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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
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Boise, Idaho
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152 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my first visit so I cant comment on the regular menu as I attended during Sunday Brunch. It is a buffet style and was very fresh and tasty. There were the usual of scrambled eggs, bacon, and a variety of sausages. A variety of breakfast to non breakfast pizzas and an omelet bar. There were lots of potatoes... More 

Thank StacysMom_52
Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We have eaten at Louie's before the built the restaurant in Meridian. We ate there this week. What has happened to the food? We were served the worst pizza we have eaten in a restaurant. We will not be going back. Too bad because the food was very good at one time. Have they changed ownership.

Thank 300wendellh
Lou M, Owner at Louie's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, A lot has changed in the sixteen years that we have been in Meridian, but we are still owned by the original family. We take an incredible amount of pride in our tradition and product and we're sorry to hear that your expectations were not met. I would like to know more about your visit so that I can... More 

Boise, Idaho, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Our family consisting of 6 adults, 3 children, and 1 baby often go to Louie's for special occasions. Everyone can find something they like and we usually go for the family style dinners. Always GREAT! Don't pass up the combo pizza or the Lasagna.

Thank Brent W
Williston, North Dakota, United States
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Nice atmosphere, although a little noisy. Food was very good with plentiful portions. We had excellent service and great conversation!

Thank Lori K
Boise, Idaho, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I love this place! They have the most delicious gluten free pasta! And if you are gluten free, you know good pasta is hard to find.

Thank batwoman_200
Boise, Idaho
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117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

We've been going here forever! We especially enjoy the Sunday brunch. Their Italian sausage is the best and I love it on their pizza. There are so many desserts. Salad bar is fantastic. Server will make omelets to order and there and chafing dish after chafing dish of breakfast and lunch foods. Something for everyone.

Thank Shelly T
Meridian, Idaho
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141 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

A few reviews ago, On July 30th of this year we had a very dissappointing visit to Louie's. Enough on that, that review is in the past if needed. Today was a new day. You see Louie's saw the review and we were encouraged to contact the owner Lou. Considering how many times over the years my family had eaten... More 

Thank Johnny-O_1964
Meridian, Idaho
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This place is wonderful!! Great Italian food!! Great Service! A wonderful Atmosphere. Fun place to be.

Thank 42tammyr
Meridian, Idaho
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I all ways have great food and service here. My wife and I enjoy going to Louie's and eating family style. I love the chicken Gorgonzola along with the PMS ((pepperoni,mushrooms, sausage) pizza.

Thank Bob D
Tucson, Arizona
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303 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $17
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, 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: +1 208-884-5200
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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