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Louise's Italian Cafe

#182 of 1,243 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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801 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3709
+1 414-273-4224
10:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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129 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 7 of us looking to eat before attending a performance at The Rep. There were lots of choices with a brunch menu - a lunch menu AND their regular menu. Our server was friendly and attentive - we ordered beverages while reviewing the menus. Several of us went with brunch items: Ham & Cheese omelet ($8.95), Portobella Mushrooms... More 

Thank TheWuch
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is just a nice place to stop for a bite to eat. Always great service, nice bar and cocktails. The chop salad is a must have. Never a bad meal here.

Thank JoeBgrafton
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Went Wednesday evening. Staff was very nice and waiter made solid suggestions regarding house wines, appetizers and dinners. Everything we had was cooked perfectly and timed well. This was our first trip to Louises at Cathedral Park and we will be back. Prices are reasonable especially in light of generous proportions offered. We had stuffed chicken with risotto and a... More 

Thank tjomf
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

My husband and I decided to go to Louise's (Italian) Restaurant before a concert we were going to attend at St. John The Evangelist Cathedral across from the restaurant. We got there before time and it was easy to get in (we had a reservation anyhow) because it was almost empty. My husband ordered a glass of wine to be... More 

Thank ana20002015
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265 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Our first visit here. Lots of tables; almost empty on a Sunday night. The atmosphere looks like a place you'd take a first date or business meeting... nice/quiet/dim. Basket of bread (looks like pizza bread) with dipping sauce (balsamic vinegar in olive oil) served while waiting. Good to eat warm but if its cold, its like eating cardboard. I thought... More 

Thank minniemae
West Bend, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great strawberry walnut salad. The tomato caprese sandwich was tough. Baguette was not fresh - not crispy or chewy but tough and dry. I ended up eating it after I left the restaurant because the waiter didn't provide a knife to cut it in half and it was too difficult to gnaw on a tough large chunk of bread (mostly... More 

Thank 499lel
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Louise's has become my favorite Italian option in the MIlwaukee area, and it is very conveniently located. I've never had trouble getting a table here quickly, and service is friendly. The food is great! A very nice option for either lunch or dinner; I think they have a wonderful brunch as well though I've never eaten it.

Thank RebL1231
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Went to explore new places with two friends. Sunday noon. Fourteen other people in the restaurant. Seated quickly. Ten minutes before waiter showed up. Ordered simple beverages - chocolate milk, coffee with cream and sugar, and a house wine. Another ten minutes go by and we get house wine, black coffee with no condiments, and a brown coating of something... More 

Thank toddk13 .
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We made a reservation for our anniversary dinner. All the food was great and for a very good price as well! Service was not excellent, but good. It was a Sunday night and not super busy so would be good to go to if you do not have a reservation. All the food tasted very fresh.

Thank Kelsey S
Greenview, California
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking for something a step down from too costly. This place filled the bill. My wife liked her chicken piccata and her glass of wine. I shared a pizza with my daughter - plenty of food but the pizza was average. The initial bread basket was disappointing - that flat processed white bread taste with no taste. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-273-4224

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?