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Luigi's Restaurant & Delicatessen

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725 East 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305
+1 661-322-0926
11:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
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Bakersfield, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place never disappoints. If there's a wait, it's worth it. This place serves some of the most authentic Italian/Basque food. Rich, savory sauces, hearty steaks, Sacco beans, and lovely salads. I love the Monica salad the best with salami, cheese, beans and feta cheese. While I do love their Bolognese so much, one of my favorite dishes is the... More 

Thank melissabennett2017
Bakersfield, California
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Bakersfield institution for over 100 years. Great food and service. Arrive at about 10:45 to get a decent parking spot and to avoid the lunch crowd. It will be well worth the possible 15 minute wait. Daily specials and homemade desserts. Lots of priceless sports photos and more.

Thank Jerry R
Bakersfield, California
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just go! But NOT on a Monday, they're closed. Old family recipes you'll dream of eating AGAIN. You WILL wish you were related, at the very least you'll wish you were Italian! Doesn't everybody??? A meal that feels like a celebration as every meal should be right? From pastas & ravioli to hot pastrami. To the Monica or Giovanna salad... More 

Thank Jesuscalling
Bakersfield, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Went here with the family. Service is great. Food is Great. Atmosphere is Great. Downtown location makes it perfect to go there during lunch. However, usually lunch time is pretty crowded.

Thank Qureshc
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We love the selection. This time my wife and I shared a spinach salad that was wonderful. She got a spicy sausage sandwich and I got pasta Bolognese, We also had the Pinot Noir of the day which was fabulous. Service was great.

Thank Roland B
Simi Valley, California
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This restaurant is over 100 years old and is a gem in old time Bakersfield. When we arrived, the parking was packed but we circled and finally got a spot. It was well worth it! The patio is delightful with a full bar. We had the pasta which came with wonderful fresh bread and a little antipasto. Plenty of food!... More 

Thank jammyjudy
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Italian dip served at lunch on Thursdays is amazing !!! Crispy sourdough roll, layers of meat, melted cheese, srved with au jus . Excellent marinated carrots . Italian grocery next door.

Thank akays_geo
Bakersfield, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Luigi's is the place to go to live through much of Bakersfield's past. Stop in on any Saturday and you will get a chance to meet half of the town! By the way, the food is great!

Thank tp1026
Bakersfield, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

There food is great and very vibrate Italian culture with pictures of a lot of successful people on the town on them although it is normally pretty full and it takes a while to wait it is totally worth it

Thank Garrett0504
Bakersfield, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have enjoyed this local treasure for decades! Saturday meals are excellent, plenty of seating and the patio bar is our favorite spot. Weekday lunches are also delicious. Saturday NY steak and pasta is a specialty, and best Pastrami sandwich in town!

Thank JungleJym55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 East 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-322-0926

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?