Night outThis was your first time at Louis the found has a real Italian feel and flavor. I had the Mama C Family Sugo with the Italian sausage. The sausage was very good and had the right spices and flavor. As my grandparents came from Sicily this is the first time I have ever seen a menu say Sugo.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. NoiseFood was excellent. Noise level high. Service OK. Took awhile for a server to connect with us after we were seated.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMdinner friday nightWe went on a Friday night and had dinner reservations at 6:15, if was very pack. The noise level inside the restaurant was very loud it was hard to carry a conversation. The food and staff were excellent, but the sound level needs to be worked on.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat father's day celebrationThe food was wonderful. We enjoyed the seafood/vegetable plate, as well as the cheese and fruit plate for an appetizer. Both were delicious. The porterhouse steak was huge, so if you choose it, then make sure that you are very hungry! All of the entree portions are generous and in fact 4 out of the 5 of us took home part of our meals in a box. Our son was the only one who could finish his veal chop entree. I had the brick chicken and my husband and one of our daughters had the lasagna. Everything was beautifully presented and tasty. The men enjoyed several different beers, and I enjoyed a fabulous Cosmo. For dessert the table shared the Chocolate offering and a piece of cheesecake. Both pleased.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood first effort for LouisThe cheese and fruit appetizer was great. There was an excellent selection of cheeses and the fruit was fresh. We had to order extra crostini because too few were provided with the plate. Gelato dessert was tasty, too! Our two entrees were adequate (steak and spaghetti with sausage), but not exceptional. Dining atmosphere was comfortable and patio view was great! We'll be back.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DateNew Cossettas is a must see. Food, service and atmosphere are first class.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a Nice SurpriseWe had never been to Louis/Cossetta, even though we have been to St. Paul many times. Loved the veal dishes. Beet salad was delicious as well. We would definitely go back.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!First time at Louis, it was fabulous! Great cosmo's, great appetizers, we especially loved the sausage with peppers and the beet salad! Wonderful dinner! We went with 4 people, each of us had a different meal and we all LOVED them! Also, great dessert! Can't wait to go on a warmer evening and really enjoy the outdoor bar/deck. We did have a drink out there and the heaters were great, but looking forward to doing this on a warm summer eve!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOur party enjoyed our diningOur party enjoyed our dining experience. Only drawback was the noise level. Almost too loud to converse. Food was good, a little over priced. We will definitely come back for appetizers and drinks on the outdoor roof top!!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLouie's at CassettasThis was my first time at Cassettas since their remodel. It was beautiful! Our meal was great. The only downside to our dinner was the table of four next to us was very loud! Sometimes we had to shout to each other to be heard. Food was great and I would go back again!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Linguini in town...By far the best Linguini and Clams I ever had in this state...Caesar salad was awesome as well. If you have never been to Cosetta before...Now is definitely the time to get there!!!
Also check out their Pastry Shop and Deli while you wait for a table or after dinner!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMStill salavating!Louis is an amazing restaurant and the food is that much better! I have always loved Cossettas and when the sit-down restaurant opened upstairs with that amazing outdoor patio, I was stoked! I will continue to be a fan and will turn all of my friends and family members into fans as well! Keep up the great cooking, Louis!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcitingThe atmosphere was fabulous, energetic and electric! Lots of activity going on, great people watching! Excellent food, again, this is a repeat for my husband and I. Met friends from Eden Prairie, they were super pleased too. This will be a regular spot for us! Can't wait for warmer weather to experience the deck top patio.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice for all things ItalianBeing new to the area I asked a friend whose family is from Italy where he goes when he wants to eat Italian. Without hesitation he said Cosettas. When he's cooking at home he gets the ingredients from their market. We were not dissapointed! The food and service were both excellent. I was delighted to find they had a gluten free menu. This has been added to our list of favorite restaurants in the Twin Cities!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorial Day Sundayoverall experience was wonderful, two dear friends who were allowed to converse and enjoy the evening at our own speed. Waitresses knowledge of the menu was excellent. Two entirely different entrees, both which were tremendous ! My tuna was perfectly done, her short ribs were the best I've ever tasted. I'm sitting here now thinking of the different occasions I can celebrate at Louis'. A great evening from 7:30 to almost 11:00, exactly what we had hoped for.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great but went onFood was great but went on a Saturday night and it was so noisy that you couldn't carry on a conversation at the table without straining to hear. On a weeknight when less crowded it was less crowded. The biggest "bad" that I cannot believe they did not plan for during the remodel was the parking situation.er re
If you want to pay $8 to valet (which I did after realizing I was going to have to wait 10 minutes to turn off of 7th street due to the line of cars waiting to get into the lot) it is not an issue, but just wasn't used to having to pay to park at the "old" Cosettas.
Word to the wise....go on a weeknight and parking might not be a problem??5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good andThe food was very good and our waiter made excellent suggestions. The restaurant is VERY loud. We were a party of four and we often could not hear across the table. I will try again, maybe on a week night, to see if it's possible to carry on a conversation. The patio is beautiful and may be less noisy.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Prom Spot!My Prom group and I ate here, and it was absolutely delicious! I recommend it to anyone who enjoys Italian food!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceGreat service with a big group- thank you for the wonderful free desert- wow what a treat!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMbirthday celebrationWe had a very fun experience with your new place. The food was fabulous, especially the Cipino(spelling?) fish stew.
The only thing that could have been improved was the service lag from when we were seated to when we were acknowledged, given water, etc.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful surprise.Enjoyed the meal and the people watching. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Restaurant was full but we didn't feel rushed. Appreciated the valet parking. I've already recommended it to others and look forward to going again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great.ServersThe food was great.Servers and bartenders were very nice love the atmosphere.cant waite to go again happy hour looks very good to me.I had a hard time tring to decied what to eat.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Friday NightI had a fabulous time at Louis. It is now one if my favorite places to eat because the food is so amazing!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Birthday CelebrationWe had an excellent dinner, great service, and beautiful ambiance. Thank you!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMUniqueSo nice to dine and then stroll through the terrific marketplace. After diner we actually did our grocery shopping and included some wonderful gelato! We will be back often!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy HourI visited Louis before a show at The Ordway. They have an excellent happy hour that goes until 6pm. I really enjoyed all of the food I ordered and even had a Manhattan. Great beer selection for a happy hour!
Be prepared that they only serve the happy hour in the bar area, which is just too bad.
It was very busy while I was there and I am hoping to get back to sit on the patio. Be prepared even if you do add a note to your reservation to sit outside they will sit you inside. I would have rated 5 stars if I was seated on the patio and could have enjoyed happy hour there. It is a bit disconserning as well when they tell you it would be a 45 minute wait to sit on the patio and there are 4 open tables.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceStarted with the Insalata de Mare which had perfectly cooked shrimp, scallops and calimari with a light lemon-oil dressing. The Mistacanza salad which the arugula and a light dressing was also very refreshing. The fish special was a grilled salmon on a bed of spinach and a delicious mushroom sauce. The Gamberi Florentine were also very good, not too heavy and the polenta was perfectly seasoned as well.
The service was very good, friendly, knowledgeable and unobtrusive.
The broglia gavi di gavi, piedmont white wine was a great paring with this menu.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThere were 7 of us who wentThere were 7 of us who went for dinner. It was our first time and everyone enjoyed the food, the ambiance, and the service. We would definitely go back and can hardly wait to use the patio. Our children especially enjoyed the "St. Paul feel" of the restaurant. It was friendly and down to earth.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMloved itWe had an anniversary dinner at Louis and it was very good. The food was excellent as well as the service. The only drawback was the noise level....it wasn't necessarily full but the noise level was high. Not sure the acoustics were thought out well enough for their new space. But we would definitely go again! Love the feel of the restaurant!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, okay atmosphereThe food was good overall (although a few dishes - the chicken, lasagna - were very salty...) and the wine selection was great. We enjoyed chatting on the patio. The atmosphere is okay inside, but didn't feel as "nice" as the prices suggested it would be. For large groups, I recommend seating at a long table vs. a circular one.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!This was my second time here. Love it! The rooftop bar area was open and it probably the best in St. Paul. The food was amazing. Everyone in my party loved what they got. Can't wait to go back. One of my new favorites. My only complaint was that it was a little loud.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWill Return!What a cute place. We visited on an 'event' night at Excel so busier than usual which made service a tad slow, but expected.We will be back next time we venture to St. Paul. The outdoorpatio & bar are excellent and gives a great view of the maindrag. Ordered the prawn shrimp with spinach & mozzarella - excellent! The otherpeople in our party enjoyed the food as well. Recommend Sterling Pinot Noirwine....beautiful red, heavier for a Pinot almost similarto a Cabernet.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was not the greatest.The service was not the greatest. Would take server a while to come back to the table after a request. It took quite a while or our appetitizers and because of the noise, longer to get our waitresses attention.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousWe had so much fun! Our server was great, Louis is fantastic, the food out of this world, and the round table was perfect for our group! It was the perfect end to a three day conference.
I highly recommend this awesome restaurant!
Thank you so much.
Nan Starzecki4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHad our bachelor party dinnerHad our bachelor party dinner here and it was amazing. Very busy after a Wild game but the staff did a good job and our food was absolutely amazing. A+4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service! We came forGreat service! We came for a birthday and the staff was so nice about everything, they brought us out some free apps to try, they even stored a cake we brought in their fridge for us! The food was really good and I know the new rooftop patio area will be awesome for summer happy hours or post wild game/post concert nights out.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fabulous, andThe food was fabulous, and the service was wonderful! I definitely would recommend this place for a great Italian experience. Parking of course was crazy!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMis was our first time to Louis,is was our first time to Louis, we had a good time. the food was good of course. good happy hour as well. we will be back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst of all, I love Cossetta's.First of all, I love Cossetta's. Given that, Louis takes the best parts of Cossetta's and makes them even better. The food is wonderful, the decor is warm and comfortable/yet upscale. I'm looking forward to when the outside is open - it looks amazing. Be sure to get reservations. And, try the Pollo Florentine!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat casual alternative toGreat casual alternative to the more upscale Pazzzaluna. Can't wait for the outdoor dining to open!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLouis Ristorante è bello!What a gem! We had tried to get reservations at some other more familiar places, and I am so glad we couldn't get them, as Louis turned out to be a real find! We will be returning regularly. Can't say enough about the delightful staff, the food was 100% terrific at our table of 4, and the setting was just lovely (even in a late April blizzard!) Can't wait to return this summer to try what looks like fabulous outdoor terrace. Bravo!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMT his restaurant was remodeledT his restaurant was remodeled and recently opened up. The restaurant is beautifully done with lovely outdoor bar and dining. I had a caprese salad to die for with heirloom tomatoes and homemade mozzarella. My husband had a wonderful yellow and red beet salad. I had lasagne and it was good but since I don't cook with salt, the tomato sauce was a tad salty. The penne with mushrooms and garlic cream sauce was nothing special..we had cappuccino that was excellent with wonderful stiff foam and excellent taste.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food. Had Lasagna.Very good food. Had Lasagna. Was Great. Asparagus with egg as well, different but awesome combo. Ordered ceaser salad for starter, definetly enough for two, so only get one to split.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was very good andEverything was very good and Service was excellent, would highly recommend.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Louis. We have loved Cossettas for years: the cafe and store! The improvements to the whole place are amazing. Louis takes Cossettas to the next level of dinning options. I can't wait for the weather to get better and sit on their roof-top deck.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMwent with larger party ofwent with larger party of family. conversation was hard - loud room and very busy- but lots of energy.
our server, Brian, was outstanding. he subbed in some different dishes for the more picky eaters and was always around when you needed him but at the same time unobtrusive.
my dad had the brick chicken, was the best chicken i have had in a resturant - usually it is so dry. the steak at 34$ could have been a lot better for that price point - all you tasted was the sauce it was smothered in. the pastas where fresh and very tasty. I would go back - but i am looking forward for the nicer weather to enjoy the rooftop patio!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Awesome service.Great food! Awesome service. Extensive wine list. Fabulous service. We had tickets for Bon Jovi and we were in and out of there in one hour. Very noisy though. Voices from surrounding tables made it difficult to have a conversation with the friends dining with us.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time atThis was my first time at Louis and the experience was excellent. A friend and I had dinner before a concert and were looking for something a little more upscale to enjoy our evening out and this was just the place. The food was amazing, our waiter was very helpful, knowledgable and suggested an excellent dish.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. The atmosphere was laid back and casual great for early evening dinner and drinks.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat new place in DT St. PaulThis is a great spot on top of Cossettas. The patio bar is a great place for happy hour. The food was very good and reasonably priced.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AM