Don't act like you're not excited, Phoenix. Because the truth is, ever since we told you Lou Malnati's was coming to the Valley last year, we know you've been dreaming about Chicago-style, deep-dish pizzas with gooey cheese, pepperoni, and beautiful, buttery crust.
The good news, pizza lovers, is the wait is finally almost over. As of next month, May 2016, you'll finally be able to get your Lou Malnati's fix.
According to a press release, the first Lou Malnati's restaurant to open outside of Illinois will open its doors to the public on Monday, May 16. The restaurant will be located at 100 East Camelback Road, Suite 152, in the Uptown Plaza Shopping Center in Central Phoenix, specifically on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Camelback Road.
As we told you late last year, the restaurant will be approximately 6,800 square feet inside and will offer a 1,500-square-foot outdoor patio. The restaurant should accommodate about 240 seats, which is still probably about 500 seats too few considering how highly anticipated the restaurant seems to be.
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Lou Malnati's, for those who aren't familiar, is one of the biggest names in deep-dish pizza in Chicago, and operates 45 locations in the Chicago area.
For more information, visit the Lou Malnati's website.
Editor's note: This post has been changed from its original version. Lou Malnati's operates 45 locations in the Chicago area, not 42 as previously stated.