Portillo's Italian Beef Meets Lou Malnati's Deep Dish

It doesn't get more Chicago than Lou Malnati's and Portillo's. Now, these two Windy City food icons have teamed up for a first-time, epic collab that's almost too Chicago (is there such a thing?). For a limited time only, enjoy the Lou Malnati's x Portillo's Italian Beef Deep Dish Pizza shipped nationwide to bake and enjoy at home. Enjoy yourself or send as a gift. Available exclusively on Tastes of Chicago.

These legendary hand-made Lou Malnati's pizzas feature a flaky, buttery pizza crust, vine ripened plum tomatoes, Wisconsin mozzarella cheese and are topped with Portillo's homemade and slow-roasted Italian beef, with your choice of sweet peppers or hot giardiniera to create the ultimate Chicago deep dish pizza experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you get this pizza at Portillo's restaurants?

Italian Beef Deep Dish Pizzas are available exclusively for nationwide shipping through Tastes of Chicago and are not available for purchase at Portillo's restaurants.

Can you get this pizza at Lou's restaurants?

Yes! Italian Beef Deep Dish Pizzas are available at all Lou Malnati's locations in the grab and go freezer cases.

What is Italian Beef?

Made famous by Portillo's, Italian beef is slow-roasted for four hours, then thinly sliced and traditionally served piled into French bread, dipped in homemade gravy and topped with sweet peppers or hot giardiniera. In the mash up of all mash ups, we've added it to a deep dish pizza!

What the heck is giardiniera?

Say it with us... “jar-din-air-ah!” Hot giardiniera is a mix of veggies including peppers, cauliflower, carrots, and celery that are pickled in oil. This condiment is delicious on anything from Italian beef sandwiches to deep dish pizza!

How did you guys come up with this?

We just love Chicago so much so we decided to get a little crazy, and here we are.

Are Lou Malnati's and Portillo's really friends?

Yes. We get together on Tuesday nights for Bunco.

About Lou Malnati's

Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's is as rich in history as its pizza is in flavor. Lou Malnati got his start in the 1940s working in Chicago's first deep dish pizzeria. In 1971, Lou took his pizza expertise to Lincolnwood, where he and his wife Jean opened the original Lou Malnati's Pizzeria...and the rest is history! Dig in to a slice of Chicago's best deep dish pizza today.

About Portillo's

In 1963, Dick Portillo invested $1,100 into a small trailer to open the first Portillo's hot dog stand in Villa Park, IL, which he called “The Dog House.” Years later, Portillo's has grown to include more than 70 restaurants across 9 states. Portillo's is best known for its Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads and famous chocolate cake.