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Louie's Italian Restaurant & Bar

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136 River Road Ext, Cos Cob, CT 06807-2540 (Putnam Avenue)
+1 203-422-2177
11:45 - 23:30
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All hours
Sun 11:45 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:45 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:45 - 23:30
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried Louis' for dinner after many positive comments. When trying to make a reservation at lunch time , was put on hold for minutes by unfriendly person asking for bio since "system" would not let him make a reservation otherwise. Evening service was friendly .Food was mixed, burrata appetizer excellent, the veal Capri dry and overcooked,the tomato ,arugula and onions... More 

Thank WCD2013
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I love it here! It's old time Italian. We come often to eat for comfort food. Order the specials for they are always the best! Will continue to come again and again.

Thank Kimberly W
White Plains, New York
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488 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here before and I don't get the hype. The place does have a nice ambiance. It's downhill from there. We went with friends last night. We were taken to a table by a guy that had zero personality. We didn't like the table. I asked if there were any other tables and he said no and walked... More 

Thank paul1009
Cos Cob, Connecticut
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

You will most likely have to use the valet for parking. The interior is very nice, bright and clean. Service is very good, and food is very, very good, but can sometimes be on the salty side. Bar is lively (noisy), if you like that.

Thank RocketNinja
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Over several years, I have eaten at Louie's a number of times with inconsistency being a theme. Some visits are great in both food and service. Others are average and some are downright "I am never going back there". We no longer live in Greenwich having left town last year but I can recommend Louie's with a hope you get... More 

Thank Tom K
White Plains, New York
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194 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

My wife and I stopped by and ate dinner near the bar. For the most part everyone was late 30s and up who was at the bar or dining. I ordered Veal Marsala - it wasn't bad, but I've had much more tasty Veal Marsala in other restaurants. Service was very attentive. My wife ordered a salad off of the... More 

Thank YandB_LabLover
Cave Creek, Arizona
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259 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Always busy and always noisy! Reservations urged. You'll have to use their valet parking since there is very limited spaces. Suggested tip is $3. It is worth it. Food and service is excellent. Could have rated it a 5. Varied Italian menu. Definitely a place to go!

Thank Papaleadfoot
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Perfect for a drink, lunch or dinner. Always a warm greeting from the owner and experienced wait staff.

Thank ELLlady
Greenwich, Connecticut
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553 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Haven't been to Louies in about a year. Went with good friend s Mike and Sue Same thing you can't hear across the table as we were a party of four. Service was good. The food has excessive amounts of salt as couldn't believe how thirsty we were and all night after dinner. There was way too much sauce on... More 

Thank Summersnuggles
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99 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Visited this local gem and what a treat! The food was exceptional and probably best veal piccata I've ever had. Back that up with great service and a bunch of awesome cannolis and you have a great night. If you're in the area this a must visit

Thank Jedda1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:30
11:45 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 River Road Ext, Cos Cob, CT 06807-2540
    (Putnam Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Cos Cob
  • Phone Number: +1 203-422-2177

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?