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Diners' Choice: Italian restaurants in Central Kentucky

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Italian cuisine in Central Kentucky? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4039)
$31 to $50
Italian
Lexington
About the restaurant
There’s a quiet country road hiding near one of Lexington’s busiest intersections. Tucked down the lane in a tree-lined cove, Giuseppe’s has been serving great Italian cuisine serenaded by live music for the last 25 years. Renowned for its fresh fish and seafood, hand-cut steaks, traditional and contemporary pasta dishes, homemade desserts and extensive wine list, Giuseppe’s captures its guests with the ambiance of candlelight, easy sounds of slow jazz and a taste of passion which flows from your fork, making every dish its own invitation to return. Whether you prefer a table in the main dining room, the lounge, or the patio, Giuseppe’s is the perfect romantic spot for dates and anniversaries, and it’s also a favorite for large gatherings of family and friends. Giuseppe’s Private Dining Room provides a relaxed, intimate venue for business and social events. That is how something so hidden still stands out, and that is why those who find us return again and again.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Food is absolutely on point every time. The sea bass was buttery, flavourful And tender in just the right way.
A photo of Volare Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3934)
$30 and under
Italian
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
About the restaurant
Discover and savor Italian at its finest!

Whether you choose to dine in our main dining area, year-round patio, or private dining facility; Volare boasts an intimate and beautiful setting.

Come experience the ultimate in entertaining… a special occasion at Volare. Inspired cuisine, beautiful surroundings and impeccable service are the hallmarks of a great event. You deserve nothing less, and we promise even more.
Top review
MarkMvip
Dined 1 day ago
Iconic Frankfort Avenue high end Italian restaurant continues to be a must for those wishing to enjoy Louisville’s finest.
A photo of Bella Notte restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1612)
$30 and under
Italian
Lexington
About the restaurant
Bella Notte means Beautiful Night in Italian. Join us at our table & let us create your beautiful dining experience! This is a place to satisfy the appetite with Italian gusto. Enjoy the season's freshest ingredients and some unique dishes that are sure to become your next favorite! Remember, in Italy food & drink don't just make it possible to live, they're a part of what makes life worth living.
Italians say, "A tavolo non s'invecchia".
(People do not get old at the table)-spend enough time at ours and you'll believe it's true!
Top review
Molsonvip
Dined 2 days ago
Bella Notte is just a very good restaurant because they deliver the whole dining experience. I asked for a booth, & received a booth. We were greeted pleasantly (which is often a challenge for some restaurants). The menu is full Italian. Whatever you could want, they serve. The food was very good. It was our anniversary & our server, Robert, let us choose whatever we wanted from the dessert menu, which was very nice. Robert was a great server. He was truly invested that we had a fine experience at the restaurant. We had a really special evening here.
A photo of Porcini restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2702)
$31 to $50
Italian
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
About the restaurant
Established in 1992, Porcini is an independent, award-winning restaurant located in the Historic Crescent Hill neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. We specialize in Northern Italian cuisine, excellent service, and offer an extensive selection of fine wines, bourbons, and signature cocktails. Over the last 30 years, we have been privileged to be a part of so many great memories here in our dining room, bar, private dining room, and patio.

* For Parties of 6 or more, Please Contact the Restaurant to make a Reservation
Top review
Nancy
Dined 6 days ago
As always, Porcini’s is exemplary in every way. We were a party of 5 this time, but I have been there with various numbers of friends and family, and it is always smooth, professional, and delicious!
A photo of Frank and Dino's restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1349)
$31 to $50
Italian
Lexington
About the restaurant
FRANK AND DINO'S

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY

Traditional fine Dining Italian Restaurant open for Lunch and Dinner reservations 7 days a week
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The food is fabulous and there was some live music that matched the decor, old rat pack. we enjoyed our night out for a Fathers Day celebration.
A photo of Grassa Gramma restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4027)
$31 to $50
Italian
Westport Rd - Lyndon
About the restaurant
Open for Dine-in or Carry-out.
Grassa Gramma joins its award-winning upscale-casual sister eateries The Village Anchor and Le Moo Steak House as one of the premiere dining spots in the region. Inspired by an eclectic mix of northern and southern Italian fare, Grassa Gramma brings together all of the elements for which Grangier’s restaurants are known—fresh and interesting foods, intriguing and overtly unique atmospheres and warm and friendly service. With its stone and bronze finishes, period furnishings and tapestries, and rich velvets and leathers, Grassa Gramma offers a truly authentic Italian dining experience unmatched in the region in an unimaginable environment.
Our Chefs and Managers welcome you and your guests to experience Grassa Gramma for your next dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
We celebrated our parents 65th anniversary, our 40th anniversary, and our son’s first baby!! Everyone was amazing, the service and food were incredible!! Thank you for the perfect experience!!
A photo of ItalX restaurant
4.6
4.6 (524)
$31 to $50
Italian
Lexington
About the restaurant
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.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great ambience and good food! They have few good options for vegetarian as well.
A photo of Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3569)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown Louisville
About the restaurant
Available for Carry-Out! Contact us at 502-580-1350

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.

Vincenzo's was rated the #22nd Best Restaurant in America by Yahoo Cuisine January 2020, and The Best Italian Restaurant in Kentucky by The Daily Meal in May 2020! Specializing in Table-Side food preparation and flaming specialty desserts and coffees!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Fabulous! Service is over the top! A dress code would be nice. You see everything from cutoff shorts to coat and tie! What are people thinking about the dumbing down of people who go out for dinner. This is an excellent restaurant and deserves the respect of its clientele, not shorts or jeans or tank tops!
A photo of DiFabio's Casapela restaurant
4.6
4.6 (990)
$30 and under
Italian
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
About the restaurant
Family owned and operated Italian restaurant with traditional Italian cuisine, Lasagna and Chicken Parmigian, and some eclectic items as well, Pan Grilled Salmon and Gorgonzola Filet.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We go to DiFabio's with some frequency. The food is always good and the service is always excellent. This particular night, we had a later than usual reservation. The food didn't disappoint and the the staff were very cool about us lingering just a bit as we wrapped up dinner. There are lots of choices and we often choose DiFabio's; you should too!
A photo of Vallozzis Versailles restaurant
4.7
4.7 (311)
$31 to $50
Italian
Versailles
About the restaurant
Grand Opening is Tuesday, September 5th! We look forward to welcoming you to Vallozzi Versailles.
Top review
DavidB
Dined 1 day ago
Service was impeccable. Food was fresh delicious have no complaints at all. Have been there on multiple occasions since it has opened service and food quality has not changed
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