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Italian Luccis Bistro

Updated on September 6, 2012

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

Lou Cooking


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.

Beautiful Brandy


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.

Lucci's Menu


Getting Hungry

Looking through the menu I was getting hungry, when Brandy brought me a wonderful dish of Chicken Alfredo Fettuccine.

Chicken Alfredo Fettucinni


So Good!

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

901-476 7684

Cell phone is 901-489-1002

Here is his Facebook page., 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:


Lou's Deep dish Pizza


Lou's Homemade Fresh deep dish pizza

This is to die for.. Awesome DEEP DISH PIZZA.. You can have it any way you choose..Trust me.. Delicious!!


Lou's Chicken and Mushrooms


Cookbooks on Italian food


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Leslie.. he is a doll and super nice person.. I love his cooking..

      Van and I had a good time last night

      Love doctor You have to come to Tennessee and go to dinner with me you would love Lou

      B rave warrior.. it is so good.. you would love it.

      I love being a roving reporter.. so much fun!!

      Blessings everyone have a great evening


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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Mmmmm. Looks and sounds delicious! Being a roving reporter has its bennies, does it not? You've made me hungry, Debbie. Now I must go raid the fridge!

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Wow! These dishes look delicious. I like the Baked penne pasta with meat sauce and the deep dish pizza, yummy! I could eat that right now for lunch. the chicken fettuccine Alfredo looks really good too. I'm going to have to check out this restaurant for sure.

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      Van 5 years ago

      Leslie Lou makes the best food.. deb and I had a great time last night.. mmmmm


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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      do you REALLY expect me to read this hub and look at those pictures and not DROOL???

      He IS a cutie pie and OMG - the food is incredible..



      up and sharing on..

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      It is wonderful Gina/.. everything he makes is wonderful

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      Gina Joy Bennett 5 years ago

      Ok Deborah, you got me wanting that deep dish pizza! It looks yummy!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      yes.. Richard.. i get things great prices.. but he is a great person.. love his food..

      i am pretty good at cooking Italian.. but his Italian is the real thing.. mmmm

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky


      I'll bet he was so enthralled with the interviewer that there is forever a 50% discount for her and all of her friends.... right? lol

      Great job! I know it had to be a lot of fun!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      me too I agree I can only eat from there once every 4 months.. I am so jealous of the people that can eat this all the time.. thank you for coming back and reading again



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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Hi Debbie,

      I just came back to take another look as I was getting kind of hungry...hehe Another fun interview but I have one question how in the world do they stay so slim? Amazing...if I was around all those amazing foods day in and day out I would pack on the weight..Thanks for an interesting and informative hub.


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Dr. Lee the pizza is wonderful and now I need to get off the carbs

      Frank I had so much fun doing this.. I got to go interview and everything. I felt like a newspaper person.. LOl

      thanks for commenting


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      Frank Atanacio 6 years ago from Shelton

      Great Hub Roving Reporter.. almost felt like watching one of those Racheal Ray's Traveling food shows..LOL up and awesome

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      Drtruthman 6 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Wonderful Hub. All looks so yummy. That Pizza especially but I can't have carbs right now....oh!!! Great job. I voted UP all across. Lee

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      always exploring It is wonderful.. wish I could share one with you.


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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      You won't believe this but i had piza for lunch today. It didn't look as good as Lou's deep dish pizza. I love chicken alfredo fettucinni too. I am hoping drbj is telling the truth..Hee

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      lord de cross I love Italian food too. MMMMM..

      Gypsy I stay hungry just thinking about his cooking

      Donna thank you for voting up

      marcoujor the wine was good and the food was wonderful

      drbj.. I wish you could experience Lou's awesome

      be blessed all of you


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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      This was so realistic, Debbie, I swear I can smell the Italian food that Lou is cooking from here. Isn't it great to find Italian food that tastes so delicious? And if you swallow it fast, nothing will stick to your hips. Trust me. :)

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      I felt like I was sharing a glass of wine and a fabulous meal with you, from this delightful and personal description.

      Voted UP & UABI!

      Wonderful tribute to waht sounds like a great establishment! Hugs, mar.

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      Donna Cosmato 6 years ago from USA

      I wished I lived close enough to give Lou's a try! Great hub and what a wonderful angle on doing interviews! Voted up and tweeted.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Debby you got me so hungry. lol Love Italian food. As soon as I get the money together I'm flying over and we'll go for a meal. lol Thanks super interview.

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      Joseph De Cross 6 years ago

      I love Italian Food. And Lucci sounds yummy and..I can smell that oven. Oh my goodness/

      Thanks for sharing friend!


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Gina they are aren't they ?awesome food

      sunnie the food is the best.


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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Great interview it was fun too!

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      Gina Joy Bennett 6 years ago

      I have been to Lucci's & the food & the atmosphere is good. They are down to earth genuine folks.