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Louise's Trattoria

7505 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 651-3880
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Louise's Trattoria - Los Angeles, CA


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I only eat here once and while, but I sincerely enjoy my experience each time I come. I had a 'Sonoma Goat Cheese' salad last time I came and it was really delicious. I split a Pi...


I've been to Louise's on Ventura in Studio City three times now and every single time they're out of something we've ordered. We're going at 6:00!! It's not like it's the end of t...

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/13/2013

excellent dining experience at a very modest price: i have been dining at louise's trattoria's for years with family, friends and clients...i have even had the food catered to family events and celebrations. i guess you could call me a regular who by this point knows the owners and the long-time staff fairly well. if you are interested in checking out the will not be disappointed by the food or the might even become a regular. if this review inspires you to check it out...give your feedback as i'm sure the owners would appreciate it. great restaurant to come to any day of the week. food, atmosphere and service is amazingly delightful! i recommened this to everyone and anyone who wants to try it out! they have great deserts and wines aswell. 5 stars!!! more

Great Pizza 7/6/2009

I only eat here once and while, but I sincerely enjoy my experience each time I come. I had a 'Sonoma Goat Cheese' salad last time I came and it was really delicious. I split a Pizza with a friend and (as pizza usually is) it was simply divine. The pizza they serve here is light, while still being hearty - a perfect balance. The service is usually great and very friendly. more

Delicious, excellent 4/10/2009

The bread is delicious. Our service is always excellent. What more could you want? Although, I did prefer the old mints (white, soft) over the standard ones. Pros: Bread, Service Cons: dinner mints more

Birthday Dinner! 4/8/2009

It was wonderful, as it has been in the past. I chose to have my birthday dinner here because I enjoy the cuisine and ambiance so much Pros: ambiance more

Consistently bad experiences at Ventura Bl. Location - DO NOT GO 2/8/2009

I've been to Louise's on Ventura in Studio City three times now and every single time they're out of something we've ordered. We're going at 6:00!! It's not like it's the end of the night, or we're ordering the special. No peanuts for a Thai salad? Run to the market on the corner and PICK UP A JAR. How hard is it to stock a professional kitchen properly? Whoever is responsible for ordering food is screwing up big time. Lastnight they were out of whole wheat pasta and beets. Beets were the main ingredient in my hubby's fave appetizer, beets and burrata: Our whole reason for choosing Louise's! \r \r Also, his wide-noodle papparadelle was gummy with two uncooked chunks stuck together that he had to remove to continue eating. This restaurant is so below par, we'll never go back. Stay away! Spend your money on a place that gives a darn about good customer experiences. Pros: Nice, good waitstaff Cons: Always running out of food, undercooked gummy pasta stuck together in gobs more

Better to Dine In, Fresh Ingredients 8/28/2007

I've been to two locations, dining in Brentwood and taking out in Studio City. Not sure if it's because the food is being eaten right after it's cooked or the ambience or the location, but there is a big difference eating in at the Brentwood location. It tasted a lot better, not to say the other tasted bad but it was mediocre at best. Go to the Brentwood, order anything, and you'll be sure to get fresh ingredients in an amazing meal. The restaurant has a nice homey feeling, is a bit small, but I never have trouble finding parking at night. Pros: Fresh Ingredients, Quaint Brentwood Location & Parking Cons: Take Out Tastes Different more

good pizza, nuff said 7/13/2006

i use to eat here--spaghetti with bolganise--all the time growing up bc i was a picky eater. i haven't been back on my own but then one day at the office, they ordered pizza from here. some of the best pizza ive ever had and ive had Grimaldi's in brooklyn and D'Amore's in westwood. i had the bbq chix and also some plain cheese. Pros: the pizza! more

Delivery Service is poor 3/13/2006

I ordered delivery from them around 9pm. I was quoted that it would take 45 minutes to an hour. When the girl was taking my order, she didn't ask for my apartment number so I gave it to her. An hour later, my order hadn't arrived so I called. They told me she hadn't taken down my apartment number and had gotten my phone number wrong so they couldn't call me. Half an hour later, I called again to ask why it was taking so long. They had taken my apartment number down wrong this time. When the food finally arrived, it wasn't good at all. Stouffer's Lasagna is better than theirs. The fruit tart was good, but it seemed like it was a pre frozen thing that they don't make themselves. Pros: They Deliver! Cons: Delivery Service BAD more

Meat that made me weep! 8/3/2005

I write this with tears trickling down my face. In all of my years of existence. Never have I made it to the point where I actually broke down and wept from consuming animal flesh. Many a time I have had a watery eye. But I usually knuckle up and control my emotions. This was not to be when I put the delectable lemon sauteed chicken cadaver to my lips. Oh what a precious a moment. My tongue embraced the bird, like a mother picking up her son from an out of state college. I want to hunt down the culinary czar that made this experience as magical as it has been. I want to shine his shoes in payment for all that he has given me. A taste that will reside on my tongue for eternity through my memories. God bless the chef!!! Pros: Lemon Chicken more

Good: food, bread, price, chill... 2/14/2005

My fiance and I originally decided to cook a romantic dinner at home for Valentines, but opted for eating out. I remembered seeing Louise's near Father's Office in Santa Monica. I presented the idea and off we went. Waiting for our table we started to gaze at people's food and were drulling endlessly. Finally getting to the food choices was heaven. Bread came soon after with olive oil and vinegar... yum. Our waitress was cool and on top of things. Our food choices were Rosemary Chicken and Penne something or another. The chicken melted in my mouth. I have had better Rosemary Chicken, but I ate the whole thing and loved it. My fiance commented that she loved hers enough to try it again. I like Louise's! Dig it. The ambience and the design were cool without being showy, tacky, boring... etc. GO! more

you should go 11/16/2004

service great, appetizers we SO GOOD. The pizza was great but the spagetti and meatballs I had was over cooked (the pasta) the meatballs however was very tasty. I was expecting fresh pasta but it was just boiled, other than that I would definately go again Pros: great value, romantic, variety more

Best Bet In Los Angeles 10/13/2004

The thing about Louise's everyone loves so much is that Louise's is Los Angeles! And Los Angeles loves this place. we try three locations in three day and were amazed at the taste in each one. There shrimp/scallop appitizer ROCKS! No one can touch the 14 Vegetable Minestrone soup. Ok that was one meal. The second we had this beautiful Margerita pizza and Caesar Salad, again a big hit. The third was the at the 26th Street location where we got meet Chef Pedro and his Parmesean Crusted Halibut special of the night. Wow! The service is great and the management cares about each dish. Lets not forget Louises Foccacia Bread everybody wants and loves it. Pros: Great Staff, Everything Fresh, Hand made more

Down hill spiral! 5/15/2003

Been 5 years since I ate here and this place has really gone down hill! The whole chain has gone to the dogs! I would rather eat at McDonalds or Taco Bell before eating at a Louises! Cons: Place sucks! Service is worse than the food more

Wow A HIT 10/6/2002

Louise's Trattoria had the best service (the best Waiter James!!!) ..the food was fantastic and they say 22 of us with a reservation without a wait!!! They handled everything for our little gathering and what a great place on Melrose to be! The atmosphere, employees, management - everyone was fabulous. I rate it a pure 10 and kudos to all! Very reasonable. Pros: Service, Helpful and quick, Courteous Cons: Bathroom (only 1) more

Cool Place 8/26/2002

What a great place to hang out and people watch. The food is great and servers are fun. The food has gotten so much better. A good place to take a date. Patio is so nice with all the umbrellas. Thanks Louise. more

Curb Appeal Galore 8/13/2002

My family and I were exhausted, after visiting one of those huge shopping complexes and not finding any food that we wanted, when we drove past the Louise's Trattoria on Melrose. What caught my wife's eye were the stunning umbrellas showcased on the patio. We found parking just a few blocks away and walked to the restaurant. We were pleasantly greeted and waited on to my family's pleasure (which is sometimes difficult with 2 kids under age 5). The wait staff was courteous and delivered our food on time, and it was the perfect meal after a hectic morning. The atmosphere was calming and the meal left us completely satisfied, and didn't cost too much. more

One of a kind! 8/7/2002

Louise's Trattoria is our favorite place to eat! The pasta dishes are the best in town. We would suggest this restaurant to anyone who loves to eat Italian. Save some room for the Tiramisu! Pros: p more

Perfect fit for the Street 8/6/2002

Beautiful humungous patio, in a place were space is at a premium. The food is very good and the prices are right. Shopping on Melrose should end here! more
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  • In Short
    This SoCal mini-chain uses blond-wood tables, cheery primary-colored details and piped-in hits from Sinatra to Armstrong to bring new meaning to the phrase ""happy meal.""...

  • 10/6/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Payments:

    Diner's Club, American Express, Visa, Discover, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central LA, Melrose

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