Louie’s Italian Restaurant – Universal Studios Florida


Louie’s Italian Restaurant is one of the best quick-service dining venues at Universal Studios Florida.  This popular eatery features traditional Italian dishes like pizza, pastas and sandwiches and lines can get long during peak dining hours.

Located in the New York Section of the park, Louie’s is open daily starting at 11:00 AM until the park closes.  However, hours do vary so please check during the day of your visit.

There is a large indoor dining room where guests can relax in air-conditioned comfort along with outdoor patio seating to the left side of the restaurant that is across from the arcade and rest rooms.

The restaurant pays homage to The Godfather movies as “Louis’ Restaurant” which was the place where Michael Corleone had a “meeting” with Captain McCluskey and Virgil Sollozzo.  Additionally, the front sign above the door shows that “Louis Corleone” is the proprietor. 

The Menu at Louie’s

Louie’s features a pretty basic menu that includes pizzas, sandwiches, salads, soups and pasta entrees. The specific menu items are indicated below with prices as of December 2022.

Pizza’s

  • Jumbo cheese slice ($10.99); combo with side Caesar salad ($16.09)
  • Whole cheese pizza ($38.99)
  • Jumbo pepperoni slice ($11.99); combo with side Caesar salad ($17.09)
  • Whole pepperoni pizza ($42.99)
  • Jumbo garden vegetable slice ($12.99); combo with side Caesar salad ($18.09)
  • Whole garden vegetable pizza ($43.99)
  • Jumbo supreme slice ($13.99); combo with side Caesar salad ($19.09)
  • Whole supreme pizza ($43.99)

Sandwiches

  • Meatball sub ($12.79); combo with side Caesar salad ($16.79)

Pasta Entrees

  • Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken ($12.99); combo with side Caesar salad ($16.99)
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs ($9.99); combo with side Caesar salad ($13.99)
  • Spaghetti Bolognese ($12.99)

Salads, Soups & Sides

  • Grilled chicken Caesar salad ($12.49)
  • Minestrone soup ($5.99)
  • Side Caesar salad ($6.99)
  • Breadsticks and sauce ($4.49)

Beverages

  • Single-serve fountain beverage ($4.49)
  • Powerade ($5.50)
  • H20+ Premium ($5.50)
  • Apple Juice ($3.29)
  • Orang Juice ($3.29)
  • Milk ($3.69)
  • Hot coffee, tea or cocoa ($3.49)
  • Beer – Moretti ($9.50); Draft Peroni, Sam Adams, Bud Light & Yuengling ($11.50)
  • Wine – Pinto Grigio & Chianti ($11.00)

Desserts

  • Cheesecake ($4.99)
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit Cup ($4.79)
  • Tiramisu ($4.99)
  • Giant chocolate chip cookie ($3.79)

** Italian ice and gelato are also available seasonally from the walk-up window.

Our Review of Louie’s

Since we are big fans of Italian food, Louie’s is one of our favorite quick service spots to eat when we visit Universal Studios Florida.  While the pizza is always good, one of the items we frequently order is the Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken combo ($16.99) that includes a fresh side Caesar salad.  

We consider the food above average and a fair value for theme park restaurants.  Our most recent experience was pleasant and we had no problems finding a clean table (which could be an issue during peak times).

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Outside Walk-Up Window

In addition to the dining room, guests can order from the walk-up window on the outside of the restaurant.  Seasonally guests will find Italian ice and creamy gelato served here.

On the inside of the “walk up window” is where the gelato can be found (“Guido’s Gelato”).  There are typically a number of different flavors which can be eaten alone or as part of a gelato float.

It’s a great treat to enjoy on a hot summer day at Universal Studios Florida and a frequent stop for the Endless Summer family.

Where Should We Stay When Visiting the Universal Orlando Resort?

The Universal Orlando Resort has a number of great on site hotels at Universal and each and every one of them have their own benefits, characteristics and price points.

There are multiple “categories” of hotels which are as follows:

  • Premier Hotels & Resorts
  • Preferred & Value Hotels and Resorts
  • Prime Value Hotels and Resorts

Premier category hotels include the Lowe’s Portofino Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel and the Loews Royal Pacific Resort.  Although higher in price, the added benefit of the free Universal Express Unlimited (TM) is well worth the expense.  Once you experience unlimited front of the line access, it is VERY difficult to go back to a theme park without it.

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