By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Aug 14, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Louise’s, the longtime California-style Italian restaurant on Cathedral Square, will close its doors later this month.

The restaurant, which opened at 801 N. Jefferson St. in 1994, will offer its last dinner service on Saturday, Aug. 25.

According to marketing manager Tina Lawler, employees were notified on Monday of the fact that the restaurant would not be renewing its lease at the Downtown location. She says they have also scheduled meetings with interested employees to discuss opportunities at other area locations, including Water Street Brewery, the Harp and Trinity Three Irish Pubs.

If you’d like to pay a final visit, Louise’s hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.