Louie's Italian Restaurant – Italian Food at Universal Studios

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Written By Carlos Braga

The Louie's Italian Restaurant is an unusual attraction at Universal Studios Orlando, famous for its Italian culture. So, it's a great option restaurant for those who enjoy this type of food. So, get to know more about the place.

Louie's Italian Restaurant

Inspired by the Godfather, the restaurant honors the canteen where Michael Corleone takes revenge on Sollozzo and Captain McCluskey. Just like in Mario Puzo's book, it's 'a small family place, good food, tasty spaghetti'.

The Godfather

It is an American saga based on the book by Mario Puzo, which tells the story of the Corleone mafia family. In fact, after the first film was released in 1972, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the franchise became a success.

Today the trilogy is seen as one of the greatest in the history of cinema and served as a proposal for the location in the park. Universal studios. So if you visit, don't forget to order spaghetti. 

Where is it at Universal Studios?

The Louie's Italian Restaurant is located in the New York section near the front of the park, in a high-traffic location. Incidentally, the Universal Studios Orlando is a large complex of parks and resorts that is divided into seven areas:

  1. ProductionCentral;
  2. Diagon Alley;
  3. New York;
  4. San Francisco;
  5. World Expo;
  6. Woody Woodpecker's KidZone;
  7. Hollywood.
Louie's Italian Restaurant at Universal Studios
Louie's Italian Restaurant at Universal Studios

The restaurant is also close to the famous attractions: the Mummy, The Fast and the Furious and the Transformers ride. That is, you can visit it after having fun in one of these places.

How is Louie's Italian Restaurant decorated?

The atmosphere is very reminiscent of the canteens of southern Italy, with red and white checkered curtains on the windows and black and white tiles. So, the decor and the delicious smell of the food bring an incredible New York Italian air.

A simple and cozy place

As the place offers dishes for families, it has a large space with counters and chairs. In addition, there are few tables outside, because it is very popular with park visitors. So it will be very difficult to be empty.

Does Louie's Italian Restaurant require a reservation?

You don't need to make a reservation, but it's ideal due to the long lines. After all, it is always full of park visitors. So finding a vacant table without prior booking can be a problem.

Louie's Italian Restaurant at Universal Studios
Louie's Italian Restaurant at Universal Studios

What are the opening hours of the venue?

The Louie's Italian Restaurant It is open every day, Monday to Sunday, from 11 am to 5 pm. Therefore, visitors will be able to enjoy the meals calmly during the period.

Does this restaurant have a diverse menu?

Considered one of the best foods in the world, the restaurant serves only Italian delights. That is, you will find on the menu sandwiches, pasta, desserts and pizzas. So, here are some options:

  • Jumbo cheese slice combo – US$ 16.09; 
  • Wholemeal Cheese Pizza – US$ 38.99; 
  • Whole pepperoni – US$ 42.99;
  • Whole Supreme Pizza – US$ 43.99.

The typical Italian lunch is very varied, starting with the antipasto. In addition, there are many types of dishes for him, such as cold cuts, olives and salad. So choose what you like best.

Vegetarian and vegan options

The growing trend around the world has brought options beyond traditional preparations to please a growing audience.

Today Louie's has a range of vegan dishes, for example:

  • Caesar Salad – US$ 6.99 and plant-based spaghetti – US$ 12.99;
  • Whole Vegetable Pizza – US$ 43.99 
  • Jumbo Vegetable Slice – US$ 12.99;
  • Jumbo Vegetable Slice Combo – US$ 18.
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Minestrone soup is a great choice because it is made with a wide variety of vegetables.

Therefore, the main items used are tomatoes, beans, onions, carrots, celery and potatoes.

Option for those who don't want fried foods

Salads, pizzas, sandwiches and soups are options for those who want to get away from fried foods.

For example, the Meatball Subcombo of US$ 16.79 and the Sub of US$ 12.79. In addition there are some pasta, such as:

  • Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken – US$ 12.99; 
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs Combo – US$ 13.99; 
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs – US$ 9.99.
Fettuccine Alfredo at Louie's Italian Restaurant at Universal Studios
Fettuccine Alfredo at Louie's Italian Restaurant at Universal Studios

Despite the many windows advertising food, this is one of the few places with full service, besides the Starbucks and Finnegan's Bar and Grill.

That is, there are not many options in the park besides these.

Drinks and desserts that please even the most demanding customers

The Louie's Italian Restaurant offers for dessert a selection of gelato ice cream, Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies and cheesecake.

In addition, they serve seasonal fruits, fruit punch, milk, soft drinks and juices such as:

  • Minute Maid Apple Juice – US$ 2.89;
  • Orange Minute Maid – US$ 2.80.

For wine lovers, it is also possible to choose between Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Chianti and Prosecco.

But if your preference is beers, there is no shortage of good options. For example:

  • Bud and Bud Light; 
  • Peroni and Sam Adam; 
  • Yuengling and Moretti Italian Beer.

With these options, the place can reach children and adults. By the way, hot drinks cost US$ 3.49 and they are: coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

But, there are no breakfast options, only lunch and dinner. 

These drinks are a great choice in January.

Louie's Italian Restaurant at Universal Studios
Louie's Italian Restaurant at Universal Studios

After all, it is the coldest period of the year and the season lasts for almost three months, reaching temperatures below 24ºC.

Coca-Cola Cup Refillable

The canteen participates in the Coca-Cola Freestyle Souvenir Cup Refillable Program.

That is, if you buy a glass anywhere in Universal Studios, you can refill it at all the restaurants in the park.

Is Louie?s Italian Restaurant worth visiting?

It's a great option to get away from fast food and eat at Universal Studios Florida. In addition, it is worth the experience of feeling in the movie The Godfather thanks to the local theme.

Enjoy and check out all the attractions at Universal Studios

One of the most famous in Florida, the park was opened in 1990 and inspired by the world of cinema, it offers the most modern attractions in the city. So, check out the highlights:

  • Revenge of the Mummy and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit;
  • Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringots and Fast & Furious ? Supercharged;
  • Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and TRANSFORMERS: The Ride-3D;
  • The Simpsons Ride.

Universal Studios is one of the most renovated parks in Florida, always looking to bring news from the entertainment industry. That is, many old attractions gave way to new ones, such as Jurassic World and Jurassic Park River.

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

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During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!