Luigi's Patio Ristorante
Luigi's Patio Ristorante

Luigi's Patio Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://luigispatioristorante.com/
  • Phone: (979) 693-2742
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Charles Gewlas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Luigi's has a detailed catering menu for large groups. We offer large-party take-out as well as on-site catering. Contact us for details
  • Private Party Facilities: Luigi's has a formal dining room that is separate from the "patio". Limited and complete privacy is available on occasion with advance notice.
  • Private Party Contact: General Manager 979-693-2742
  • Entertainment: Luigi's offers live music every day! Enjoy dinner or brunch with a background of classical piano or acoustic guitar. Live jazz begins on the weekends around 9pm and plays late until the last customer leaves! You'll often find the owner and his family members on stage as part of the musical entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rock Prarie
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Luigi's Patio Ristorante
Luigi’s Patio Ristorante provides the most authentic Italian experience in College Station. This “experience” consists of our authentic, yet comfortable food, our friendly yet polished service, and our restaurant atmosphere inspired by a real Italian milieu (environment) complemented by a love of music. All this comes together to transport you to another place and time.
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Luigi's Patio Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (23)romantic (22)neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (14)notable wine list (11)good for groups (9)scenic view (4)hot spot (4)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Loved the Interior Decor and the Food
    sphoenixVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Uniquely designed "inside patio"...you did feel like you were outside.Nice selection of Italian entrees. Bread served before dinner was very tasty. The entrees were good. Wine list was nice. Prices were reasonable. Live music also. A good choice and nice to support a local independent restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience!
    James
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I had been here once before long ago and I am so glad that I came back! Live music is great and adds a lot to the experience. Food is great and is affordable. Will be coming back again soon!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    mckamike
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Went here on a date for my girlfriend's birthday and everything went smoothly. We had some nice chardonnay, the waiter was very amiable, the noise level was silent with just the back drop of the violin and piano in the background, and interior design is aesthetically pleasing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Aggie65
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We loved Luigi's and what a significant find due to Open Tables. The food and service were excellent plus the wonderful piano music added so much to our dining experience. Then the added attraction of Luigi with his clarinet accompaniment was a total surprise. Enjoyed the entire evening.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st time visit
    luvallthingsfood
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I read the online reviews then made the decision to try it with our friends. We were not disappointed in any way. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and specials. We enjoyed the wine he recommended and felt thoroughly pampered. The food was excellent and I can truly say we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just wishing......
    JazzLover
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Italian restaurants are always difficult for celiacs. It would be nice if they would offer a few gluten free pasta dishes. Otherwise it is a lovely place and we are great fans of the 1st Sunday Jazz.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JayloVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    first time visit and came on Sunday for brunch and it was wonderful...food was good, the server and the manager were both great and very helpful giving us suggestions for the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    comment from my sister visiting me: "Hey, the bread was for free!! I have never tasted such delicious Italian food "out". The 3-Catalonia portion was generous also as far as restaurants go. I hate jazz [Luigi’s has a mix of music and it varies throughout the week] of but Joe and I discussed how tolerable the live music was that night. [reviewer note: ….no doubt a result of the fantastic clarinet player] Even Khloe [two year old in our dinner party] got the rhythm in her head and I hope Luigi noticed her." For me Luigi's is a proven place to go for a relaxing evening out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was perfect!
    BlondieAg
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I went here for my Aggie ring day dinner and had a great experience. Our table was being set just as we walked in the door and my family loved the atmosphere. The food was delicious and the live music was entertaining while we waited. I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suzie
    Suzie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    As always, we loved dining here. This was our first time to be here during Sunday brunch and it was very enjoyable then too. The food is always good and there are so many choices! The Tiramisu was the only item that we agreed wasnt up to par for Luigi's. It was just ok--usually it is sublime...overall, our experience was very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live music
    Funone
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good food, music, service, wine, ambience, decor, price, etcetera.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SOME FOOD LACKING
    KINGOAKSQUEENVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Although my pecan crusted chicken dish was really good, the eggplant parmagiana was really bad according to my husband. Wait staff got several things messed up and spumone dessert was just ordinary.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • College Station
    IkeyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We must remember where we are. Not a thriving culinary center. I didn't expect much and received less. From our server, who was not that well trained. As she tried to open a bottle of champagne at the table next to us, wait for it.....wait for it..... with a Corkscrew! Yup, the couple at the table and everyone at our table watched in horror. I had the veal a la saltimbocca, excessive sage is an understatement. Every bite tasted like I was chewing on a Christmas tree branch. Desert was depressing, key lime in an Italian restaurant? I begged my 12 yr old to stay away, she didn't listen and we both regret it. The chocolate lava cake, was about the same as the box I buy at Costco. Again, remember where we are.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MK O'Keefe
    VivaItaliano
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    When we stay at Courtyard Marriott, we always dine at Luigi's. This trip was special with the unexpected musical duo of pianist and Clarinetist (whom we discovered is the owner.) Good food, good wine, great entertainment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dress code not enforced
    fatto
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I was disappointed with the dress code. I was not expecting people with short, sandals and t-shirts. I took my wife for our wedding anniversary and when we got I thought we were at a fast food restaurant by the way people were dressed. Also the food was too expensive for the quality of the food. I will not go there again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • salmon
    seafood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Bacon wrapped salmon was really good..................................................................................
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 318 reviews are from the Luigi's Patio Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I love this restaurant! The food is fabulous and the service is always outstanding. I like the live music but wished we were in the other room as we were trying to visit and the "horn" was right in my friend's ear. I should have asked for a table in the other room for our purposes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, tasty find in College Station
    DeWine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised by this modern Italian restaurant. Portions were too big but everything was good. The live music was great and the ambiance excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best Italian restaurant in town
    Reno11
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I always enjoy this place. Quiet, romantic, simply attractive. A big plus is live music. You can come for a dinner or just sit at the bar. The staff is very friendly, always is trying to accommodate your requests. The food is simply delicious. The seafood and the meat dishes are equally great. They have a big list of wine but last time we enjoyed the beer and cocktails. Loved it! Our favorite appetizer is Eggplant Parmesan. Just to die for! We come here on the occasion since the restaurant was opened. It's by far our favorite place to eat. I highly recommend Luigi's to everyone who likes a good food and a good music! Some of the dishes are on a pricier side, but they are worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I was a little disappointed in my chicken dish. I thought the chicken should have been more tender, more seasoned, more flavorful. I would go back and try a different menu item. The ambience was very nice and the service was very good as was the dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great date night!
    onceuponapersonalchef
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    If you haven't experienced a night at Luigi's, you are missing out on real treat! The food alone will keep you coming back for more...not pretentious or overly rich; it is creative and delightful. The service is fantastic. And if you are having a hard time choosing, servers are very helpful with recommendations whether it is the food, wine or daily specials. To top it off, the ambience is fabulous - an outdoor elegant patio feel all entirely indoors with low lights, a fireplace and live music on various nights create a casual but elegant feel that is certainly relaxing and romantic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz jammin' right at home
    rejoicealways8
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Delightful venue for listening to the Greg Tivis Jazz Jam that happens the first Sunday of every month. The wine list included one of my favorite Italian wines; the pistachio-encrusted red snapper was excellent. The kitchen was willing to happily change radically an appetizer for me. Seth, our server was cheerful, fun and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Great music that went well with the meal. Love the old standards and jazz.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    Tennisparents
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were in town for a tennis tournament with our daughter and thoroughly enjoyed the service, the food and the atmosphere. The service was attentive but not overwhelming, food was tasty from the calamari, the salads and the pasta dishes. Then we had two wonderful desserts shared by the 3 of us. We would definitely go back next time we are in town. Every town we visit on the tennis circuit we always try one night of Italian food and this ranks high on our list.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    MichalRenee
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I love how pretty this restaurant is and romantic! The jazz band, Big Apple Trio, was wonderful!! It was louder they said than usual since there was a wedding party there so I would love to come back on a quieter night. The service was great! I had the Filetto di Salmone (Salmon) which was very delicious and veggies were fresh and crunchy. Unfortunately the fettuccine was a little on the oily side. My husband had the Petto di Anatra alle due Caramelle (duck) which he let me try and it was amazing!! The sauces were so perfect with it with the only downside being he wished there had been more. We split the tiramisu which was light and so very yummy! Also, if you ever see Jack Carr on the entertainment calendar...DO NOT MISS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to meet great people.
    Nicinhouston
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    If we are in town we always get together with friends at Luigi's Patio Ristorante because we like the food, the service is good, the ambience is great and there is always life music. We really enjoy our dinners at Luigi's.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Gail
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Enjoyed it there and would go back. Food was good and prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luigis menu
    italianfoodie67
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food is not worth the price. We got the 3 peppercorn steak and pecan crusted chicken. Both were recommended by the waitress. The chicken was bland, I cook better at home. The only good thing about this dish was the sauce but ir was under the chicken and i did not pay 19 bucks for sauce. The steak was also bland and the sauce tasted like mcCormick gravy. The scalloped potatoes were in the shape of a brick and were bland as well. For a 28 dollar steak I expect better. I was disappointed as I had read so many great reviews and thought it would be fantastic. It was really frustrating and I will not go back. Save your money for someplace else.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great atmosphere!
    FoodLovers
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We love this place! The atmosphere is great. They have made it feel like you are sitting on a patio in Italy. The service is great and the music is very nice. We have been back several times. It is our date night default when we can't decide where to go. It is better for adults but they are great with kids too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience
    msantone
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My husband and I found Luigi's shortly after we moved to the BCS area 6 months ago and it has become one of our favorite places to celebrate special occasions or just when we want to treat ourselves. The food is amazing- I've never had a dish that I wouldn't order again. Service is consistently good. Wonderful atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review
    Rabbit66
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our overall experience was excellent, will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food and service (Maddie) we're excellent! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I liked the entertainment-the food was ok but for the price I would have gone to a fancier place. We went on graduation day and they had a special menu which I would have preferred the everyday menu. The wine was too expensive for what you were served. We had to ask for bread which was annoying. The atmosphere was nice but I felt that the prices were too high!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would never eat here again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The service was awful. It took 20 minutes to get a glass of water and nearly 40 minutes to receive a bottle of wine (our second choice as our first was out however the waitress did put both bottles on our check). The food arrived 1 hour and 20 minutes after we arrived and was cool on the surface, the fruti de marie has 3 shrimp, 2 mussles and 4 little clams and lacked any real flavor. Since we had a party of 6 even with the terrible service we were charged an 18% gratuity. There is a Waterburger across the freeway and the food and service is much better. Avoid this restaurant
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Damn Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service, live music, and a great atmosphere. Highly recommend Luigi's.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The waitress was patient with me an my date when waiting on a friend. Was very kind especially on prom night
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place.
    Redjazzy210
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The scenery was nice and the food was AMAZING. Me and my significant other really enjoyed dining here on our date night.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of town folks!
    OutofTown
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Not just for locals. Good all around. Nice live music. Will be back again when I'm in town from PA. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always!
    area
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great food. Attentive service. Table right next to the stage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This was our second visit to Luigi's. We will definitely come back when we visit A&M! We were sat in the room where the musicians played so it was a bit loud. However the music was very nice. Are server was very attentive and the food was fantastic. So glad I made reservations as you definitely need them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.