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Louie's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

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2500 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-8072
+1 208-884-5200
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“lasagna” (15 reviews)
“garlic bread” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2500 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-8072
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Reviewed March 3, 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...More

Thank kpl200
Reviewed February 26, 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...More

Thank drtom100
Reviewed February 18, 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.

Thank fishbat2017
Reviewed November 30, 2017

Eggplant Parmesan is supposed to be relatively thin with a VERY thin egg wash and bread crumbs. It is supposed to be a delicate mean. The result should be a well cooked slice of eggplant and a thin layer of bread crumbs. When they are...More

1  Thank 385Writer
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Excellent Italian food. Veal Parmigiana is wonderful as is just about everything there. Desserts are home made. Coffee is rich and dark. Service is always good and you even get serenaded.

Thank Biketosurf
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Without a doubt one of the best brunches in the valley! We absolutely love going here on special occasions. The food is superb, the staff does an excellent job and the facility is always clean. Love the huge variety of food choices :-)

Thank Ahems
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

I had the Chicken Marsalis ,it was eatables, but just ok. I would not order it again. Tasted like Marsalis I've ever had.

Thank SandieMc22
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Several people in our party, our reservations were made in advance as were our choices. Excellent selection for appetizers, followed by salad that I highly recommend. Pizza, Spagetti, and Lasagna to die for! Desserts out of this world! Great service. So much better than the...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Our party had three different menu entrees and none were especially good. The crab ravioli sauce had a very strong vinegar taste, which wasn't mentioned in the description. Overall we were not impressed.

Thank MargaretMars
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Ordered eggplant Parmesan, which I usually get at Italian restaurants. It was undercooked and greasy. My husband had Lasagna, which he enjoyed. Next time maybe order pizza for me. The spaghetti that it came with was watery, the only good thing was the garlic bread.

Thank Uschib48
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $17
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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: +1 208-884-5200
  • E-mail
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.
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