Milantoni Italian Restaurant

3.3
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34 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Locally owned and operated, Milantoni Italian Restaurant our food transports you from Louisville, KY to the heart of Italia. Our experienced chefs are devoted to providing the freshest ingredients for their authentic recipes. We take pride in our food, that’s why we want to share it with your family, friends and significant other. Whether you want a full sized family feast, or simply some appetizers paired with unique wine, our servers are here to cater to you. Be our guest any day of the week and we guarantee you will leave satisfied.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner Sunday - Thursday
Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
Dinner Friday - Saturday
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(502) 742-8210
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I 64
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Parking details
If you are on Hurstbourne Pkwy from Taylorsville Rd / J-Town turn into the Valero Gas Station. Do not cross I-64 overpass.
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Public transit
If you are on Hurstbourne Pkwy from Taylorsville Rd / J-Town turn into the Valero Gas Station. Do not cross I-64 overpass.
What 34 People Are Saying
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LC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 1

Food was good but you feel like you are in Wendy’s!
No beer or wine in stock!
One waiter!
No breadsticks or salad with entree!
A $7.99 bottle of wine they charged $31.00??Woodbridge wine!
We will not be back!

L
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Read some negative reviews about service but we didn’t have any problems! Service very attentive & friendly. Cute place-not the easiest to get to tho!
We had pizza & pasta Milantoni. Pizza was good,but needed more flavor-didn’t have a lot of sauce on it. I was surprised when the chicken on the pasta Milantoni was breaded. It said sautéed on the menu so wasn’t expecting the breading. Alfredo sauce was good but not great. This dish would have been much better if chicken wasn’t breaded & just sautéed with Italian seasoning.
We didn’t have dessert

ST
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I loved it! He had the chicken and veggies and I had the Manicotti with spaghetti. We also had the bruschetta. The bread the serve with their meals is also GREAT! I can’t wait to go back!

CC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I will not patronize this establishment again nor recommend it to anyone.

JB
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

Tuesday night, 5 people with reservations, 6:30 p.m. table was not ready.

The food is always terrific. This visit the service was slow and a little unorganized. For example, the waitress brought out the bread for the table. However we had to ask for plates. Also charged us for a pitcher of sangria when we had one glass.

Will return because the food is great and hope service is better next time.

NW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nothing you couldn’t do fairly easily at home, but pretty good for the price.

K
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation for 7pm. When we arrived another party had been waiting an hour for their “reserved” time. We waited with another party for about 20 minutes in the “hostess area” and were completely ignored by the staff. When we saw another table that had already been seated stand up and walk out due to lack of service we followed them out the door and went to Old Chicago.

r
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great tasting food especially the sauces. A little expensive for what you get.

B
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

The food was delicious, however the service was something to be desired. There were only 4 people on the floor on a Sunday evening. I do realize that due to a storm and the restaurants down the street being without power people went to Milantoni's however, that is no excuse for my party not to even be recognized for 1/2 hour! We had a 7:00 pm reservation, got there on time and not even a hello from anyone. The set up for the hostess and greeting is horrible, there should be a desk where you can check in with someone, we thought we weren't getting acknowledged because we weren't in the right spot. While we were waiting, there was a large party waiting, we watched as there were 3 tables that stayed empty for the 1/2 hour we waited, people could have at least been seated! When a few tables got free, they bussed those tables, while smaller parties were still waiting and set up the table for the large party!
Not sure if there was a manager there or not, if there was...they need some training. I'm sure you lost sales by not seating the smaller parties while they were waiting to get enough tables to set up for the large party. Several small partied could have been in and out by the time we got seated.
My party and I discussed the situation (one of them has worked at a very well known Steak house here in Louisville) and we will give you all another try because we loved the food. We all believe you need a nicer place with a better atmosphere, we are hoping you are just testing the Louisville waters before you go to a bigger, nicer place. We haven't been to the Bardstown location yet, but from the website it looks MUCH nicer.

JD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish I lived in Louisville just so I could come to this restaurant more often! It was near a conference I was attending, and I always like trying out local businesses that I can't get at home, and Milantoni didn't disappoint in the least. I'll be dreaming of this food for weeks. (Ordered Italian cheese bread and stuffed manicotti on top of spaghetti, subbed red sauce for alfredo sauce.)

c
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile now. I took my parents and husband to try this new find. We all gave it a thumbs up!! My lobster ravioli was delicious and my husbands chicken parm with homemade sauce was a hit. I have already recommended Milantoni's to a coworker and she loved it.

C
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was slow for the large party that we had, but food was great, server attentive, and kids enjoyed. Will definitely return. Sangria is a must!

KH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is certainly a "homey" spot tucked away in an old Wendy's, so it's funny and quirky. The food is truly authentic Italian and very, very good! The wait staff is friendly and there always seems to be a party going on. Fun, friendly, and great value. We love it!

g
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I only gave the numbers I gave because it was the only way Open Table would allow me to post. Actually we did not eat here as the manager told me she was unable to honor our reservation. She said they were overwhelmed by the fact that Open Table did not close reservations. Neither the restaurant nor Open Table thought it necessary to inform me of this. Quite the Mother’s Day gift to have 12 people expecting to share lunch only to be told “we can’t honor your reservation.” Thanks for nothing Open Table and Milantoni. Won’t have to worry about me patronizing either ever again. I’ll simply call myself in the future. Unbelievable simply unbelievable.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Warm and somewhat attentive service. The food was unappetizing all around. We won’t be back.

TS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The three of us tried different dinners and they were all just mediocre. They lacked flavor. Need to step up the seasonings. Loved the Parmesan bread appetizer!
Service was wonderful and everyone there was super friendly.
Atmosphere lacked a clean fresh look.

J
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was decent, but the sauces were really thick. I would have liked good ole fashioned hot out of the oven Italian bread. It reminded me of a chain restaurant, not a mom and pops restaurant. I was hoping for mom and pops.

SW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Two Baked Spaghetti with meat sauce and one Fettuccine Alfredo. All delicious. Sweet teas were fresh and sweet. Our food was delicious. The restaurant is in an old renovated building of some sort. The outside has little aesthetic appeal. The inside had an Italian decor and was pleasant. The dining room was not crowded, but two large groups seated near us were quite boisterous. My husband and daughter said the N Y Cheesecakes were good also.

LA
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We have been going to Milantoni since it opened. We're never disappointed. However, I think that this visit showed some growing pains. Because I'm comfortable there, I always order the same 2 or 3 items. My dish was wonderful as always as was my husband's. Our friend, who goes with us frequently to eat there usually gets pizza. This time, it was very bland and the crust wasn't really crunchy. There were many soft, gooey spots. Also, the bread was different this visit. Not bad, but with a very different taste. We like the original one better!
My one gripe with this restaurant is their side salad. It costs $5 and all it is is Iceberg Lettuce and some cheese and cherry tomatoes. The salad dressings are amazing but for that price, there should be better lettuce and some other veggies on it. Never order a salad because of it!
We recommend this restaurant to everyone. I hope that opening the 2 new stores doesn't ruin the quality of the original one.

G
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed visiting this hidden jewel on Hurstbourne Pkwy.
Although the ambiance could use some sprucing up, the food more than made up for it.
Most everything is prepared fresh daily and the items we ordered were delicious and served HOT. The bread was excellent.
The service was friendly and prompt.
Looking forward to our next visit and will recommend Milantoni to family and friends.

PN
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good and reasonably priced. Was in a converted Wendy’s fast food restaurant and the interior was not elegant. It was certainly serviceable though. While my reservation was confirmed by Oprn Table the restaurant never received it and they said they were having trouble with Open Table. Got there early enough so it wasn’t an issue

K
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good and freshly prepared. From prior evaluations we were prepared for a wait. Service was a little slow, but the staff was very friendly. Not sure they had enough employees working for the amount of people that were seated.

C
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My baked Zita was the best I’ve ever had. Tiramisu was wonderful. I will return for sure. Even in its humble location, the service and food was first class

ST
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The room was really cold. Our table was near the door. You really need to have a double door system so the outside air-- hot or cold doesn't change the interior temperature so drastically. Otherwise, everything was great!

JC
Louisville
42 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I ordered chicken picata. What came out was chicken in a red sauce. The corrected version was rubbery.

KS
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and serving sizes more than ample. Very friendly staff hat checked on us frequently.
Only negative was parking. I parked behind gas station as their lot was full. When we left, two truck was just pulling up... so watch out! I was lucky!!!

K
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

No liquor license but food was good. Many kids

LR
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food is excellent, but service was horrible. We were given our meal for free as compensation and told that service is better on weeknights. We don't typically go out during the week, so not sure if we will be able to come back. I would like to give this place a second shot, but if service is bad on Saturday nights, not sure what the point is. Shame, though. Food is amazing!

JL
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

No liquor license is a problem. Great food

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Everything Homemade! Very friendly atmosphere and family owned. Free complimentary bread was amazing!

c
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great homemade Italian food.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious. Some of the best Alfredo ever.

P
Louisville
395 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

This was our 2nd visit. I had the baked ziti both times! The homemade sauce is delicious! My husband had the sausage & pasta & loved it! No liquor license yet, so no wine, but the bread sticks & sauce filled us up instead!

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. We had six different entrees and all were delicious. Will definitely be going back. Hopefully next time, the liquor license will have come through.