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Luigi's Restaurant & Delicatessen

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725 E 19th St, Bakersfield, CA 93305-5601
+1 661-322-0926
11:00 - 14:30
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Bakersfield, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Luigis has been a Bakersfield cornerstone for more than 100 years!! Fantastic food and ambience!! We have NEVER been disappointed, the food is always quality, fresh, innovative, and plain old delicious! The cooking staff does a fantastic job with consistent tasty seasoning. We love their ribs and steaks, not served every day so if you really want a special treat... More 

Thank AFisher926
Bakersfield, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Luigis's is the type of local family run business that everybody would love to have in their home town. The business started as an Italian grocery store over 100 years ago, and morphed into a bar and restaurant. The restaurant is only open for lunch, with the exception of catered events in the evening hours. If you want to eat... More 

Thank rockford2017
Bakersfield, California, United States
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This place was so highly recommended that after experiencing some fantastic Italian venues in San Diego, we were expecting a great meal. WRONG!! Too crowded to even place our order, people standing all around in both the "restaurant" section as well as the grocery section. Parking was even more disappointing since we had to leave our vehicle about 3 blocks... More 

Thank Linda L
Bakersfield, California
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place never disappoints. If there's a wait, it's worth it. This place serves some of the most authentic Italian/Basque food. Rich, savory sauces, hearty steaks, Sacco beans, and lovely salads. I love the Monica salad the best with salami, cheese, beans and feta cheese. While I do love their Bolognese so much, one of my favorite dishes is the... More 

Thank melissabennett2017
Bakersfield, California
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A Bakersfield institution for over 100 years. Great food and service. Arrive at about 10:45 to get a decent parking spot and to avoid the lunch crowd. It will be well worth the possible 15 minute wait. Daily specials and homemade desserts. Lots of priceless sports photos and more.

Thank Jerry R
Bakersfield, California
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Just go! But NOT on a Monday, they're closed. Old family recipes you'll dream of eating AGAIN. You WILL wish you were related, at the very least you'll wish you were Italian! Doesn't everybody??? A meal that feels like a celebration as every meal should be right? From pastas & ravioli to hot pastrami. To the Monica or Giovanna salad... More 

Thank Jesuscalling
Bakersfield, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Went here with the family. Service is great. Food is Great. Atmosphere is Great. Downtown location makes it perfect to go there during lunch. However, usually lunch time is pretty crowded.

Thank Qureshc
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We love the selection. This time my wife and I shared a spinach salad that was wonderful. She got a spicy sausage sandwich and I got pasta Bolognese, We also had the Pinot Noir of the day which was fabulous. Service was great.

Thank Roland B
Simi Valley, California
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This restaurant is over 100 years old and is a gem in old time Bakersfield. When we arrived, the parking was packed but we circled and finally got a spot. It was well worth it! The patio is delightful with a full bar. We had the pasta which came with wonderful fresh bread and a little antipasto. Plenty of food!... More 

Thank jammyjudy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Italian dip served at lunch on Thursdays is amazing !!! Crispy sourdough roll, layers of meat, melted cheese, srved with au jus . Excellent marinated carrots . Italian grocery next door.

Thank akays_geo

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 E 19th St, Bakersfield, CA 93305-5601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-322-0926

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