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  • Mimi’s Cafe focuses mainly on American classics but dedicates a section of the menu to French-inspired dishes like the roasted chicken crepe and beef Bourguignon.
    426-6588
    mimiscafe.com
  • The name Impellizzeri and the word pizza go hand-in-hand in this city. Original, Sicilian deep-dish, and thin crust pizzas, as well as salads and pasta are available.
    454-2711
    impellizeris.com
  • Along with tasty soups and sandwiches, you’ll find delicious sushi rolls and top-notch smoothies, as well as a large selection of low-carb entrées. Try the unique tofu eggless salad, signature Rainbow Rito (a vegetarian burrito) or test from a menu that varies daily.
    896-0189
    rainbowblossom.com
  • City Cafe is a lunchtime favorite among the downtown office crowd. Its creative (and reliably good) lunches and dinners are based on cuisines from around the world. Few restaurants do more for the cause of soup.
    459-5600
    citycafelunch.com
  • This hip hangout is known for its live music lineup, but just as much care has been taken with the menu. Standouts include House Friez and Totz, (crisp fries and tater tots with several dipping sauce choices) the Z Burger and the Track and Field Wrap with hummus, falafel and tzatziki sauce.
    635-1227
    zanzabarlouisville.com
  • Located inside an historic downtown building, this Italian-American chain serves comfort food like spaghetti Vesuvius and Italian-style meatloaf.
    581-1070
    osf.com
  • This hip new hangout, headed by Michael Paley of Proof on Main, is located in an actual former garage restored to its full vintage glory — except that pizza and beer are served there now. The gourmet pizzas are fired in an 850-degree oven to ensure perfectly charred crust. Other stars on this regularly-changing menu are freshly shucked oysters and country ham sampler plates.
    749-7100
    garageonmarket.com
  • As the name suggests, California Pizza Kitchen specializes in creative specialty pizzas like the California club and Thai chicken. For pizza purists, they offer Sicilian and Margherita pizzas. The menu also includes Italian and California-inspired appetizers, sandwiches, and pasta dishes.
    425-5125
    cpk.com
  • Dangerously good food! Treat yourself and your family to some delicious BBQ during your day out on River Road.

    502-592-7065
    https://www.facebook.com/riverroadbbq/info
  • Medical center visitors and downtown workers pack this deli every weekday for delicious sandwiches and salads, appropriately named for neighborhoods in New York City.
    587-1006
    wallstreetdeli.com