Iconic Chicago pizzeria chain Lou Malnati’s, founded in 1971, continues to find avenues for new growth in its home city. The 41-unit family-owned company opened its newest location in May in Chicago’s vibrant Lincoln Square neighborhood.

Malnattis-3The 172-seat restaurant’s decor consists of muted blues, greens and oranges and the neon sign out front evokes a retro atmosphere. Inside, a wall of windows and a “living wall” filled with plants bring the feel of the outdoors into the restaurant year-round while retractable glass doors allow for the dining room to open up onto a large outdoor patio in warm weather.