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Luigi's Patio Ristorante
Luigi's Patio Ristorante

Luigi's Patio Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://luigispatioristorante.com
  • Email: info@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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great food. Attentive service. Table right next to the stage."
    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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Family owned restaurant with musical family. Duelio Tanni plays the clarinet with guest artists; one son plays drums. Warm ambience, good food and service. An enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We went to Luigi's for the first time for a birthday. The inside is fun and the live musician was great. The service was fantastic and there was a great selection on the wine list. The only down side was the food. The veal was tough and chewy and the seafood crepes were not good. In fact, I really could not eat them. Not what we expected for the price. The spaghetti and meatballs and lasagna were good, but those are staples that our kids chose, not special occasion selections. If I go again, I think I will stick to the basic pasta recipes."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The menu was very extensive and we enjoyed both the food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Good food, good corner table, quiet, competent, but young waiter who was not fully polished. Only complaint was that what were supposed to be roasted potatoes tasted like fried...other than that brunch items were fresh and very good."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I called to request a particular table, and we were given that table. A great start, but our food server was very slow to begin service and very slow to bring us our drinks (partially due to the bartender also serving at least one table too). Our food server did not tell us about their specials and we had to ask for the wine list and grated Parmesan cheese for the pasta dish. Clams in the shell in the linguini dish were tough, but otherwise the food (tuna, linguini alle vongole, tiramisu) was excellent. Well, the coffee was only lukewarm and we had to request a coffee refill. The restaurant had a musician whose playing was nice, but he screamed the high notes rather than singing them."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The place is very nice, the service is good and the food is good as well. I am not rating the food excellent solely for the fact that, in my opinion, the food has a level of "Americanization" (sorry for the made up word, I just don't know how to explain better). It didn't seem to me to be authentic italian food; I value that a lot. The food was still good though. The place is lovely and they have great live music, which is something I value a lot as well."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We love this restaurant most times we have visited. The Italian food (especially the lasagna) is great and every time we have stopped in at night they have had a small 3 piece jazz combo with others joining in as the night progresses. We spent our New Years Eve there this year and although the band was great, it was disappointing that they had a set menu, that was a overpriced (most likely why they had hardly any guests that night) and did not have any of the usual Italian dishes that have drawn us back to them. Definitely worth visiting, but unless they decide to put some some of their better dishes (and more reasonably priced) on the menu for special occasions, we would probably avoid those nights."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Good was tasty and excellent with a good variety if you like salads. Device was courteous and made sure you were well taken care off. However, the wait for food to be served was a big longer than what you would expect"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I commend you on food and menu. Our service waiter was very subpar. Our waiter did not offer us any bread or recommend any specials. The server brought our the wrong entrée and stated that he thought I ordered something else. We were sat next to abuilt in tree/plant in front left corner towards front of restaurant. I ate the entrée because I had already taken about 4 bites before I realized I was missing veal. The front manager never made her way to our table. I understand it was a busy weekend and things happen that cant be controlled. Your food and drinks are astounding but the way my wife and felt like we were just expedited to get in and out just didn't sit well with us. Thank you"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went there with my wife for an anniversary, and it was an excellent dinner experience. It was pretty busy that night, so they had a lot of extra tables out, but the food wasn't delayed, and our server was around often enough. The duck breast with toffee sauces was incredible, as was the almond-crusted chicken breast (which our server said is their most popular dish). The chocolate cake is great, too, but don't plan on splitting one with someone else if you like cake! Great atmosphere as well, including live music ("almost every night"). It was really expensive for college students, but, overall, worth the price for a special occasion. We loved it and definitely plan to come back again sometime."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was great. Ambiance was nice. Luigi's has an old-world patio feel on the inside and is a nice spot. The live music was nice and not too loud. Our server was a bit inattentive, but it was a very busy evening. Wine is a bit overpriced."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Although the ambiance was lovely, the food simply wasn't very good--particularly not for the price point! A chain like Olive Garden has better pasta at a lower price; I expect a locally owned, authentically Italian restaurant to offer much tastier cuisine."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time at Luigis and it was amazing!! The food the service and the atmosphere was just amazing! I can't wait to go back on a normal night. I loved how it was so busy for Valentines day but they still made it seem like it was just me and my date there. Great place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time at Luigi's. We were sat far in the back, away from the music. Very bright and unromantic. The food was way overpriced for what we ordered. Next time I want good Italian-style food, I'll go to Napa Flats."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Had an absolutely fantastic time. Took my lady and it was magical as was the rest of the evening. ;-P"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Hometown friendly staff, but elegant dining. I recommend the stuffed portabellos. Very nice dish with lots of rich flavors. It's on OpenTable."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "This place is gorgeous inside. They also had a musician playing the piano and guitar live, which added to the experience. The food and service were fine. I'd call it romantic but relaxed!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Everything that night was so special to include our waitress Johnnie. She was attentive to our needs but not overbearing. This was our 38th wedding Anniversary and the 3rd anniversary in a row for us at Luigi's and we'll be back next year. We try to go as often as we can and always look forward to those visits. Thank you for all you do and you have to very satisfied customers."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Small, neighborhood restaurant. Live music, which was very nice. Decent size menu with nice wine list. Friendly staff. We were able to linger at our table to talk after we were finished eating. Only complaint was wine being a little over priced."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My Wife and I have visited here several times and have never been disappointed. It is one of our favorite places to go for date night. We love the food, service and ambience"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Bottom line up front, Luigi's Patio Ristorante provides excellent Italian food and great service. After some online research we chose Luigi's based on some reviews and menu selection. Upon arrival our waiter Zack informed us that because of the holiday season the menu was adjusted some and the eggplant my sister was looking forward to trying was not available as a selection along with the wine my wife chose, but everything was uphill from there. The calamari appetizer was perfect, and they did make the eggplant dinner as a special request and provided a better wine for my wife at no additional cost. I cannot remember having better Chicken Parmesan anywhere in the states. Zack's service was outstanding and Luigi's is a must stop in B-CS TX."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This restaurant really is the perfect place for a pleasurable romantic night out, I recommend to everyone!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We celebrated my birthday at Luigi's this week and it was a wonderful dining experience. We had a corner table out in the "patio" area where we could enjoy the live entertainment (awesome and not overpowering). The menu is relatively small but highly varied and the food was extremely good, we had the anti pasta sampler (a little of each appetizer offered-very nice), the red snapper and a melt in your mouth cranberry bread pudding. We highly recommend Luigi's and several groups were in attendance, graduation weekend, so they can accommodate both small and large parties without issue. We also noted they offer a brunch menu on the weekend, so that will be our next visit, we can't wait!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "If you want fun, food and music, go to Luigi's on a Thursday night when the Occasional String Band is playing. They are awesome, the owner jumps in with clarinet and a good time is had by all. Wait staff is excellent."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "I took my girlfriend on our first date here, and I was not disappointed. The atmosphere is fantastic, and they even had a live band. Someone even paid for our dinner! The food was great, no complaints there. The only downside was our waiter, even though there were not a ton of guests, wasn't around a lot. I think he refilled our drinks once or twice, so we sat there for awhile without anything."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "A well decolared restaurant, expensive but not worth it. The waiter was day dreaming!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "great live music that didn't overpower the room. food was outstanding and creative. chef incorporates unexpected ingredients in a way that is always pleasing to my palate. I would try anything he/she comes up with."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We love the entertainment and the ambience! Our server, Zach, was outstanding, energetic, and very attentive. The meal was absolutely wonderful, but the bread pudding was out of this world fantastic! This is our favorite dining spot and we recommend it to all of our friends who are looking for a good place to go on "date night.""
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Excellent atmosphere! The restaurant is beautifully and authentically decorated. Especially nice to go when the outside weather is no pleasant. Food was great. Wonderful sauces, however expected just a little bit more for the dish we had. Only have tried one thing, and plan to go back to try something else!"
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "I am sorry but I was not happy with the service at all. The food was great, but I felt over priced. I took my husband there for his birthday, we had never been to the restaurant. We were put in a corner, close to a table of about 20 people, it was too noisey and we could not even hear the music. I was so disappointed, I over tipped our waiter because we just wanted to pay the check and get out. Our waiter didn't deserve the tip at all."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I took my girlfriend here, and I was quite satisfied. The food was very good, but the ambiance was perfect. They have a little stage for live music, but it doesn't dominate the atmosphere. If you're looking for a romantic night out I recommend this place."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Small family Italian with a good mix of selections at reasonable prices.....not for kids or large groups....unless requesting side room. Bread is just OK.....needs dipping olive oil . Service is great....never overcrowded so good for conversations. Don't be seated close to entertainment if you prefer intimacy."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Having visited Luigi's many times several years in the past, I was terribly disappointed this past weekend. I was looking forward to a nice meal with good food and professional service. The wine list had items listed that were not in stock – including Chianti – and after several requests I was finally served a bottle of wine that was clearly warmer than room temperature. The calamari was not near the quality served in the past. The main course was on the mark and somewhat salvaged the evening. I will not return."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We have visited Luigi's twice and the food and ambiance is excellent. The service depends on your server. Amy is an excellent waitress. The girl we had this time was beyond slow. It took us (party of 2) over and hour and a half to eat a salad,entree and dessert. Please come try their food or dessert, just ask for Amy."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The location was easy to find and we were seated quickly with our reservation. The food was very tasty. The only suggestion was to speed up the service a bit. Our dinner was just under 2 hours and luckily the company was excellent or it would have been a bit embarrassing."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Food was excellent. Steak perfectly prepared. Not crazy about the jazz music. Maybe guitar or violin would fit the decor better. Italian music more befitting the patio decor."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We took our son and some friends there to celebrate his 21st birthday. We had a great time. The place was perfect."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "I took my girlfriend to Luigi's for our first time celebrating her birthday together. I hoped for a very comfortable, flavorful, fun, romantic dinner at a place with a great selection of wine and a warm atmosphere. I got everything I had hoped for and more. I might be a little biased because I had dinner with the most beautiful woman but I would say that's a plus because nothing detracted from our night together. I was very pleased. Thank you Luigi's for a great dinner and experience!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013