Lou Malnati's may be known for its deep dish pizza but if you take a close look at the full-service restaurant menu, you will see some newer items that are definitely worth a try.
First up is the Trio of Dips and Pizza Chips appetizer. We first tested this dish at an employee townhall meeting and it was a huge hit! It comes with three housemade dips - roasted garlic, artichoke, and giardiniera-topped hummus (my personal favorite) - and is served with crispy pizza dough chips. The dips are delicious but the pizza dough chips are what make this appetizer irresistible.
Next is the Spinach Salad. This is a delicious low-calorie option that is packed with flavor. Spinach with fresh seasonal fruit, red onions, and crumbled goat cheese lightly tossed with our housemade Balsamic Vinaigrette. The smooth taste of the goat cheese is a savory compliment to the tartness of the dressing.
Another new addition to the menu is the Tilapia Piccata entrée. The perfect choice if you're looking to try something a little different. Served on a bed of sautéed spinach and mushrooms, this delicate white fish is lightly crusted and pan-seared in white wine, garlic and olive oil then topped with tomatoes and capers.
I'll admit, the thought of coming into Lou's and not ordering deep dish feels a bit weird but don't be afraid to take a walk on the wild side the next time you stop by - these new items are sure to please.
Contributed by Meghan R.