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Luigi's Italian Restaurant

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15400 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23608-1576
+1 757-887-0005
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11:00 - 02:00
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Newport News, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't let the fool you. This is not an Italian restaurant anymore. It is a Latino night club now. The food is terrible. Tastes like it comes out a jar that they microwaved before bringing to your table. Was there for 15 minutes before anyone came to get drink order. Went to get plate at buffet and it took another... More 

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Thank amartin196701
Chesapeake
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We decided to try this place because the reviews were good and we had a groupon. We got seated right away and were served promptly with our drink orders. We had to ask for silverware and napkins. we then placed our order for the garlic knots and mozzarella sticks. We also placed our orders for dinner. 15 minutes later we... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Visited this location for the 1st time 12/09/16 for a birthday party. The place is pretty relaxing to gather and have some drinks, food, and play some pool with friends. The drinks can be a little pricey for top shelf but most places in the area are. They do have a happy hour from 6pm-8pm for $2 off each cocktail.... More 

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Hacks Neck
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great Italian food and the service was excellent. This restaurant was one of the best restaurants in the Newport News Area that I found. I would recommend every time for service, Quality and just down right good food.

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Thank Wolfgang C
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Luigi's Italian Restaurant is back with the same staff, but a different owner. Luigi's closed down for a year or so, and was replaced by a Mexican restaurant; which went out of business. This our #1 favorite Italian restaurant! We live in Virginia Beach, and have no problems going to Newport News, about a half hour, depending on the Hampton... More 

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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Established in 1987. Vinny & Sonny Chiarello originally opened their doors as "Luigi's Pizza and Subs" in Newport News, VA in 1987. The brothers moved to Newport News from Queens, NY in 1986-- to their humble beginnings in a small pizza joint just down the road from where they are currently located. They built their business based on their Italian... More 

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2 Thank Vinny L
Fletcher, North Carolina
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174 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Salad, pasta salads, garlic knots, dessert knots, pasta dishes and pizza. You can find at least two choices of every thing or maybe more. Family run business with all hands on deck. Authentic feel and they welcome you like family. Only open for lunch and Saturday buffet offers other options.

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Thank Cathy G
San Diego, California
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646 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

What a racket!!! They only take cash, and of course the ATM they own charges a dollar to get money... REALLY!?! It's 2016, get with society or charge another 50 cents to cover the transaction fee... The salad was white lettuce with a few other toppings. Pizza and Stromboli choices were pretty greasy, but ok tasting once you got past... More 

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Gia W, Manager at Luigi's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

HungryViking, The buffet is $9--that includes your drink. Many businesses do not accept credit card charges for less than $10...same concept here. We are a lunch spot, there is nothing over $20 on our menu so we try to keep it simple. We have an ATM inside for your convenience. Many ATMS charge $3 or more for transactions, the minimum... More 

Newport News, Virginia
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168 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The quality of food is among the best at any Italian restaurant let alone for a buffet. Fantastic selection, great price that includes your drink, and friendly staff that provides great service.

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Cape May NJ
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This place is not the most convenient but the lunch is worth the trip. $7.95 gets you fresh salad, pizza. stromboli and soup. When I asked the waitress for the check for the iced teas she said they were included. Francesca , I hope thats the spelling is a most attentive host. You will not be dissapointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15400 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23608-1576
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-887-0005
Description
Vinny & Sonny Chiarello originally opened their doors as "Luigi's Pizza and Subs" in Newport News, VA in 1987. The brothers moved to Newport News from Queens, NY in 1986-- to their humble beginnings in a small pizza joint just down the road on from where they are currently located on Warwick Blvd. They built their business based on their Italian roots & love of their family's original recipes. Growing up, they learned early on the importance of great food and the tradition of sharing meals with loved ones in groups both large & small. Luigi's quickly grew into a successful full-service restaurant specializing in a variety of pizzas & pastas of their own (now) famous recipes. After 30 years, in 2014, Vinny & Sonny closed Luigi's in hopes of retirement. A Mexican Restaurant in its place just didn't make the cut. Luigi's loyalists pined over the loss through countless calls & emails for over a year. The brother's daughters reopened Luigi's in 2016 to "Revive The Next Generation". & so, The Love is Back!

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