Louisville Magazine

MAR 2012

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DiFabio's Casapela You're treated like family at this Italian eatery owned by sisters Caitlind and Sarah DiFabio. Te 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. Dinner Wed.-Sat. Reservations recommended. 2311 Frankfort Ave., 891-0411 difabios.com. $$$. Le Gallo Rosso Tucked away on Bardstown Road, this Italian eatery offers home-cooked fla- vor and old-world ambiance. It has developed a following for its consistency and generous por- tions, including baseball-sized meatballs. Din- ner Tues.-Sun. 1325 Bardstown Road, 473-0015 $$. Luigi's Tis cafeteria-style eatery offers a wide variety of freshly made pasta specialties, Italian antipasto, big strombolis and pizza by the slice. Lunch Mon.-Sat.; dinner Mon.-Fri. 712 W. Main St., 589-0005 luigispizzeria.com. $. Martini Italian Bistro A sleek locale and new interpretations of classic Italian are highlights of this chain. It also boasts an extensive mar- tini menu of candy-colored drinks with names like All Tat Razz and Jolly Rancher. Lunch/ dinner daily. Reservations recommended. 4021 Summit Plaza Drive, 394-9797 martini-italian- bistro.com. $$. Old Spaghetti Factory Located inside an his- toric downtown building, this Italian-American chain serves comfort food like spaghetti Vesu- vius and Italian-style meatloaf. Lunch/dinner daily. 235 W. Market St., 581-1070 osf.com. $. Pesto's Italian Restaurant Trough the week, this spot in the heart of the downtown business district serves Italian cuisine for lunch. For weekends dinners, the menu shifts to Persian fare. Lunch Mon.-Sat.; dinner Fri.-Sat. Reser- vations accepted. Dress: Business casual. 566 S. Fifth St., 584-0567 pestositalian.com. $$. www.louisville-redcross.org Porcini Porcini, named for the flavorful mush- room featured in many of its dishes, serves up- scale Northern Italian-inspired dishes. Menu standouts include the strip steak with Gorgon- zola butter and rack of lamb with bourbon and rosemary jus. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Reservations accepted. Dress: Business casual. 2730 Frank- fort Ave., 894-8686 porcinilouisville.com. $$$. Rocky's Italian Grill Tis Southern Indiana eatery offers a fine view of the river and Lou- isville skyline along with popular chewy-crust pizzas, calzones, pasta and subs. Lunch/din- ner daily. 715 W. Riverside Drive, 282-3844 eatatrockys.com. $$. Romano's Macaroni Grill Lively Italian din- ing with fresh-baked focaccia, a generous menu and tables with enough seats for a small army. Te 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. Lunch/dinner daily. Reser- vations accepted. Dress: Business casual. 401 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 423-9220 macaronigrill. com. $$. [110] LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.12

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