Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

439 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL, 60610

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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Chicago

Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's is as rich in history as its pizza is in flavor.

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******..............."I WAS RAISED VERY CONSERVATIVELY SO IT WAS ALWAYS CHEESE AND SAUSAGE FOR ME. BUT THE LOU CHANGED MY LIFE." DAVID LISSNER..........******

Lou Malnati got his start in the 1940's working in Chicago's first deep dish pizzeria. He took his pizza expertise to Lincolnwood, a northern suburb of Chicago, where he and his wife Jean opened the first Lou Malnati's Pizzeria on March 17, 1971. Lou was known for his fun-loving character as well as making Chicagoland's best pizza. Loyal patrons lined the streets on opening day for a taste of his delicious deep dish creations. Lou always thought it was funny that an Italian should open a pizzeria in a Jewish neighborhood on an Irish holiday. But that was Lou's style; he loved all types of people and didn't care much about what people thought.

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