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Open to the public Wednesdays & Thursdays 11am-9pm


Lou and Maria

Welcome to Louie and Maria's Italian Restaurant. Louie and Maria Palo, owners of the original Amalfi Italian Restaurant, have been serving delicious homestyle Italian food in Orlando since 1985. Maria,born in Italy, arrived here by ship at age 11. She grew up in a small Italian village watching her mother prepare food fresh from the garden and hospitality was a way of life. She takes care of the front of the house as well as baking the Italian homemade cakes and pastries. Louie (a car mechanic by trade) became the amazing chef he is through his passion for good food. He uses fresh, premium ingredients in every dish he prepares. Their children, Al, Diana and Michael and other family members all work here making this the best family restaurant with the best Italian food in Orlando. The family invites you to stop in, as Maria says "Once you try it, you're hooked!"

Our Services

Our banquet and catering services are well known in east Orlando.This is the perfect venue to host your holiday and retirement parties, engagement and birthday parties, rehearsal, wedding, anniversary and corporate events. We can seat 120, have a beautiful full bar and offer outdoor seating as well. We have great wines, too! We provide off-site catering for any size event. All homemade italian desserts are available for in-house, take out or special order for your event. Our full lunch and dinner menus are also available for take-out. Louie, Maria, and the entire Palo family invite you to join them for fine Italian dining in their relaxed family restaurant.

People are Talking

We're getting lot's of good reviews! Scott Joseph in a review for the Orlando Sentinel said "It's easy to enjoy Louie and Maria's place. ...The food is very simple and guests are made to feel welcome."

Blue Haven Pools wrote "Thanks for catering our business lunch. Our staff looks forward to our lunch meetings and your great Italian food."

"Probably our favorite reason for going to Louie & Maria's is the feeling we get when we walk in, we feel like we're part of the family and know that we're going to get to eat real Italian food, just like at home." As reviewed on Trip Advisor.

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Louie and Marias
Reservations407-277-7755 9728 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32817