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Louie's Italian Restaurant and Bar
136 River Road Extension
Cos Cob, CT 06807
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Louie's Italian Restaurant and Bar Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:45am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:45am - 3:00pm
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant has 2 private dining rooms that can seat from 25 to 80 guests.
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We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and your guests in the near future. Be assured that our staff’s main priority is to make your event a great success.
Private Party Contact:
Ronald M. Brown (203) 422-2177
A word from Louie's Italian Restaurant and Bar
Louie's Italian Restaurant & Bar
Celebrates Italian Fare With Neighborhood Appeal
Italian cuisine is known for its depth and variety of flavors, fresh ingredients, and classic comfort. Its diverse appeal, from tastes and textures to styles and regions, make Italian cuisine a family favorite. When Ron Rosa with the new managment introduced Louie's Italian Restaurant & Bar, in 2008, he set out to capture the essence of his favorite Brooklyn neighborhood restaurants from his childhood. This Italian restaurant located in Cos Cob, Connecticut embodies just this; a classic family style Italian restaurant that pays tribute to Rosa's favorite Uncle Louie, for whom the restaurant is named.
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Diners' Choice Winner
The main dining room of the
restaurant was recently renovated and looks fantastic! Great food at affordable prices and attentive service too."
Dined on 2/28/2014
We love Louie's! The food, drink
and service is excellent! We now go every weekend!!"
Dined on 2/22/2014
We have fined here many times and
always have a great experience."
Dined on 2/14/2014
The food is very good, service is
good and the ambiance is is the main dining room is very pleasant - especially when the fire is going on a very snowy cold night."
Dined on 2/12/2014
Food is always good and so is
service. My only compliant is they are not baby friendly. Everytime we make reservation to eat they sit us at the worst table possible with an infant I feel on purpose so we will not return. other than that we enjoy the food tremendously."
Dined on 2/8/2014
This was formerly Augie's, and now
has an Italian theme. They've left the beauty of the bar, and the homey atomsphere. Everyone is friendly and welcoming. The menu offers lots of Italian dishes both old and new, and the prices are moderate. I loved it and will go back soon."
Dined on 1/26/2014
We love Louie's. Most of all, the
food is spectacular and all dishes are done well - pasta, meats, seafood, appetizers and desserts too. A real home run. Lively atmosphere and fun vibe. Recommend to all."
Dined on 1/18/2014
Sorry for Louie's that their valet
people make such a bad first impression. We were afraid to leave our car and keys. Rightly so. We arrived and the valet was yelling about the previous customer. Shouting and swearing. Then drove our car like a crazy man, fast out of their lot. When we returned end of night they gave us the wrong car!!! and had given out car away 5 minutes earlier to another patron! Fortunately she realized it was not hers as we said this was not ours. Someone had been smoking in our car during the time with the valet service. I would not go there again unless they figure out this situation."
Dined on 1/16/2014
The quality of food was excellent
from appetizers through deserts with portions that were satisfying. The wait staff explained the menu clearly and delivered food hot and at the appropriate time. The manager was friendly and attentive to everyone's service ."
Dined on 1/4/2014
Louie's has nice specials. Many
choices and different isles Chicken romana was great. The hot antipasto was fair and a bt pricey, Red snapper superb Tagliatelle bolanaise was also good Nice visit good service"
Dined on 1/2/2014
I had been told Louie's was very
good but avoided it because I thought it would be noisy as most restaurants are these days. I went New Year's eve for a very early dinner and had requested a warm table away from the bar. I was seated right next to the fireplace which was great! The food was wonderful! I had the lemon sole with a sauce that was so flavorful. My friend had the scampi arrabiata. I don't know what was scampi about it but the hot pepper sauce was to die for. We couldn't stay for dessert, but I will definitely be back to try many things on the menu that were different than most Italian restaurants. They had a different flair to the standards. Prices were usual for the area. This is my new favorite!"
Dined on 12/31/2013
Waiter had great trouble
understanding us, and some of our dishes were just not good, especially for the v high prices charged here."
Dined on 12/31/2013
Met up wiih a Manhattan friend
there are we shared a lovely lunch and it was a great place to eat, sip iced teas, and enjoy an afternoon."
Dined on 12/26/2013
Louie's hasn't failed to deliver:
great martinis, delicious Italian food and a congenial neighborhood feel."
Dined on 12/22/2013
We eat at Louies very regularly,
and it used to be our favorite restaurant until this week. The manager, most of the waitstaff and even the valet parking staff have moved to Polpo. This change has robbed the restaurant of its atmosphere And good food. We ordered the snapper which was soaked in a horrid red sauce. Totally disappointing even though the new staff was trying very hard. The wine list and wine by the glass is weak at best and think we will sadly make other choices from now on. It was our go to spot."
Dined on 12/21/2013
Went with friends from the area
that remembered it as Augies, but had never tried it. We were all very pleasantly surprized by the wonderful food and ambiance. It has the feel do a good local spot..a well kept secret. The Italian fare was well prepared and served in good portion size."
Dined on 12/20/2013
Great local place. Live 200 miles
away and really only tripped over it while nearby. Total locals place, so if you don't like a loud bar, mixed, friendly crowd and good food and service, don't go. Not your high-brow meal experience. If, however, you want to put on some casual clothes...not sloppy, I said casual...hang out, have a couple drinks, enjoy a great meal and some great people, swing by. Total find."
Dined on 12/20/2013
I had driven by Louie's any number
of times, glad we stopped in. Our meals were excellent, wine list is well balanced and service was personable without being overbearing. will definitely be back!"
Dined on 12/2/2013
We had dinner last Friday at
louie's - we have eaten there many times before. We were a party of six. When they brought the bill they added a 20% tip on everything including the tax. I was going to give a 20% tip as I usually do but I told the waiter that I thought that this was obnoxious. Tips should be earned - they are not owed and 20% is supposed to be for outstanding service. So I was very unhappy about this. What Restaurants like Louie's should understand is I may not come back or if I do I will think about it first. Be smart - people don't like being told they need to pay a tip."
Dined on 11/29/2013
On a Sat. nite, we had a
reservation for 4 people at 7:45pm. We were not seated until 8:30pm. We stood in the overcrowded bar area and could not have a conversation with our friends. No one apologized for the delay nor did they keep us updated on the delay. Another group had been waiting 1 hour for their reserved table. When we finally were seated, the dining room was equally noisy and we could hardly have conversation at our small table for 4. The wait staff kept coming thru rolling additional tables in and out of the dining room which was somewhat disruptive. Our waiter was pleasant and the food was good, but I'll never go back, nor will I recommend it to anyone."
Dined on 11/23/2013
I love Louie's. Food is always
great. I was totally baffled that they would not substitute pasta for roasted potatoes. It makes NO sense."
Dined on 11/8/2013
Perhaps this restaurant is meant
to be kid friendly, but we arrived 6 pm on Sunday with six adults. There were two families with ,literally, screaming children in the back room. The parents thought that was fine. One table got up and left. We asked a waiter if we could move to another room, and he was incredibly rude and said no. Then we asked the bartender and he was apologetic and got us another room. And the hostess told us the these two families with children often cause other patrons to leave. It was a true example spoiled brats. They really ruined our dining experience!"
Dined on 10/28/2013
Adequate. It's a great location
and a great concept, but despite the efforts at energetic Southern Italian, it's tired and the menu is standard and ordinary. the cooking is undistinguished as well. With a little innovation, the place could be fantastic. As it is, it's a nice thing to have, but it suffers from undue self-satisfaction."
Dined on 10/23/2013
This restaurant was a great find.
My wife & I love it. Since finding it three months ago, we thoroughly enjoyed our fourth dinner there. The food is truly great. I assure you, try it and you'll agree. I am not a wine drinker, so I cannot honestly comment on their wine list. But looking around, there are plenty of wine glasses in the hands of diners toasting. I prefer their range of whisky's."
Dined on 10/11/2013
The menu was diverse enough to
satisfy almost any palate. The presentation and taste was top shelf and what I expected from a higher priced Italian restaurant. I was not pleased with the service and feeling of being rushed and unimportant in the eyes of the staff. There was not a warm welcoming feeling. For the price I would expect a little more firendly environment."
Dined on 9/30/2013
The food is great! The casual
ambience makes for a friendly and easy dining experience. Can't recommend this one enough..it's the best!"
Dined on 9/21/2013
Love Louie's but....we went with
another couple on Saturday @ 8pm, got seated in the back room right away. There were many tables with 6 to 8 people. The noise was so loud so you had to yell to have a conversation which is what everyone else was doing. I wanted one of the staff to get a referee whistle and blow it and tell everyone to use inside voices. It really ruined the night because you could not talk to any one else at the table. We spent a large part of dinner just looking at each other as conversation was too hard. Food was great as usual."
Dined on 9/8/2013
We had a wonderful dinner as
always at Louie's. we had a very large party and everything was fantastic. Enjoy this favorite spot!"
Dined on 9/15/2013
Louie's is a stand-by of ours, we
like the staff and the food is good for its price point. But last night, two entrees, scallops and the Italian encrusted grouper were pretty bad, over-cooked, indifferently seasoned. It got us thinking that we have had more than a few off nights at Louie's recently, and we hope it is not a trend."
Dined on 7/7/2013
This is a fabulous restaurant
serving A1 excellent food. A lovely restaurant well worth visiting again and again."
Dined on 9/8/2013
This small, unpretentious place
was a delight! Blackened sea bass was too salty, but what of that? Food was generally delicious, nicely prepared and served by a competent, officious, but not unpleasantly hovering staff. A real joy to find such a gem!"
Dined on 8/25/2013
Wonderful dinner. The food was
delicious as was the wine. Our server was excellent...very attentive. The main dining room is charming but can get quite noisy depending on the crowd. Overall a great dining experience. HIghly recommended."
Dined on 7/28/2013
Louie's food is well prepared and
there ar plenty of menu options. I enjoyed the burrata with roasted peppers for my appetizer. The main dish ; red snapper with muscles and clams was exceptional ."
Dined on 7/19/2013
It's my favorite "go to" pub-style
setting with awesome Italian food."
Dined on 6/14/2013
Our first time at Louies - and we
will return! We were late being seated (it was busy - a good sign!) but enjoyed the bar area in the meantime, and the food was definitely worth waiting for."
Dined on 6/2/2013
Great service and food I always
felt care for, attentive servers and management Make sure to call for reservation"
Dined on 5/27/2013
Vibrant atmosphere. Not great for
large groups because of its size."
Dined on 5/11/2013
My wife and I are not big eaters
and so, we decided, to split the meal. We ordered a "Louie's Salad", 6 raw clams, and the Halibut Special. (It took a couple of tries to communicate our order). The salad and clams arrived together without seafood forks or lemon for the clams and without plates and the there was no plate or plates to split the salad. We asked another waiter for forks and a plate. Same issue with the Halibut, one plate to split the dish.. When I saw the manager I asked if it was the usual way they handled splitting courses. Clearly he spoke to our waiter who had little personality to begin with and became surly as our meal continued. In the end he took my coffee away beofe I was done, w/o asking. We won't be back!"
Dined on 5/10/2013
My husband and I returned to
Louie's for a second time recently. After spending New Year's Eve there, we looked forward to another evening of great food and wonderful service. Happily, we were not disappointed at all! Chose to sit in the bar and were given just the right amount of attention while enjoying the buzz of surrounding diners and watching the staff busily attend to their customers. Cannot stress how good the service is at Louie's. Oiur lovely waitress from Germany was pleasant, efficient and courteous. My husband ordered Louie's Chicken, and I had the Filet Mignon. Both dishes were artfully presented, prepared deliciously and accompanied by perfectly cooked potato and veg. Louie's is great quality and value as well."
Dined on 5/5/2013
Thank you to everyone at louies
restaurant for making my husband's birthday so special Xo"
Dined on 5/7/2013
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