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Louis (Lou) Lucci's
This is the Roving reporter
Lucci's has been voted number one Italian restaurant in Tipton County as of September 6, 2012.
I have to tell you about this wonderful home style Italian restaurant here in Tipton County.
Best fresh not frozen homemade Italian food ever!
This Roving reporter found Lucci’s last October, and immediately fell in love with his homemade cooking. I called him and asked him if I could interview him and tell the world about his fabulous cooking.
The atmosphere is so delightful.
When you walk up to the front of the small 12 seated restaurant (three tables) you just don’t care that it’s not a big place you are there just for the food. Actually you can sit in the courtyard which is so nice.
The atmosphere is so quaint and so Italian.
Lucci’s is in the middle of a small southern town. Most southern's only know fried chicken and fried catfish.
This roving reporter has traveled a bit in her life, and not having a good Italian restaurant around was a bit too much for her to handle, and she felt like she had found a gold mine in restaurants.
Table Outside of Lou's
The one table outside is so Italian
Coming from an Italian background, you just know Lou had to be an Italian Prince in his other life.
Two Satisfied customers of Lou's
Lou’s happy customers
I asked the ladies what did they order? Baked Penne with meat sauce and it was delicious.
Why is everyone so happy, you ask? Even if you have to wait? Because the food is fresh and cooked almost in front of you; except for the sauces Lou makes the night before.
You can call Lou the day before or send him a message on Facebook, and you do not have to wait long. But everyone I have ever talked to that said if they had to wait, they don’t care the food is that good.
While waiting for Lou to be interviewed by me the Roving reporter, I had a glass of white wine. mmmmmm
Okay here he is
The man of the hour. Louis (Lou) that he likes to be called.
Lou and his famous kitchen
Lou the Man.
After a while he sat down so I could interview him.
Roving reporter: “Hello Louis, how are you doing? Can I call you Louis?”
Lou: “No please call me Lou. I am doing well. I have been real busy cooking staying up most of the night making my sauces for the next day.”
Roving reporter: “Lou where are you originally from?”
Lou: “I was born in Chicago, moved down here in 2007 or 08 and finished college I worked first at Tuner Diary. I had my own industrial cleaning service, and Turner Diary was one of my clients. Then my mother died. “
Roving Reporter: " Oh I so sorry about your mom..What got you started cooking? What made you open up your own restaurant?”
Lou:” I just lost my mom and I knew it was her dream to open a restaurant with me. My mom had just written down all her recipes and I was lucky enough to get the recipes. “
Roving Reporter: “So is that where you got your wonderful pasta sauce from?”
Lou: “Yes my mom’s recipe.”
Roving Reporter: “Which one of your fantastic meals is your favorite one to cook?”
Lou: “It depends on what I am making that day. It’s like a work of art. It’s whatever I am working on at the time. Cooking is like the arts: you get in touch with a certain side with yourself.”
Roving Reporter; “Do you use wine in your famous sauces?”
Lou: “Yes of course a good wine. Deb, I really don’t have a particular favorite wine. The rule of thumb is, don’t use it if you wouldn’t drink it. If you tell me a head of time I will put extra wine in your meal. In fact if you tell me a head of time, if you want your pizza extra tangy or spicy or extra basil or more cheese just let me know. I do special orders that are my specialty.”
Then I got to meet his beautiful girlfriend/ assistant. Although when I first met Lou he was a one man show, and now he had an assistant.
Meet beautiful Brandy.
Roving reporter: “Brandy it is so nice to meet you. How do you like working here with Lou?”
Brandy: “I like it very much.”
Roving reporter: “What is your favorite food to make?”
Brandy: "Agilo e Olio"
Roving Reporter: "Which one is that, what’s in it?"
Brandy: Angel haired pasta served with sauteed garlic and olive topped with Parmesan cheese.
Roving reporter:"That would be mine to. MMMM" Dreaming of a a grand meal to come. lol.
Looking through the menu I was getting hungry, when Brandy brought me a wonderful dish of Chicken Alfredo Fettuccine.
Chicken Alfredo Fettucinni
Lou’s new dish Chicken Alfredo Fettuccine.
I have to attest it was wonderful.
Lou has specials every day. His meatballs are to die for. His deep dish pizza is out of this world.
I believe that will be my next stop next week.
Lou told me that he will start having more hours in the summer and additional food on the menu. Like Lobster and duck MMMMM. I am in.
If you are not sure where Lucci’s is located he is right off the SQUARE in Covington. 102 Main Street
For pre orders: call
Cell phone is 901-489-1002
Here is his Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/luccilouis, send him a private chat what your order will be for the next day, or later that day.
Ok so now that I am full of fettuccini and so happy. I just wish everyone could try Lucci’s. I need to go find a place to take a nap.
Thank you Lou for a great evening and a great meal:
©Copyright 2012 by POET DEBORAH BROOKS-LANGFORD
Lou's Deep dish Pizza
Lou's Homemade Fresh deep dish pizza
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