Great pizza and pasta dishes
I have been to Luigis on numerous occassions. It's cramped on the main floor, but I think the pizza is delicious. Chicken sausage, blue cheese, and garlic. I've had the pasta once or twice and I've been with friends who much prefer the pasta, but I personally have a hard time passing on the pizza when I'm in the neighborhood! I'd definitely go with friends or for a night out with my husband, but this would not be my first choice with my 18mo because of the tight quarters and low light.
2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nicely tailored menu!
Our party of 4 enjoyed pre-marathon dinner. The specials on the menu had been crafted with pre-carbing in mind. All four entrees were top notch, served piping hot. No room for dessert, but willdef go back again and end the meal with something from the tempting dessert menu.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Unfortunately, our pre-reservation
Unfortunately, our pre-reservation meant very little, as our 6:45 reservation didn't happen for about an hour later...
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
My office is about a block
My office is about a block away and so whenever I need to go for lunch with somebody and want something a click above sandwiches, Famous Luigi's is always a good choice. I'm from North NJ where the Italian food is particularly good and FL's can hang in there with them. I just took 7 people from my team out to lunch. Lunch of three very good pizzas cost about $70. And a good time was had by all.
One caution. I made the reservation through Open Table and they had no record of it when we arrived.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for a girls lunch during
Went for a girls lunch during work, although it was during lunch rush it wasn't too crowded and we were able to get in and out in a hour. Our waiter seemed a tad confused but I think he was new. The portions we huge and I only ate half my pasta so I had lunch for the next day!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and a value for
Great food and a value for the price. Here on two recent occasions....service not consistent. Enjoyed homemade pastas....very tasty! Several moderate price choices here, including pizza.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good selection of food, easy
Good selection of food, easy going place, the waiter was friendly and helpful.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very crowded on a Saturday
Very crowded on a Saturday night, cozy though. Our server was super friendly, funny and joked around with us. I ordered the penne with salmon in rose sauce....to die for. My husband ordered the chicken alfredo. We have definitely tasted better else where like Olazzo's in Bethesda. Overall, great ambiance, cute, quaint and cozy.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
38 years since our first visit
38 years since our first visit and we keep coming back...with family and friends for special occasions/celebrations. Just as fun whether it's a quiet family birthday celebration or a lively group of 10-14 friends. The friendly staff is welcoming and attentive to all, and make a visit to Luigi's more than a meal. Several staff members have been there as long as we've been coming, and haven't aged a day...nor have we!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best pizza in town
Have eaten here many times and there is never a surprise . Consistently good. Pizza is the best but their other dishes are equally delicious. Good wine list and moderately priced.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
I go back again and again
Famous Luigi's is a perfect combination of atmosphere and taste. The restaurant has tasteful music, candlelit checkered tables, but most importantly fine cuisine. The menu is so extensive that I can get something different every time I go and always be surprised by a delicious and satisfying meal, down to the rolls they bring to the table. Good for any occasion, I take everyone there. And for DC, it is extremely reasonable considering its quality.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Looked at several Italian restaurants in the D.C. area, but were unable to find very many that had specific items on the menu. Found a couple that did, only Luigi's had reservations available on the night we wanted to dine. We were greeted and seated immediately. Soon we were served our ordered drinks and appetizers. Calamari was exceptional. Our main course arrived and each of us in our party(4) enjoyed our meal very much. Service was very good and attentive. It is a bit crowded between tables but OK. Very noisy. I wish they had music to help offset the chatter in the dining area. It would be a nice touch. Overall, a very good experience.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were a party of 19! Everyone
We were a party of 19! Everyone had a great meal and the service was wonderful!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I am never disappointed at Luigi's. Authentic Italian with great service is always expected. I will be returning soon!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great meal
I had to make some last minute reservations for 7 and we ended up here. We got a variety of food including calamari, bruschetta, pizza, soup, and pasta and everything was really good and everyone was pleased with their food. The prices were great and service was very good. I would definitely go back.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid Neighborhood Italian
If you're dreaming of solid, well prepared neighborhood Italian dishes prepared like you remember when you were a kid, then this is the place.
Waitstaff is engaged but not overbearing, the menu is familiar but not stuck in the 70s.
Just a great spot for lunch when you're thinking of using that entire lunch hour (and maybe a little bit more).
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good simple Italian food,
Good simple Italian food, well priced food and wine. Large portions
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time. Party of four. Excellent. One couple had been to Italy and he said he liked Luigi's Gnocci (sp?) better! Our waiter, Q, was full of personality, helpful, and took our picture! :-)
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here with the GF and
Went here with the GF and had a great dinner! Pasta was good, and the sauce is delish!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
was perhaps the greatest pizza I have had in all of my 22 years. Mushrooms and fresh basil, yum.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had an enjoyable Friday night
Had an enjoyable Friday night meal with friends. The wait staff were particularly good--prompt, courteous, efficient, personable--plus our waiter had a nice sense of humor. The atmosphere was lively and cheerful, though the noise level was a bit high for easy conversation at our table of four. The food was good, if not outstanding. I would recommend the restaurant and plan to go back.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Not fancy,
Food was excellent. Not fancy, just good old world Italian
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
service was great. loved the decor and atmosphere. spaghetti primera was average...caesar salads were expensive, tho huge. garlic cheese bread was yummy
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
First ate there 40 years ago.
First ate there 40 years ago. Nice to know that some things last. Generous portions, well prepared, fairly priced, experienced wait staff. If you don't care about being "seen," great place to get a good meal.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cold & rainy - comfort food
We visited Luigi's looking for down home italian pasta dishes - the stick to your rib kind, on a cold, rainy night in the Dupont Circle area of Washington DC. Our meals fit the bill wonderfully. The home made ravioli and home made fettuccine with shrimp were VERY TASTY!! Nice red wine to accompany, focaccia bread with oil and balsamic - mama mia! Oh, and the garlic spinach - we ordered as a starter: excellent!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Favorite DC Italian Restaurant
My husband and I found Luigi's 20 years ago on a trip to DC -- we consider it "our place." Food is always wonderful and we enjoy the busy atmosphere. The service is always excellent. It is a bustling place...but, that is part of its charm. We carbed up here for the Marine Corps Marathon and it did the trick!!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always the pizza was awesome, but I would have to say the menu is misleading about the wine quantity choices. Our guest ordered from the $/$$ menu for a bottle of wine and the waitress brought a small carafe costing $15. Not enough for three glasses, let alone four for which we intended. Desserts, expresso and coffee flavorful, but should not have to chase the waitress around for refills or creamer. Water glasses were not refilled until we called to the waitress. Will be awhile before we return. I'm pretty sure this will be viewed and trashed, as with all negative comments, unless you are truly interested in keeping you customers.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Antipasto was one of the best in America; pizza for one was superb; mussels were high quality and well prepared
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM