If you’re visiting Lou Malnati’s for the first time, go with the “Malnati Chicago Classic,” co-owner Marc Malnati recommends. Lou Malnati’s was recently voted the most life-changing pizza in America in a poll conducted by Esquire’s Eat Like a Man blog.
If you’re visiting Chicago any time soon, Malnati recommends: “Their first time at Malnati’s, they’ve gotta have a Chicago Classic” — a specialty pie made with cheese, butter crust, and Chicago sausage. “It’s not burdened with fennel or other things people use to hide flavors of the pork,” he says. For dessert: the chocolate-chip-cookie pizza, topped with three scoops of vanilla ice cream.
The Malnati Chicago Classic is made with lean sausage with extra cheese and vipe-ripened tomato sauce on Buttercrust.