Looking for a classy Italian restaurant for a romantic evening out? Or are you just craving some delicious pasta? Check out some of these amazing Italian restaurants around the city! Warning: if you love pasta, these pictures will make your mouth water.
1. Mercato Italiano Trattoria and Market
Since this restaurant is located a little farther out in Prospect, many people in Louisville may not have tried it yet. They not only have some of the best pasta around, but also make a delicious pizza too. Pictured above is a saffron tripoline pasta with shrimp, mussels, and squid in a spicy sauce.
Mercato Italiano Trattoria and Market is located at 10640 Meeting St., Prospect, KY 40059.
2. Caffe Classico
Caffe Classico offers an interesting mix of food. You can stop in and eat breakfast here, grab a sandwich for lunch, or try their incredible linguine for dinner. Caffe Classico is a great place to stop in for a cup of coffee as well!
Caffe Classico is located at 2144 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206.
3. At The Italian Table
This restaurant, located in the Clifton neighborhood, offers a fixed menu with multiple delicious courses. The food and wine are of the highest quality in the city, but be sure to book a reservation well in advance. It'll be worth the planning, and you'll wish the courses never ended!
At The Italian Table is located at 2359 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206.
This small Italian restaurant in St. Matthews will wow you, as every dish is packed with flavor. The restaurant is a little more casual and offers some of the most delicious pasta in Louisville.
Silvio's is located at 104 Fairfax Ave., Louisville, KY 40207.
5. DiFabio's Casapela
DiFabio's is yet another amazing Italian restaurant located in the Clifton area. Live music is often played on the patio, so try to grab an outdoor seat on a night with good weather!
DiFabio's is located at 2311 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206.
Porcini offers some incredible pasta, like the Linguine Con Vongole pictured above, but many also rave above the steaks served here. Come to Porcini if you're looking for great food and an amazing atmosphere.
Porcini is located at 2730 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206.
7. Ciao Restorante
Ciao Restorante has a unique and beautiful interior, adding to the atmosphere as you enjoy your meal. Their menu offers an array of delicious pastas and perfect pizzas too.
Ciao Restorante is located at 1201 Payne St., Louisville, KY 40204.
Pictured above is an incredible lobster pasta dish that you'll be sure to love, although anything you decide to order at this restaurant is sure to taste incredible - especially paired with wine! You'll have a delightful evening out at Vincenzo's.
Vincenzo's is located at 150 S 5th St., Louisville, KY 40202.
Volare is another wonderful restaurant in terms of food, drinks, and atmosphere. Try their amazing salmon with gnocchi pasta.
Volare is located at 2300 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206.
Which of these Italian restaurants are your favorites around Louisville? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments!