GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (June 11, 2009) – Luigi’s Ristorante Italiano reopened June 11 following a full restoration of the restaurant and bar area. Restaurateur Luigi Ferre returns to his Galveston location in the historic 1895 Hutchings-Sealy Building, 2328 Strand, where he has operated his Tuscan-style Italian restaurant since 1997. The restaurant sustained flooding on its first floor following Hurricane Ike’s impact on Sept. 13, 2008.
 
Although owner Luigi Ferre grew up in Uruguay, he adores recipes from all regions of his birth land – Italy. Luigi’s offers a menu of Northern Italian dishes, with pasta specialties such as Eggplant Parmigiana, Canelloni e Cuatro Formaggi, Lasagna di Fungi and Linguini Fruitti di Mare. Signature dishes and entrees include Gamberoni Mitchell, Vitello Picata, Pollo alla Claudio, Snapper alla Luigi, and Salmone di Amore. Each dish is prepared with the freshest ingredients available.
 
Luigi’s is open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11 am – 2:30 pm and for dinner from 5:30 – 9 pm Monday through Thursday and 5:30 – 10 pm Friday and Saturday.
 
“After a lot of hard work, I’m happy to welcome back customers to my restaurant,” says Ferre. “We have a great new atmosphere with the same delicious food.”
 
For reservations, please call (409) 763-6500 or visit http://www.luigisrestaurantgalveston.com/
 
Luigi’s is a tenant of Mitchell Historic Properties (MHP). MHP oversees Galveston properties owned by Cynthia and George Mitchell and the Mitchell family, including its commercial and residential properties located downtown. During the past 30 years, the Mitchells have invested more than $125 million in rehabilitating historic properties in The Strand National Historic Landmark District.