Lou Malnati's Ingredients

Every pizza is made from scratch, flash frozen, then shipped via UPS on dry ice to preserve its fresh-out-of-the-oven taste, so you can enjoy Chicago's best pizza and its flaky buttery crust, tangy tomatoes and gooey mozzarella cheese no matter where you are. But what exactly makes Lou Malnati's deep dish pizza so special? The ingredients of course!


Crucial to the Lou Malnati's pizza recipe

Lou Malnati's Tomatoes

Each year, a team from Malnati's goes to California and meets personally with the   farmers that grow our tomatoes. The finest vine-ripened plum tomatoes are blended and canned exclusively for Lou Malnati's use. The trip is well worth the effort when the result is continuing our tradition as the best deep dish pizzeria in Chicago!


Quality & flavor are essential

Lou Malnati's Mozzarella Cheese

Believe it or not, we have been using the same Wisconsin dairy farm for over 40 years as our source for mozzarella cheese. The unique flavor and texture of their cheese is vital to the Lou Malnati's pizza recipe, as is maintaining our relationship with them.


Flaky, buttery, delicious

Lou Malnati's DoughOur dough is patted out by hand and raised up high on the sides of a seasoned deep dish pizza pan. True Chicago-style pizza crust is actually rather thin, yet sturdy enough to hold the hearty toppings. The secret recipe for the flakey, buttery crust has been passed down for generations and is unmatched in flavor and taste.