• Tucked away on Bardstown Road, this Italian eatery offers home-cooked flavor and old-world ambiance. It has developed a following for its consistency and generous portions, including baseball-sized meatballs.
    473-0015
  • You’re treated like family at this Italian eatery owned by sisters Caitlind and Sarah DiFabio. The menu includes Italian pasta favorites (the marinara sauce is a family recipe) as well as an interpretation of the Hot Brown made with prosciutto, pasta and basil.
    891-0411
    difabios.com
  • Whether served in the secluded courtyard or the cozy dining room, the food at this eatery offers a little bit of Old Italy in Old Louisville. The menu includes classics such as spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna and veal piccata, along with pizzas and panini.
    637-3167
    amicicafelouisville.com
  • This chain’s roots in Italy and Gulf Coast Cajun country make for spicy cuisine and an upbeat, high-energy atmosphere.
    412-2218
    carrabbas.com
  • Lively Italian dining with fresh-baked focaccia, a generous menu and tables with enough seats for a small army. The Penne Rustica, which features shrimp or chicken, smoked prosciutto and penne pasta baked in crockery with a golden halo of cheese, is a hearty favorite.
    423-9220
    macaronigrill.com
  • Both locations feature casual Italian fare at great prices like baked pasta, pizza and signature sandwiches — try the Chicago Italian Beef or the Italian Hot Brown.
    627-1777
    comebackinn.biz
  • Pretend you come from a big Italian family at this fun chain. Oversized entrées are made for passing around the table, and the decor is kitschy Italian-Amercan at its finest.
    493-2426
    buccadibeppo.com
  • A sleek locale and new interpretations of classic Italian are highlights of this chain. It also boasts an extensive martini menu of candy-colored drinks with names like All That Razz and Jolly Rancher.
    394-9797
    martini-italian-bistro.com
  • Traditional, upscale Italian cuisine with a contemporary flair, featuring fresh seafood, veal dishes and house-made pastas.

    894-4446
    volare-restaurant.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