Lou Malnatis Pizzeria & Giordano’s, Chicago IL

lou malnatis chicago pizza
Can’t leave Chicago without their signature deep dish pizza!

Looks like Lou Malnatis (@LouMalnatis) was the most popular based on web research/reviews. They have several locations around Chicago. Store locator here.
lou malnatis chicago pizza

I ended up visiting the one at Chicago – Gold Coast, 1120 North State Street (at State & Rush) for lunch. They had high ceilings, booths, high bar chairs with tall tables. All mainly with wooden décor. Their menu can be found here.
lou malnatis chicago pizza

For a group of 7, we started off with the Trio of Dips and Pizza Chips.
Three housemade dips – roasted garlic, artichoke and giardiniera-topped hummus served with our crispy pizza dough chips. ($8.95)
lou malnatis chicago pizza

For the deep dish pizzas, we ordered three 9” smalls which were supposed to serve 2 people per pizza but clearly with 4 guys + 3 girls, we still couldn’t finish it! 1 slice of deep dish is almost equivalent to 3 slices of thin pizzas!

  • Sausage Deep Dish
  • The Malnati Chicago Classic™ – Made with Lou’s lean sausage, some extra cheese and vine-ripened tomato sauce on Buttercrust.™ It’s authentic Chicago!
  • The “Lou” – A pizza so good we gave it his name! Spinach mix, mushrooms and sliced roma tomatoes covered with three cheeses.

lou malnatis chicago pizza
lou malnatis chicago pizza
lou malnatis chicago pizza
I should have taken a picture to demonstrate the depth of these pizzas! Nonetheless, they were good and worth a try when you’re in the Windy City, Chicago!

After walking back to hotel at night, we noticed another deep dish pizza restaurant that had line ups!! It was called Giordano’s (@GiordanosPizza), instead of lining up, we called for delivery to our hotel instead. Giordano’s was a lot better than Lou Malnatis! Would recommend Giordano’s over Lou Malnatis! Everything just tasted a lot better. Look at the depths of these Chicago deep dish pizza! I was pizza-ed out for the next month.
giordano chicago pizza
giordano chicago pizza
giordano chicago pizza

Lou Malnatis, Chicago – Gold Coast
1120 North State Street (at State & Rush)
Chicago, IL 60610
312-725-7777
www.loumalnatis.com

Giordano’s – GOLD COAST / MAGNIFICENT MILE
730 NORTH RUSH STREET
Chicago, IL 60611
312-951-0747
http://giordanos.com/

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