Louie's, Santa Barbara

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Why we love Louie's-

In a quiet neighborhood in downtown Santa Barbara you'll find a "hidden jewel" that mostly only locals know about. For over 30 years Louie's has been the best kept secret we want to share. Described as "California comfort food served with a flair," Louie's sources all local ingredients with an emphasis on local wines.

We love enjoying the Grilled Filet Mignon with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon while relaxing on their heated veranda. Many of the staff have worked at Louie's for over 20 years and with that experience comes a family-like atmosphere of service. They treat each customer as if you are a guest in their own home. Owner Anne Rizzoli worked as a server and General Manager before she bought the restaurant. Her experience in many different aspects of the dining experience is shown through her attention to detail in providing an exceptional dining experience. Anne and her staff's hard work does not go unnoticed as Zagat consistently rates Louie's as a top 5 restaurant.

If you've never been to Louie's it is definitely a place you need to add to your list. If you have then you know why we consider them among the best restaurants on the Central Coast.