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Louise's Italian Cafe

801 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3709
+1 414-273-4224
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“focaccia” (3 reviews)
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801 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3709
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great find -- excellent Italian food in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, with a kids' menu as well! After a long day of being tourists, this place really hit the spot!

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I dined here during the Downtown dining event with a co-worker. I had a sandwich with prosciutto, asparagus and a ton of herbs on a banquette. It was okay, the bread was good (I love bread), but the herbs were a bit over powering. Now...More

Thank fairlady75
Reviewed 29 June 2017

My husband and I shared the seafood ravioli with dill cream sauce and both enjoyed it very much. I am not a fan of ricotta but it was not very prominent. The bread was good and hot and was really good with the dill cream...More

Thank tanda367
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We enjoyed our dinner @ Louise's a few nights ago during Restaurant Week in Milwaukee. We tried the Goat Cheese Salad, Fried Ravioli's, Short Ribs and Stuffed Chicken. The service was great and the place was hopping.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I'm not sure this is the "foodie" destination, but it sure is fun and satisfying. We brought the kids and our server charmed their socks off. Very friendly, upbeat, welcoming environment. The homemade gnocchi was ambrosia; the basket of complimentary focaccia was delicious. I didn't...More

Thank anna_cornell
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Ask for Fernando! He will make your meal unforgettable! Pasta and seafood were wonderful ... also enjoyed chopped salad & fried ravioli.

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I dined at Louise's twice on a recent trip, once for lunch and once for dinner. The food is excellent. The Sausage Pizzette is to die for. Warning, despite the "ette" in the name, it is HUGE, 12 inches, really more than one person can...More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Good atmosphere, great Italian food, super large servings, a tad pricey. Bar and restaurant are separate but there are tables in the bar area too. Nice location - right across from a park

Thank softballguy60097
Reviewed 23 January 2017

There were 7 of us looking to eat before attending a performance at The Rep. There were lots of choices with a brunch menu - a lunch menu AND their regular menu. Our server was friendly and attentive - we ordered beverages while reviewing the...More

Thank TheWuch
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is just a nice place to stop for a bite to eat. Always great service, nice bar and cocktails. The chop salad is a must have. Never a bad meal here.

Thank JoeBgrafton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-273-4224
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