free pizza" I told the person I gave my order to that I had celiac disease. They are the most disorganized, unapologetic, careless restaurant I have been to in years. Also when we asked to split the bill we paid cash...afterward we were all given our change in a lump sum left for us to divide on our own. The processes and organization of this restaurant need serious reconstructing. The whole place is chaos and on top of that I'm now ill. Never ever again. Go somewhere else that is run like a DECENT restaurant because this place would be lucky to be considered decent

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    5 ratingJuly 01, 2015

    I had the crustless gluten free pizza. The "crust" was made of really tasty sausage. It was great!! I highly recommend this restaurant if you're in Chicago.

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    4 ratingJune 13, 2015

    Decent pizza, the crust was pretty dry and flavorless. It could have used some garlic. The waitstaff was knowledgable. The Caesar salad was yummy. Overall a good experience.

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2015

    Amazing deep dish gf pizza. Get it with the spinach topping!

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    4 ratingMarch 01, 2014

    Awesome GF pizza, however the wait was horribly long. It was over an hour before we got our pizza.

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    5 ratingJuly 20, 2013

    Very good crustless deep dish pizza!

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    5 ratingMay 04, 2013

    Menu is clearly marked. Suggests what to order.

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    3 ratingNovember 10, 2012

    Choices are crustless pizzza with a sausage base or gluten free crust and your choice of toppings. Crust was very good. If ordering with no cheese ask for extra sauce. Very long wait but it was Friday and there is a convention in town as well as football fans. Husband had regular deepdish and was disappointed. Was concerned about contamination since it was ago busy but seems all is well.

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    5 ratingOctober 09, 2012

    i thought their gf pizza was great. They have a 9 " gf flour thin crust with your choice of toppings. i had onions, mushrooms and spinach. Absolutely delicious!! The crust stayed together and had a great mouth feel. i would definitely go back! Closest to real that i've had so far.

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    3 ratingSeptember 20, 2012

    Pizza was GF but only bc there was no crust at all. The base of the pizza was sausage and rather overwhelming for this non- sausage eating gal!

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    5 ratingNovember 12, 2016

    34500 N. Highway 45, Third Lake, IL 60030

    I love their crispy gluten free pizza small size only.

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    5 ratingOctober 31, 2016

    805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

    super awesome! they have a thin crust that you can put any of their pizza on, and a crust less sausage pizza. Lots of salads to choose from. 30 minutes for your pizza, and it is delicious. I had "the lou" and loved it.

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    5 ratingSeptember 11, 2016

    85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

    Eat here all the time. My son loves the gf pizza and their salad dressings are gf. They are very accommodating. Remember to ask them not to cut your gf pizza, just in case.

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2016

    85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

    Best GF pizza crust I've tasted anywhere.

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    4 ratingAugust 07, 2016

    805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

    If you go in the evening be prepared to wait, but the crustless gf pizza was amazing! The crust is pure Italian sausage. Worth the wait for us to get gf style deep dish!

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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2016

    805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

    the crustless sausage pizza was AMAZING!

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2016

    1120 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610

    The crustless pizza is absolutely AMAZING!!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 15, 2016

    6649 N Lincoln Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712

    We love the gf pizzas here!

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    1 ratingMay 13, 2016

    1 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193

    I know this review is the minority but we did not care for the gf pizza. The price was reasonable but neither my son nor myself cared for the crust. For me also, the crust left a unfavorable aftertaste.

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    5 ratingApril 28, 2016

    34500 N. Highway 45, Third Lake, IL 60030

    Love the pepperoni pizza.

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    3 ratingApril 13, 2016

    8515 Redtail Dr, Village of Lakewood, IL 60014

    Tasted like a thin frozen pizza. I watch all my family eating the wonderful thick sausage filled pizzas and look at my sad little gf pizza and I don't even want to eat there!

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    5 ratingApril 12, 2016

    85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

    Great experience! Wait staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Enjoyed a GF crust with sauce and toppings...no cheese to also make it DF. Great to eat out with huge group of co-workers.

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    5 ratingApril 06, 2016

    131 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    GF pizza that tastes great! I had cheese and sausage; enjoyed every bite. Buttery crust is fantastic and nothing like the standard frozen GF crust used by many pizza places. Only available in one size which is perfect for one happy GF person.

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    4 ratingMarch 22, 2016

    805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

    Great sausage on the pizza. The crust was fairly good, a little chewy, but had good favor. The salad dressings are gluten free and quite a few salads are. The pizzas are made in a safe zone, but aren't cooked and cross contamination is likely.

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    5 ratingFebruary 16, 2016

    1 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193

    The pizza was good and the servers are always really nice. They seem to be very careful about cross contamination.

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    3 ratingFebruary 01, 2016

    805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

    Had the wings and pizza. The wings are baked they're not bad, nothing special in my opinion. I also had the GF pizza, it wasn't bad either didn't think it was anything special. I did get sick, I would say be very cautious and talk with your waiter because it sounds like the opportunity for cross contamination is very high. They do not have a separate prep area for gf foods. They also have wine and angry orchard to drink.

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    2 ratingJanuary 17, 2016

    1038 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301

    I went here when they first opened up by my house and the waitress told me a pizza was gluten free, brought it out, let me eat an entire huge piece of deep dish, and then came out and said 'oh that's the wrong pizza' and handed me another one. To which my mom asked if the one I ate was gluten free and she lied straight to our faces and said yes. I was sick for three days because she messed up and couldn't just check in with the chef. Their pizza isn't that good, honestly dominoes is better than this place and they don't lie. The service is also very slow.

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    5 ratingDecember 30, 2015

    958 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

    Pizza was very tasty and they had a great handle on food allergies in general including GF and how to avoid cross contamination. Would definitely recommend.

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    4 ratingNovember 01, 2015

    85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

    Agree crust is best gluten free I've had!

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    5 ratingSeptember 20, 2015

    805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

    Just ate the GF wings and they were possibly the best I've ever had. The combination of the baked wings, with a little crispy-ness to them, the slightly spicy buffalo sauce and what has to be homemade blue cheese was a home run or if your watching the Bears play, a touchdown!!! Waiting for the GF pizza next- more to come on that once I've put that down too. Ok- so I just ate the pizza. I can't believe it but they actually pulled off a tasty deep-dish GF crust. It was thin enough on the bottom while being thick enough around the crust. It was cooked just right and maintained an excellent and even texture. It tasted like a buttery crunchy crust but not too hard to where it hurts your mouth. It really was just right. I could only eat about 1/3 of it through because I was already getting full from the wings and this pizza really is filling. You could easily share it between two people and be full afterwards. The sauce is very fresh tasting with a little tangy kick and some chunky tomatoes. The ingredients were also very fresh and still a little crispy. The bell peppers and onion were cut into large chunks which added a unique texture even on top of the aforementioned. Overall- I would have to rate this the best Gluten Free pizza I've had. There was obviously a commitment to making this good and not just have a GF option available without regard to texture and or taste like most places. Great Job Lou!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 29, 2015

    6649 N Lincoln Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712

    Trying to change the rating on this one they now have a new crust it is not sausage anymore. Pizza is delicious. Just make sure they do not cut it that could cause cross-contamination.

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    4 ratingJuly 29, 2015

    1038 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301

    Thy do have good pizza make sure they do not cut it sometimes they have cut it which is cross-contamination.

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    5 ratingJuly 24, 2015

    1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

    Best gluten free pizza I've ever tried. Just wish they made bigger sizes other than personal. Finally a good crispy crust that isn't .5mm thick!

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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2015

    131 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    Best gf crust ever!! No problems with cross contamination in DT Naperville. Can't wait to go back, I have missed them. Now if you could make that skillet cookie GF, that would be amazing!!

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    5 ratingApril 23, 2015

    1 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193

    LOVED the GF crust!! So I had their pizza Friday AND Sunday for dinner! So happy to have a close place that my family and I can enjoy.

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    5 ratingApril 12, 2015

    2848 U.S. 34, Oswego, IL 60543

    Knowledgeable, friendly and cautious

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    5 ratingApril 07, 2015

    85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

    Awesome gluten free pizza. Try the lou gluten free

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    5 ratingFebruary 01, 2015

    1120 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610

    Pizza is good - not best ever but very good and staff is very informative.

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    3 ratingJanuary 26, 2015

    1050 E Higgins Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

    pizza was ok nothing to go gaga over I do have CD, I didn't have a reaction.

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    4 ratingJanuary 18, 2015

    1120 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610

    Great food, great staff and great atmosphere. The gluten free option can either be a small size rice base which is big enough for two. Or you can get sausage patty base. They do not however have a gluten free starter but their brownie is gluten free is worth trying, very delicious. Make sure to book in advance as you can wait up to an hour for a table on any night.

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    5 ratingDecember 14, 2014

    1 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193

    The butter crust gf pizza is to die for! Celiac friendly.

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    5 ratingDecember 07, 2014

    8515 Redtail Dr, Village of Lakewood, IL 60014

    5 stars as far as gf. I thought the pizza wasn't very good.

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    5 ratingNovember 06, 2014

    131 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    My favorite GF pizza!

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    5 ratingOctober 11, 2014

    8515 Redtail Dr, Village of Lakewood, IL 60014

    delicious gf cheese thin crust pizza. My cd daughters loved it!

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    3 ratingSeptember 01, 2014

    805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

    Not the most Celiac Friendly... But man is it good!!

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    5 ratingAugust 06, 2014

    1 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193

    I had the thin rice crust pizza and it was great! I've resolved that I will never have a pizza experience like I did before I had to go gf so my expectations are different. I couldn't eat the cheese bc I'm also dairy free, so I loaded up with good toppings. I had sausage, garlic, spinach, black olives and mushrooms. It was literally the best gf pizza I've had since eating gf. Obviously, pizza with no cheese is lacking so I got some olive oil, sprinkled salt in it and dipped my pizza in and it was perfect! This restaurant is also highly recommend def by locals. The non-gf pizza is incredible says my pizza deprived husband! It is made deep dish and the sauce is on top of the impossibly long and tantalizing cheese. They may make the gf pizza like this too, I just don't know since I can't have dairy.

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    5 ratingAugust 03, 2014

    1050 E Higgins Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

    First off, best crust ever in a gluten free pizza. So crunchy and I like its not a greasy type pizza. Try the "Lou" style on gluten free (I leave off the spinach and love it). The management at the Park Ridge location are fantastic and always accommodating. I love how they always remember last order and ask if you want that. makes the ordering so simple.

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    5 ratingJune 15, 2014

    131 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    This is my absolute favorite gf pizza! Amazing buttery crust. Just note that the small (which is the only size it comes in) is only big enough for one person. Awesome price too. Way cheaper than a lot of places.

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    4 ratingMay 12, 2014

    805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

    great service good gf pizza and free wifi

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    5 ratingApril 27, 2014

    131 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    Love the GF sausage crust pizza!!

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    5 ratingApril 23, 2014

    1050 E Higgins Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

    Best GF pizza ever! The crust is awesome and doesn't have that odd plastic flavor as others I've tried.

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    5 ratingApril 19, 2014

    805 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

    Great GF thin crust pizza and great caesar salad.

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    2 ratingMarch 28, 2014

    1050 E Higgins Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

    Love Lou's! Seriously wonderful pizza. While they do have a gluten free alternative, don't bother if you have Celiac's Disease. Cross-contamination is a very real concern here and if you react to that, resign yourself to not eating here.

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    5 ratingMarch 18, 2014

    34500 N. Highway 45, Third Lake, IL 60030

    They have the best GF crust. Try the Lou

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    4 ratingMarch 04, 2014

    1038 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301

    Good gluten free pizza

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    5 ratingOctober 20, 2013

    85 S Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

    By far the best gluten free pizza I have ever had. Their gf crust is so, so good! Please don't change a thing!!

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    5 ratingSeptember 29, 2013

    958 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

    I have ordered their crustless pizza every Friday for the last year. We have pizza crust from Senza Bakery that we store in the freezer and put our Lou Malnati's pizza on. Not once, have we gotten sick.

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    5 ratingSeptember 07, 2013

    1120 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610

    My friend and I had pizza on August 24, 2013 while each of us had separately come into Chicago. This pizzeria was recommended by a local and was so good. It's a really popular place, be sure to tell the person where you order it needs to be GF and also your server. I thought staff where knowledgeable and knew not to ask me if I wanted the house bread. The advance ordering before sitting down saves time, we were in and out within an hour.

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2013

    1050 E Higgins Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

    Their gluten free pizza is delicious. I ate it and didn't feel like I was missing out on anything. I am referring to the actual gluten free crust pizza and not the big sausage patty they use for a crust and was formerly known as the Atkins Diet option.

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    5 ratingAugust 10, 2013

    1850 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

    Had the sausage crust with mushrooms and spinach. No cheese. Excellent tasting. Knowledge staff.

Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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