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“Two visits since our first review”

Louie's Pizza & Italian Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 272 Restaurants in Meridian
Price range: USD 7 - USD 17
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Louie's Restaurant was born out of necessity in 1965. It wasn't so much that Ketchum-Sun Valley needed another restaurant. Louie Mallane, the founder and proprietor, used his Italian heritage and previous restaurant experience to fill the pizza niche in this small resort area. Living the American dream of owning your own business Louie opened up Ketchum's first Italian Restaurant. With a bank loan of $150, he purchased flour, mushrooms, napkins, and a few other necessary items. Then he rented the kitchen of Nedder's Bar and set up shop, making as many as 20 pizzas a day. Within six weeks, Louie had paid off his original loan. Six months later, he moved to expanded quarters in the Sawtooth Club. Louie was his own cook, and hired waitresses. The dining room sat 40 people, but the bar was soon expanded to the dining room. Two and one-half years later Louie's moved to a building which had been the first church in Ketchum. In the ensuing years it had also served as an espresso house and beer garden. After 35 wonderful years of business in the Ketchum-Sun Valley area Louie and his wife Margaret moved to Boise to be with their children and grandchildren. The people and the memories of the Ketchum restaurant have made such a positive impact on Louie and his family, but also touched the lives of many old employees and patrons as well. As the reputation for quality pizzas and Italian food grew Louie has always worked hard to give you, the customer, the best value for your dollar. Always experimenting with new recipes and using the freshest ingredients possible is the commitment Louie's is always giving to quality at a fair price.
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

It had been several months since since we last dined here. We are from Denver and often dined at Amici’s. Louie’s is comparable to Amici’s with better pizza and bar choices. The Sunday buffet is to die for. Here is the rundown:

Greeting and seating: fast and friendly

Atmosphere: Traditional Italian.
Service: Rebecca provided outstanding service. She has served us on prior visits. Like all the staff, she was extremely outgoing.
The food: YEA! The pizza was perfect and topped liberally with ham and sausage. It was a very traditional. high quality, no gimmicks pizza. My wife’s spaghetti and meatballs were perfect. The minestrone soup and garlic bread were very good.

We will be back. (A lot)

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

I have eaten dinner at Louie's many times and have hosted banquets there. The food is very good and before this last Saturday evening, the service has been good. We had over 70 people at the dinner. The waiters were not attentive. Some of our guests had to take water pitchers out to get refilled. I ordered a glass of wine and it never appeared. We had a table of twenty and the brought us two pizzas. Other dishes were not monitored and ran out before everyone was served.
Come on Louie, get some more help!!!!!!!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The food and service are very good at Louie's. There were three of us for lunch, and we ordered the baked lasagna and gnocchi off of the family style menu. The portions were big enough for four people. Also included was soup or salad and a small pizza. We had the clam chowder, which was very tasty. The salad was very good. We have also tried Louie's brunch on Sunday's, and that is also very good with lots of variety.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

My wife and I arrived early for a large dinner party. The electronic sign on the way in said "Happy Hour 1/2 off well drinks, wine, and beer." We ordered a wine and a shot. The bar lady would only take $1 off each, even after I mentioned the sign. After a very mundane and rather bland meal, on the way out I looked at the sign, and sure enough it said 1/2 off. I told the cashier, and she would not do anything to correct my overcharge. I wasn't going to make a scene over $5.00. What kind of bar has a barlady who doesn't know the posted prices for happy hour? PS: The lasagna had the taste and texture of cardboard.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Always great pizza and then on Sunday they have there brunch with all of the good breakfast goodies and pizza also. Omelets to order and about a dozen desserts.

Date of visit: February 2018
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