• Traditional, upscale Italian cuisine with a contemporary flair, featuring fresh seafood, veal dishes and house-made pastas.

    894-4446
    volare-restaurant.com
  • Porcini, named for the flavorful mushroom featured in many of its dishes, serves upscale Northern-Italian inspired dishes. Menu standouts include the strip steak with Gorgonzola butter and rack of lamb with bourbon and rosemary jus.
    894-8686
    porcinilouisville.com
  • Offering “a hundred thousand welcomes,” this lively pub tries to recreate an authentic atmosphere and serves savory Irish staples, from bangers and mash and Guinness beef stew to salmon

    899-3544
    theirishroverky.com
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    899-9904
    varanese.com
  • Tucked alongside quaint shops and galleries, this deli offers homemade soups, bagels, muffins, espressos and lattes. Pumpernickel and spinach feta bagels are tasty, as are the unique cream cheese flavors. The smaller downtown location is ideal for a quick weekday breakfast or lunch.
    895-8323
    nancysbagels.com
  • From the ashes of Maido, BARcode 1758 has risen like a Japanese-Korean fusion phoenix.

    894-8775
    maidosakebar.com
  • Billed as “modern Vietnamese,” this Frankfort Avenue establishment takes authentic tastes of Vietnam to a higher level, incorporating a French flair and organic ingredients. Try the different preparations of prawns or the shaking beef — cut-up filet mignon with garlic, watercress, red onions and jasmine rice.
    896-1016
    basarestaurant.net
  • (502) 899-9800
    http://www.bluedogbakeryandcafe.com/Cafe.aspx
  • (502) 899-2008
    http://www.sweetsurrenderdessertcafe.com/
  • This small restaurant offers Filipino cuisine that borrows flavors from Spanish and Asian cultures. The menu includes rice and noodle dishes, curries and tacos. Lunch and dinner specials vary weekly, and a buffet is served on Friday nights.
    894-0585
    gosarisari.com