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Laudisio is one of my favorite restaurants in Boulder. The food is always great. It is a good place to go with the kids for a pizza and pasta, or just with my wife for a more upscale meal.
The patio is nice in the warmer months.
It is also nice that there is easy parking underground (for the Mall), so I do not have to worry about finding a pakring space (like downtown).
Best Italian Ever!. I have frequented Lausidio's for years, both at their old location and the new. I have always been impressed with the menu, the ambience, the wine list, and the caliber of service. I read the other reviews on this site. I am sorry a few people had a bad experience, but I am sure whatever glitches that occurred have been worked out. This restaurant operates with precision and managers and waitstaff always make sure their customers are taken care of. The food here is to die for, their wine list is one of the most extensive in Boulder, and it is the attention to fine details that always keep me coming back. If you don't go, you'll be missing out. I am a regular at this restaurant and always bring my clients to dine. As for the young woman who recently wrote on this site, you should do your research before slandering the names of people in the community. The Laudisio family is continually giving (often anonymously) to several philanthropies around town as well as in other countries. They also frequently donate their time, services, and food to charitable organizations. And as for hard work, you will see their family working at the Boulder Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If you needed more TP, I am sure a simple trip to the hostess stand would have resolved the issue.
Save some change for McDonalds on the way home..... While we entered the evening without many expectations (after reading all the ill reviews in the camera, we wanted to see for ourselves), it seems the place lived up to it's notorious reputation. With an owner known to most of Boulder for being stingy and cheap, I couldn't help but chuckle when I was caught pants down in the ladies room, with both TP dispensers ripped clean. Luckily, I didn't have to go that badly, since I had been light on the drinking all night (super expensive beverages, bring your own flask for the long wait before the prepare your table admist the empty patio!) For management who makes the cooks weigh each condiment and garnish with a gram scale, who could expect the portions to be sizeable? At the age of 24, maybe we've not yet blossomed into new age hip, maybe we're just natives who no longer belong in our own element, maybe I'm just to darn cheap to be caught dining downtown, all posibilities, I won't deny! Luckily, we planned ahead and saved 2 bucks from our 70.00 tab for two Spicy McChicken Sandwiches... and they were fabulous.
Laudisio brings the best of Italy to Boulder. I like the fact that when I want to go out for brunch, my friends and I can find what we want at Laudisio. I like an egg white omelette, and they'll cater to my request, which some other restaurants don't want to do so an Italian frittata may look funny, but it tastes great with the fresh ingredients. I'm not ashamed to say I don't have to eat fancy--pizza makes me very happy--especially since it is baked in an authentic wood fired oven so the crust is crisp and wonderful and the cheese, sauce (I love pesto!, too), and the veggies and meats all ooze together in a fabulous treat! The changing of the seasons means new choices at the restaurant, too, so now there are new vegetables, and fresh fish is just coming in, too. Sometimes I don't want a heavy meal, so I can have a caprese salad which features their homemade mozarella which is the greatest treat for me that I can imagine. It's hard to resist the calamari, and I pretend it doesn't have calories just because it is one of my favorite appetizers. When I suggest it to friends, it soon becomes a favorite of theirs, too. We always save room to share a dessert. If I eat a lot, then it is gelato. But if we have eaten lightly, then it is tiramisu, or toffee tuile or creme brulee which seems light because it is made with meyer lemons and raspberries so obviously that has hardly any calories.
When you can't make it to Italy, make it to Laudisios for the best Italian food ever!. We travel to Italy every year, but in between, we go to Laudisios to find the warmth that we love in an Italian family run restaurant. We love the fact this is not a big chain restaurant, but a restaurant owned and operated by a real Italian family ,that lives in the Boulder area, that uses so many outstanding family recipes that we know are authentic and delicious. Sure, it doesn't have the intimate atmosphere of the prior resturant that was small, but the quality of the food remains constant and outstanding. The wine list is well priced, and we like the action and fun that we have there. When we read that people weren't happy with their experience, we hope people will check things out for themselves. Barbara Hershberg
Yummy Italian Food.
Laudisio Restaurant 's dining experience for me was wonderful! The service was prompt and courteous,
the knowledge of the menu as good and the food and ambience was great. I highly recommend this
restaurant! Check it out! Jeanie Johnson
Horrifying is right.. We used to like Laudisio in the old location. Last night for our anniversary we were treated to the worst service I have recieved in a very long t ime by a waiter who was, as the other reviewer noted, arrogant and unknowledgable. We ordered cocktails and said we would like to take our time. When I asked about the food I was ordering containing nuts because I am allergic he said he would check, then never answered. When I asked again he just dismissed my question. He took the wine list away before we could order wine and brought my pasta course with my antipasta. At this point we still had not been offered a chance to order wine even though we asked. I mentioned that the pace felt like we were being rushed and the waiter became defensive and belligerant. He said that was what I requested, which was either a lie or he really has a problem listening. He complained to the manager about me before I could complain about him. The salad was wet. The veal was the saltiest piece of meat I ever ate in my life, and my esspresso was cold. None of the rest of the fare was anywhere near the standards I used to expect from Laudisio. We will not be returning.
terrible service, price too high for experience. This place was TERRIBLE!!! After checking out the menu and the website I expected a nice evening, however my husband and I were sorely disappointed. Our server was rude, arrogant, and uninformed - when we asked about the preparation of certain dishes, and the ingredients, our server either deflected the question or clearly lied. Once the food came out it was rather bland, and we even had to send a dish to be reheated. We will NOT be returning to Laudisio again.
Best Italian in Boulder Valley.
Laudisio has always been my first choice for customers and special family occasions. In the new restaurant on 29th St. mall they have added a pizza oven. Now we go in for a pizza and a ceasar salad at lunch or for a light dinner.
Impressive wine list, great appetizers - try the Orincini (Risoto appetizer) it is out of this world!
The creme brulee is always my favorite choice for dessert with an expresso!!
I have never had a complaint from anyone about this restaurant and have taken my best customers and all my friends and family from out of town.
HORRIFYING. Since moving to the new 29th Street, Laudiso's can be summed up in one word: HORRIFYING. The service is terrible. They don't know the menu, the specials, when happy hour is (or, if they even have one), the drinks are overpriced and not well done, etc. I could go on and on here. I will say, the space is beautiful. Give them 6 months to figure it out before trying them.
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