Calamari appetizer was best I’ve had anywhere
Excellent food prepared and presented in an outstanding manner.
My wife and I visited for Valentine's Day and we weren't looking for a place running any kind of valentine special. We just wanted to go to a place where we knew we could get some great wine and have a great meal. We weren't disappointed.
The menu was a bit different than what you see online, but that's not a bad thing. The server brought out some bread and some very good olive oil with cracked black pepper and grated parm in the center. Very good. For our appetizer we started with veal meatballs with mushrooms and a Madeira cream sauce. They were delicious. We then split a Mista Elevata salad (shaved brussel sprouts, pancetta, baby kale, parmigiano reggiano, toasted pistachios, sun dried cranberries in a lemon garlic vinaigrette). The server told us that there would be an up-charge for splitting onto 1 plates and asked if we would rather share from one place. Maybe saved us $5, but I appreciated her looking out for us and letting us know about this. My wife had the surf and turf special, which as a 6 oz filet and a grilled grouper with lobster buerre blanc and jumbo lump crab. This also came with polenta cakes and asparagus. For my entree I chose the shrimp and risotto. Grilled jumbo shrimp, spring vegetable risotto and a lemon garlic sauce. We wanted to save room for dessert so we asked the server to box up what was left of our entrees. They brought everything back nicely boxed and bagged up for us.
The only disappointing part of the meal was the dessert, but it wasn't bad by any means. We should have gone with the chocolate torte, but I elected for the Chocolate pate, which was dark, white and milk chocolate formed like pate in a tourrine with amaretto and served with chocolate covered strawberries and a creme anglaise. Don't get me wrong, it was good, but not as good as anything else we had that evening. It was almost frozen. There is a recipe on the Courier-journal if you'd like to try it.
An amazing time for a Valentine celebration! The staff and management was very friendly and made you feel like you were part of the family. The food was amazing from appetizers to dessert. A must for northern Italian food.
Food and service were great. Drinks are pretty overpriced, so just a heads up there.
Amazing!!!!! Delicious! Prompt, polite,
Best food in Louisville.
Everything was amazing from appetizers to dessert.
Can't wait to share with out of town guests.
Always a favorite. We have friends who live in the Frankfort Ave. area and we love to walk up. Food is always great. Drinks too.
Best Service in Louisville!
We were seated in the small room on the left (not the main dining room). It was miserably loud. The food was wonderful, but the noise level still left an unpleasant taste in my mouth.
Awesome once again!
Food was great. Our server Kelsey was fabulous! Would definitely go back!
Food, service and overall vibe of restaurant were wonderful. Damien did a fabulous job serving and Jason, the manager, stopped by to check on us and chat. Very well done.
Great experience. It was my second time coming, it did not disappoint other than not having tablecloths but other than that it was nice
Food was excellent as well as the wine selection. Everyone in our group had good things to say about their meal.
I had a business dinner on Thursday night. Josh was our server and did an outstanding job. I had the Pollo Marsala and my guest had a NY Strip steak. The food and service was excellent. This is truly the best Italian restaurant in Louisville. Try it and you will not be disappointed.
The place was packed with interesting and beautiful people. I had the grouper, my husband had the Pasta with Bolognese, and our friends had the Chicken Marsala. it was all fabulous!! The place is lively and fun!! Highly recommend!! Lindsey