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Louie's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

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2500 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-8072
(208) 884-5200
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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279 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently ate here with a very large group and we had reserved our own room. It is often hard for a restaurant to accommodate such a large group and make everyone happy, but they did just that. Our meal was served family style and we had a wide variety - platters of chicken parm, manicotti, salads, then many large pizzas... More 

Thank pirateparrot
Meridian, Idaho
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132 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is always sad when a restaurant you have been going to since they were in Boise and Sun Valley lets you down in a most epic way. With a party of 12 celebrating a birthday, we went to Louie's. During the salad course my wife stopped suddenly and believed she may have bit down on glass. It actually cut... More 

1 Thank Johnny-O_1964
Lou M, Owner at Louie's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I appreciate your concern and understand your frustration. I do believe that a different approach would have been appropriate for this situation. A discount should have been applied and we should have made your group aware of our protocol in these situations. Please rest assured that the product was pulled from production and was immediately discarded. All logs were checked... More 

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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Had heard this restaurant was so good, so we decided to try it. It has a nice atmosphere and good waitress. The salad was fresh and delicious. The garlic bread was good, but not exceptional. We ordered 2 entrees. A chicken, cashew, and gorgonzola dish with fettuccine and a grilled chicken dish with angel hair pasta and marinara sauce. The... More 

Thank GenieBIdaho
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here on many occasion lunch and dinner and the atmosphere and dining experience is always great. The lunch buffet is always fresh and delicious. Today we had the lasagna and 3 cheese manacoti and it was delicious.

Thank Milton S
Bonney Lake, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were at a wedding reception and the food was amazing, wait staff was quick and courteous, we will definitely be back.

Thank lorettarurey
Boise, Idaho
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105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We have been going to Louie's for years and really miss the Boise location which was much closer to our home. The lasagna is delicious, as is anything on their menu that contains Italian sausage. They have great garlic bread and I recommend the sun-dried tomato vinaigrette salad dressing. I know that many will disagree, but Louie's is our favorite... More 

Thank Salamanca208
Boise, United States
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I love the food at Louie's and was anxious to try brunch. I was going to invite friends so glad I didn't! Hot food was cold, cold food warm! French toast hard, cold inedible. Food that was available looked unappetizing. Wait staff seemed unhappy to be working! I can't express how disappointed I am. Evan, new cook on omelet bar... More 

1 Thank Marilyn D
Lou M, Owner at Louie's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear about your experience. Your feedback is very important to us and we would like to get more information if possible. I have addressed your concerns with my staff and we are making necessary adjustments. I would be happy to visit with you about your experience at your convenience. Please contact me at Louie's at... More 

Meridian, Idaho
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

When we do Italian, this is where we do it in the Meridian, Idaho area. In addition to generous portions of good food, they also offer gluten free alternatives which is very important to members of our family. So, we can all sit down and enjoy a great Italian meal without any worries about our respective dietary requirements.

Thank Warren G
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The restaurant is clean, pretty and has a fountain in the middle of the dining room. We had some great appetizers and good wine. The dinners were out of the question today but we certainly would recommend happy hour. The entrees we observed with others looked fabulous as well!

Thank teri1352
Meridian, Idaho
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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We have eaten there several times and always had a wonderful meal. There is a nice bar to sit in while waiting and the prices were ok for us retired folks. Will eat there again for son good Italian food.

Thank algolfpar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $17
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-8072
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Meridian
  • Phone Number: (208) 884-5200
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.

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