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“What a delightful surprise!”

Il Luigi Italian Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Rushford
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

While passing through Rushford on our way to SD, we stayed overnight in the town before heading out the next day. We picked up a menu for Il Luigi Italian Restaurant and are we ever glad we did! Very complete menu with lots of options and daily specials which all sounded very good to two tired, hungry travelers. A nice wine list including a good house chianti (a requisite for a good Italian meal) served as a good place to start and the appetizers were excellent as was the two daily specials. Our waitress was a sweet young lady in training so she talked a bit too much but maybe just small town friendliness. She was efficient and helpful so we engaged her even though we were bushed! The desserts and decaf were excellent as well; certainly everything was far better than we expected to find in rural, small town Minnesota! And the chef/owner turned out to be from Ecuador, not Italy! But he sure knows his way around Italian food and we will certainly be back when we are in the area!

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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Il Luigi’s Restaurant in Rushford, MN is an awesome place to eat, whether it is for a special event or lunch with friends! There is something for everyone!

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

After 40 miles of biking in the afternoon, we made the 20 minute drive from Lanesboro for dinner after reading the positive reviews. We're very glad we did. We started with an appetizer and salad then moved on to the main course. I had lasagna bolognese, which was some of the best I've ever had. My wife had pasta with scallops in a cream sauce and loved it. Of course we had to finish with tiramisu with only minimal guilt since we had done the ride earlier. The interior is very nicely done; casual but attractive. Staff was friendly and attentive and the owner was always present. We were there on a Tuesday evening and while it was fairly crowded the noise level was low. Prices are extremely reasonable, especially considering the excellent quality of the food. If we're in the area again we will definitely come back.

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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We were traveling in the area, and I had found the reviews for this place. It was great! It was my wife's birthday, and the chef gave her a complementary tiramisu and a glass of champagne. Jo, our waitress was great too. My son loved his kiddie cocktail. The food was great! This is a classy little place with really good food.

Thank cuTRis
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Luis J, Owner at Il Luigi Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

We're very happy that this worked out for you Kevin. It's always a pleasure to help people make a special day even more special. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

On a blue road driving trip through SE Minnesota we found Il Luigi Restaurant. This small restaurant has great food and is reasonably priced. The dishes are prepared in house. The lasagna was very good. Our server, Katelyn, was very friendly and took very good care of us. She was knowledgeable about the menu and individual entrees. If you are within 50 miles of Rushford stop for lunch or dinner, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Don C
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Luis J, Owner at Il Luigi Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Thank you Don. We're very glad that you enjoyed your time with us and that you were pleased with Katelyn. We will share your review with her. Now that you've found us we hope that you'll come back again ... and again. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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