On Saturday, April 1st, from 11am – midnight, The Duce will be packed with Chicago-style food, drinks, and fun for Cubs die-hards and Chicagophiles alike.
We’re packing up our pizza ovens and heading to The Duce to cook our famous deep dish pizza on site, so you can enjoy piping hot, fresh pizza by the slice!
In addition to Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza, you’ll find…
We know you’re excited about the food because…deep dish pizza, right? But there will also be a live DJ so you can get your dance on, an all-day cornhole tournament, and you’ll be able to score some one-of-a-kind merchandise at the Cubs vintage clothing shop.
You can feel good about enjoying all of this food and fun because a portion of the day’s food, drink, and retail proceeds will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital, an organization that we were also proud to support at one of our Lou Malnati’s Phoenix soft opening events last May.
Lou always thought it was funny that an Italian should open a pizzeria in a Jewish neighborhood on an Irish holiday, but we have to say, it really worked out well for him, didn’t it?!
Today, we’re celebrating our loyal customers that have kept us going strong for 46 years and our awesome team who crank out Chicago’s best deep dish pizza day after day, year after year.
Feel like taking a trip down Malnati Memory Lane? Check out the complete history of Lou Malnati’s here.
If you’re headed downtown this weekend for the festivities, here’s a rundown of what to expect, and of course, where you can find your Lou Malnati’s pizza fix:
Saturday, March 11th will kick off with the River Dyeing at 9am.
The best views can be found between Michigan Ave and Columbus Drive, but plan to get there early for the best spot! After you’re seeing green (in the river, that is) head to Lou Malnati’s River North for lunch. Located at 439 North Wells, it’s just about a mile away from the action.
The party continues with the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled to start at 12pm.
The route starts at Balbo Ave and Columbus Drive, and will continue north to Monroe Street. The party doesn’t have to end with the parade, though! Lou Malnati’s South Loop is located just a few blocks from the route at 805 South State Street – a short walk when you know you’re close to eating deep dish pizza!
Almost five months ago, we broke ground on the site of our newest pizzeria on Chicago’s south side, less than a mile away from Midway Airport. Today, the walls are up, the plans are laid, and we are well on our way to an early May opening!
Lou Malnati’s Midway will be a full-service restaurant and bar, offering dine-in, delivery, carryout, and catering of Chicago’s best deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati’s.
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Conveniently located smack in the middle of Chicago’s two baseball teams’ spring training facilities, Lou Malnati’s Phoenix is the perfect spring training deep dish destination!
Lou Malnati’s Phoenix is a full-service restaurant and bar, located at 100 E Camelback Road, offering dine-in, delivery (within zone), carryout, and catering of Chicago’s best deep dish pizza.