• Through the week, this spot in the heart of the downtown business district serves Italian cuisine for lunch. For weekend dinners, the menu shifts to Persian fare.
    584-0567
    pestositalian.com
  • A new restaurant in the Hyatt Regency on Fourth Street, Sway stands for “Southern way” and features Southern staples like fried green tomatoes and chicken-fried steak.
    581-1234
  • The latest addition to the O’Shea’s family of Irish-inspired pubs serves traditional favorites like fish and chips, pommes frites, and burgers. They also have Neopolitan-style pizzas and a good beer selection. This pub has become a favorite of the downtown arena crowd.
    708-2488
    osheaslouisville.net
  • This deli brings a Manhattan feel to the Bluegrass. Try the hearty pasta salads with whimsical names like Isabella Tortellini or a New York classic like matzo ball soup or pastrami on rye. Also, see how many celebrities you recognize in the fun paintings on the walls.
    584-3354
    stevensandstevensdeli.com
  • Previously called "The Place Downstair", Cena now replaces the classic dining for an Italian restaurant below Mussel & Burger Bar.

    (502) 333-0376
  • Ditto’s is a colorful, family-friendly Highlands alternative to chains like Applebee’s. Popular dishes include Thai wings, barbecue chicken pizza, and the Chinese burrito.
    581-9129
    dittosrestaurant.com
  • Located in its original 1937 building, Joe’s serves comfort food in the form of burgers, fried fish, cheese sticks and nachos. Open until 4 a.m. daily, the restaurant can accommodate late-night diners and large parties.
    426-2074
  • Nestled inside the Highlands neighborhood, Taco Luchador Taqueria offers a blast of flavor exploding from a small building.

  • Staffed by Sullivan University culinary students, Winston’s has an elegant dining room and ambitious plates infused with the energy of the students. It also serves the city’s best and only “Not Brown” — a dish of fried green tomatoes layered with shrimp, crab, spinach and Mornay sauce.
    456-0980
    sullivan.edu/winstons
  • 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