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Feb 18, 2011 03:07 PM

Louis Pizza Hazel Park, Michigan

My wife and I wanted Louis Pizza. We each had gone there over a dozen years. Today, however
after eating there, I don't want to go back. To begin with, there is very little tomato sauce on the pizza. I sent one back and got another the same way. The cheese is not the same. It used to have textures of flavor and was stringy on the hot pizza. Now it is bland. The crust used to be crisp and
have a cheesy flavor. It now has the subtlety of white bread. After speaking with the manager I was
told nothing had changed. I and the people I was with do not agree. One, more thing as I left the restaurant I tripped on the sidewalk. It is full of holes. I guess with enough beer you won't notice
the change in the pizza and won't feel the pain when you fall on the sidewalk.

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  1. I hate to tell you this, but you're wrong. I've been eating Loui's (you spelled it wrong) Pizza all of my 38 years, and while there are some rare occasions when a 'za will be not quite up to snuff, the overall consistency of their fare is *exactly* how it's basically always been. It's still fantastic.

    Honestly, after having not eaten there for 12 years, isn't it possible that either your tastes have changed, or your memory of it is just different than the reality of it? I think that the sidewalk comment was pretty snarky, especially considering that you're really, well, wrong about the whole thing. They're nothing if not painfully consistent...pretty much the only thing that's changed there over the years is the price tag.

    Sorry you didn't enjoy your experience, but they did try to make it right for you. You and the people you were with are free to disagree, but you're also completely wrong about the nature of Loui's Pizza changing. It truly hasn't. I just asked my own mother (I read your post word-for-word), and her response to the question about whether Loui's has changed is, and I quote: "Not *that* much."

    Sounds like you're going to be in the minority, here, but the good news is that there are *tons* of other good pizza options in the area.

    Loui's Pizza
    23141 Dequindre Rd, Hazel Park, MI 48030

    3 Replies
    1. re: boagman

      Amazingly, I got a reply 16 minutes after my review,. First, I did not say I hadn't eaten there in a dozen years, I said I had been going there for the past dozen years. Aside from the mediocre pizza and the canned mushrooms, I forgot to mention the salad was soggy. In fact, the lettuce was red from being seeped with the beets for more than a few minutes. As far as the dangerous sidewalk I 'm sticking with that. In fact, the only thing that hasn't changed in the
      past dozen plus the decor!

      1. re: groovyfood

        Hmm. Well, obviously I misinterpreted a couple parts of your post. Sorry about that.

        It's really, really strange that you'd take issue not just with the pizza, but with the salad as well! Those two things are what basically makes Loui's, well, Loui's! I was just at Loui's Friday last, and the pizza we received was just fine by my standards...tasted like it usually does, though I wish it had been left in the oven one or two minutes more. Nothing complaint-worthy, though.

        Maybe it's just not the place for you. I happen to like the kitschy decor, the veteran's part of the charm of the place IMHO.

        Perhaps the Cloverleaf over on Gratiot would be a better fit for you?

        1. re: boagman

          I actually went there this past week and I have to disagree. The pizza crust was golden and crispy and the antipasto was like its always been. I've been going there for nearly 20 years.