Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

5 recent ratings
$ • Pizza Place
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Deep Dish Pizza, Pizza
100% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
1120 N State St
Chicago, IL 60610

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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-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 2 months ago read full review

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-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

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 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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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?

— Good

Updated 5 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

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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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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 2 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 2 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 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Super flakey buttery crust! Delicious!

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Celiac

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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 4 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 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The crustless pizza is absolutely AMAZING!!!!

Updated 5 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 6 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 6 years ago read full review

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 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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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

Celiac

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Got the gf deep dish. Did not get sick but the flavor was terrible. I would go back & try the thin crust but their deep dish has scarred me.

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?

— Poor

Celiac

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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
Celiac

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Love the gf deep dish

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

Celiac

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Deep dish was absolutely amazing, a rare offering (in my experience) so it was very much appreciated. Pretty sure no GF apps, not sure about dessert, but I went for the deep dish and enjoyed it so it worked for me!

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

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