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234 Berkeley St. Send to Phone

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
  • Parking available
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Louis Restaurant Review

: A restaurant in a clothing store doesn’t sound like the best idea, but this button-sized room in the beautiful Louis Boston building is one suave customer. George Germon and Johanne Killeen of Providence’s famed Al Forno are the owners and they have tapped the young and talented David Reynoso (a product of Chicago’s Spiaggia) to be their chef. They’ve also overhauled the space, adding an elegant bar area, lots of dainty glass, and a soothing and creamy shade of lime on the walls. Think jewel-box and you’ll get the idea. Reynoso’s food is brave and sometimes shocking in its austerity. He has a native’s handle on the less-is-more cooking style of Northern Italy. Hand-cut papardelle is tossed solely with olives, thyme, and lemon. Scallops are wrapped in proscuitto and slightly smoky after a grill encounter, their meatiness tamed by bitter Belgian endive and the green sweetness of asparagus. Al Forno signatures like grilled pizza and pasta in the pink are always available. We relish every bit of the desserts even if their goodness is only available if ordered with your entrees.


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