Featured in Phoenix New Times August 17, 2022.
The West Valley is getting a little bit tastier. Lou Malnati's Pizza and Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers will join the Village at Prasada, a 700,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor mall set to open this fall in Surprise.
Commercial real estate developer SimonCRE announced the new culinary additions, which are expected to debut in late 2023, in a press release. They will join Barrio Queen, O.H.S.O. Brewery and Distillery, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, and Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant.
The massive retail, restaurant, and entertainment development off Loop 303 near Waddell Road will also house a Sprouts Farmer's Market, Hobby Lobby, Costco, TJ Maxx, Petsmart, and Fat Cats, a bowling alley and movie theater, among other businesses.
This will be the eighth location for Lou Malnati's, the popular deep-dish Chicago-style pizza joint that has restaurants from Arcadia to Gilbert. The family-owned business ventured out of the Windy City in 2016 with its first Arizona location in Uptown Plaza at Central Avenue and Camelback Road.
The thick pies are favorites for dine-in and takeout, and require a fork and knife to cut through the layers of crust, sauce, cheese, and more sauce.
This will be the third West Valley location for the restaurant, with others in Glendale and Peoria. One more is coming to Verrado, a master-planned community in Buckeye.