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ItalX, Lexington, KY

ItalX

4.6
4.6
472 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
ItalX, an avant-garde Italian restaurant, is now open for weekend lunch and dinner six days a week at City Center. The restaurant is located at 160 West Main Street. The team draws inspiration from Italy's emphasis on simple, fresh, quality ingredients and inspired hospitality in a warm and inviting space. A twist on traditional Italian fare, the menu will feature multiple scratch-made pastas, reimagined small plates, vegetarian and gluten-free offerings, and everyone's favorite desserts. Popular Italian dishes will be reinvented with elegant presentation. ItalX's bar program offers extensive Italian wines from all regions of 'the Boot' and an inventive cocktail list, backed by house-made ingredients and Italian liqueurs.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (859) 407-5100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 472 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Italian

  • Lexington

    Innovative

  • Lexington

    Great for fine wines

  • Lexington

    Great for scenic views

472 Reviews
  1. DianeM

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional quality food, wonderful atmosphere, excellent service!

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  2. VincentK

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great food and different options. Great drink and wine selection! Great dining experience all around.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Way too loud. The sound echos. Can’t even hear each other talk. We were sat beside an outside exit door and a cold window. Asked to move and they were not happy. Asked for a jack and coke and was told they don’t carry low level alcohol! Food was good but they don’t even give you bread you have to pay for it. Not worth the $

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  4. KelliW

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to celebrate a girlfriend’s birthday and the evening at ItalX was fantastic. Perfect service and lovely cozy table. The food was delicious-we all loved it!

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  5. BarryG

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall outstanding experience. Excellent service, great food.

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  6. ElizabethT

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First the positive: we were greeted and seated very quickly. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. We had a nice table overlooking downtown Lexington. The Arancini appetizer was good and the apple walnut salad was very good. Unfortunately both our entrees - the spaghetti and meatballs and Fungi Ragu - were just average. The marinara sauce could use more seasoning. And our dessert – the chocolate cheesecake - was very disappointing. The crust on the bottom tasted burnt and the cheesecake was dried out. 

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  7. Katie

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and the staff were very kind and timely.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service as usual. Our guests especially loved the espresso martinis.

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  9. MWright

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience from beginning to end! Helpful with menu suggestions that did not disappoint! Food was perfect! Thanks for a great evening!

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  10. drewA

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great. Everything came out quickly and tasted wonderful.

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  11. LorieF

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Valentine dinner with family! The food was delicious, I ordered the lasagna and caesar salad, it was perfect!

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  12. JimJ

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The wait staff was ok, however they seemed not to be very attentive even though the restaurant was only 25% capacity. In fact, they Thanked us for our patience. We expected the food to be better than average quality and it was not. The meat balls were not warm, almost cool and the pasta was not very good. Overall, this time the restaurant did not meet our expectations.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good 👌 but service horrible the waitres never coming back to see if we neeed anything , we had to go and pay the bill with the bartender

    1 person found this helpful

  14. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always fantastic, service is always fantastic. Will be returning soon.

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  15. RuthanneW

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food . Rachael was our server - fabulous! Our first time and we will be back

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  16. Foodie

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and service. Prices were a little steep for the value

    1 person found this helpful

  17. amber

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    was not impressed at all. Didnt even eat our pasta and waiter clearly noticed and did not offer something else. Food wasnt great. Our waiter was extremely slow and it wasnt all that busy.

    1 person found this helpful

  18. Alyssa

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m a student and the University of Kentucky and went here for my Valentine’s Day dinner with my boyfriend. It was the perfect setting with amazing food. We both loved it! The restaurant is the perfect level of fancy to feel like a special occasion but still comfortable enough to feel relaxed and enjoy yourself.

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  19. Lugo

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome restaurant with a beautiful ambiance and the best focaccia we’ve ever had!

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  20. LouK

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner and very good service. Every entree was delicious.

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  21. Hungry

    Louisville

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I like ItalX, a great deal. The cocktails are absolutely, unquestionably, abysmal. It's as if a baby disliked her mother's milk, a bourbon distiller, preferred vodka, an Appalachian moonshiner, preferred an exquisite ice wine. Really, bad. I mean, exquisitely, bad. The menu is beautiful. The prosciutto and burrata is sublime, the focaccia (when salted) is divine, the cacio e pepe with shrimp makes the angles sing. The deserts are cold. The automated famine at the car park sounds like Moria. The cocktails ... well, full on Schitt's Creek.

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  22. PaulM

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Alyssa did a great job. Food was very good. More than a little loud. Will be back.

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  23. Megaladondon

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent. Only issue is it is incredibly noisy.

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  24. AubreyW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall a disappointing experience. The vibe of the restaurant is very nice, but it is LOUD. It was hard to hold a conversation at our intimate table. I could look past this usually, but unfortunately the food was just not good and did nothing to help redeem the atmosphere. None of our dishes came out fresh, and each dish had very strange, unidentifiable, crunchy pieces of something when nothing should have been crunchy. The service was fine, but nothing special. We won’t be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. LWil

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor quality this go around. Menu had changed and selections are limited.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Friend in town

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  27. AnnS

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. From the seating to the check…grace, elegance, superb service! Highly recommend!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christian is the best. Wonderful service and food!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always one of our favorites. Get the focaccia with whipped ricotta! It’s a classic.

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  30. runningref

    Louisville

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, though a little slow. But it isn't supposed to be fast food. Definitely noisy so be ready!

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  31. GoBlue502

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff and service were excellent! Food was delicious - especially the whipped ricotta with the focaccia as an appetizer. Great vibe. Hope to be back when in town next.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very average. I expected it to be much better based on the reviews.

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  33. MjSmith

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Sorry. Not good at all. I was seated for quite a while without a menu, finally went to the waitstand and got it myself. Pesto app was ok, carbonara was gluey, heavy, and not warm, the veal was weirdly overcooked I suspect again not freshly prepared and served over a tiny serving of cool low quality, not warm pre cooked spaghetti. The sauce was just dumped over the naked spaghetti, no incorporation. Poorly done. The guy who served us was a bit scruffy, wasn’t dressed as a person employed at a restaurant. Kind of startling. Overall, way overpriced for warmed up food. Will not be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. Virginia

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Will definitely be eating there again. And the prices are even better.

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  35. MalissaM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at ItalX. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner with great ambiance. For a nice meal in downtown Lexington that isn’t a steakhouse, ItalX checks all of the boxes. Great meal, great service, and for a first visit it was a wonderful experience.

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  37. MarkS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very creative menu. Superb service and meal. Great experience.

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  38. DavidA

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is always a great experience for my wife and I. We enjoy the atmosphere and the food is amazing always

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  39. JenniferF

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very yummy, good overall experience. Wished bread was free! But a nice evening.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved every minute, and Christian was amazing! Beautiful lunch spot.

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FAQs

ItalX offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 407-5100.

ItalX is rated 4.6 stars by 472 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for ItalX

160 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lexington
  • Hours of operation
    Tue 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Wed–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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