Foodie Review: Lou Malnati’s Chicago Pizza


Whether it’s dine-in, carry-out or delivery, Chicagoans have their favorite places to go for pizza, but during COVID-19, Lou Malnati’s became one of my favorites!

Oh Chicago-style pizza, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!!! 

  1. Tavern style
  2. Regular thin crust
  3. Stuffed
  4. Deep Dish

(yeah there’s a difference between 1 and 2 AND 3 and 4)

Lou Malnati’s helped me survive restaurant closures in Chicago during the pandemic, and it’s all because they had the glorious curbside pickup with the fantastic online ordering system. I was able to order what toppings I want on the left or right side of the pizza, or the whole pizza. This ordering system has always been there, but adding my vehicle make/model/color on the ticket and a wonderful employee bringing my pizza piping hot to my car, makes everything even more satisfying! 

UPDATE: As of June 1, 2021, Lou Malnati’s has stopped the curb-side pick up, but online ordering is still available.

According to their website, there’s over 57 locations in the Chicagoland area. 

What’s your favorite Chicago pizza restaurant? Leave it in the comments below!

View a list of COVID-Carryout locations I tried during the pandemic.

Lou Malnati’s

Chicago – South Loop
805 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605



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