Luigi's Restaurant & Gourmet Express

4.8
56 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Luigi’s, where the Battista Family treats your family like family! Rhode Island families have been coming to meet and share authentic Italian specialties with us for over four decades.

If you are unable to make a reservation at your desired time, please give us a call at 401-861-3850 and we will do our best to accomodate you!

Luigi’s Restaurant has two dining rooms and a bar that are beautifully appointed. We offer a delicious menu featuring traditional Italian favorites, handmade pastas and wine selections from around the world.

The Gourmet Express has prepared foods, soups, sandwiches, pizza, express pasta dinners, fresh baked deserts and much more all ready to go.

Dining Room Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday thru Thursday: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Gourmet Express Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday thru Thursday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 56 people are saying
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MariannS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very busy and she kept a smile on the whole time we were there. Kudos to her !!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I took my Dad out to Luigi’s for an early Father’s Day lunch. The food was good. I ordered my first boiled lobster for the season - a two pounder. The only problem is that I had the toughest time cracking the hard two pound shell. The lobster arrived soak and wet, so it was difficult to hold. And, the lobster cracker provided was not adequate for the size of the lobster that was ordered, so it was extremely difficult to open. I almost brought the whole dinner home rather than struggle with the lobster,but I didn’t want to ruin the lunch date with my Dad. I’d suggest serving a boiled lobster pre-cracked, as they do in some other restaurants to make eating the lobster easier for patrons. Fortunately two towels provided helped me dry off the lobster so that I could hold it, but I had the worst time cracking into the shell.

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LinR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess said they didn’t have our reservation, yet I reserved here on OpenTable over 8 hours earlier. Thankfully, no problem seating us. Food was excellent, as usual. Their Chocolate Cake Martini was incredible.

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vipDianeL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luigi’s has good food, atmosphere and excellent service. I would recommend this restaurant.

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vipELIZABETHB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious
Their healthy menu is great
Service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Richard was terrific.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food service and enjoyed it a lot

LC
vipLocalCustomer
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good but was there could have been more fish. Dessert looked better than it tasted. Service was good.

CP
vipChristineP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luigi's is consistently excellent. We have used them for catered events for many years and love going to the restaurant for dinner.

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vipRobertA
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great dining experience on Saturday 02/27. Food and ambiance were outstanding.
Had not been to Luigi's in some time and was impressed at the new look. Waitperson
Carol did an excellent job . Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic & the food was delicious!

KR
KarenR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service fantastic food.

SR
vipSharonR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was unbelievably excellent. Service was as well. Definitely will be back even if it's not restaurant week.

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CharleyD
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The renovations look great and the food is as delicious as always. It was restaurant week, so that was an added bonus because we didn’t know until we got there.

CP
CarolP
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reservation was right on time. Servers were very pleasant. Food is very good for moderately priced restaurant. We will be back.

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DeniseD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service was very good. I would definitely return for another great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wanted to take 2 4 year old girls out for a “date night” with dad. They got all dressed up and momma did their hair. Luigi’s was the perfect blend of upscale and welcoming. Service was excellent and food was top notch.

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vipSharonR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food was unbelievable had enough for two meals.

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vipKathy
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They’ve made major renovations since our last visit and it feels and looks so nice. Tables are very spaced making you feel comfortable. The food was So so good with so much flavor. Server was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back.

CM
ColleenM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, usually get take out but did dine in and the service was great as were the cocktails.

LH
vipLisaH
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my son and his new girlfriend out to dinner

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vipTrishL
New England
74 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gluten free options. Had GF chicken marsala which was excellent. Always accomodating, good portions, good food, friendly staff.

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vipTrishL
New England
74 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gluten free options; had chicken marsala gluten free with mashed and spinach. Husband (not gluten free) had lobster roll and bottle of wine.
Excellent service and pleasant staff. Highly recommend.

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vipStevenL
New England
28 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They couldn’t find our Open Table reservation. Service was OK and the food was good.

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JohnQ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff did a great job retrofitting the parking lot for comfortable outside dining.

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Rick
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone's meal was excellent and well received. It was 8 years since I last visited the establishment. I don't know why it took so long to revisit. I missed out on some good meals. We will definitely return. Besides the food being top shelf, the service was outstanding. I highly recommend Luigi's for anyone who enjoys Italian food.

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vipMicheleP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish and great service.

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SilviaA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food wasn’t tasty. It didn’t feel seasoned...

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RichardT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate inside, very quiet and pleasant. Waitress was extremely pleasant and helpful.

TL
vipTrishL
New England
74 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gluten free options; had gluten free chicken marsala, they also have gluten free chicken parm. Great portions and quality.

MM
MikeM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luigi's has never let us down, the food is always very good, the waiters/waitresses are attentive, also reasonably priced, when the lobster specials are around be sure to get your CLAWS on one of them you wont be disappointed,

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christineb
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent although everything took quite a while to come to the table including drinks but I understand since I believe there was a small wedding going on at the time. Wasn’t planning on eating a big meal as late as we did but everything was delicious

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vipMerry
New England
100 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good meal at Luigi’s

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vipTrishL
New England
74 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gluten-free choices good size portions and delicious flavors.

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Donna
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was slow. Food was good. Manager apologized for the delay due to a back up in the kitchen. Promised us a free dessert but did not deliver. Disappointed overall.

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Lazz
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I ordered a $32 lobster "special." It was a small dish containing tiny pieces of lobster and cracker crumbs. Very disappointing! My daughter got the chicken parm which tasted like an unfrozen chicken nugget. Dry and flavorless. I had not been to Luigi's in quite some time and will not be returning anytime soon.

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vipDaveM
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Having the option of lobster on a restaurant week menu was outstanding! Liked how they tried to make the outdoor seating pleasant. Real a overall great time and value for the food.

JP
JenniferP
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nah a great meal for a great price.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been there in a while since they remodeled. The Food and service were excellent. Our waiter Richard was very pleasant and efficient. We will definitely return.

RG
vipReneeG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food and ambiance, as always!!
The remodel was beautifully done!

FAQs

Luigi's Restaurant & Gourmet Express offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 861-3850.

Luigi's Restaurant & Gourmet Express is rated 4.8 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.