Welcome to Pizzavana
1. A transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire nor sense of self, just damn good pizza. The ultimate goal of pizza deliciousness.
Located in Rehoboth Beach a few short steps from the boardwalk, Louie's Pizza is a family owned and operated eatery and established part of the beach community for over 40 years.
Photos Provided by Tim and Tony Gouvas
Lazaros "Louie" Gouvas came to Rehoboth more than 50 years ago from the Macedonia region in Greece. He came to work with his uncle, George, at George’s Lunch on Rehoboth Avenue. George also owned pizza shops in Philadelphia and he put Louie to work there even though Louie didn’t know how to make pizza.
“He said, ‘Give me a week, you’ll be a pizza-making expert’,” .
In April 1974, after eight years at George’s, Louie started Louie’s Pizza at 11 Rehoboth Ave.
Tony and his brother, Tim, Louie's sons, have taken over much of the day-to-day management of Louie’s, but the family patriarch still comes to work every morning at the age of 78.
The images below can be found on the walls of Louie's Pizza. These murals were provided by Coca Cola and showcase 50 years of Louie's PIzza and the great beach community that we're a part of.
11 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
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To order over the phone please call (302) 227–6002
Online ordering is being tested and will be live soon!
What does it take to be a part of the family at Louie's Pizza?
At Louie's we're about building culture. It's more than just putting on an apron and stretching dough, or delivering a slice of pizza to your tables, it's about being a part of a family over 40 years in the making and welcoming our guests to our little slice of the beach lifestyle.
If you have a big smile, a warm heart and a passion for pizza fill out an application and let us get to know you!