I hate that this place gets pretty vanilla reviews that don't speak its true value, and yet Luigi's gets one raving review after another. It's sad. This little place is owned and operated by actual Italian people. They have over their friends from Italy and cook food for them in the restaurant, and it's the same food as on the menu (told to me by a server after I asked about the decor).
These people know how to cook Italian food. The red sauce is magnificent; not sweet like some places, and not thinned-out ketchup like Luigi's offers. The pasta is al dente EVERY time I order it. That's a good thing; if you don't know that term, you should. It means "to the tooth" in Italian, and in cooking it means you don't cook the snot out of your pasta to the point where it's mush - the pasta has some bite to it. The servers at Luigi's and Elizabeth's look at me like an alien if I ask for al dente pasta. One of them had never heard that term. Yes, a server at an Italian restaurant. At Little Italy, of course they know.
The decor is excellent for this tiny place. My 4-year old daughter loves the decor. You can tell they have put a lot of effort into making this restaurant something special. It's a shame they don't have Luigi's building and location. Go here!