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Luigi's Italian Restaurant

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561 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107
(973) 481-9696
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sauce is great!

Portions are enormous, but I strongly recommend almost anything is their red sauce. Frankly the pasta was average, but the meatballs and sauce are noteworthy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
joelwildman
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Canton, Georgia
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Canton, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Portions are enormous, but I strongly recommend almost anything is their red sauce. Frankly the pasta was average, but the meatballs and sauce are noteworthy.

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Mexico, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I've been there a few times with work colleagues and never had a bad meal. The service has always been great, the quality of food is good and will go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The service was fast and kind, food was great, had the lunch special and it is more than i expected for the price, really recomend

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Clifton Park
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We ate dinner here with several college friends. The menu is extensive with many choices. The portions are large, expect to take home a doggie bag. The server was very attentive to our needs. The inside of the restaurant is very small, which gives it a family-style feel. The parking is on-street, but we had no problem at 7PM.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Been here with my husband, kids and with two other couples and each time enjoyed the generous portions, friendly service, and delicious food from appitizers to cappachino.

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Cranford, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A group of 20 retired former business associates of mine and myself have made this Italian restaurant our "Christmas Luncheon place" for the past several years. The appetizers are very good, the lunch selections are many, and they allow you to BYOB. The service is very good and the staff takes care of your every need. It is a relatively... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Waitress service was great however food not so great. We ordered three appetizers the smelts, fried calamari and rice balls. Smelts came out and immediately stunk of fish and were not good at all -- not fresh. The odor was quite overwhelming. Rice balls were good but ice cold in the middle. Calamari superb. Main courses were fried fish platter... More 

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West Long Branch, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went to Luigi's yesterday afternoon for a small family dinner, family style. We had clams oregnato, antipasti, fried calamari and eggplant rollitini for appys. All were excellent, especially the eggplant rollitini. Then we had 2 pastas. The Penne with Vodka sauce was one of the best I have ever tasted. Then a bean salad and the two entrees, tilapia and... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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225 reviews 225 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This is an excellent local establishment for lunch and dinner, they often run lunch specials and for less than $12 you get a multiple course meal. The salad is always fresh with the house dressing it's delicious. Chicken franchise is to die for and their pasta is homemade. Service is great

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Newark, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I have been to Luigis many times and I can say for the most part the food is good but inconsistent. I find that lunch is much better than dinner. The only reason I can think of is the chef must be different. Overall, it is a good value BYOB in North Newark.

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Additional Information about Luigi's Italian Restaurant

Address: 561 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107
Phone Number: (973) 481-9696
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 561 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: (973) 481-9696

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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