5 Italian Restaurants in Louisville, KY You Don’t Want to Miss

Where to Find All Your Favorite Pastas, Pizzas, Desserts and More!

So you are looking for Italian restaurants in Louisville huh? Probably searched something like “Italian restaurants in Louisville Kentucky” or “what’s the best Italian restaurants to eat at in Louisville?”? Wondering how on earth I knew that? Well I mean this is on your phone or computer so this article will only show up for so many keywords that you searched in Google (or maybe you’re a Bing user, I didn’t mean to assume your search engine preference) so I know it had to be something like that. That is why I went through all the effort to type out variations on potential keywords a couple sentences back. That way you are more likely to end up on our guide no matter what variation of keywords you might have searched. 


But enough about how my job works, I’m sure  you are just here for the good stuff. Well no worries, today just like everyday, or well at least most days, we have exactly what you are looking for. This is a list of the best Italian restaurants in Louisville and where you can find them. We also include links anytime one of these restaurants accept our super convenient virtual gift cards! But enough shameless plugs, we also include links to the restaurant’s website, a link to their yelp, and their address, that way no matter what catches your eye, you have everything at your disposal to quickly and conveniently get to what you want to know, and more importantly, what you want to eat.

Did I say enough with the shameless plugs? Well that certainly doesn’t sound like me or something that I would say, but if I did say that, clearly it was a joke, this is the last shameless plug. Wwwwwwweeeeeellllllll, at least until the end of the article. As a reminder a GiftYa digital gift card is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A gift card that functions just like every other gift card functions but it has a few surprising benefits over a traditional gift card.. It lets you make purchases at a participating bar, restaurant, or store up to the face value of the gift card. However, unlike traditional gift cards, a GiftYa can be sent straight to your phone in seconds. That way you don’t need to deliver a GiftYa in person if you want to give it as a gift. You don’t even have to go to a store in person if you want one for yourself. You can just visit the GiftYa website and pick one up today.

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Silvio’s

Literally, Indescribably Good Italian Food In Louisville

Pile your plate high with delicious Italian classics like this shrimp and polenta meal. Image courtesy of Yelp.

104 Fairfax Ave | Louisville | silviositalianrestaurant.com

Silvio’s is well known for food that isn’t only good, it’s indescribably good. And if food isn’t a good enough reason for you to attend a restaurant, not to worry. They have something for snobby people like you too. Jk Jk. Everybody and their mother prefers it when a restaurant's ambiance and service matches the quality of its food (well at least when it's good food) and Silvio’s won’t disappoint on either of these criteria either. It might be small, but it’s also intimate, and the staff goes out of their way to make you feel like you’re the only table in the joint.

“Beautiful little restaurant with extremely friendly and attentive staff.  Amazing pasta and the prices were very reasonable.  Will come back next time we're in Louisville.” - Yelp Review 

Silvio’s is one of the thousands of restaurants that accepts digital GiftYa gift cards but it is also among one of the highest rated Italian restaurants in Louisville!

Volare Italian Ristorante

Let Your Taste Buds Fly in Louisville

2300 Frankfort Ave | Clifton/The Avenue | volare-restaurant.com

Volare Italian Ristorante is a fine dining restaurant that serves modern takes on classic Italian cuisine with an emphasis on Southern hospitality. Volare means “to fly” in Italian and at Volare the only thing that will be flying higher than your tastebuds is your ego when the staff treats you like the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. (Italians are Roman right? I mean sure they changed their name and everything but Rome is still like smack dab in the middle of the country? So I don’t really know how that works) But don’t worry the place isn’t all marble statuesstatutes and wine. There’s also live music played Wednesday through Saturday in the bar area where patrons can enjoy premium wines by the bottle at half price

“First and foremost, the service was PHENOMENAL! Every member of staff was attentive and friendly. Genuinely was such an amazing experience because of them.The food was absolutely incredible. It was difficult to even choose what we wanted because everything sounded so good.” - Yelp Review

Grab a digital GiftYa gift card to Volare Italian Ristorante and treat yo self to one of the best Italian restaurants in Louisville!.

The Black Italian

Support a Black-Owned Business in Louisville and Chow Down on Italian Favorites at the Same Time

2009 Highland Ave | Highlands/Cherokee Triangle| theblackitalian.com

The Black Italian is a restaurant that has a focus on bringing families back together at the dinner table again. Which means that if you want to give it a try you are unfortunately restricted to take out so you’ll definitely want to call ahead. Just click that hyperlink up there and it’ll take you to their website and their menu. But you can rest assured that even though you might not be getting the ambiance that some other dine in restaurants might provide,you will be getting food made with love and local ingredients. The Black Italian provides a menu that focuses on being a part of a  healthy lifestyle by providing healthy food to fit that lifestyle.

“The food was delicious!!! My husband and I always try to try new local places to celebrate our anniversary and this was a HIT!! I called the order in and it was ready and correct when I picked it up. We had the Sampler Platters and wings. We enjoyed every bite. We'll be back for sure.” - Yelp Review 

The Black Italian doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding Italian restaurants and attractions in Louisville!

Milano Italian Restaurant

Best Bang for Your Buck When It Comes to Italian Restaurants in Louisville

Dig into a generous portion of your favorite Italian comfort food. Image courtesy of Milano Italian Restaurant on Facebook.

11300 Westport Rd | Louisville | milano-ky.com

Milano Italian Restaurant has a cute little dining room with a nice bar to match. But even though the location itself is pretty small, it actually comes out being the best food for the price on our list today. The reason for that, is that even though the location is small the portions themselves are huge. So bringbrings friends so you have somebody to share with or be prepared to take leftovers home and eat them the next day. However, just because the portions are big doesn’t mean that the quality of the food suffers as a result. Milano Italian Restaurant is a fairly new restaurant but it boastsboast a four and a half star rating on Yelp! So you can be sure the food is good

“The food was delicious, the portions are large, and the prices are very reasonable!” - Yelp Review 

Grab a GiftYa digital gift card to Milano Italian Restaurant by following the link right HERE and enjoy some of the best Italian restaurants in Louisville you can find!

Ciao Ristorante

A Taste of Little Italy Right In Louisville

1201 Payne St | Irish Hill | ciaolouisville.com

Ciao Ristorante strives to provide a taste of little Italy right in Louisville. In fact it strives to provide a taste of little Italy right smack in the middle of Irish Hill, but that’s a conversation to have on a completely different day. It provides an ambiance that carefully straddles the line between authentic and classic, and unique and atmospheric. With a long list of classic Italian dishes the only thing that the menu can be outdone by at Ciao Ristorante is the extensive craft cocktail list and a wine list that is all imported.

“Delicious!  Authentic Italian with lots of options, great service and a wonderful atmosphere for family, dates and parties. Will definitely be back again.” - Yelp Review 

If you are looking for an Italian restaurant in Louisville then you really can’t go wrong with Ciao Ristorante. And whether you decide to eat in the dining room at Ciao Ristorante or just want to order takeout, just know they accept GiftYa digital gift cards which can be purchased and sent wirelessly in seconds.

Oh my god! You actually did it! You’re amazing! You stayed on one webpage long enough to scroll all the way to the bottom before an alert on your phone or one of your other countless screens went off and distracted you. Well great job! Here’s a virtual high five for you and I hope you can return the favor because if you think it was hard to focus on reading this, I’m over here trying to write it with my ADD in overdrive so it’s taking me forever. But enough about my problems, you now have a list of all (or most) of the best Italian restaurants that you can find in Louisville. 

You will be sure to find something that fits your appetite and your wallet somewhere on that list I’m sure of it. And don’t worry the list is composedcomprised of some of the best reviewed Italian restaurants in Louisville on the internet so you can be sure everything on the list has been well vetted. I mean if they not only, survived the vitriol of the internet in the twenty twenties, but came out on the other side with an overwhelmingly positive review, then you know they must be doing something right But even if you didn’t find what you’re looking for here on this list, I assure that GiftYa has something to offer for everybody when they are in Louisville looking for Italian restaurants. (Remember when I said there’d be a shameless plug again at the end? Well this is it. You didn’t believe me, but it’s totally happening). 

Remember you can grab a GiftYa digital gift card to the participating restaurants for you or a loved one and send them instantly and keep track of everything digitally. And GiftYa offers gift cards to countless other locations in Louisville Kentucky so even if you have decided you aren’t in the mood for Italian food, check out some more of our post on Louisville or check out GiftYa.com itself and just search “Louisville” in the location bar. 

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