Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

19 recent ratings
$ • Pizza Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Deep Dish Pizza, Pizza
81% of 16 votes say it's celiac friendly
410 Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Top Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


First time with deep dish and was fine, safety was good though. Crust was decent and more exciting than usual gf crust

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I had deep dish ,the Lou, with a gf crust. I would say it was meh. No sauce and the cheese was not great and very dry. Salad was great with signature dressing. Quite expensive for just me my meal was $40 with a salad and soda. I ate half and couldn't bring it home so... costly. The bathroom was really dirty. I would not really recommend but if you need a pizza fix. Go ahead.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Honestly had a bad experience here. We went during prime lunch time and waited about 40 min for our pizza (not the worst thing ever and I understand they were busy). But when the pizza came the server brought me deep dish after I told him twice I want thin crust. I also told him I had an allergy. He used the tool to grab the pizza on my family's pizza first and then proceeded to use the same thing on mine. So basically cross contaminated right in front of me. I asked for the correct pizza and explained why I couldn't eat that pizza. It took another 25 minutes. The server clearly wasn't listening cause he messed up a few other things with my family's food. The pizza was honestly not that great. Not horrible but not worth the price and waiting an hour and a half. They did comp the pizza which was nice.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Deep Dish Pizza
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Gluten-Free Deep Dish Pizza at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
the gluten free deep dish (on the yellow plate) and the crustless deep dish (in the pan)
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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The crust was okay but the toppings were amazing! Felt very safe eating here and didn’t get sick after. It’s really nice to have this really popular restaurant that you can bring people to while still feeling safe with your own food.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Deep pizza is gluten free and celiac friendly. Both waitress and manager came to talk to me to guarantee that there was no cross contamination for this type of pizza.

For other type of pizzas (thin crust) there is no guarantee of avoiding cross contamination.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Knowledgeable staff and seemed to take reasonable precautions. I got the deep dish original and it was meh. Not the worst crust I ever had but certainly not the best.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Got a GF Chicago style deep dish. Delicious, didn’t get sick!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


AMAZING!! I got the gluten free deep dish pizza and it was the BEST pizza I have ever had. I couldn’t believe it was gluten free but sure enough it was! The staff was amazing and answered all my questions.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This place was amazing and made us gluten and dairy free Chicago style deep dish pizzas! They said their goal is to provide as close to the same experience for those with allergies. We greatly appreciated this experience!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


GF deep dish pizza that tasted just like the regular deep dish pizzas I ordered pre-diagnosis! When I ordered, staff told me that they would put in an allergy flag to ensure a glove change, separate knife and prep space, etc. They use separate pans for GF pizzas, and I felt fine after. Stars off because this location is crowded and touristy (call ahead to get on the wait list), and paint inside the gf pizza pan appeared to be flaking off (didn’t spot any on our food, so we decided to go ahead anyway 😬). Service was fast and staff were very responsive.

I’d go back!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


5 stars for LM gluten-free deep dish pizza. The crust was good, selections were good, and our server was very helpful in making gf choices. And a very attractive historical restaurant as well. Much thanks to Lou Malnati's.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Deep dish pizza! Oh. My. Gosh!!!!! So good!!!! Would definitely come back! Can’t wait to eat my left overs for breakfast tomorrow!!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The most delicious gf pizza I’ve had in 15 years. Highly recommend. They took precautions and confirmed that my pizza would be prepared safely.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We ordered carryout last weekend. The GF was excellent. I did not have any reaction to it. I highly recommend you order it baked longer. It was just a tad underdone.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Hands down the best GF pizza I’ve ever had!! I cannot even remember the last time I got a deep dish pizza. Mind blown! I was concerned about cross contamination but the manager and waiter both assured me of safety procedures in the kitchen. Felt great after and the next few days!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They offer a thin, thick or a crust less option. The crust less is an experience. Try it as the Lou!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I ordered the deep dish Chicago classic gluten free pizza. After reading all the reviews I was super excited to get this. However, the crust was terrible. I opted to not get the crust less pizza because I’m not a huge fan of sausage. The crust was so hard and bland. And the middle of the crust was doughy as if it hadn’t been cooked. I’m not sure how they managed to overcook yet undercook a crust. The flavors were good though. But definitely won’t be coming back.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We went here already knowing they had gluten free items so we preordered and got the crustless pizza (sausage pizza) and the gluten free deep dish pizza. The pizza dough tasted more like sourdough but it was great finally having a deep dish option! Definitely recommend!!

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious! I asked the server to talk to the chef and manager and ensure that the meal was treated as an extreme wheat allergy, the food tasted great and I didn’t get sick. As far as the food goes, there was a perfect sauce to crust ratio, crust was harder/crunchier than expected but it didn’t take away from the delicious flavour. I would return.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Always good pizza. Seated quickly but arrived at 4:30 on a Fri. Service was good at this location. Deep dish always takes 30min. GF crustless deep dish pan pizza is the best; crust is made of sausage, so we only add mushrooms, pepperoni and extra cheese. They now have GF-crust deep dish in a pan, so no cross contamination. The crust is good but tough on the edges (which used to be my fav part on the non-GF buttercrust). You can cut through the crust but the edges are hard. They have GF thin crust but since it’s finished in the oven with other non-gf items, there is cross contamination. Always have good choices here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Very impressed with GF deep dish pizza. It even had that signature sourdough type flavor! Felt good about the precautions taken and have had no effects. Go give it a try!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Awesome gf deep dish!

Cant remember if they said they have their own oven, but they did say they use seperate clean utensils, brought me our a spatula to serve seperately.

Pizza was delicious!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They have the thin crust and deep dish GF pizza options. The thin crust comes with just cheese and you have to pay for added toppings. Great place for a family with many options for kids.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We have ordered the gluten free thin and deep dish here multiple times with no issues. When we order on the app (to get points), we call immediately after placing the order to specify and confirm about gluten situation.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering

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