Lou Malnati’s a Taste of Chicago Style Pizza Delivered

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Lou Malnati’s a Taste of Chicago Style Pizza Delivered

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Lou Malnati'sWhile I truly love New York Style Pizza, I do also like anything with sauce and cheese.  So for the holidays Mrs. Pizza bought me a special delivery.  2 pizzas arrived via Fedex from Lou Malnati's.  I was so excited I called Pizza Expert who came over with his family to investigate.  The pizzas came frozen, packaged in disposable pans.  We baked them for about 45 minutes.

One had cheese and one pepperoni.  The picture shows the cheese pie fully cooked.  Unknown to me, Chicago pizza is prepared with the cheese placed on the dough first, with the sauce on top.  I usually prefer this "upside down" style on my NY style sicilian pizza, so I was excited.

I have to say the pizza was DELICIOUS.  The crust was unusual compared to a NY style pie, but it wasn't heavy or leaden.  And although buttery, the crust did not taste like a biscuit.  It was the perfect strength to support the heavy toppings.  This is pizza that needs a knife and fork, it can't be picked up like a slice of NY style (think Apple Pie).  The sauce was great, flavorful and not to spicy.   The cheese was stretchy, gooey and generous, even though you can't see it in the picture (remember, its under the sauce).   I have never liked Chicago style pizza, but my only exposure to it had been the chains.  This pie was different.  It was unanimous, everyone liked it.  It won't replace my usual pie because it is expensive and needs to be ordered with some planning or forethought.  I will however look forward to ordering it again. 7 of 8 slices.

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2 Responses to “Lou Malnati’s a Taste of Chicago Style Pizza Delivered”

  • Scottyk wrote:
    06 Feb 2012 at 6:34 pm

    We have Lou’s delivered for special occasions – what a treat! It’s like eating at the restaurants!

  • NY is #1 wrote:
    08 Oct 2012 at 3:19 pm

    As a New Yorker having lived in Chicago for a year, Malnati’s is THE place to go for amazing pizza. While I agree that the decision to “go for a slice” is a very different experience than in NY(which I still prefer) because you cannot just order a slice or two, have to order the whole pie and wait quite a while, their pies are outstanding. The sauce is sweet, the sausage is flavorful, and the crust is perfect. Outside of NY, Malnati’s does it best. It’s the ONE thing I miss about Chicago.