I took my kids (8 yo boy and 5 yo girl) to Luisa's for the first time tonight. Services was excellent. Clearly this is a family friendly place, even providing small pieces of pizza dough to occupy the younger kids (at least for a while). Based on the reviews I had read, we ordered the garlic bread with the marina sauce as an appetizer. The dish came out quickly, and was quite tasty if not somewhat basic. I also ordered a salad with was good. The pizzas took a very long time, something like 30 minutes for so. The kids got bored as the pizza dough began to dry out. When the pizza did arrive, I was a bit disappointed. I expected a fantastic, smokey, crisp crust, and it might have been except for all the cheese weighing the pizza down. Mounds of moist oily cheese appeared to inhibit the crisping process. The only other issue of note, no small pizzas. I asked the waiter about this, and he said that the pizzas were very thin so that the pizzas were not at big as they seemed. Of course, when you add all that cheese, hard to tell how thin they were. We will try and go back and look for pizza options with less cheese to allow the artisanal crust to shine through. The brick pizza oven itself looks magnificent standing right in the front of the restaurant with the wood fires banked with in. I thinks the kids and I would have liked to sit around it, like at a sushi bar, watching the chefs putting the pizzas inside, and the pizzas cooking, bubbling away in that intense, hot, smoky interior. Unfortunately, the restaurant is not set up that way.
Pros: Good family friendly service
Cons: Too much cheese