Louie’s Pizza & Pasta
This local restaurant seems to have earned itself a “large” reputation all throughout London and the surrounding area. This restaurant is known for its panzerottis, pizza, and huge portions. The back of the server’s shirts say “Home Of The Big Ass Panzerotti” which is almost an understatement. This place sits in Ingersoll halfway between London and Woodstock, and is only a 5-10 minute drive off the 401.
This has been a go to place for my family and I for almost ten years now. It is possibly my first true love when it comes to dining. You will have a hard time finding a local to the area who hasn’t marked Louie’s as one of their favourite places. With a welcoming atmosphere, reasonable prices, and a deep selection of dishes, it is a safe place for anyone to go, because there truly is something for everybody.
I have had a large selection of dishes from this restaurant over the years including the burgers, pizza, panzerottis, the clubhouse, fish and chips, and hot dogs among other things and I can say I have never been overly dissapointed with a meal. Their pizza is a favourite in my family and is unlike any pizzeria in the area with their pizza being extremely rich, cheesy and hearty in taste. This place truly does have the best panzerottis in all the area, and should earn a spot in every person’s bucket list as far as I am concerned.
The panzerottis are available in three sizes. The “baby” is the size of the football as you can see in the picture above, and I can say I have only ever finished it twice . The “small” is easily double the size and could easily be shared between a family. The “large” is the size of a Thanksgiving turkey weighing in around 10 pounds, and somehow only costing 20 dollars. This would be appropriate to share with your entire family if you planned on taking half home.
Everything on the menu is fresh and feels homemade. The food is better than you will find at any chain restaurant in the area. The portions almost always leave you with leftovers for the next day. The servers are always friendly and make you feel at home. You will find a diverse group of people in this restaurant of all ages and spanning between groups of friends, whole families, and couples out on a date. You will be planning your next visit on your way out the door. I would recommend this place to anyone, and I try to visit almost every time I go home to visit my family.