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Louie's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

2500 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-8072
+1 208-884-5200
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“garlic bread” (10 reviews)
“lasagna” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2500 E Fairview Ave, Meridian, ID 83642-8072
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41 - 50 of 103 reviews

Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have been going to Louie's since 1977 when its only location was in Ketchum in a small, historical church. Now I keep coming back to the Meridian location for one thing - its sausage pizza. Louie's has the only sausage pizza that I like....More

Thank RicknJulie
Reviewed July 8, 2015

They have a wide variety of great food. Their lasagne is wonderful. We get takeout pizza from here because of the good quality crumbled sausage. My family loves the fettucine and chicken parmesan with spaghetti also. They have gluten free pizza crust that is okay...More

Thank 825Sandy
Reviewed May 29, 2015

We went for a late lunch and the service was good even though the large banquet room was full. Had a Calzone and some Lasagna. Both were very good.

Thank Bill R
Reviewed May 26, 2015

Met here for a mini reunion (5 people) and boy was I disappointed. It was a Sunday and they had their buffet. This was a little later in the afternoon but the buffet was still going and we went to check it out. It was...More

Thank Gena C
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went with a group of 6. Service was horrible. Food very average at best. Ran out of water before we even got meal. Waitress came by and ask one person at the table if she needed more. Really empty glass and still did not have...More

1  Thank Davi P
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Louie's serves good food and has a good menu to choose from. Service can sometimes be spotty, especially if they are busy. We go for lunch and try to go before or after the lunch rush hour. They do accept reservations but twice we made...More

1  Thank Bill R
Reviewed December 2, 2014

My family eats out at Louie's a couple of times per month. Their staff is very friendly and the food is always good. I especially like their steak salad and their bruschetta. I also like their décor, it's an inviting place.

1  Thank Kate O
Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

If you like biscuits and gravy it's the best place to get them. The chef makes everything from scratch. Bacon to die foe along with the cheesy potatoes. A must try, you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Teresa M
Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

This family owned restaurant has some of the best pizza and Italian food in Boise. they also have a fabulous Sunday brunch something you don't want to miss.

Thank Rebecca4133
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were in town for a baseball tournament, and our whole team with family members ate a late lunch here. About 35 of us came as a group, and they seated us in a back room right away. Drinks were to us within 2-3 minutes...More

Thank Kathleen H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $17
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings
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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