“Family is very friendly and fun to talk to.”
“The tomato sauce is the highlight to this pie with its unique combination of spices.”
“joint/bar. The ambiance sucked.”
“Her pizza is the best around.”
“She aslo makes eggplant lasagna that is very good it is not on the menu but she will makeit for you if you ask.”
“Best pizza in Chicago and a great place to bring the family or a date.”
“know it takes time to make a good pizza, but after an hour+ wait, and the waitress still got the order wrong!”
“This place has neverdone ant advertising just word of mouth and boy the word of mouth has made them a huge success, because they have the best.”
“the pizza takes a very long time to cook and the service is less than friendly!”
Great Pizza. My experience is the best pizza in southwest side
The best homemade pasta. The pizza is very good but the pasta is even better. Chatting with Louisa was nice. She proudly stated the pasta and the sauce are made fresh daily. And you can tell.
Great Pizza! Great Place!. We came for pizza on the recommendation of a local. We were not disappointed. The pizza is in the Unos/Dues tradition, not surprising since Louisa worked for Dues for 25 years. The crust is flaky with serious homemade character. The ingredients (we had sausage, green pepper, onion, mushroom, and garlic) were well distributed and balanced. This was a truly great Chicago style deep dish pizza. We had the extra bonus of sitting next to family friends with Louisa very much part of the group. Being in the mood for fun, we weren't disappointed. The service was courteous and attentive. The dinner salad with house Italian dressing was a bit disappointing, but, as I said, we came for pizza. This place has tons of character and is well worth a visit. Repeatedly.
Great Food. I went there on a weekend about 2 weeks ago, and had to wait for a table(15 minutes, not bad). Had a great antipasto salad to start, then me and my date shared an eggplant lasagna and pizza. WOW... We no longer need to go in the city for real Italian food. Pizza is truely unique and a treat, my server informed me that they had won some TV contest on CLTV. The lasagna was light and fresh, definetly not frozen, like a lot of other places. I would recommend it to all!!
Amazing food!. Had heard about this place but never tried it so on a Saturday night we decided to head over to Louisa's . Got there about 7 the place was packed we did get seated within 15 minutes. We had a nice corner booth in the first room. We ordered a pizza and a Lasagna . We got salad and bread first then they brought out the Lasagna . Took one bit and I wanted to eat the whole order and not share. It was excellent. Next came our pizza we ordered a cheese sausage mushroom pie. I took one bite and said to my husband we have been missing out by not ever coming here. The pizza was delicious. Staff was very friendly, the owners seemed nice or the manager was very nice. I didn't see to many pictures around, I did read the reviews before we went there. It seems like a really nice small family owned Italian Restaurant , that the family still after all these years. We had read on the back of the menu that they have been there for 27 years. After I was done and went t get up to leave I went up to the lady that seated us and asked her if she was family she said yes she was very pleasant , we told her it was our first time and how wonderful everything was. She asked us what we ordered and was just nice. She explained that it is family they are there everyday they cook and you can definetly tell by the food quality it shows that they care about what they serve because her daughter was sitting at the table next to us eating . Highly Recommended
Love the Place. We have been regular customers for the last 15 years and love going there. Family is very friendly and fun to talk to. The food is outstanding love the cheese and spinach pizza. It is so nice to see a establishment that the people that own the retaurant oversee everything . And the family is always eating the food themselves.
Louisa's Restaurant ( Skip It). owners are very unfriendly. Staff is just "ok" I can't believe that the waitress have to make their own drinks because there is no bartenders. Salad is very blah and bland and nothing to it except white onions. Who puts white onions on a salad? Too cheap to buy red. No bread with salad. Went during Christmas time figureing there would be nice decorations. One lighted thing in a window, their regular old white lights around the bar and a blue colored old lighted christmas tree picture. the "kicker" was we saw a little "old man" at the bar with his head down on the bar asleep. We asked the waitress what that was all about and she said "that is Louisa, she is tired." Well Louisa, go home and go to sleep, you looked riduculous. Also witnessed a waitress getting "bawled out " in the kitchen very loudly by the owners. Their pizza is very good but not the best I've had. Will order out if necessary and avoid the the rude unfriendly owners of this joint. Also, getting sick of looking at hundreds of pictures of family members. Who cares !
Great pizza - Lousy attitude. The Pizza is FANTASTIC. The service 'ok' at best. The servers seem to reflect the attitude of the owners - 'who cares'. The family that owns the place (always 4-5 of them) are a constant source of entertainment for us. They lounge around the bar - never attempt lift a finger to help .... bus a table, refill a drink, ask about your experience etc. It appears that they are there just to watch the cash register. Despite our friendly attitude, after 20 years of going there about 2-3 times a week, they act like we are complete strangers. When I ONCE commented that the pizza that night was a bit undercooked, the Louisa's grandson seemed annoyed.
Wort service ever. I recently had a family event at Louisa's pizza. My grandmother and I were waiting for my uncle and they would not seat us until my uncle arrived. My grandma is 82 and suffered a stroke and they made her stand for about 15 minutes. Anyone in their right mind would be considerate and respectful of the elderly. Not at this place. My grandma said she doesn't want to go back there because she's afraid she'll have to stand.
Bad Customer Service for over 20 years.
IMy family and I had been a customer of Louisa's for over twenty years. We loved their pizza but we never had good servicefrom the staff. Any friends or family would often comment either when we were there or when we were leaving that the service was bad and they weren't friendly. Recently, we had an exceptionally bad experience. I went to Louisa's with my family for my birthday. We ordered pizzas and waited for over an hour for the pizzas. When the waitress came to the table with two of our pizzas, she told us that they forgot to put the third pizza in the oven. She asked if we still wanted it and we of course said yes. She said it would be out in about 20 minutes. No apologies were given for the delay. When we received our bill, we thought there would be some kind of apology or adjustment to the bill but there was not. My husband spoke to Louisa's daughter and explained to her we had been customers of theirs for over 20 years and how we have referred many family and friends to the restaurant. A few moments later, another waiter, not associated with our table, came over to our table and said "Louisa asked me to come over. It is my understanding that you told the waitress to put the third pizza in". We said yes. He said "It is your responsibility to pay for it". We were extremely disappointed. I walked over to Louisa and explained that we would not be coming back to her restaurant. She said to me "I don't care. I have lots of regulars. I don't need you".
Although we will no longer be going there anymore, we will be going to Ricobene's for pizza on 159th Street east of La Grange in Orland Park. They have a phenomenal deep dish pizza surprisingly similar to Louisa's. It's cheaper and the customer service there is outstanding. Try it sometime!
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