On September 2, 1958 Louis and Zelda Hochman opened Luigi's Restaurant to bring authentic Italian cuisine to West Texas. From the checkered table cloths and saw dust floors, to the Chianti bottle candles softly lighting the travel posters on the wall, the restaurant offered an ambiance that transported guests to their Italian grandmother's kitchen. The restaurant moved across the parking lot to its current location in 1972. The walls are now decorated with autographed photos of famous jazz musicians and playbills with cast photos from Midland Community Theater productions, though little has changed in this midland institution. For over 62 years, the Hochman family has continued to serve Luigi's Zeldas original recipes using fresh ingredients and has become the venue for countless birthdays, graduations, proposals, and wedding anniversaries with our loyal customers. With strong ties to the Midland community, the second generation of the Hochman family continues the tradition of welcoming locals and visitors alike to experience Midland's finest Italian cuisine. In recent years, Luigi's has expanded their mission to not only trying to give their loyal customers a wonderful eating experience and at the same time trying to give back to the community through philanthropy.