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  • This cafeteria-style eatery offers a wide variety of freshly made pasta specialties, Italian antipasto, big strombolis and pizza by the slice.
    589-0005
    luigispizzeria.com
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    807-3463
    theoakroomlouisville.com
  • Molly Malone’s serves traditional Irish pub fare like corned beef hash with soda bread, as well American bar food standbys like hot wings. Traditional Irish libations are always flowing too. The large patio facilitates warm-weather dining, and inside there are many nooks to settle into while listening to live music or simply enjoying a drink.
    473-1222
    mollymalonesirishpub.com
  • This influential and celebrated Louisville restaurant championed seasonal, local ingredients before it was trendy. The menu rotates weekly, and special three-course prix-fixe meals are available for lunch.
    451-0447
    lillyslapeche.com
  • Thai Noodles offers a menu of coconut ice cream, crispy chicken fried rice, pineapple carry duck and beef spicy salad.  After picking your meat, style, and spiciness, 

    502-961-9018
    http://www.thainoodlesky.com
  • While American-Chinese dishes are available, the authentic dishes will please the adventurous eater. Try the spicy pan-fried pork, Szechuan wontons and stir-fry string beans.
    244-8896
    jasminelouisville.com
  • A recently opened restaurant, lounge and live theater in the Highlands. The menu is eclectic with Shakespearean-named items like the Filet-dy MacBeth, Taming of the Stew and the Duke of Bourbon Brisket. The theater features poetry readings, live music, and plays.
    749-5275
    thebardstown.com
  • Stop into the Louisville outpost of this Austin-based Tex-Mex chain after shopping at the nearby malls. They have a full menu of the usual suspects — tacos, burritos and enchiladas, plus fresh margaritas. For something different, try the Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken. It’s breaded in potato chips and served with green chile sauce.
    327-3033
    chuys.com
  • After more than 30 years and expansions to include five area locations, this Best of Louisville award record-holder remains beloved to a diverse crowd, as do the always-popular Bristol Burger and green chili wontons. The original Bardstown Road location offers lunch, dinner and late-night menus.
    456-1702
    bristolbarandgrille.com
  • Four area locations, including the Taphouse in the Highlands. Artisan pizzas and panino sandwiches stand out. The Pollotate — an aromatic rosemary, chicken and potato pie — has racked up national awards.
    896-9090
    tonyboombozz.com