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“Best around!!”

Luigi's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #155 of 459 Restaurants in Newport News
Price range: $9 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Vinny & Sonny Chiarello originally opened their doors as "Luigi's Pizza and Subs" in Newport News, VA in 1987. The brothers moved to Newport News from Queens, NY in 1986-- to their humble beginnings in a small pizza joint just down the road on from where they are currently located on Warwick Blvd. They built their business based on their Italian roots & love of their family's original recipes. Growing up, they learned early on the importance of great food and the tradition of sharing meals with loved ones in groups both large & small. Luigi's quickly grew into a successful full-service restaurant specializing in a variety of pizzas & pastas of their own (now) famous recipes. After 30 years, in 2014, Vinny & Sonny closed Luigi's in hopes of retirement. A Mexican Restaurant in its place just didn't make the cut. Luigi's loyalists pined over the loss through countless calls & emails for over a year. The brother's daughters reopened Luigi's in 2016 to "Revive The Next Generation". & so, The Love is Back!
Yorktown, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best around!!”
Reviewed May 24, 2010

Well, I have lived and spent a lot of time in the New York area. Luigi's is the absolute best in this entire area. From the VERY friendly owners and staff, through the unbelievable garlic knots, right through the HUGE portions and then, dessert!! GEEZ!
But really, the food is excellent. I had always ordered the Italian selections, even though they also have steak on the menu. Well, one day I twisted my arm and ordered the New York Strip. Oh my God!! Best steak in town too!
My vote, hands down, every time! Luigi's is the place to eat.

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newport news
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“great family resteraunt”
Reviewed January 1, 2010

i love the garlic knots and the home made tirimisu is fantastic!!

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Denver, CO
1 review
“Worth the Fed-Ex charge”
Reviewed August 5, 2009

I have loved Luigi's since they were in the tiny strip-mall location before the fire in the late 90's. I have since moved to the West Coast (1st California and now living in Denver, CO). I have been dreaming of the garlic knots for over a decade since I left VA. Had a friend in town visiting Williamsburg and she sent me 2 orders of garlic knots Fed-EX overnight. It cost almost $40 but filled a pregnancy craving that was worth every penny! It is obvious that NOTHIING has changed. Great food (wonderful marinara), a little bigger place than when I lived in VA, but still small family feel. Wonderful mainstay in a military community. Eat hearty for me!

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Tidewater Virginia
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“New York Italian in Newport News”
Reviewed June 7, 2009

The brothers who own and operate this place are from Queens. Nuf said? The garlic knots are great. With the large portions, we always have leftovers for the next day. Wait staff is well trained. The specials add to the variety. Interesting murals on the walls. Never been there for lunch, but obviously have a large lunch crowd, from Ft. Eustis, for the buffet.

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Newport News, VA
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“Great food--a lot of it--in a family style atmosphere”
Reviewed May 31, 2009

My husband and I live across the street from Luigi's and try to go there for dinner at least once a month. The food is always wonderful and the portions are generous so that we always end up with enough leftover to get lunch the next day. The garlic knots are a delicious treat and the staff is so friendly and accomodating.

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