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Louis' Restaurant & Pizzeria

#185 of 2,187 Restaurants in Ottawa
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Italian, Pizza, Canadian
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181 McArthur Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6P8, Canada
+1 613-741-0724
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08:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 00:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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Thank billy b
Seattle, Washington
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171 reviews
97 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 

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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 

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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.

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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.

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Thank AllanZ2000
Toronto, Canada
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247 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 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.

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Thank 10izboy
Mississauga, Canada
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98 reviews
57 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 

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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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Point Pleasant, West Virginia
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39 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Family wanted pizza for dinner. After reading the reviews on this restaurant, we decided to give it a go. They prepared a heart shaped pizza for my daughter and she loved it. The pizza crust was so good. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Glad we chose this restaurant.

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Ottawa
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Went there for the first time tonight. The pizza is excellent but the restaurant is not licensed which is too bad. A beer with the pizza would have been great but had to settle for a root beer instead. Obviously very popular as the place was packed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 McArthur Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6P8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-741-0724

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