Chicagoans love their deep dish, and Lou Malnati’s has been serving its cheesy goodness for 45 years. The first Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria opened in Lincolnwood on March 17, 1971, and as their website says, “Lou always thought it was funny that an Italian should open a pizzeria in a Jewish neighborhood on an Irish holiday, but that was just Lou’s style.” Believe it or not, a car crashed through the pizzeria’s walls on opening day, but thankfully that didn’t stop Lou from dishing out this now legendary pie. Read more about the company’s past 45 years here.
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
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