Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

3 recent ratings
$ • Pizza Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Deep Dish Pizza, Pizza
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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1050 E Higgins Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
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Symptomatic Celiac

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They have the thin and deep dish crusts made off site to help minimize the cross contact. But due to this they have limited sizes available. Also, just me personally, I don't care for thee flavor of their crusts.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Below Average

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I'm not sure why one of these postings says they've removed all of the gluten-free crust. That is incorrect. They have gluten-free thin crust as well as deep dish.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Lou Malnati’s has discontinued their gluten free crusts!!😡

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Updated 2 years 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

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Gluten Intolerant

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We tried the Gluten free deep dish and gluten free thin crust. They just started using the deep dish recepie and it was a fail. The thin crust is the best around. But the deep dish isn't worth it. The management loved hearing our opinion and gave us a credit. Overall a great experience!

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free crust was pretty eh. Serviceable,not fantastic

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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When my office brings in pizza, they typically bring in Lou Malnati's. They've ordered the GF cheese pizza for me. Frankly, it sucks. The crust is so hard I've nearly broken a tooth on it. And crusts shouldn't create a squeaking noise when you bite into them. It was tasteless and, quite frankly, not worth the money. I only ate them because I had nothing else with me.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Ask for the gluten free menu, there is a chicken dish, fish dish a GF dough pizza, a sausage party crust pizza (I had this and i didn't miss having a dough crust one bit, it was bursting with flavor and has that traditional Chicago sausage and pizza flavor) there were several salads to choose from, the house dressing made this my new favorite restaurant salad. Wait staff was knowledgable and made special care to prevent cross contamination.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Great gf pizza

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lou Malnati's *finally* has a real GF crust -- not just the sausage "crust" they've been offering us for years. I tried it tonight and thought it was very good. The crusts are being sourced from Deerfield's bakery which I understand has a completely separate facility for making their GF baked goods. Once at Lou Malnati's, the pizzas are cooked in the same stove as all the other pizzas, but I spoke to staff and was assured that they are taking measures to keep things safe. After eating the pizza tonight, I am not noticing any contamination symptoms even though I am extremely sensitive. So far so good. Recommend!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lou's has a new 9 inch thin crust (actual crust) gluten free pizza for $9.95 plus toppings. Tried it last night and loved it! Thanks, Lou's!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Crustless Stuffed yummy! Well trained staff on Celiac and cc.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Great deep dish pizza however crust was a bit tough.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Celiac

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The gf thin crust pizza was good. They do not have dedicated fryers for French fries.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Gluten Sensitive

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Gluten free thin crust cheese pizza was great!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


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

Overall Rating

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Everytime I’m in Chicago I have to eat at Lou’s! Absolutely love their GF pizza and salad. I’ve been celiac for 10+ years and have not had any problems.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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They now have both a GF pizza crust and a crust less pizza.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

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