Ok, that’s a tough one…spoiler alert: it was Lombardi’s, which opened in 1905.
You’ll find pizza history like this and much, much more at the “I Love Pizza Exhibit,” now on display at the Niles Public Library!
The exhibit, created by Kendall Bruns, founder of the U.S. Pizza Museum, gives pizza lovers a slice of the history behind their favorite food and features memorabilia, old menus, photos, and more. Let’s not forget, the history of pizza would not be complete without Lou Malnati’s! You’ll find some old school Lou’s memorabilia at the exhibit, too.
The “I Love Pizza Exhibit” is running now through March 31st at the Niles Public Library. Go check it out!
Head to the original Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in Lincolnwood (just a few miles away from the library) to check out even more pizza history and get a taste of Chicago’s best deep dish pizza!
Heart shaped pizzas will be available in all pizzerias starting Tuesday, February 7th through Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14th.
Pro tip: Avoid the Valentine’s Day rush by ordering your pizza par-baked, or just grab a frozen one from our freezer case. Finish your heart shaped pizza in your oven at home and it’s ready for your Valentine’s Day dinner when you are!
Share the love coast to coast…
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Still need some convincing? Our heart shaped pizzas were called “The best chicago style pie by far” in CBS Chicago’s Best Restaurants In Chicago For Valentine’s Day 2017!
Insider Food took a trip to Lou Malnati’s Oak Park, where they got an inside (see what we did there?) look at how to make a true Chicago-style deep dish pizza.
Check out the video on Insider’s website, but viewer beware…this will make you extremely hungry.
If you’re already having major deep dish cravings right now…Order now and satisfy your craving!
Last week, we backed Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich in a wager with Cleveland’s Bishop Richard G. Lennon over the outcome of the World Series.
In the wager, Chicago’s Archbishop Cupich promised to feed more than 100 guests of the Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center in Cleveland with Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza and baked goods from Misericordia’s Hearts & Flour Bakery if the Indians came away with the victory.
Even after the BIG win, we’re still going to give guests at the Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center in Cleveland a taste of Chicago. Yesterday, Archbishop Cupich, Sister Rosemary from Misericordia, and Marc Malnati gathered at Lou Malanti’s Gold Coast to celebrate paying off the wager, even after the Cubs’ World Series victory. Watch a clip of the trio below!
For us, there’s no better way to celebrate this great victory than by giving back to those in need. We are proud to have been a part of this wager!
Guests of the Cosgrove Center in Cleveland enjoyed deep dish for lunch on Monday, November 21st! Check out the video posted by the Diocese of Cleveland:
Amidst the excitement of the Chicago Cubs’ celebratory World Series parade, Vincent from Antonio’s in Cleveland traveled to Chicago to pay up on his bet with Marc Malnati. And by pay up, we mean he got tomato sauce dumped on his head!
Of course, we had to capture this moment so it could live on in history. Check out the video below!
Shout out to Vincent from Antonio’s for being such a good sport, and an even BIGGER shout out to our very own Chicago Cubs for a great season. What a ride, what a team!