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Louis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cossettas.com/louis/
  • Phone: (651) 222-7378
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm. Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Tom Hommes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Room seats up to 45. We have different menus to choose from.
  • Private Party Contact: Amanda Hundly (651) 222-7378

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chestnut
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Louis
Meeting friends, family occasion, on a first date, Louis is the place to raise a glass, celebrate or just mingle and be. Find the intimate booth and enjoy traditional and regional Italian cuisine or experience an urban setting on St. Paul's highest rooftop bar and sample our small plates and try one of our specialty drinks. The interior of Louis is simmering with rich and handsome feel. Louis is stylish, inviting and comfortable with beautiful wood floors, exposed brick walls, warm lighting, comfortable booths, large windows to enjoy the sweeping views of this breathtaking room.

Louis offers Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9-close everyday! Louis offers discounts on selected Food and Beverage.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The dinner and service was great! Don't miss this place!!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This service at Louis was excellent!! All the staff was extremely friendly and very accommodating for our large group. Everyone in the group loved the food & the service!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "It was a great experience. Had not been there since they remodeled - wow - well worth the drive from across the river!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Amazing service (mike was very attentive).The food was DELISH, make sure to ask the server for his favorites, that was how we made our decisions and were extremely happy with the selections. The hostess was friendly as well as the manager that stopped our table to check on is. Overall, five star service and food."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great food well beyond run of the mill Italian fare, though good old spaghetti and meatballs was excellent. Our server was very helpful and pleasant, very willing to split orders so two can share several courses. Very nice decor. Love the rooftop views of 7th street or the Cathedral dome."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The service was slow and not inpressed at all. I think since our appearance was a little dressed down our server did not take the time that she would with others. We were on a double date and we wanted to try something that is known, which in this case was a big mistake. We have dressed nice casual nothing like scrubby but not in any fancy dresses and suits. I will probably will not go back to Louis. It took about 7 min to be greeted and 10-15 to get drinks, and another 15 to order... SLOW service. Just because we are look casual doesn't mean we don't tip well. It was not that busy to have to wait for everything you needed."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My fiance and I went in to check the place out and have dinner because it was a place we were considering for our grooms dinner in October. We were blown away by the hospitality, their ability to answer our questions, the atmosphere, AND the food. I am excited to go back again soon and we have already reserved the very nice private dining area for our grooms dinner. Much recommended!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I thought the food was very overpriced. They will not allow you to make any subsitutions. For example, I wanted pasta instead of polenta with my chicken dish and was upcharged $7.50 for a small portion of pasta (the polenta was still on my plate)."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We've been here several times and love the chicken under a brick. We split a pasta and the chicken and it was outstanding. Always fun to stop in at the market on the mainfloor too!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Although the food was very good and the service also very good, the price for a pasta dinner for two at almost $100 is too expensive."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I could've eaten three of the rigatoni portions , it was is small. It was very good, but child's size. The others meals looked like a normal portion. Other than that, the patio is very nice and they did a great job on the renovation. I'll go back in a while, just not getting the rigatoni. I feel like they owe me a plastic toy with that meal."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We went and we had a great timefor my daughters 30th birthday and the food was great, the waitress was also very good. The only drawback was the kitchen fell a little behind and the waitress was up front about that, which I appreciated. The delay was actually no big deal and it gave us more time to enjoy the ambience of Louis. We had a great view of the patio as our table was right next to a window. we will return for specil birthdays, ect. and I will return for a small plate on the patio. This is a great addition to the St.Paul restuarante scene."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Sad--so much potential gone to waste. Came for our anniversary and were tucked into a corner booth behind a LOUD table. Waiter was very nice but seemed to have a hard time getting back to our corner. Waited forever for food, then bread, appetizers, salads, and pasta course arrived all at the same time. Pasta was good but a bit salty; halibut was too salty and accompanying romesco sauce was just ok. (Try the salmon with Romesco at Highland Grill--ten times better at a fraction of the price) A perfectly baked warm Chocolate lava cake, with raspberry sorbet was the saving grace... But espressos arrived after the cake was gone. Timing is everything."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This place has great food and service and the patio looks wonderful. Unfortunately, we were seated inside and beside a party of 8-10. The noise level was incredibly loud and disturbing to our conversation and sanity. I will not sit in the area of a group again."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "While, Cosetta's has also been a favorite of ours we were excited to celebrate our daughters birthday at their new restaurant, however the food was average, I thought the menu was not very accommodating for a cross section of different tastes and the Italian dishes were trying to be to different/over the top instead of doing what they do best, the basics. We will stick to eating downstairs enjoying the classic pizza and pasta served cafeteria style."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The arugula was old and tough, the salads way over dressed (and I like a lot of dressing), and underwhelming flavor-wise. The veal chop (on the bone) was pounded and dry. I ordered tiger prawns Florantine. I lovelovelove cheese; cheese is a way of life. The menu explained there was cheese sprinkled on top. I expected this. I didn't expect so much cheese that the prawns were completely drowned out. That was the food. The server and bus persons never exchanged our bread plates between our using them for appetizers and bread. Nor were we checked on as items were delivered. bad all around."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Nice service but unremarkable food at high prices. We've been there twice and probably won't be back. The location and rooftop deck are a plus."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I had the lasagne and it was extremely salty. Did not finish the dish but took home leftovers for my husband to taste and he agreed that it was also extremely salty. The remaining members in our party like their dishes. I thought the service was quite slow for the restaurant only being half full due to 4th of July holiday weekend. I never give a "final verdict" on a restaurant based on only one visit, so I will be back at least one more time and then decide on future visits."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I had been to Cosetta's several times with family and friends and love the food and casual atmosphere, but we'd hadn't tried Louis' since they remodeled and added it for more elegant, sit-down meals. We were very happy with the food and the service was wonderful. We went to the patio for drinks, but passed on their 'very' abbreviated menu and opted to keep our reservation for dinner inside! The weather was perfect, so we were a little disappointed that we couldn't get the full menu outside. However, the food was wonderful and our servers were very efficient, polite and helpful. We split a primi and secondi, which was the perfect size and had wonderful flavors; Linguini alla Vongole & Gamberi Florentine. We will come back!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Being a former New Yorker, this place reminds me of "home". We went for a family dinner with relatives during the 4th of July, and had a great meal. We have been here before and the food is always delicious, the service is always good. We especially like their seafood and pasta. It wasn't very crowded this time, and therefore much quieter than usual. We even got to meet the chef (Go Vikings!). After dinner we went downstairs to the pastry shop and enjoyed some delicious desserts. Louis and Cossetta are our "go to" places whenever we want a taste of Italy."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had planned for months to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Louis'. We thought a quiet, romantic Tuesday evening of Sinatra and our favorite food and wine would be the perfect way to do this. After spending 20 minutes parking the car, we walked unexpectedly into a hyper (hopping?), noisy (energetic? we had to shout) roomful of young people only a few of us from "the greatest generation". We LOVE young people, but we could barely hear our waiter, and Sinatra was only discernible in the restroom and stairway. I must confess I got a headache and couldn't wait to get out. The best part of the evening was dancing down the three levels of stairs to Sinatra. The remodeling is lovely, and could there be a place for quiet romance?"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at Louis. The food was wonderful - I had the best lasagna I've ever eaten. The view of the cathedral is wonderful. If it is a nice day, being on the patio would be superb."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I had pappardelle Bolognese which I really enjoy,fresh flavorfull and its not expensive. Its on my list for a return visit."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We weren't paying attention to the Xcel event calendar and booked a reservation the same night as a concert. We were able to get in timely and the server was up front that the kitchen was running a bit behind, but catching up. She brought bread and bruchetta to take the edge off while we waited. The space is very loud when crowded, but managable when it's a normal busy night. We were seated inside, but the outdoor space would be perfect for a nice night. Food was average. My son had spaghetti and meatballs (you can't go wrong at this space with that order), my husband had the rigatoni which had a nice spicy sausage, and I had chicken parm... which came out burnt so the ends were really chewy. Dessert was good enough."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went to celebrate my in laws 67 yr anniversary as well as 2 other birthdays. It was so loud we could barely hear each other. Of the 6 meals, one had to be sent back as the chicken was under cooked. The other 5 meals were good."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Couldn't get a table at a nearby fave, so decided to give Louis a try for a pre-concert dinner. Great space, including a lovely rooftop deck with cathedral view on a nice day. JAMMIN' on a pre-concert Saturday night, yet we got very good service and food. Parked at the ramp behind the building, kitty corner, for $10 (Xcel ramps were $20). Quick easy walk to Xcel after dinner. Thumbs up. Will be back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food service and ambience excellent in line with the 5 Star Rating. I love coming every time and know I will have consistent meals of high quality that are memorable. P"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "First time there, wait staff was great, food was good, atmosphere very nice both inside and out. A little pricey."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "What a wonderful dining experience. The food was expectional. In town for a conference and this venue was recommended by the hotel staff. NLG, Puttsburgh PA"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The food was very good lots of garlic.The service was okay average, valet parking is always good Would go back for sure.Next time the patio seating"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We were looking forward to our dinner at Louis with friends. None of us had been there before. We were disappointed with the menu and food choices overall. When our food was served only one pasta out of four entrees and three pastas was a real winner. We also did not appreciate having to pay $8 plus a tip when parking in the fine dinning restaurant, and had no other place to park. Overall not up to Cossetta's standard and I am not sure we will be back."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Did not expect just average from Cossetta's Louis restaurant. Personally eating downstairs at the original Cossetta's restaurant had more atmosphere, energy and the food was just as good!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Louis suffers by comparison to Cossetta's two floors below. The food was every bit as good as Cossetta's but not enough better to justify the increased price. Bar drinks were weak. Service was exemplary and enjoyable. I will definitely return, but will probably stay with the insalate and primi offerings."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Louis was the perfect "take it up a notch" restaurant for our birthday celebration. We already love the food and energy at Cossetta's so it was logical to try Louis - and they did not disappoint. The food and dining space was really lovely."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great food and service....Noise level was not as bad as some but still too noisy."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My sister and I went to have a fun and special dinner before a concert at the Excel. We had a great time and the food was excellent. The staff was super kind and checked in to make sure all our needs were met. It was a fun and special experience for us."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food was fantastic as was the service. Amanda was our waitress and she was superb!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for our 16th anniversary. Very nice, comfortable atmosphere. I decided to get a half order of the RIGATONI NORCINO prior to my main course. I'm glad I did... it was oustanding! For our main courses my wife had the POLLO FLORENTINE while I went with the POLLO AI FUNGHI E MARSALA. Both were very good (i tried hers too!). My complaints with the food were pretty minor. We both thought the dishes seemed a little salty. We don't use a lot of salt in our cooking at home so we're probably a little more sensitive to that than most. Oh, and I found out that I don't like polenta either (it was served as a side with my dish). The service was top notch. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Both my wife and I loved the experience at Louis. It was busy, but not overbearing. We were able to enjoy a nice dinner together on a Friday evening for what was our anniversary. I'd say the both of us have gotten used to great service when visiting restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul, on the occasions we make it out, and this was no different. Our waiter was very engaging, asking our interest in eating there that evening, and offering a couple complimentary things like an appetizer and small dessert. I think that's always a great quality in a restaurant in the service they provide. Its the people I appreciate, as well as wonderful food. I personally enjoyed both! I would definitely visit again."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Always come to Louis prior to Ordway events for a fantastic Italian dinner.!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014