I have always like Louie's downtown location the food has always been excellent, good service and moderate pricing, however I went to the Meridian location this past weekend and was dismayed to find the atmosphere cold (marble tables) with a huge open room, uncomfortable (cafe style chairs),and the food virtually tasteless. The garlic bread was the only thing with taste and I swear it tasted just like what I make at home with bread from Alberstons or Fred Meyers. One of the people in my party ordered a Penne pasta dish and he recieved the penne with what tasted like watered down smashed tomatos with some cheese melted on top. It looked and tasted very unappetizing. The pricing was still in the moderate catagory but even so I would expect more comfortable seating and the food Louis's is famous for. It will be a long time before I return...if ever. By the way, the wait staff is still the best in Boise!
Food is blah, not much better than what you can buy in the frozen food aisle in a grocery store.
waitress were completely disinterested in providing any service.
I like Asiagos or Gino's much better for Italian food.
There was almost nothing to like about this place. The food was bad, the service was worse, and management seemed totally incompetent. Returned a few times to try to gain an enjoyable experience and never succeeded.
Servers seemed overwhelmed. Management was no where to be found once we complained about our meal. Drinks were reasonably priced, had a martini for $4 but I would have had to have several to keep me entertained in a restaurant like this.
Tip: skip it. Usually support the little local guy but think I'll wait for the Spagetti Factory coming in next door to supply an italian meal next time around.
Two thumbs down!
I am very surprised that Louie's has been given such rave reviews by some people. It was terrible the food was like something you could get out of a michelina's microwave italian box. Prices were not that great, and considering how bad the food was well... Service was not at all special and the place looks like a paper mache' wanna be of a real italian restaurant inside. Bottom line you have to be kidding right?
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