San Angelo, TX

New To Town: Luigi's Italian Restaurant & Bar

Joshua H.

The last new spot in San Angelo that the family and I have visited is Luigi's Italian Restaurant & Bar located just south of downtown on South Chadbourne St. Open for just over 3 weeks on the night of our visit, we got to see how well these new kids to town (but not the brand) are doing things with their unique but classic Italian dishes. With 33 years of family-owned and run business experience, this is their second location with the other original location in Corsicana, Texas. Let me show you what we found out on this debut visit.

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Skeptical of any proclaimed authentic Italian place myself, but it really did impress us. Great prices for good portions of high-quality food and wine. I wish the wine list was larger to better pair with their large food menu. The main food menu ranges from pasta to seafood, pizza, lasagna, calzones, stromboli, steaks, apps, various traditional pasta noodle dishes, and lots more. I cannot wait to come back again to try other items I saw but did not get a chance to order on this visit.

Now mind you I lived in NE Italy all of 2019 so my bar is set very high for truly good Italian food. I got to see it, eat it, drink it, and learn all about it for a full year and it grew on me fast!

For myself, I really loved my veal cacciatore (an all-time Italian classic favorite of mine) over veggies and my wife loved her chicken cacciatore over pasta as well.

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chicken cacciatoreJoshua Hockett

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My 7-year-old crushed his generous-sized spaghetti and meatballs plate.

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The appetizer sampler gets you a bit of everything so grab one of those for sure.

The stuffed mushrooms and broasted chicken wings were my favorite items. I am a huge fan of mussels, so the mussels Bianca appetizer was a no-brainer for me. Glad I made that selection as they were on point!

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I did not try the garlic rolls as I avoid all flour but hey, that's my loss. Stacy said they were a little dry and had average flavor but not bad.

Sadly I did not try the desserts either as I can't do dairy or flour so had to reluctantly pass. My wife and kiddo loved the chocolate cheesecake, however.

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chocolate cheesecakeJoshua Hockett

They also have lunch specials every day as so consider making your first visit during lunch to get special savings. You can also check out their Facebook page for new daily specials and events taking place at the restaurant

I really hope this place makes a big splash in the food scene here as we need more casual yet upscale dining spots like this for lunch and dinner, date nights, and group gatherings with this kind of Italian cuisine. Very kind and friendly staff work here as well I will note. Everyone is ready to help and assure you visit is memorable and positive which is exactly what ours was.

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