Family pizza night two ways Lou Malnati

Family Pizza Night: 2 Ways!

To write this post initially, LCFF, LLC was gifted a Lou Malnati’s pizza as well as Crustology pizza crusts. All opinions are our own. 

Pizza night seems to please everyone. Different toppings. Different styles. Yet, family pizza night brings everyone together. In our family we love to have pizza night, but getting takeout or delivery is super easy on Mom {and Dad}. What’s your favorite way to enjoy family pizza night? In or Out? 

We’ll go through both ways below! 

As a new school year gets underway and families are on the goLou Malnati’s Pizzeria launches a convenient and value-driven menu offering to help families spend quality time together around the table.  A family-owned company known for bringing people together over its legendary deep dish pizza, Lou Malnati’s will offer special Family Dinner Deals with curated meals and a new Deep Dish Dialogue game.  The bundles will be available starting August 28, 2023 and serves four people for less than $10 per person.  The custom card game features a deck of thoughtful questions designed to spark meaningful conversations and deeper connections.  The Family Dinner Deal includes the following:

Choice of Pizza

One large deep dish cheese pizza -or- one extra large thin crust cheese pizza

(toppings can be added for an additional fee)

Choice of Side

One family-sized salad -or- one medium order of traditional or boneless chicken wings


Four-count of Carol’s chocolate chip cookies

Deep Dish Dialogue game

One 25-question pack included in each meal bundle


Conversation cards feature questions such as “What celebrity or historical figure would you want to share a pizza with?” and “If you had to describe each family member using just one word, what would that word be?” Recent research from the American Heart Association shows that 91% of parents say their family is less stressed when they eat together, highlighting the importance of efforts to get children involved in mealtimes.


“At Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, we believe in moments that matter and building meaningful relationships,” said Marc Malnati, owner of Lou Malnati’s. “Spending quality time together and sharing a meal creates stronger connections.  We’re hoping to make dinner easy and limit the to-do-list by offering a delicious meal with great value. Our Deep Dish Dialogue game offers more than just conversation starters.  It’s an opportunity for families to take a break from their busy schedules, unplug from screens and connect on a deeper level, while enjoying our iconic deep dish pizza.”


The Family Dinner Deal bundles start at less than $10 per person and are available to order online or via the Lou Malnati’s app for carryout only on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays starting August 28, 2023 while supplies last. Lou Malnati’s has five Milwaukee-area restaurants. For hours and location information, visit

Lou Malnati Pizza Night
Trying out the new Lou's White Pizza in October 2022.

Family Pizza Night: Idea 1 - Takeout/Delivery

We tried Lou Malnati’s  Pizzeria for the first time in July 2021. They have just opened their fourth location in the greater Milwaukee area. The new location, approximately 1,800-square-foot space, will offer carryout and delivery service only, at 2730 N. Grandview Blvd. (at the intersection of Silvernail Rd.).

We called in and ordered take out of “The Lou“, “a pizza so good we gave it his name! Spinach mix (enhanced with garlic, basil & onion), mushrooms and sliced Roma tomatoes covered with three cheeses, on a garlic Buttercrust™.” My girls and I loved it, but boy, was it filling! When they say deep dish, they mean DEEP DISH. 

If you want to try it out, you can satisfy your craving for Lou’s award-winning deep dish pizza by choosing easy curbside pick-up, no-contact delivery and drop off catering services.  

Fun Facts about Lou Malnati’s:
As the restaurant market continues to be saturated with national chains, Lou Malnati’s – originally opened in Chicago in 1971 – is known for its growing, family-owned and locally operated business model. The Malnati family is famous for their original deep dish pizza and hospitality, and the pizzeria is still owned and operated by second generation family members Marc Malnati, owner, and his brother Rick, owner, Lou Malnati’s sons who proudly carry on the family tradition. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in business this year, Lou Malnati’s currently operates three other Milwaukee area restaurants in Fox Point, Brookfield and Greenfield.  

In addition to serving up their famous deep dish, Lou Malnati’s is also well known for giving back to the local communities they serve. The company frequently supports local charities and schools through fundraisers and volunteer involvement.  In the Waukesha area, the store has already been actively supporting La Casa De Esperanza.  Also, patrons of the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts will find Lou Malnati’s on-site at the summer Starry Nights event series kick-off this Friday, July 9.  The company looks forward to supporting other local events.

Lou Malnati Family Pizza Night

Family Pizza Night: Idea 2 - Make Your Own at Home

I always love sharing products that simplify a process and still allow a fun creative experience for our family! We love making our own pizzas for family pizza night. Unfortunately, the process can be a day long process if you make your own crust. Our family hasn’t found a store bought crust that satisfies our style of pizza, because our family prefers a crispy crust with a good structure to support our favorite toppings! Yum!

Alas, we have finally found the perfect premade pizza crust and pizza seasoning to simplify our family pizza night, Crustology Pizza Crust and Pizza Seasoning made right here in Waukesha County by a brother and sister duo! Ahh, this find excites me so much! Our family usually saved pizza night for a weekend just because of the process of making our own crust. Not anymore!

With Crustology Pizza Crusts we had our family pizza night, midweek. It was quick, easy, and tasty! I was delighted to find that Crustology Pizza Crust and their entire processing facility is peanut and tree nut free! It gives our family peace of mind knowing that our peanut allergy son can enjoy these products safely. The best part is I just ordered our Crustology Pizza crusts and pizza seasonings from their online store, and they were shipped right to our front door. So easy!

Then, when I was grocery shopping I picked up our toppings. Our son is at the age where he likes to be involved in cooking. He was excited to make his own pizza all by himself! We simply added our favorite toppings to our Crustology Pizza Crust and sprinkled the Crustology Pizza Seasoning on top and popped it in the oven. The bake time is only 8-12 minutes to get that perfect crisp, cracker like crust! The entire process of making our own pizzas, including bake time was under 20 minutes! #Winning

“Story Update: As of March 8, 2021 Crustology began selling a gluten free pizza crust that you can order at

Family Pizza Night with Crustology Pizza Crusts

My foodie husband 100% approved of the taste and texture of the Crustology Pizza Crust! We all really loved the pizza seasoning as well. It is the perfect blend of spices to make your families homemade pizzas taste like it came from a pizzeria. The Crustology Pizza Seasoning really kicked up our homemade
pizza experience! I typically use several different spices from the spice cabinet when we make our own pizzas. I have never been able to attain the flavor we did from using Crustoloy’s Pizza Seasoning. Having the pizza seasoning blend on hand was a time and space saver. This will forever be our families go to pizza seasoning!

Crustology: What you Need to Know

Crustology offers three pack pizza crusts in three different flavors for just $12. Choose from The OG, The MicroBrew or The Herb Infused crust flavors. You can store the pizza crust in the refrigerator up to 5 days or longer in the freezer. The crusts come in a convenient resealable bag. If you are looking for some pizza topping inspiration, check Crustology’s social media and website for some inventive pizza recipes.





We at Lake Country Family Fun love supporting our small local businesses especially when it is as good at Crustology Pizza Crusts and Seasoning. We would like to wish siblings Anne and Chris good luck with their new online pizza crust and seasoning venture. Our family is willing to bet it will be a huge success!

Make sure to share photos of your family pizza night with Crustology Pizza Crusts to Lake Country Family Fun’s social media @lakecountryfamilyfun. We love to see the fun you create with your families. And don’t miss out on our
Crustology Pizza Giveaway!

“Story Update: As of March 8, Crustology began selling a gluten free pizza crust that you can order at

Family Pizza Night with Crustology Pizza Crusts

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4 thoughts on “Family Pizza Night: 2 Ways!”

    1. OMG Sandy, they are so tasty! They really do simplify pizza night! So quick and easy we have even made pizzas randomly for lunch. There pizza seasoning is top notch too! I wont ever use anything else!

    1. Michelle, they are great to have on hand! My son loves being able to make his own pizza. The best part is you can order online and they are shipped to your front door!

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