Louie Bossi Ristorante - Fort Lauderdale

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Italian
Louie Bossi's Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria is a high-energy Italian eatery located on the famed Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Everything on the menu is made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. Chef Louie Bossi serves delicious house made pastas, wood burning Neapolitan pizzas, home cooked Sicilian comfort food and of course, Chef Louie's famous house cured salumi. From the hearth baked bread and artisan jams to handmade pastas and pizza dough, gelato and crema di limoncello, everything is house made using the time honored methods of old world Italian chefs.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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TP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My favorite restaurant

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SN
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food is very good. Noise level is way too loud, you couldn't carry on a conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So glad we went to Louie’s for one of our special nights out during a business trip! Wine list was wonderful. Food options terrific. Decent price. Someone recommended we ask for the garden seating. A DEFINITE MUST! Ambiance was amazing. Will definitely go again when we return for business next year. Highly recommend.

MV
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding! The quality of food was great and so was the service.

HD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Always a fuss going on at reception. When finally greeted- immediately seated outside. Large heaters kept us fairly warm. My husband & I have been here many times but this was the first time with another couple. Very odd, bread was served but only 3 slices for four people. Didn’t like it any way-odd taste, very dry, tough to chew. Olive oil dip had a very off taste. Friend tried to order 2 wine bottles but waiter kept kind of rudely questioning his Italian pronunciation, even though friend speaks Italian & has been to Italy many times. Wine came, had to ask twice for cooler for the white wine. Whatever, gave our dinner orders. Friends ordered Brussels sprouts but got rapini. When said no we ordered Brussels sprouts waiter told us they were out of them so gave us a sub, without asking. Said no, take it back & take it off the bill. The other three liked their meals but I really disliked my usual shrimp risotto. It was over cooked, tasted weird, heavy mushroom taste, not like before. Shrimp weren’t grilled this time. Didn’t want to make a fuss, just ate the shrimp, left the risotto which waiter never questioned. At 9 PM the DJ started. The music was pumped to a speaker right over our heads, so loud we could no longer hear each other. Awful. Ordered 2 limoncellos, both served to one person? With the volume couldn’t wait to leave.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My husband’s food was cold when it arrived. They warmed up the same plate in the oven and reserved it dried out. They didn’t apologize or offer a replacement or even take it off the bill as he didn’t eat it. Disappointing customer service.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Loud and packed- food was good but heavy.

k
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday brunch while on vacation in Fort Lauderdale. The food was amazing and the bottomless beverages were a steal! Could not have asked for a more helpful waiter, he gave great recommendations

BJ
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is always amazing and the food is exceptional!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend Reunion

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V
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience for me an my wife. Everyone treated us like royalty!

L
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I have been to this restaurant many times and was exciting to bring my friends here, I am still giving
high rating only because this is the first time I have had an issue so I assume is just a one off
individual person.
Food and wine selection great, and I understand how busy this place always is, but we where busy
enjoying our food when a woman (not a server either hostess or manager) abruptly approached
our table and TOLD us to move because she had a big group booked and had we had been allocated
the wrong table in the middle of where she planned to put the group!! In theory we would have had
no problem moving had this been posted in a different way . A simple "would you mind helping us out and
moving over a couple of tables" would have been enough, we would have been happy to help.
In fact our server was very apologetic about and even comped our appetizers as an apology , this went
a long way to easing the situation , wish I had taken his name, he truly understood good service

SG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent if you have the insight to make advance reservations. Food, ambiance and service A+ always.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

food and service were very good,the restaurant was very chaotic and although everyone was having a good time the noise level and overcrowding at the entrance and front podium was crazy.i know thats a good problem to have but the wait was extreme at 1 hour and 40 minutes.we did get some food at the bar area to hold us over but would have liked to eat the entire meal at a table.that said its a great place to hang out and the food is excellent im bringing some friends there this week who have not dined there in the past.

RG
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

If you’re into huge crowds, noise, overpriced pasta and like to wait an hour for a table even if you have a reservation, this is your place. Lots of other Italian restaurants with good food and more reasonable prices.

b
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

This is the first time that we had mediocre service. Pear salad was excellent, the pizza was cold and barely edible. We have been here many. Many times and this was an unusual experience, would still recommend to anyone

NC
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As they say in the Caribbean: Love you gone to bed! Grilled Branzino is amazing.

GL
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

I think that menu needs to be revamp specially the appetizers.

B
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food in a nice setting. Good service.

b
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was a bit slow, very good food and wine

JD
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all the way around. We went early on a Monday night (5pm) and it started filling up while we were there —-it was very loud which might bother some people. Great atmosphere—so many different types around the venue. Awesome service—our waiter was someone who probably has been doing so for 30 yers and excellent in every way. Food was unbelievable. The variety was all across types and ingredients and served so many different ways. We started out with the Marcona Almonds which I love, and a mushroom bruschetta which was so full of taste. He got the pasta vodka dish which he said was very good, and I got the grilled chicken (which melted in your mouth literally)and a great side dish which was spaghetti done with black pepper and Parmesan. As the server said—one of the most under rated dishes on the menu. The bread was warm and toasted , very food and served with olive oil. We would highly recommend. Make your reservations early in the day or earlier. And if noise is an issue for you , I would suggest very early or late. We hope we are back to the area and this is definitely somewhere we would go back to. They seem to be able to handle large tables of 8-14. They have areas that would be appropriate for groups also.

AR
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and fun atmosphere!

i
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I loved dining outside at Louie Bossi. Pizza was very good. Lamb chops were yummy but don't include a side. Reservations are a must!

OT
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server was training a new server but there were a few issues,water not being replenished,no cutlery twice for apps and dessert,second bottle of wine we had to request from server and wine was never poured for us,usually service is very good-hopefully next time

BO
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always. Was a bit loud inside and hard to hear my friends. Always recommend outside in back

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, very popular Italian restaurant on lovely Las Olas Blvd. in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. The food is delicious, and the menu offers an array of choices including pasta, pizza, and dishes with meat or fish. The portions are very generous. There is plenty of seating both inside and outside. Great bar section, large with TV. Really great atmosphere and decor. The outdoor back dining patio is especially special! Dress is dressy casual. Reasonably priced. Valet parking or parking lots (paid) immediately behind the restaurant. We love Louie Bossi's.

SS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food, great service and an energetic atmosphere.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location for dinner!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Been at Louie Bossi many times, all way good experiences
This last visit we decided to order from the special list and I didn’t like the servants comment “simply basic order” not very professional!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner. The restaurant was seriously crowded. We had a table inside which was disappointing as the back patio has a great ambience and inside is not as special. The food is always terrific! Lively atmosphere.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was very busy and a bit noisy, but overall a great night to celebrate our daughter’s 18th birthday. A reservation was necessary and we requested to sit outside which has a wonderful atmosphere. Our waitress, Theresa, was wonderful. Very attentive and accommodating. Would highly recommend.

N
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The food was tasteless and my husband’s meal was cold. The pasta was was tasteless, looks like they opened a can and poured over the pasta

TD
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience2

We go here a lot. This time, the mushroom pizza was so soggy, it was disgusting. I asked them to take off most of the topping, they kept it the same. After the 3rd pizza attempt, we gave up. My husband ordered the chicken parmesean. My 10 year old niece could have made that horrible mess. Will never go again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere was fantastic.
The food was good, but not great!
Loved the homemade noodles, but my sauce was lacking in flavor.
Pizza was great, but once again the sauce lacking in flavor.
Overall, would choose to dine here again and try something different.
Sunday brunch was super noisy and energetic which I did not mind.

A
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It's a fun place with excellent food. I recommend the back patio seating. I did reserve that , but they did not accommodate. That is my only complaint. We highly recommend the grilled calamari!!

WB
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great! Food, Service, and ambiance never lets me down.

GP
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, will be back soon, had a great time

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nos encantó el restaurante, estuvimos en una cena con la familia y todo de nuestro toral agrado, repetiría la experiencia

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J
Montreal
23 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Usually amazing and one of my favorite place.... but this time service was long and music was wayyyyy too loud. Also the person that grab the reservation was trying her best to make it really hard for us to get a reservation.

CS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the hostess to our waitress as well as those delivering the food. Very nice friendly tone throughout the restaurant. The food and dessert was outstanding. The restaurant is cool with several areas to choose from for dining. This was a repeat visit for us and we’ll be back again! Highly recommend!!

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