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Luigi’s Restaurant

When is the last time you had a great meal that was even better than homemade? That is exactly what you will find at every single visit to Luigi’s. Luigi’s is one of Syracuse’s absolute gems and considering that they have been owned and operated by the family since 1954, it’s safe to say that I am not alone in this sentiment! Whether you are looking to dine in, take out, or even for catering, Luigi’s has you covered! Come check them out, where they have been since 1954, at 1524 Valley Drive in Syracuse. They are open daily (Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm (10:00 pm June to August), on Friday 11:00 am to 10:30 pm Saturday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM and they even have lunch specials throughout the week. For take out orders give them a call at 315-492-9997.

Luigi’s has something on the menu that will certainly satisfy even the most discerning palate. They offer gluten free options and even vegetarians friendly options. Be sure to start with one of their many scrumptious appetizer options! All of their appetizers are perfect for sharing around the table, which is one of the absolute best ways to start a great dinner conversation. Whether it is a plate of clams casino, a combo platter, or even a garlic pizza, Luigi’s appetizers are a perfect way to start a meal! They have an awesome selection of pasta dishes, including my favorite, Cavatelli With Broccoli. If you love authentic Italian pasta dishes you have to be sure to try the Housemade Lasagna, Three Layers Filled With Meatballs, Sausage, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Parmesan, and Romano Cheese With Homemade Sauce or the House Special Seafood Pasta Linguini With Shrimp, Clams and Scallops, Served in a White based Clam Sauce, Alfredo Sauce or a Red based clam sauce. On Saturday and Sunday you won’t want to miss the Prime Rib With Fried or Broiled Shrimp or Scallops! If you are looking for fantastic pizza and wings Luigi’s is definitely a great choice! If you are looking for something extra special be sure to order the Luigi’s Supreme.

Kyle and I headed out to Luigi’s on a warm Sunday evening. We were looking forward to an exceptionally great dinner and we were not disappointed! We were immediately seated in a cozy booth. We were greeted by our friendly servers, Rachel and Phyllis, also known as the A Team! We started our meal by munching on fresh Italian bread and butter. For our appetizers we decided on the Luigi’s Greens, Luigi’s extra special recipe of their Italian Greens and an order of the light and crunchy calamari served with a generous helping of homemade marinara. We were then served our fresh and delicious chef salads, probably the best looking chef salads in town! Kyle ordered the broiled scallops, a huge portion of large scallops, broiled to perfection, and served with a side of shells and sauce. He ate every single bite! For an entree I was really excited to order something that was a combination of some of my favorite Italian entrees, Chicken Parmigiana Layered with Eggplant and Riccotta. This dish was a perfect combination of the three amazing ingredients, perfectly combined and topped with sauce and mozzarella, the side of ziti with marinara made this dish exceptional. I am told that this particular entrée is a traditional family recipe. I can attest that it definitely is one of the best Italian dishes I have ever ordered!

Stop by during the week to daily lunch specials that run from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and checkout their weekend specials. Luigi’s is also the perfect place to have cater your next party or event, they offer a full catering menu! At Luigi’s you can always expect only the best cuisines because they only use the highest quality ingredients in their dishes! For more information be sure to check out their website at www.luigisofsyracuse.com , call to place your take out order, or better yet, stop by today!

Kerilyn Micale
Kerilyn E. Micale is a Cicero native.