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Louis' Restaurant & Pizzeria

#198 of 2,182 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Pizza, Canadian, Italian
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181 McArthur Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6P9, Canada
+1 613-741-0724
07:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Classic nostalgia Italian Italian restaurant. The thick one of a kind pizza dough and pizza is a mouth watering treat. The spaghetti combo is really good too! I don't think the restaurant interior has changed in over 30 years and it doesn't need too either. Just go there and embrace the moment. By the way don't forget to try their... More 

Thank Tony L
Kemptville, Canada
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I've been coming to Louis Pizza for over 30 years. Simply the best pizza I've ever had. This restaurant has not changed since the '80s; since the first day I've had my first Louis Pizza. Trust me .. you won't regret it. Might look like a shady dinner but it's topnotch pizza. Oh and don't forget to try their home... More 

Thank lucsvette
Ottawa, Canada
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is one of the best kept secrets of Ottawa. This is truly a diner with the ambiance and flair of one of the best places to eat in Ottawa. If you are planning to eat at lunch or dinner, head there slightly before the usual dining times as it fills up fast. I wanted to try everything on the... More 

Thank billy b
Seattle, Washington
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176 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This was a place we stumbled upon but were not disappointed. The staff was great and it had plenty of character for a little pizza joint. The pizza itself was quite filling and a little different from anything else I've really had. Something about the crust. If you are in the area and looking for a casual place to eat,... More 

Thank Brian W
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I think someone mentioned the term " throwback". Yes, that would describe Louis restaurant. From the t shirt with Yalla! 45 years! On the wall, to all the other paraphernalia, vintage booths, etc, it's a trip back in time. Family run since who knows when, local institution? You bet. And the pizza is excellent. Good sauce, year risen dough, good... More 

Thank beaker13_13
Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Food is very good, plentiful portions and inexpensive. The staff are certainly customer oriented. Polite and efficient staff. They went out of their way to serve a special treat for one person with a birthday. Would recommend.

Thank Carol D
Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I went there to order a pepperoni pizza. Very nice pizza. However, the price is different than the price shown on tripadvisor website. It is more expensive. Anyway, it took longer than I expected to get the pizza done. We liked the pizza.

Thank AllanZ2000
Toronto, Canada
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252 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This restaurant has been in business for 57 years and it appears as though they still have the original decor! A fun environment with lots of throwback decor, including the big pies on display just like restaurants in the 60's. The pizza is excellent, no new fangled thin crust here, lots of crust to hold the over flowing toppings.

Thank 10izboy
Mississauga, Canada
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Local taste and rich ingredients, portion is big. Try and you will like it. Prices are good for what you get. There is parking and they close at midnight. The place is not luxurious but clean and it seems it is known, we were at the bowling next door and it was late so we ate there. We took 8... More 

Thank VivianeSafwat
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Last week, we came here in a group of 3 to eat pizza for dinner. We ordered 2 small thick crust pepperoni pizzas and one medium thin crust anchovies pizza. The pizzas tasted okay, a bit too greasy for my own taste but still edible. Don't be tricked by the sizes they list on the menu because quantity-wise a small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Pizza, Canadian, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 McArthur Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-741-0724

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?