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Louie's Italian Restaurant and Bar
Louie's Italian Restaurant and Bar

Louie's Italian Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.louiesrestaurantbar.com
  • Phone: (203) 422-2177
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luis Mendoza
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: Let us cater your next party & special event

    •Corporate Catering;
    •Private Parties;
    •Individual Orders;
    Please place your orders as early as possible

    Private FUNCTIONS;
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant has 2 private dining rooms that can seat from 25 to 80 guests.
    This would be ideal for your party:
    Holiday Parties;
    Retirement parties;
    Corporate Meetings

    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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Putnam Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "I enjoyed my first visit to Louie's. the place has a very nice feel to it. The ambiance is great. The bolognese sauce was excellent. Our main dishes were good without being great. Service was efficient. I would definitely return."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We have been coming to Louie's for years now when we are back in Greenwich, CT. While the food and service are both outstanding my only complaint is that the menu is tired and could use a makeover. The menu hasn't changed in years. The last time we were here was last summer and the specials were also the same. I guess it works for Louie's."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The menu choices were very good but best of all was the food. For me it was the best food in Greenwich and I would recommend it to all."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "for the price you paid the portions were decent, I had the lamb and the only complaint was that they were tiny bits and not the bigger ones you mainly see in upscale restaurants. There shouldn't be a need for valet parking either, that is just another way to get you for a couple more bucks when you walk out..."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "My husband and I ate there on August 2nd. We ordered the Louies Antiposto and asked for some lettuce with it and they charged us $10 for the lettuce! My husband had the Chicken Romana for his main course which he said was horrible. The chicken was so tough, that he had a hard time eating any of it. I had the Orecchiette, and it was probably the worst meal I have ever had. The kale in the dish was raw. We will never ever go back to Louie's again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Louie`s is a combination of all you like in a restaurant."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We had dinner there with some friends on Friday night after finding the restaurant in a waterway guide for boaters. Food was outstanding and the service was spot on . we will certainly be back soon and we already told some more friends. Hope I can get a reservation next time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have dined at Louie's several times over the past year and we find it is always a very satisfying experience. The bartender makes a great martini and the food is uniformly delicious-steamed mussels were artfully served and my scallops were cooked to perfection. We really enjoy the ambiance of the barroom with white napery on the tables, making it casual with a touch of elegance."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Nice bar, friendly staff and very good food. We stayed at our table for at least 2&1/2 hours and were never rushed. Good selection of specials and had a very good waiter."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Much too noisy - at least on Saturday night. The restaurant should shut down the Musak - it only adds to the din. Otherwise excellent"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Service was questionable. Waiters not too helpful and friendly. Seem to get an odd look when asked how a particular entree is prepared, and resistant a bit for minor changes, like, no butter please. Food quality is average for the prices. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Louie's is owned by the same folks who run Polpo's. This "little sister" restaurant offers the same excellent standard of food but in a much warmer and happier atmosphere. It is a neighborhood gem with one of the classic bars around--carved mahogany bar, leather stools and a brass leg rest--it captures true charm and casual elegance. In addition to the bar room they have a dining room and dining porch--also offering charm and comfort. The menu offers classic appetizers and entrees--caprese salad, eggplant rotini and Italian salad, chicken parmagiana, lamb, salmon. But Louie's also features great specials every night and here is where the kitchen can really shine. We always go to Louie's."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Louie's is a restaurant we frequent and it never disappoints. The Polpo ap is a must. Lemon sole special was terrific and the new German waitress was an excellent professional. A classic bar and true neighborhood gem. Love Louie's."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My family chose this restaurant for an early dinner on a special night. The food was good in spite of a lackluster and somewhat condescending waiter. Maybe he was having a bad start (our reservation was at 5:30) but he couldn't provide us with his favorites. He couldn't tell me what kind of pasta the special was served with that evening. Also, the molten chocolate cake was a mini bundt cake with chocolate sauce poured in the center hole not INSIDE the cake. Weird. Anyway, I like the restaurant, so I will give it a try again. Could have been a bad night. It was packed as we were leaving."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great food, service, and ambiance, so it is a can`t miss spot"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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
  • "Always a delightful meal. We were not checked in for our April 12 reservation, and Open Table has us as a no-show, so can you please fix it on your system? We were there! Thanks."
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 10/27/2013
  • "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 10/22/2013
  • "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