2359 Frankfort Ave, Louisville
What a wonderful experience! When you arrive, you mingle with the other guests for a few minutes before dinner. Seating is family style with everyone around the same table. As an introvert I was afraid I wouldn't like this, but it turned out to be lovely! Talking with everyone was so much fun. Dinner itself was absolutely delicious. Honest to goodness, the best food I've eaten in a long time time. Everything was wonderfully flavored, and cooked to perfection. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a nice evening out.
Lovely experience, feels homey and fun. Great food, both the regular dishes and those they added for people with special dietary restrictions. The family style serving was a good social touch and seemed much less wasteful than a portion that may be too big or small for each guest. Excellent wine pairings, too. Worth every penny.
Absolutely one of a kind experience, feels like being transported to Italy. Chef Gina went above and beyond to cater to some unique dietary needs for our group. Sad to hear it is closing!
went with my family for my birthday, totally enjoyed the experience. I am glad we were able to experience before it closed.
Delicious food, good wine, and pleasant company.
I cannot recommend this place enough. The entire dinner experience is unlike any regular restaurant. From the time you enter the door, it is as if you are visiting your Italian aunt for a family dinner.
So we made reservations for here and had a two month wait. Sure one month the owner was out of country. We heard great things and wanted to try it out. We arrived a tad early and a few guest were there already but they had a glass of Prosecco for us while we wait. Then the owner/chef came out and told us what to expect . They do family style service and it's pre set menu. The only thing extra is wine which they have a decent selection. We sat at a table with 8 others for our meal. And we got to talk with the other guests while we were eating a several course dinner. While the food was good it was more country fair than high Italian fare. Be prepared for that and you won't be disappointed. All the courses from the opening cheese and meat course to the dessert was good. I just don't know if it was worth the wait and price.
There are places where you go for the food only and then there are places you go where the food is enhanced by the experience. For me, At The Italian Table is such a place. If I were to judge this place solely on the food, it is very pricey for a 4 course meal. It's reasonably priced at $65 a person, but after taxes, 2 Italian sodas, and gratuity, a meal for two came out to be close to $170. The food is good but not $170 good! But the dining experience is not just food alone: it's the warmth of the Chef Gina and her staff as they welcomed us into their kitchen; it's being transported to a cozy Italian home right in the middle of the city; it's the unique opportunity to share a meal with complete strangers and walking away feeling more connected to your fellow human beings. For all these things, my meal was worth every penny. When you reserve, you won't know what's on the menu. But Chef's Gina staff called ahead and make sure there is no dietary restrictions. I can't name everything we had that day (pictures will have to do), but it consisted of a soup dish, lasagna, pork (with a salad and roasted potatoes) - served family style, and dessert. The food was good and the portions are just right to leave you happily full. Except for the welcome drink, you'll have to pay extra for any additional drinks. Just a few tips: Reserve at least a few weeks ahead at www.attheitaliantable.com. Dinners are at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Plan for dinner to last around 2 hours. There are two long tables, so I think they can accommodate around 20 people each dinner.
Communal table - like or not this is what you get 10 seats around one table then another 10 seats around another table 20 seats total - like the Eagles song I thought this could be heaven or this could be hell... The wine starts, a wonderful rose starts us out very nice wine outside before we could go in to our seats - ok it eased the pain of communal table. We go in with our wine sit down here I am me and the three other people I went with. I though this is going to be so crowded, I'm not fond of crowds, it wasn't it was nice plenty of room we tip our glasses to the table and start Ordered more wine that rose Stemmari sustainable farmed Sicilian wine (I looked can't find it in Louisville) Salad started us out tasty greens with a vinaigrette and shredded zucchini very good idea and very tasty. We started talking around the table Christopher a St. X junior and a scout there with his mom and dad brought their friends from Cincinnati with their daughter Tabatha two of the nicest families you would ever want to meet - total delight Next we had a little hit of marinara and spaghetti excellent would love the recipe for the marinara was perfect Then on to the garlic shrimp like scampi but not in sauce along with a red pepper risotto another perfect dish, I'm not lying it was fantastic Then on to final dish of the evening - dessert berries cream and a sponge good finish But I was still hungry my wife was ok our friends we were there with she was ok and he wasn't so it seems lady portions were served Tom and I were still hungry I asked were we could go for a steak - it was a great experience it was a wonderful food but in my mind I thought that a Nona was going to bring bowls of pasta pass around the bring more till you have to unbutton your britches and beg for them to stop bringing food Not like that at all But go it is worth it for the experience great food great time but for guys eat a little antipasto before you go you will be glad you did
I have wanted to come here for a long time and it did not disappoint: There is no menus 1 - you get what they cook and it's fantastic..it's 2 tables of 10 which worked for us as we were a party of 10..great service..will definitely go back
4 couples celebrated birthday with dinner. Great fresh food, wonderful friendly service and a wonderful setting.
I've wanted to eat here since our move to Louisville two years ago. It was a most enjoyable evening. It was like having dinner with my family at my aunt's home in Torino. It is a set menu of courses that were served with enough time in between to savor the food and converse with others at our table. There were ten at our table and the meal was served family style. A wonderful dining experience and I can't wait to return!
I would not go back. The salad was really good but the rest was ho hum. The deserts were brought in from somewhere else and not so hot. Definitely not worth the price. Louisville has plenty to offer elsewhere.
Having traveled throughout Europe including Italy, this restaurant was stupendous! We really enjoyed the antipasto, salad, main course and especially the dessert. This restaurant follows Europe lifestyle, in that, the dinner is the evening. Look forward to returning soon!
Had high expectations on this restaurant last night and was very disappointed! The bill was almost $500.00 for 5 ppl and we maybe had $60.00 worth of food! Would not recommend this restaurant!!!!!
Wonderful food and atmosphere!! The owners are lovely people who make the experience fun and informative. Seriously wonderful food and wine. The communal dining experience was great!
Amazing restaurant, ambience and service! I hidden gem, must go! I had to change my reservation, extremely professional and accommodating.
What a fun experience!! Made rezzies well in advance w some friends and could not wait to go. It definitely lived up to the hype! We were greeted w Prosecco, given mixed nuts and were allowed to roam around while waiting for all the guests to arrive. It ended up being kind of open seating, and everyone at our table was delightful to talk with. Each course of the meal was truly delicious, and we left with a little sparkle after having had a great meal and making some new friends. Would highly recommend this fun and unique experience!!
This was my fifth time at the Italian Table. It was my girlfriend's birthday. (Hi Jesse.) This time we booked a table for 10 people. Just when I think the experience can not get better - somehow it does. We were greeted at the outside patio with a cold Prosecco and warm greeting. Inside the atmosphere is welcoming and cozy. Gina and her team put together an amazing meal with excellent wine choices. The service was on point - attentive but not overbearing - in true Italian style. She is an amazing cook and extraordinary hostess! Important reminders - the restaurant has two tables - both sit 10 people. If you have less than 10 in your party, you are joining a table so bring a smile. The meal is pre-set - you have no choices - but what you get is better than what you would have selected. The course servings are at a thoughtful pace - time to enjoy your meal and not be rushed. I plan on a 1 1/2 to 2 hour experience. A great place for a group of friends to celebrate.
Whenever I have dined at ATIT (four times over the past five years) I have had a pleasurable experience. The service is attentive, the food is authentic and delicious, Chef Gina will gladly accommodate special meal requests (e.g. vegetarian), and the atmosphere is lively and amicable. I have to say, though, that I am severely disappointed in the lack of attention our reservation for six received this time around. Our party was booked a month in advance for a birthday - on the day of the birthday, a Thursday evening. The Monday of that week someone from ATIT called and notified us that the restaurant had been double booked for that evening and they would not be able to accommodate our party. We were offered a slot for the following week. Yes, ATIT is worth the visit but hold your expectations loosely until you are in place on the night of your reservation. Otherwise, you may be sorely disappointed, as were we.
They served me stale bread and pasta that tasted like WalMart bought noodles. Also they'll criticize you for holding a wine glass wrong.
Missing a course: First off, service and food was amazing so don't let that stray you. The price and the amount of food should. First course was an antipasto with a hand made burata, Charcuterie was a second course but it was merely assorted meat and bread, very light for a table of 8. Third and final course was the pasta, homemade noodles (delicious) with tomato sauce with pecorino cheese. Desert was a wonderful whipped ricotta and raspberry's. For any Italian enthusiast, you know there's an actual course with meat or some type of protein. It was $65 per person and we all left hungry, on a positive, it was a great experience and food was good!
You have to go there to experience it. Great food cooked with pride and love added by good host. Thanks to Mehrotra family to invite us .
Lots of fun, good food and lots for wine!
What a wonderful experience! This was something I had not done before but was truly a treat! We met some interesting people and had an awesome meal! You need to come hungry and ready to mingle!
Walked into my grandmother's dining room this evening! Sorry this Tebow has taken so long to write. We enjoyed a fantastic meal here in March to celebrate my husband's birthday. The restaurant is designed to make you feel like you are in someone's home and it did just that. The dining room is set with two communal tables - our party of 4 were seated with another couple celebrating their anniversary and another foursome celebrating a birthday. Our host greeted us with a glass of proseco along with some nuts while we got a look into the kitchen and meet some of the wait staff. Wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Our first course was a type of flan /custard with fennel that was sublime. A stuffed pasta course followed that was so delicate and flavorful. Beyond words. The main course consisted of pork roasted to perfection accompanied by classic italian mashed Potatoes (they literally tested just like my grandmother's) and a veggie...all served family style with two platters and bowls per table. Next came a salad which wad followed by dessert which I remember as being custardy and rich. The menu changes each night. Reservations must be made in advance. $60 per person plus an 18% gratuity. IT'S WORTH IT!!!
Went here for a birthday dinner. Really enjoyed it. The food was wonderful and the chef/owner as well as the other staff were amazing. Very homelike setting.
Awesome food and great atmosphere!!
Delicious plus charming atmosphere. We were joining a group so I cannot speak to cost. But every one of the 4 courses was perfect. Service was excellent. This is a place you can relax with friends, enjoy a wonderful meal, and have the staff totally dedicated to your 2 tables. You can book the whole place (2 tables of 10). Or some of seats. Or you can call to see if there are seats open for one, two or more of your party. Note we all received the same meal but no one took exception. I look forward to my next visit.
GREAT food! An even better experience eating at two tables and making new friends.
This place is a unique little gem with a wonderful atmosphere, amazing food and always great company.
What a gem for the City of Louisville! Chef Gina the owner personally feeds you and she is an expert on Italy, Italian foods and travel. The service was excellent, wine list very good/affordable and the food was delicious! If you can grab a seat I highly recommend dining At The Italian Table if you can!
I have been following the restaurant on social media for nearly 2 years. Finally decided to give the place a shot. I am mad at myself for not stepping in sooner. The staff greeted us upon arrival and encouraged us to come in to the kitchen. Chef Gina was working on the food and answered questions, conversed with us, and pointed out different decor of interest to us. Once the meal began I fell in love. We sampled food from the Northern region of Italy. The staff was attentive, friendly, and Chef Gina was even conversing during the meal. The food was some of the best I’ve ever ate. The pork was to die for, melts in your mouth and tender. An overall wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. My next time I visit will be on Tuesday’s for the hands on class. Louisville sure has a gem in this restaurant.
Wonderful. A home cooked meal with people who want to show you a great experience. Negative reviews seem to focus on how much you get for the price ...I thought it was plenty of food, and such high quality! Wine selection is fabulous. You will feel so welcome as soon as you walk in. Please go here. You will not regret it.
It's a nice atmosphere and neat idea. But, the food just isn't worth the cost. Somewhat small portions and nothing that blew anyone in our party away. Probably wouldn't go back.
Cannot Express how this small TRUE Italian restaurant can bring you around a table of strangers and you leave a family. The food, the wine, the personal chef Gina right at your table. Please be sure to book reservations way in advance, this dime is well hidden but far from ever forgettable. You will be elated once you leave and won't be able to stop talking about it on the drive home.
Nice experience, but the food was just too expensive for being that basic.
What an amazing dining experience! Food was perfection. Staff made it so fun for our group and I loved the ambiance with the candles and the dim lighting. Great place!!
An Intimate experience and amazing food!
2359 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206