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About Louie's Italian Restaurant and Bar

Louie's Italian Restaurant & Bar
Celebrates Italian Fare With Neighborhood Appeal
Italian cuisine is known for its depth and variety of flavors, fresh ingredients, and classic comfort. Its diverse appeal, from tastes and textures to styles and regions, make Italian cuisine a family favorite.

136 River Road Extension
Cos Cob, CT 06807
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:45am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:45am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Putnam Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 422-2177

Website:
http://www.louiesrestaurantbar.com/

Catering:
Let us cater your next party & special event

•Corporate Catering;
•Private Parties;
•Individual Orders;
Please place your orders as early as possible


Private FUNCTIONS;
CORPORATE LUNCHES;
FREE DELIVERY WITH $40 MIN

Executive Chef:
Luis Mendoza

Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant has 2 private dining rooms that can seat from 25 to 80 guests.
This would be ideal for your party:
Holiday Parties;
Anniversaries;
Birthdays;
Retirement parties;
Corporate Meetings

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and your guests in the near future. Be assured that our staff’s main priority is to make your event a great success.

Private Party Contact:
Ronald M. Brown: (203) 422-2177

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Louie's Italian Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (13)
Cozy (8)
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Bar Seating (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Fun (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Romantic (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is great. Noise level was terrible the 4 of us left with headaches We could not wait to leave I do not know if we will come back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Favorite spot in Greenwich/Cos Cob. Welcoming, energetic, solid menu, good friendly service and never been disappointed at Louie's. Recomend the Louie's Salad, Polpo and Beans, Orrechette Bari, Chicken Romana, T-bone Veal Chop (special), pasta specials and Veal Nostro. Other menu items are equally as good!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Authentic, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

first time, impressed by the food, loved the burrata appetizer and the chicken parm dinner; italian cheesecake was tasty. service prompt and efficient; get there early, the place fills up and gets very noisy at the night goes on; valet parking only.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overpriced for a neighborhood place with ordinary Italian food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always a great experience meeting up with friends here. Very Accomodating.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Each week my wife and I look to go to a restaurant we haven't gone to in the past...I look on Open Table...this week, we were celebrating my wife's birthday and I selected Louie's Italian Restaurant...we both enjoyed it very much....the ambiance was warn and old fashioned, a neighborhood gem...the noise level was festive ... the food was very good...we liked it so much that we suggested it to my brother and his wife and we all went there this past Saturday evening...again, it didn't disappoint.
Highly recommended!!!....

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive
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food5
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service4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food is classic Italian; well done, no Wow factor. Can get pricey. Chairs are very uncomfortable, particularly for dining at this price point.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have a great meal here every time we go. The service is excellent - both friendly and attentive, and it's never too loud.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good service but mediocre food- very expensive for what you get

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We loved it! Food was great

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My wife & I love earring at Louie's weekly. We have never been disappointed in the food,service or cleanliness. We recommend it to all interested in true southern Italian
food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great meal, as always, with attentive service. Love the Chicken Romana and the pastas are generous and delicious. Chicken Louie’s is always a favorite among our group.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food, service and atmosphere are good. Casual dinning, family friendly.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very cold in the room that we were in. Air conditioning was blowing directly on us both.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It just a was a great night all around. Got to sit in the bar area... very cozy and festive. Dinner was fab as usual and the service was great too!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Feels like a throwback restaurant - kind of a neighborhood place with a cozy feeling ... only with really good food and generous drinks! Our waiter was outstanding also. I had the short rib ravioli - it is amazing. Go there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great meal and great service. Food was top notch with a great selection.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Very overpriced comfort food for a small village.

Cuisine not the service was worth the $10 up charge per item compared to other Fairfield county Italian places.

This is one of those places local go simply because "we've always gone there."

The food was ok, but run-of-the-mill for their segment. They do not make their own pasta, but use factory-made ravioli wrappers and pasta. ( for the price, this should be housemade)

If you want comfort food this is the place- if you want Italian food, skip it and look for kitchens who cook the dish on site from soup to nuts.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Local Italian food...Louie's has quality food and a good staff. Veal Milanese was excellent but $44 for a Steak is pretty pricy. My daughter loved the quality but you have to her that down under $40, right. Finally, not sure why required valet parking is needed on a quiet Sunday night in the summer.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I have never had a bad meal, service excellent, comfortable ambiance

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Always a great place to go with family and friends. Have been going to Louie's for almost a decade and can't imagine our area without it here. Great spot! Check it out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great Italian restaurant with incredible food. Service staff was very friendly and made sure the food was to your tasting. Would definitely recommend to others.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Very enjoyable meal and experience. Service was great. This was my second time at this restaurant and I am very satisfied with everything.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I took my wife and her mother here after a show and it was our first time at this restaurant. We got a table in the bar area which we didn't request. The place seems to be for locals form the neighborhood as it was very lively, meaning impossible to have a normal conversation. Service was inattentive and very impersonal, clearly an area with lots of room for improvement, pulling down the overall rating substantially. Food was a bit or miss. We had the Filet Mignon Carpaccio - absolutely recommendable, the salad from the specials - great, and the Prosciutto and Melon - don't bother, as starters. The Short Rib Ravilios were fantastic, al dents, flavorful, tender meat while the Veal Nostro was at best average, putting it politely. If you want to add calories, don't pick Louie's for dessert. What a disappointment and that although we specifically asked the waitress about the preparation who obviously didn't have the slightest idea. Hence know what you eat and don't expect great service them it can become you every now and then neighborhood Italian restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Lovely family eatery with very tasty dishes, decor is old-fashioned charming and a touch quirky (we sat under an enormous mounted moose head), and the service was wonderful!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Always consistently good. Good for casual dinner. The only complaint is The acoustic in dinning room much Better by bar.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food was just ok. Nothing special . We had a special dietary request which they did accommodate but seemed a bit annoyed by the request . Ambience was cute. Do t think the value was worth what we paid for dinner .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Always good. Always delightful. Professional waitstaff that don't forget about you.
Yummy!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Very disappointed. Brought antipasto to table with no utensils . When we asked for serving pieces we were told to use our silverware. Finally we asked again and received. We had to ask for bread. Shrimp fra diavlo did not come over pasta. Had to pay $5 extra for pasta. Unwilling to use chicken instead of veal in two dishes. Come on - I have never been refused when I have asked to substitute chicken instead of veal. Ended up with chicken parm that was tough. Often chicken parm can be cut with a fork - should have known when they gave me a serrated knife. Suggested this restaurant to two friends who had never been before and I was embarrassed . I had not eaten there for about 3 years and obviously there have been some changes . Unfortunately not for the better. Might want to think about some adjustments before you open in Darien.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Waitress untrained - kept interrupting conversation. Didn't know menu - ordered 3 glasses of chardonnay for $13/glass - she offered the bottle for $30 - and returned to the table to say bottle was $60. What restaurant offers a bottle that is more expensive than ordering by the glass?
Appetizers were grossly expensive. Food was average - mistakes on menu; melon on prosciutto and melon appetizer was different than melon served. A restaurant with these prices should have an Expediter in the kitchen to catch these mistakes or at least let the customers know.
Very disappointed - will never return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Very loud, energetic atmosphere. Very good food. Definitely will go back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

This is a great place for a meal after 9PM, when most restaurants in the area stop serving. They have great specials and a very reasonably priced and delicious veal chop with truffle oil. We had blue point oysters and veal rollatini over capellini and veal with artichokes in a brandy cream sauce.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Just a great place with great food! You can order anything in the menu and you will not be disappointed. It's a small bar, but still a lot of fun. The back room is quiet if you want a quieter evening. Eating in the bar is a more social experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great experience as always. Staff if very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Louie's has been and will continue to be our favorite in the Greenwich area! A super spot anytime especially on a Friday evening after a week of work. Quieter early with an active bar later on. If dining after 7:30, suggest requesting either the front or back dining room. Pier and his wait staff are always accommodating. Do not be afraid to ask. They will try to meet your requests.
The Darien crowd is lucky as Louie's is opening an outpost there in Late April/early May in the Darien Social location.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Food is consistently good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Consistently great Italian food in a nice atmosphere with good service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Always great food, good service, and wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Louie's (Augie's before changing ownership) is an old haunt that continues to bring locals calling. Great atmosphere serving quality food and drink.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Very good Italian food. Loved the Tri-Color pasta. Scallops were outstanding too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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