On May 5, 1986, 30 years ago today, we opened our 6th pizzeria in Chicago’s River North neighborhood at 439 North Wells Street. This was an exciting accomplishment on its own, but it was even more exciting because this was the first Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria within the Chicago city limits.
Looking at this bustling pizzeria today, you would never know the Malnati family almost had to close the doors just a few months after its opening. A CTA construction project shut down Wells Street and business took a big hit. Fortunately, they persevered, and today, River North Lou’s is one of our busiest restaurants!
Our “Balloon Platoon” is setting up shop from 5-7pm at River North Lou’s. Place an order for dine-in or carryout (minimum $10 purchase required) and win a prize! Everyone is a winner, with great prizes including t-shirts, hats, free appetizers, free desserts, and more, but one lucky customer will win a $100 gift card!
Looking to serve pizza on Easter Sunday?
Stop by any of our locations on Saturday to pick up a par-baked pizza! Just pop it in the oven and it’s ready when you are!
To celebrate the opening, we’ve come up with a list of 5 fun facts about New Lenox. Check it out!
Enjoy the excitement of the holiday at your local participating Lou’s with our famous deep dish pizza, family-friendly entertainment, and good company, all without delaying bed times. Continue Reading ›