Louise Speaks: Well we couldn’t leave Chicago without having some pizza. We asked several places and people what they thought the best pizza could be found. We of course were told about Pizza Uno and Pizza Due but the place that got the greatest reviews was La Malnati’s Pizza. Turns out there are 47 different locations just in the Chicago area. There are some that are dine in restaurants and then others that are just carry out or delivery.
We choose to eat at a dine in restaurant. From the parking lot it is just the cutest place you can imagine. It’s a Pizza place but instead of being Italian it’s a barn complete with tractor and farm equipment. You get such a welcoming feeling right from the parking lot. Now I had Gracie with us and before entering the restaurant I asked if Gracie could come in. I did say she was a service dog, but the hostess did not hesitate a second. She said of course you can bring in your dog…we love dogs. The service was better than anyplace I have ever eaten. On top of that, each dish, pizza, pasta etc is made individually. So you can add this or take away that or get extra of this or none of that. While we were waiting for our Pizza we had the opportunity to look at the inside decor. What a charming place. It was a combination of sitting in a barn with farm equipment and grandmas kitchen.
Now lets talk about the food. OH MY GOD….I have never in my life tasted anything so wonderful. The food just about melted in your mouth. The deep dish individual pizza looked huge, but I ate every bite, and I left stuffed. Upon leaving I stopped to thank the hostess for letting Gracie in and to compliment our waiter and his service. At that time they asked where we were from and we said Arizona. Then we got the best surprise of our life. We were told that they are opening a La Malnati’s in Scottsdale and Flagstaff. I cannot wait. I have been talking about this place and telling everyone to be on the look out for this new Pizza place. I know they will be getting my business very very often.
Patricia did mention La Malnati’s in her book “1000 Places To See Before You Die” and this certainly deserves to be in her book. Of all the places that she has ever suggested, she hit this one right on. Best Pizza ever. La Malnati’s gets an A+ rating, and I’d rate it higher if I could.