Gluten Free at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

59 ratings
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Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Only really one option that is gf. Thin crust pizza is ok, but eat it all it doesn’t reheat well.

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Celiac
3 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

I originally gave this 5 stars because the food was delicious....then my son started vomiting (his response to gluten). If you are celiac, stay away!

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Celiac
1 month ago

Ask for the crustless meaty pizza and you won’t be disappointed. The house salad was incredible (names after the restaurant)

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

The waitresses was very knowledgeable about gluten free and she took that into consideration when the pizza was being made. Did not get sick! I would call ahead to see how long the wait is, if there is one, place tends to get crowded!

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3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great gf pizza! If you are ordering in make sure to specify that you want your pizza uncut - otherwise they may use a pizza cutter that was used on gluten pizza.

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5 months ago

GF pizza is cooked in same oven as regular pizzas, so cross-contamination is highly possible. However, the GF sausage-crust pizza is made in a separate deep dish pan so cross-contam. is unlikely in their ovens. We’ve had this many times with no issues. Sausage crust is not on the menu so you have to ask for it. Tell them you have the “allergy” and they will be careful.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free pizza options but opted for chicken breast, spinach and mushrooms. Delicious!! Staff was excellent.

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Celiac
9 months ago

The past two times I had their “gf” pizza I felt sick...

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Celiac
9 months ago

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.

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Celiac
9 months ago
Not celiac friendly

My daughter got sick eating a gf pizza from here

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Celiac
10 months ago

This location does a great job with GF pizza & we also love their spinach salad with pears & goat cheese.

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Not celiac
11 months ago

Ordered my wife the GF pizza, she said it was the best GF pizza she's ever had. The crust looked handmade and tolled, not something straight out of a plastic bag/freezer. Very impressed!

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free crust was pretty eh. Serviceable,not fantastic

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Not celiac
1 year ago

Super flakey buttery crust! Delicious!

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Not celiac
1 year ago

love their gluten free pizza with a medium house salad!

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great gluten free pizza crusts and several other options. The staff is familiar with gluten free and they take precautions when cooking pizzas to avoid cross contact. I’ve never gotten sick eating here.

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Celiac
1 year ago

I ordered a gluten-free pizza for lunch but forgot to ask for no croutons on my salad. The server had the presence of mind to bring me a salad with no croutons on it. impressed.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The menu says right on that the gluten free crust is made in a sterile environment but it's finished in a unsafe environment. So I asked and she explained that the crust is from a gluten free bakery and then they cook it in the same oven as the gluten pizza. The gf crust is cooked on a pan though so it seemed ok. So far haven't gotten sick and usually I know within minutes if I got glutened so it's an ok from me!

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Celiac
1 year ago

Yes they do have gluten free pizza, but I don't understand why so many people are so excited about it. The crust tasted like a butter cracker, not appealing to me in a pizza crust. The Chicago-style pepperoni topping was nothing special. The only alternative to this was a crust made of Italian sausage, which was greasy and just plain nauseating. The best part of the meal was the bone-in chicken wing appetizers. Not worth the hour and a half wait to get in.

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Celiac
1 year ago

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

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Not celiac
1 year ago

I've tried the GF pizza at this and other Lou Maintains locations and find the pizza crust to be very "doughy," difficult to eat (and cut into) and digest. The Malnati's salad is very good - I get it without the cheese and have not had any issues.

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Celiac
1 year ago

Crustless = sausage crust. Made me sick! Even disregarding the reaction, I ended up only eating the inside of the pizza because it's just too much sausage. Gluten eating friends thought their pizza was just ok.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They have a gluten free thin pizza listed invitee menu I got that with mushrooms and olives. The crust is hard and really pretty flavorless. I am guessing the pizza is cooked in the oven with the other regular pizza's because later that evening at the hotel I felt horrible and ended up taking some Benadryl. I would not recommend this location if you truly have celiac disease and are not just eating gluten free. Against the Grain frozen pizza's are way better tasting

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1 year ago

Their thin crust is OK, nothing special, but their crust-less "meatza" is really good and satisfies that deep dish craving.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Very good gluten free crust. Yummy pizza. Had no issues.

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

My husband is a Chicago native and was very much looking forward to a pizza from Lou Malnati's. Since I have Celiac Disease, my pizza nights are few and far between. I was very much looking forward to this pizza but was not only disappointed in the GF pizza itself but more importantly, it made me very sick. However, I tried the GF sausage ring pizza in 2008 (Wildwood location) and did not have any problems with it at all.

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1 year ago

I love the gluten free pizza! Although it's not deep dish, the crust is crunchy like deep dish is, just thinner. Highly recommend.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

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Celiac
2 years ago

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

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2 years ago

Had the GF pizza with sausage and mushroom. Very tasty, would definitely recommend. The Cabernet was also good.

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Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Not celiac
2 years ago

My go-to gf Pizza when I don't have time to make it at home. It's good. Get extra cheese.

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Celiac
2 years ago

Good thin crust pizza! They claim they can't ensure a lack of cross contamination, but I did not get sick and was able to eat with my friends!

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Celiac
2 years ago

We have had great success with the GF pizza here. Very tasty!

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Celiac
2 years ago

Best gf pizza ever!! No gf appetizers

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Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I used to work here. They are not careful about cross contamination at all!! They use the same pans as the regular pizzas. Do not eat here if you have Celiac

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2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I love their crispy gluten free pizza small size only.

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Not celiac
2 years ago

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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2 years ago

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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2 years ago

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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Not celiac
2 years ago

Best GF pizza crust I've tasted anywhere.

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Celiac
2 years ago

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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Not celiac
2 years ago

the crustless sausage pizza was AMAZING!

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Not celiac
2 years ago

The crustless pizza is absolutely AMAZING!!!!

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Not celiac
2 years ago

We love the gf pizzas here!

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Not celiac
2 years ago

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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2 years ago

Love the pepperoni pizza.

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Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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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3 years ago

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.

Gluten Free Features
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Amazing GF Pizza!!
Stupid good wings!!! I would literally come back just for the baked GF Wings!!
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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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Naperville, IL