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About Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant

Established in 1986, by Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele, Vincenzo's is an award-winning restaurant, located at 150 S. Fifth Street, in downtown Louisville, which specializes in Authentic Northern Italian Cuisine.

150 S. Fifth St.
Louisville, KY 40202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Dinner Only Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Market

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 580-1350

Website:
http://vincenzositalianrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Vincenzo's catering is available for on-site and off-site events. On-site Vincenzo's can accommodate 5 to 150 guests. Please contact Amber Terry, for any questions, at (502) 580-1350, to arrange your event.

Parking Details:
Valet services are available Monday through Saturday for dinner service.

Public Transit:
We are conveniently located in Louisville's Central Business District, within walking distance from public transportation.

Executive Chef:
Agostino Gabriele

Private Party Facilities:
Vincenzo's provides on-site and off-site catering. Vincenzos' on-site catering can accommodate from 10 to 150 guests in our "Courtyard" Dining Room, and 10 to 25 guests in our "Chefs' Room", along with an outdoor terrace that can accommodate up to 100 guests. The menus for catered events are customer driven with very flexible options.

Private Party Contact:
Amber Terry: (502) 580-1350

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (47)
Romantic (47)
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Good for Anniversaries (46)
Quiet Conversation (44)
Authentic (42)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Notable Wine List (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Business Meals (26)
Good for Groups (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Cozy (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Fun (12)
Local Ingredients (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Casual (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined a day ago

Vincenzo's offers an upscale dining experience that's fun for a special occasion or when you've got a guest to impress. My feedback is based on my recent dinner experience.

Overall, the service is great, but if you've got somewhere to be in a hurry, Vincenzo's is not the spot to go. Dinner service usually runs about an hour and a half, maybe a little longer for a larger party. You might feel that you've been forgotten from time to time, but the timing allows you to converse with others in your party and also digest each delicious course before moving on to the next.

One of the best aspects of the entire experience is Mr. Vincenzo. He stands near the entry way to great the guests, and he walks around to interact with people at their tables. When the food is brought out table side, he plates each dish himself. He interacted with my friend and I quite a bit, which made the overall experience more special.

Our server, Lukas, was helpful when my friend and I told him about our respective food allergies. He even double-checked with the kitchen and came back to tell my friend that she wouldn't be able to eat the original dish she selected because there was an allergen in the sauce (which wasn't obvious from the menu description). I really appreciate that attention to detail because I've been misinformed about ingredients at other dining establishments. In my friend's case, he prevented a case of anaphylactic shock. My friend ordered the tomato and mozzarella salad (it's AMAZING!!) and a ravioli dish. She said that pasta dishes elsewhere don't even come close in comparing to Vincenzo's. I ordered a caesar salad and salmon with champagne dill sauce; both were wonderful. We received a lot of food for the price.

Vincenzo's also offers coat check and valet parking. Tip: take advantage of the $5 valet fee!! It'll save you time and walking if you try to find an open space somewhere else; this is especially helpful during the winter to avoid the cold and rain/snow.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

We have gone to Vincenzo’s for Valentine’s dat now 5 out of the past 6 years. As always service and food is excellent. However as the years go by when you walk into the restaurant the first people you are greeted by are the hostess. Their attire has gotten worse and worse over the years. They should be held to the same high level of standards that the rest of the restaurant is at. We are at this point not sure that we will return to your restaurant due to this.

We thank you for all of the years of wonderful food and excellent service staff!

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 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

Halibut dry. Ravioli very thin and tasteless. Caesar salad very plain.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Party of four seated couples separately for 30 min. All four checked in within 5 minutes using the same name for the party of four. Each was told the other couple was not present yet.
Prices doubled and were outragrous. $18 split fee unacceptable. Special fish entree was dry and tasteless. Bill was not itemized.
Had a $50 Groupon expiring that night was not allowed because Valentines is considered a holiday. Wont be purchasing anymore Groupons or returning to Vincenzo’s.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined 3 days ago

The hosts/hostesses who greeted us were very friendly, but the server was a bit unkempt, not overly friendly, and almost didn’t seem honest when my wife ordered a glass of sparkling wine and was told they only serve those in half bottles. When she showed it to him on the menu, he advised ‘it’s...not...ready’. She was able to find another drink but that felt odd. My $17 Caesar salad was mediocre, with most of the lettuce starting to wilt. Our table felt cramped, especially when the servers kept bumping into us while wheeling their portable grill around and reheating food inches away from us, including my $52 filet, which was over cooked and so covered in the mushroom sauce that I was sick of it by the time I was finished. For a $189 tab, I’d expect a vastly improved experience, which is always the case at Jeff Ruby’s for example, so we’ll probably not return.

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 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

Looked for special Valentine’s Day menu online, none there. Disappointed the lamb chops weren’t available because they’re always amazing. Ordered the Gorgonzola stuffed filet instead, ordered medium, got well-done but they checked promptly on our food and immediately took it away and brought another that was perfect! Love this place!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service are fabulous! We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Valentine’s Day at Vincenzo’s. The food is always wonderful but the service elevated the experience to another level. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines dinner was great. Great staff and great experience. Highly recommended

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 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

We were able to get reservations on Valentine's night. Vincenzo's made it a fabulous evening.
We love to come here and will of course return. Treat yourself to great service, amazing food, and fabulous traditon.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Celebrated my wife's birthday and Valentines Day. Food and wine excellent. Our captain struggled a bit so another server pretty much took over and was very good form there on . Vincenzo is always an outstanding host!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

food was late but the staff seemed very understaffed and confused

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I don't think there is a finer restaurant for service and food in the state. From the moment you enter, the entire wait staff makes it their job to ensure your dinner is exquisite. Every item on the menu sounds delicious and the captain often makes suggestions as to how the dish might be modified to better meet your tastes. Requests for split portions are welcomed and are very generous. The tiramisu alone is worth the trip. In seven years of dining there, they have delighted me with every meal. I LOVE Vincenzo's!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a wonderful time!. Vincenzo greeted us at the door. He stopped by our table several times. His brother, the chef, also stopped by. Kyle was our waiter. He was delightful and helpful. Although, we didn't mention we were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary, Kyle thought something was going on and had a dessert plate delivered to us. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Outstanding! Our friends were impressed. Guests are treated like royalty. Well worth the cost.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food and service. Vincenzo greeted us and was delightful as always.

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Never disappointed! Went for a birthday celebration and had not only great food! But the service was and is the best in town. Wonderful Cesar salad and meats were cooked perfectly! Love seeing the owners there and they make you feel like you are there only guest. Thanks for a great experience. And topped off a Birthday surprise dessert that was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a fantastic and very romantic night out. The food was amazing and we were given a nice little table tucked away so we could enjoy our meal. If you are looking for great service, delicious food and a romantic atmosphere this is the perfect place!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Warm and welcoming authentic Italian restaurant perfect for a date night, group dinner or special celebration. The service is attentive without being intrusive. Table-side meal preparation and attention details ensure delicious food beautifully presented for a memorable evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was a great place to eat. The wait staff is very attentive to your needs. The chefs tasting menu was excellent.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The Best restaurant in Louisville.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was delicious, and our only disappointment was being seated in what seemed to be an overflow area with about 8 tables separate from the main dining area. So the ambiance left a lot to be desired. Had I known we would be seated there I probably would have gone somewhere else, so now know to ask ahead of time.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and service was outstanding. Unfortunately, we did not allow enough time to enjoy dessert as we had a show to get to.
Our table was located in the side room toward the back near the kitchen. That room was very cold but we did not ask to switch to another area thinking the whole restaurant was the same temp. Turns out, it was not. We also heard quite a bit of noise from the kitchen.
Overall, we enjoyed our dinner and will certainly return but will ask to sit in the main dining area.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I am not sure if it was an instance of discrimination or just a busy pre show time. But, as a party of two non drinking females, I did not get near the attention and service that I have previously experienced on business meetings or dates with my husband. The head server was impersonal (he never bothered to introduce himself) and seemed to be anxious for us to finish and leave. The pampered, relaxing, warm feeling that I have previously experienced at Vincenzo’s was absent during this visit.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The customer service started out great and the service staff were very attentive. Midway through the meal though, it's as if they all vanished. We had to wait quite a while for dessert and then a while longer for our check. Very overpriced! The food was mediocre at best. We had an appetizer, 2 different on trays, two salads and dessert. I had found a Groupon before visiting and I'm glad that I did. It was well over a $100 After using the discount. I don't mind to pay for a good meal but the quality assoud was not up to par for the price.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The service was nothing short of spectacular. The food was very average, the restaurant is looking a little dated.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was very bland and VERY small portions.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great service as always. You expect nothing less from Vincenzo’s. Food again without flaw. I had salmon and perhaps it is a new favorite. The cream sauce did a superb job of enhancing the taste of the salmon. My wife had a filet prepared exactly as requested.

Finished the evening with a performance of Chicago to make a perfect date.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Another outstanding performance by the Vincenzo Team.
Second to none. Always first class, all around! What a show the crew put on, Thursday, before we went to see, Chicago, at the Kentucky Center. Wow! They made me feel, as if I was in the play. Just to watch them perform is worth the money. Thank you guys and Gals.
I’ll be back.
Bill & Kathy Ridge

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Family owner and operated. Real Italian food prepared by genuine Italian immigrants. Beautiful interior in the heart of downtown Louisville. Great service. Not overpriced.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always wonderful food and great service! Great place to eat before the theatre.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Delicious authentic beautiful meal. Very nice birthday date for me and my husband. Open and relaxing atmosphere. Wait staff that semed to enjoy their evening as much as we did. Oh yes, we will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Was not told of "service charge" that was added to my bill after I gave them my credit card. I assumed this was for gratuity for my waiter so did not add extra under tip line on making payment. This service charge is fine assuming it was for my waiter, but I should have been informed it would take place. Actually I would have probably left a larger tip. Personally, while the food was fine, I thought it to be over priced for what we got. Can think of numerous places around town where I could get much better for a better price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Haven’t been to Vincenzo’s in 4 years but honesty the same as I remember it......one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Consistency is their strength. Classic Italian is their core. Those 2 combined make Vincenzo’s still one of the best in Louisville.

P.S. Steven and Abbas are some of the best people and servers in this fine city.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is the best restaurant in Louisville.
Delicious Italian food. $$$
Great place to dine with your significant other.

Dr. V

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Disabled Access
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Artichoke appetizer was the highlight of the meal. Salad was excellent. Main course was awesome but quite pricey. 40+ for lobster tail spaghetti??

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Came to have a low-key birthday celebration with some friends. Cocktails and food were good, though we did have to wait a bit for the servers to take our dinner orders.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Vincenzo's remains the premier restaurant in a city with many fine places to eat. The service is outstanding, the food is fresh, delicious and finished table side and the Caesar salad prepared from scratch at the table is the best I've eaten. Vincenzo is an outstanding host. Anyone coming to Louisville MUST reserve a table at Vincenzo's.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent in every way! Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent! Will always dine here when in Louisville!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I wanted to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday and I wanted her to feel like a queen. Vincenzo's nailed it - the food was amazing, the service could not have been any better. Casey and Tony were the best. The Dining room is beautiful and the background music was just right. 5 Star all the way. I'd give them 6 Stars if I could. Thank you for helping me make a beautiful memory.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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