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“Acceptable Italian”

Luigi's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 283 Restaurants in Midland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Midland, Texas
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317 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Acceptable Italian”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

My daughter chose Luigi's for her birthday dinner. Luigi's has become a Midland institution being the only locally-owned Italian restaurant in town. Luigi's provides a welcome alternative to the pervasive Mexican menu. We ordered a pastrami sandwich, pizza, salads, lasagna, and eggplant lasagna. The pastrami sandwich was dry and very salty. Pizza was great. I would have liked an anti-pasto salad; however, the waitress described it as a side salad topped by a pepper, pepparoni, and maybe one or two other items that I do not remember. That is NOT an anti-pasto salad. The restaurant was dark and our table was located by the kitchen which certainly was not conducive to conversation. Luigi's is not the authentic Italian eatery one finds in larger cities, but as I said, it is adequate for finding an alternative cuisine in West Texas. Just OK, Not my choice for a special occassion.

  • Visited October 2012
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Midland, Texas
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“I really don't know how this place gets the rating it does.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

I watched the servers get coffee cups off of a tray that was sitting over a trash can in the cabinet. I saw under the drink station when the opened it to change a syrup bottle. It was the nastiest mess I've ever seen and it sits out in the middle of the restaurant. Food tasted like it came from the local retail grocery store. Service was average at best. I'll never going back after watching how they refilled drinks. That's a story in itself..

Visited February 2012
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Midland, Texas, United States
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“great anytime”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

they make the best pizza, nice crunchy crust i love it. Sometimes it's busy but the food good and the staff is really nice. To be honest its a great pizza lunch date

Visited September 2012
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Unexpected surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

I visited this restaurant for lunch a few times during my recent visit to Midland for business. This is a very convenient location for downtown workers who can easily walk to this restaurant from most any office building. The restaurant is small and is very busy during the lunch rush. The staff is very friendly and efficient towards getting folks in and out during their lunch hour. The portions served at lunch were just right. Menu was extensive for such a small restaurant. Really enjoyed the meatball sandwich and pizza as well as their lasagna. Highly recommend you consider this place if looking for a lunchtime meal in downtown Midland.

  • Visited September 2012
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Texas
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“West Texas Tradition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

I have eaten here a couple times in the last month having received several gift cards. The pizza is a thin crust and people either love it or hate it. It's different, not standard 'NY Style" but good, especially dipped in Ranch dressing. The salads tend to be a bit drenched in dressing which is not a problem for me since I like their ranch but you might want to order it "on the side' for the first time. This last time I had the Veal Parmigiana and it was GREAT! Definitely my new standard order. Our waitress was very friendly even though it was super busy. Get here early, or call ahead, if you don't want to wait. There were also several people picking up 'to go'orders so that is an option as well. Luigi's has signs posting a 2 drink maximum per guest because they care about their patrons. Wouldn't it be great if all restaurants were as responsible?

Oh they also have a great Pastrami sandwich too!

It is usually crowded and noisy, its called being a popular restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
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