640 Main St, Louisville, CO | Directions 8002739.976805 -105.131905
Sunday To Thursday From 08:00 AM To 09:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 08:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Old Style Italian Food with Good Service – I finally visited with Blue Parrot with my husband after hearing about it for many years. His family has been dining there since he was a child. It was a wonderful meal with great service. We had the sausage sandwiches with onions and peppers. The sauce was great. I am surprised that there are any bad reviews at all. It is an authentic Italian resteraunt with a casual homey atmosphere. My husbands family is picky when it comes to Italian food and they love this place. It is old style Italian food. If that is what you like you should try it out.
May have been good 50 years ago but is absolutely terrible now! – I read the reviews here before I went to the Blue Parrot and thought my family and I would be going to a great Italian restaurant for my birthday dinner. Some reviews made it sound like the Blue Parrot was full of great pasta and a touch of the past. Instead I had the worst food I have ever had and now I have a horrible birthday memory of dinner. I should have followed my instincts when we drove by the place and saw the decor was something similar to your 90 year old grandmother's house. The chairs are what you see at a going out of business sale for a banquet hall with the handles on top of the chair. You walk into a bar that still reeks of cigarette smoke even though the place is non-smoking and then into the dining hall. If you want a drink all you have to do is ask the bartender though a window in the dining area as you breath in the dust from all the cords around the computer. This window is located just underneath the TV that competes with your conversation with your table mates. With a party of seven people and one baby, a meal that takes ts 2 1/2 hours is unacceptable, especially considering it took over and hour just to get our food. The waiter came to our table three times during our entire dinner. I had the lasagna which was completely solid on top for $10. My sister had a salad that, and I kid you not, consisted of iceburg lettuce, strips of Velveeta cheese, a slice of pickle, hard boiled egg and tomato slices one puts on a burger. This was also $10. The spaghetti noodles look like and are as thick as a worm you see after a rain and are nothing to write home about. Half our table did not eat their food yet the server didn't even notice and handed us the $110 check. Bottom line: If you are 60 and over and love this place for the memories it gave you 40 years ago, fine. Today, this restaurant is absolutely terrible and should be avoided at all costs.
It would be funny if they weren't actually serious. – Notice that all the "good" reviews are written by people who grew up with the place, or remember going there with their parents, and have all these happy little memories about it. This is NOT a restaurant that you just happen to find one night online, try it, love it, and keep coming back. If you're old enough to vote when you try this place for the first time, you won't be back.
Having just moved here, my husband and I decided to try it one night. I ordered ravioli and my husband ordered spaghetti. We were given cold hard rolls to gnaw as we waited in the dining room, which is terribly lighted (florescent) and actually uncomfortable to be in. The salad had cheap bottled Italian dressing on it. My ravioli were exceptionally bland and doughy, and were served swimming in a bland, barely-seasoned tomato sauce. My husband said after eating his food that he would have been just as happy with spaghetti-os, as it seemed they had just watered down some tomato paste for the sauce and poured it on his way-overcooked pasta.
A total disappointment. There is nothing good I have to say about this place. Even the server was aloof and inattentive. I'm still surprised that people actually pay to go here.
Love it. – I love this restaurant. Did this family previously own the Louisville restaurant Three Coins in the Fountain?
Least Healthful Menu I have seen since the 50'x – Heard about it for years. Tried it and found NOT ONE HEALTHY thing on the menu. When asked if they had minestrone, I was told "no and don't go for the soup, it is Campbell's" NO salad meals at dinner (Good Grief, even MacD's have those) My husband thought the spaghetti was too thickand the sauce was adequate.
Terrible food, not so great service – The Blue Parrot war the worst restaurant we visited in Louisville since we moved here a year ago. We were four people and everybody's food was terrible. The kids plainly refused to eat theirs - and we could not blame them. Our waiter was pretty incompetent and extraordinarily slow, although the restaurant was 9/10ths empty. We vowed to never go there again!
The best speghetti any where and the same consistent good food for 50 years – I can't believe these snobs that don?t like the place. My parents took me to the Blue Parrot 50 years ago and other than a few years while in the Navy, I have driven up to 50 miles each way, at least once a month since. (I missed a few other months because the original building burned down and had to be rebuilt.) It isn't fancy, just predictably good and it is consistently the same each visit. I always order the large spaghetti, knowing that I will take home enough for another two meals from the one $9 dish. I enjoy cooking and love Italian food, so I spent years trying to come up with the ?prefect? spaghetti sauce. I stopped trying to make a sauce when the Blue Parrot starting selling their sauce in grocery stores. I spend time in Florida now each winter and I have the sauce shipped here because there is nothing like it available anywhere. Use their take-out service if nothing else. Great meatballs, sausage, bread and the home made noodles. (Years ago, as a newly married guy with little money, I joined the locals by taking my sauce pan to the back door for take out spaghetti, long before take out was popular.) Do yourself a favor ? for wonderful homemade noodles and a sauce that isn?t sweet, this is the very best.
(My kind of place - Even much of the wait staff has been there for over 20 years.)
Louisville's most enduring Italian restaurant keeps regulars coming with its homey atmosphere and house-made pasta. – In Short
This cozy Main Street eatery was founded in 1919 by members of the Colacci family. Today the Colaccis still own and operate the restaurant using guarded family recipes. Even the décor speaks to the long-lasting nature of the restaurant, as the walls are covered with historical pictures. Families and local businesspeople return frequently for the old-school Italian cuisine, including breakfast dishes (try the Italian-style omelet with spaghetti sauce), signature lasagna, several ravioli choices and thick gnocchi.
Best place to get Italian food! – I can't believe what I am reading. I have been going to the Blue Parrot since I was a little girl. We'd go for all kinds of special occasions. It is a family owned business, not a franchise, so if you want all the fancy stuff go there, but if you want true blue, good Italian food then go to the Blue Parrot. Because that is what you're going to get. Those noodles are not from a box, their homemade, the sauce is not from a jar. Everytime we have gone there, and it has been many times, we have had friendly, efficient, top notch service. Order their spaghetti, with a side of sausage and enjoy.
Avoid Avoid Avoid – I don't know how this restraunt is still in Business. I drove from boulder and had never been to Historic Louisville. The only thing this restraunt has going for it is the location. Inside it is like a Sizzler with a bunch of weird old people. The food is so disgusting that I wanted to leave. The service was good, but I rather starve than eat that food ever again. For all you people putting in good reviews, where have you eaten prior to this, Jail? I think I rather eat Jail food. This place has been in service for almost 100 years, that is 90 years too long. Stay away
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