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“Good Italian place that packs 'em in!”
Review of Luigi's Restaurant

Luigi's Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 79 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Madison, Connecticut
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Italian place that packs 'em in!”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

We have found their Italian be average to good with decent portions. However, we are always surprised at how many people go here! Maybe they know something we don't so, we gave them an extra star.

Visited March 2012
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Niantic, Connecticut
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“luigi's is great”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Awesome place. We go here once a month and it is great. The portions are huge so go hungry. The pizza is great too if you just want take out. Owner is great. He is always there. Two thumbs up.

  • Visited February 2012
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Ware, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Watch out for the parties”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

All in all, the food and service were good, but we unfortunately picked the wrong time to show up for a late lunch. Right after we were seated, a bus load of unruly kids showed up for a birthday party. No matter what the staff/owners did, the kids would not listen, and behaved like a pack of wild chimpanzees. When my girlfriend went to the bathroom, she had little boys trying to open the door on her. To make matters worse, the adults attending the party allowed these kids to do whatever they wanted. This doesn't mean that it was all the restaurant's fault, but it shows what kind of society we live in where kids can go into a nice restaurant and tear it up. I don't think Luigi's should allow these types of parties, especially when there are other guests trying to enjoy a meal.

  • Visited February 2012
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Westbrook, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great pizza!”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

If you live in the Connecticut River Valley, sure, you can drive 30+ minutes out of your way to Pepe's or Sally's in New Haven, but why bother with the crowds when you can go to Luigi's right here on the Shoreline!

I love going to Luigi's for grinders and pizzas. My favorites are the Italian Combo grinder with Genoa salami with some marinated peppers on the side. The pizza is great too, always cooked to perfection and never too greasy.

Every time, my order is perfect - even if I ask for light crust, peppers on the side or whatever my whimsy is that day.

While I would really love to go with five stars, I just can't due to the pick-up service. About 75% of the time I call ahead for a pick-up order, it's not ready at the promised time. I know restaurants can get busy at the drop of a hat, but I'm busy too, I have people waiting and really don't appreciate waiting an extra 15-20 minutes on top of the pick-up time.

Although I have to say, thank you kindly for the improvements to the waiting area and the lounge/bar. The work is lovely!

  • Visited January 2012
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3 Thank nutella42
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Madison, Connecticut
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Consistantly delicious and perfect in every way”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Our family loves this restaurant. We come here if we just want pizza or if we are having a special occasion and want a special dinner. The food is great, the service is always wonderful and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. The staff makes you feel like family.

  • Visited September 2011
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