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Louie's Italian Restaurant & Bar

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136 River Road Ext, Cos Cob, CT 06807-2540 (Putnam Avenue)
+1 203-422-2177
11:45 - 23:00
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Sun 11:45 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:45 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:45 - 23:30
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Stamford, Connecticut
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74 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They make an outstanding penne alla vodka. Portions are large and the service is excellent. The parking is very difficult. A night I believe they have valet parking. Try to sit in the dining room as the bar area can get a bit loud. The prices are also somewhat high.

Thank Joseph L
East Coast
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great atmosphere in the bar. Delicious food and fast service. Whenever I eat at Louie's, it is difficult to choose one entree from their selections. Their veal parmigiana is my favorite but their fish is also excellent. Their specials are always tempting. On a cold winter evening, it is a cozy place to hang.

Thank Return2africa
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Excellent service , menu choices and ambience. Tucked away in a corner of CosCob(Greenwich,Ct), well priced and always great choices lunch or dinner. Be prepared for valet parking as the lot is small but small price for a fun gourmet evening. Large beer and wine menu as well as cocktails...a secret gem

Thank _tsdifiore1
Greenwich, Connecticut
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Tried Louis' for dinner after many positive comments. When trying to make a reservation at lunch time , was put on hold for minutes by unfriendly person asking for bio since "system" would not let him make a reservation otherwise. Evening service was friendly .Food was mixed, burrata appetizer excellent, the veal Capri dry and overcooked,the tomato ,arugula and onions... More 

Thank WCD2013
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I love it here! It's old time Italian. We come often to eat for comfort food. Order the specials for they are always the best! Will continue to come again and again.

Thank Kimberly W
White Plains, New York
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513 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We have been here before and I don't get the hype. The place does have a nice ambiance. It's downhill from there. We went with friends last night. We were taken to a table by a guy that had zero personality. We didn't like the table. I asked if there were any other tables and he said no and walked... More 

Thank paul1009
Cos Cob, Connecticut
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

You will most likely have to use the valet for parking. The interior is very nice, bright and clean. Service is very good, and food is very, very good, but can sometimes be on the salty side. Bar is lively (noisy), if you like that.

Thank RocketNinja
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Over several years, I have eaten at Louie's a number of times with inconsistency being a theme. Some visits are great in both food and service. Others are average and some are downright "I am never going back there". We no longer live in Greenwich having left town last year but I can recommend Louie's with a hope you get... More 

Thank Tom K
Cos Cob, Connecticut
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201 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My wife and I stopped by and ate dinner near the bar. For the most part everyone was late 30s and up who was at the bar or dining. I ordered Veal Marsala - it wasn't bad, but I've had much more tasty Veal Marsala in other restaurants. Service was very attentive. My wife ordered a salad off of the... More 

Thank YandB_LabLover
Cave Creek, Arizona
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263 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Always busy and always noisy! Reservations urged. You'll have to use their valet parking since there is very limited spaces. Suggested tip is $3. It is worth it. Food and service is excellent. Could have rated it a 5. Varied Italian menu. Definitely a place to go!

Thank Papaleadfoot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:45 - 22:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:30
11:45 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 River Road Ext, Cos Cob, CT 06807-2540
    (Putnam Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Cos Cob
  • Phone Number: +1 203-422-2177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?