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“Old favorites remain under new ownership”
Review of Cafe Lou Lou

Cafe Lou Lou
Ranked #145 of 1,938 Restaurants in Louisville
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: East Louisville
Transit: Trolley Hop top
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Went with friends to celebrate a birthday. The service was very good, acomodating getting drinks for people as they arrived one by one. The server knew the menu and did a great job of selling us the special appetizer of the day - mussels. He had them made without alcohol for me with no fuss or bother. The food was lovely except for the slightly under-cooked pizza that the birthday girl ordered. We were concerned that our favorites like the bleu cheese polenta and the shrimp and grits might not be on the new menu, but they were and we were happy to see them. The one thing that keeps us from going more frequently is the noise level. Sometimes conversation is just not possible, That is nothing new.

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Thank ohyeah1944
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

Had drinks and dinner at Cafe Lou Lou years ago and thought it was great ! good service, excellent menu and great food quality... but not any more. Poor selection of liquor [ unless you drink bourbon ] and the food was tasteless....

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Thank goobersgal
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

The restaurant is now simply called Lou Lou. New owners and new experience. There are a good handful of dishes that have remained the same. Grits were decent. Caesar salad was fine and so was pasta carbonara. Calzone was big, but basically tasteless. Took half of it home and then never ended up eating the rest. Gyros sandwich was most disappointing. Just because olives and hummus are also Greek doesn't mean it all belongs on the sandwich! Very disappointed. Olives were too overwhelming. Maybe they tried to make up for the not-so-flavorful meat that was clearly a pressed and processed gyro meat. Most upsetting was the atmosphere. In the past, we've come with older people and it was fine. This time, same crowd (and looking around, there were others in this age group as well)...they absolutely do not want to listen to an all-heavy metal song list blaring above. Who the hell thought "Crazy Train," "Highway to Hell" and "Girls, Girls, Girls" would be the right mix? No! We won't likely return. Food was too so-so for the price and atmosphere wasn't pleasing.

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1  Thank chgo919
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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Been in Louisville a very short time and stumbled upon this gem. Large beer selection for the size of the establishment, specialty cocktails, a nice wine menu, and intriguing food selection, paired with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. The gumbo was fantastic but I don't think you could go wrong with their menu.

Thank apark2690
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Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Cafe Lou Lou is awesome. Great decor and food is amazing. Shrimp and grits were spot on. Polenta sauce was flavorful. Currently under going remodel.

Thank Jon L
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