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.
A second venue opened by Maido’s Toki Masabuchi puts the emphasis on playful. This Bardstown Road location offers some sushi rolls and other Japanese staples, but fills out the menu with creative takes on tacos and other non-Asian standards.
The only Colombian restaurant in the region, La Colombiana serves authentic fare like arepas (a cornmeal cake filled with meat, cheese or beans) and bandeja paisa (rice, red beans, skirt steak, chicharron, sweet plantains, a fried egg, and avocado).
Louisville’s only coal-fired oven makes pizza crust thin and crisp. Coals offers carefully composed 12-inch pies, one to try is the Highlands pizza which is topped with Dream Catcher Farm bacon, fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and arugula.
This Chinese restaurant has been a St. Matthews staple for years. Traditional dishes, like braised duck web, may be a stretch for some, but the Oriental House beef and Chinese broccoli are also satisfying.
Experience a huge range of authentic Japanese flavors with Hiko-a-mon’s creative menu. Order off the sushi menu or the menu of entrées and noodle dishes. Highlights include veal with teriyaki demi glace and amen noodles in pork broth.
Watch your step when you duck into this lower-level lunch spot: Its cozy dining rooms are crammed with antiques from Head House Antiques and Uniques, which is located upstairs. Try the Benedictine, bread pudding with bourbon sauce or homemade soups.
Serving a menu of “Creole favorites,” and another of European-inspired entrées, this eclectic eatery located on the edge of Germantown covers a world of flavors. The spacious patio provides the perfect atmosphere to relax and enjoy the food.