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General Info
Lou Malnati’s opened the doors to its 33rd pizzeria on Monday, July 4, 2011. Located at 1120 N. State Street in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood, this pizzeria is the company’s new flagship location, and has the largest seating capacity of all the Malnati restaurants to date. Lou Malnati's is famous for its Chicago-style deep dish pizza and has become a staple for local Chicagoans, as well as a mandatory destination for tourists.

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (312) 326-3443

Payment method
diners club, discover, master card, amex, visa, all major credit cards
Price Range
Central Chicago, Near North Side

Lou Malnati's Gold Coast

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Gold Coast

Connie's Pizza

Pizza, Italian Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Validated

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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R Z.



I stopped in here on an unusually hot Saturday afternoon in June. I expected to get out of the heat, only to find they had the large overhead doors open, letting the heat and in. If people want to sit outside in the heat with traffic rushing by, let them. Why must they subject the rest of us to it? The noise level was high both from patrons and traffic. I ordered the individual pizza, which really was more of a snack than a meal. Not a good value. After I finished my pizza, I walked down to McDonalds on Chicago Ave and had a fish sandwich and hot fudge sundae!



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Complete Lack Of Service and Pizza

I visited the Gold Coast Malnati's today, and it was absolutely horrendous from start to finish. If this is how they run a business, I am surprised they are still in business. And given it?s their largest store, it is going to have wide repercussions. First, we are told that our thin crust pizza (which normally takes 10-12 minutes everywhere else) would take 30-35 minutes, fine; I understand oven space has to reflect the deep dish pizzas, too. After 40+ minutes, we are told our pizza was dropped on the floor, and it would take 12 minutes to get us a replacement. After 25 minutes, we are told it is just 2 more minutes. After another 15 minutes, we still see nothing. Nothing as in every staff person in the entire restaurant avoided making contact with our table. So it was impossible to ask for the manager. Not that I should have to ask, but the manager is absolutely nowhere to be found. Clearly, I should not use the term manager, since there was a complete lack of management if no one is doing it. And the store was NOT busy. Front room facing street of 6 or so tables are full, but main dining room is 1/3 full when we arrived. Rest of the place is empty. And after first pizza is allegedly dropped, several tables are seated, and they all order deep dish pizzas AND all get them before us. In fact, one of them was already checking out. That is beyond absurd. Someone should show termination papers to the (alleged) manager on Mondays and disciplinary action for the staff for complete avoidance of our table. After all, the Monday staff does not work just Mondays, right?!?!?