Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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

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1120 N State St
Chicago, IL 60610
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Celiac

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No separate oven, but they keep the gluten free pizzas in a separate pan. Crust is a bit hard, but still one of the better pizzas I have had

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Has GF options on the menu. Talked to the waitress and she reassured me as to the measures they take. Had the salad and classic pizza to share with a non coeliac friend who enjoyed the meal as much as I did, it was fantastic food.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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Gf crust is ok at best. I’ve had better crust on frozen gf pizzas. However it was truly gluten free, not contaminated from the kitchen so they get points for that.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Poor

Updated 9 months 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
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Photos


GF & DF deep dish pizza cooked in a dedicated (purple) pan! So yum! I got mushrooms, basil, tomatoes & garlic as toppings!
Gluten Free Veggie Pizza with garlic and spinach.
Menu where you order and pay in advance of sitting down in this very popular place
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One of the best gluten free pizzas I have ever had! And the fact that it was deep dish, and it was my first time visiting Chicago, so I felt very lucky to find gluten free deep dish. Very filling and delicious! I was able to get 2 meals out their one-size gluten free pizza. I felt great after eating, no ill effects, and look forward to eating here again on our next trip!

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Best pizza ever!!!!! I had the Classic gluten free, so good!!!!! Comes in it’s own type of dish

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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-contact?

— 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This location has gluten free deep dish pizza and it's delicious! Not all locations offer this or are open long hours. I can't speak to cross contamination or shared equipment but I didn't have any ill effects from my meal, except I stuffed myself. i definitely recommend this restaurant.

Safety


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

— 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 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The server was amazing! GF deep dish pizza cooked in a dedicated purple pan (purple pans are the universal cookware color for allergies in commercial kitchens) i have a dairy allergy as well as Celiac and they were able to accommodate my needs safely! It’s been FOREVER since i’ve had pizza and deep dish at that and not only was it delicious, it was SAFE!! pizza also came out whole and not cut in the back, was cut at the table in front of me with a clean knife/spatula. Super impressed, can’t wait to go again!

Safety


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

— 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

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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and assured me that precautions would be taken to prevent cross-contamination. I had pepperoni and it was the best GF pizza I’ve had! Ranch is GF too. They were very busy but managed to keep my meal safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here twice recently and both times had a great experience (the fact that I went back says a lot). As far as GF pizza goes, I think it’s delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff were knowledgeable but pizza base was hard as rock. Toppings were yummy but I was disappointed by the hard, flavourless base. I had read great GF reviews and was left underwhelmed.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Gluten Sensitive

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Super flakey buttery crust! Delicious!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten-free pizza came back POSITIVE for gluten via Nima sensor. Not recommended for Celiacs.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Crust less was fantastic. They even served the pizza uncut to avoid cross contamination from cutter! Absolutely no reaction! I will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I found the GF pizza to be very starchy. It had a cardboard like texture.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Crustless GF pizza! They use sausage instead of any type of bread!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The crustless pizza is absolutely AMAZING!!!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 8 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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

Overall Rating

Review


So exciting to find gluten free deep dish! We absolutely loved the pizza and finally got to try a Chicago staple!

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?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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For gluten free, this wasn’t my favorite crust. While I am new to Chicago deep dish, this pizza was super rock hard. It was almost impossible to cut through the crust and just felt too overdone. While the flavors were good and the atmosphere is fun, it’s not the best gluten free. I didn’t get sick thankfully, but I didn’t enjoy the taste either.

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?

— Below Average

Celiac

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Excellent! I have never had a deep dish pizza and was really excited to get to experience it while in Chicago!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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My gluten tester says it is gluten free, however I did not like the taste

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

— Below Average

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