Each Louise's has its own distinctive style and personality, from our intimate storefronts in Larchmont Village and Santa Monica to the private dining room at our flagship store in West Los Angeles. Although all our locations possess a familiarity with each other, each restaurant has a unique character and embraces the neighborhood in which it resides.
Santa Monica is now part of the Maria’s family!
We know you loved Louise’s and hope you will love us, too! Our menus are similar but not the same. We have added the Louise Favorites to our menu, and if there is some that you really miss, just ask! It may come back on our seasonal Featured Menu. Frequented by area locals and shoppers alike, our Montana Avenue location really exudes the feel of Santa Monica and is within walking distance of 3rd Street Promenade, the Santa Monica Pier, world famous Ocean Avenue, and Pacific Park.
Why is Louise’s now Maria’s?
Because they are family! In 1972, Maria & Donald Alfano opened the first Maria’s Italian Kitchen out of their tiny garage in Brentwood Village. Their oldest daughter, Louise, who worked in the family business, soon decided she wanted a kitchen of her own. So in 1978, the first Louise’s Trattoria opened on 26th Street in Santa Monica. Some 40 years later, Louise has returned to Mama and we are proud to announce that Louise’s Trattorias have joined the Maria’s Italian Kitchen family!
Madelyn (Maddy), Maria’s youngest daughter, has taken on the role of the day-to-day operations in the restaurants. Both Madelyn and her sister Louise pledge to continue in the Alfano family tradition in offering the finest and freshest Italian this side of Hoboken. It’s a great honor to be your local favorite Neighborhood Italian Kitchen for many years to come!
Our Larchmont Village location is located just East of Hancock Park. Halfway between Mid-Wilshire and Downtown, this quaint little shopping district is the perfect “getaway” in the middle of the day. Always humming in the lunch and dinner hours, our Larchmont location is a favorite for business lunches and local dinners. And of course, its proximity to Hollywood makes for a great start to a night on the town.
West Los Angeles
Our flagship store on Pico Boulevard has been a staple of the West L.A. community for over two decades. Very popular with both locals and business diners, the restaurant features great food, great atmosphere, and a sense that we know who you are. Louise’s on Pico also hosts our Catering operations, available for gatherings or events of any size. Located a few blocks East of Overland Avenue with convenient access from West LA, Century City, Beverly Hills and Culver City.